Phone: (573) 842-2400


Degrees and Certifications:

BS English, Drury University MFA Writing, Lindenwood University

Desiree Gentle

Hello and welcome to my class. My name is Desiree Gentle and this is my first year teaching for the Waynesville School District, but I have been teaching since 2013. This year I will be teaching Language Arts 9 and AP Literature and Composition. I am also the assistant cheerleading coach as well. I am a graduate of Waynesville High school and am excited to be back here teaching. I graduated from Drury University in Springfield, MO with my bachelor’s in English and then continued my education and received my Masters in Writing from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, MO. I live in Waynesville with my husband Eric and our three children, Carson, Cooper, and Evelynn.


I am very excited to be a part of the Waynesville team and look forward to getting to know you all better. I have a passion for literature and writing and hope to share that with all my students. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that may arise this school year.