New Dora superintendent
Dora R-III School District’s new superintendent, Dr. Allen Woods, stepped into the job July 1 and says he’s ready for the new school year, which officially starts at Dora on Thursday. Woods, now beginning his 20th year as an educator and his sixth as an administrator, comes to Dora after spending a year as superintendent at Richards, a small school system near West Plains. He replaces Steve Richards, who served as Dora superintendent from 2013 until July 2019, when he left to take the school superintendent’s job in Seymour. Woods lives with his family in Thayer, where his wife, Tonya, is starting her sixth year as school superintendent.