My name is Dave Meister and I am currently the Director of Paris High School (PHS) in Paris, Illinois. PHS is a one of a kind high school, as we are the only cooperative high school in the state. We are governed by two school districts who each have three members on our Board of Education. As director, I serve as the Board’s chief executive officer. In addition I also am responsible for the duties of the building principal.
I began my career in education as a teacher at Paris High School. I taught Contemporary Problems, United States History, European History, World History, and Psychology. I also coached boys basketball, boys baseball, track and girls softball. In 1998 I accepted my first administrative position as the principal of two elementary in schools here in Paris. In 2001 I was selected to serve as principal at Paris High School. On July 1, 2009 I was named the first Director for Paris High School. I have a passion for the use of technology to enhance learning and have authored several grants that have infused more than $300,000 into our local schools to enhance our infrastructure.
I am married to Marianne McIntosh Meister (26 years December 2016) and we have two children: Jacob 19 and Molly 17. Outside of education and computers, my interests include running, golfing, and following my children to their many events.