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Department of Career and Technology Education

Grinstead 120
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4452
Dr. Bart Washer, Chair


Jim Spencer

Jim SpencerInstructor
Agriculture Teacher Education Lead Faculty

Office: Grinstead 214
Phone: 660-543-8627


M.S.E., Agriculture Education, Administrators Leadership Academy
B.S.E., Agriculture Education, Administrators Leadership Academy


Classes Regularly Taught
Legal Issues in CTE
Finance and Funding of CTE
Organization and Administration of CTE
Adult Programs in CTE
Foundations of CTE
Technology and Society


Professional Experience
University of Central Missouri Faculty, 2011-Present
Director, Harrisonville Cass Career Center, 1999- 2011 (retired)
Assistant Principal, Harrisonville High School, 1998 1999
Assistant Principal, Harrisonville Middle School, 1997- 1998
Agriculture Education Teacher, Harrisonville Cass Career Center, 1990-1997
Agriculture Education Teacher, Pleasant Hill, 1983-1990


Professional Memberships
Association of Career and Technical Educators (ACTE)
Missouri Association of Career and Technical Educators (MoACTE)
National Council of Local Administrators
Missouri Council of Career and Technical Administrators (MCCTA)
Missouri Area Agriculture Teachers Association


About Me
I completed my under graduate degree at CMSU and my graduate degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I also completed the Administrators Leadership Academy through MU.


I have been married for the past 31 years and have three beautiful daughters. They are married and graduated from UCM. We live on a small farm near Pleasant Hill, Missouri and own a small business building and repairing saddles and other leather products under the name Spencer Saddle Shop, LLC.


Through these 30 plus years as a practicing educator, I have gained much knowledge and experience that will allow me to be a better instructor in which to help prepare you for your future career goals.