Phone: (417) 256-5231


Degrees and Certifications:

Bunn holds an Ed.D. in Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri (Columbia); a Specialist.Degree in Educational Administration, a Masters Degree in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education all from Missouri State University (Springfield).

Dr. Melonie Bunn

Dr. Melonie Bunn began serving as superintendent at the Richards R-V School District in August of 2012. Prior to assuming the position she served as the assistant superintendent / principal at Richards for four years. She is currently in her twelfth year as an administrator at Richards R-V School District.

She has held the following other administration positions in Missouri: principal and superintendent at Junction Hill School District in West Plains from 2002-2008, Before moving into administration Dr. Bunn taught middle school science and communication arts at West Plains R-7 School District from 1996-2002. She also taught middle school science and served as a speech language implementer at Fairview R-11 School District from 1994-1996. In addition to her teaching duties she has coached cross-country, served as a student council sponsor and science club sponsor during her career. Bunn resides in West Plains, Missouri with her husband, Steve and dog, Charlie.