Phone: (573) 842-2400


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Missouri (2016): Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication Certificate in Multicultural Studies Stony Brook University (2018): Master of Arts in Psychology University of Missouri (2021): Master of Education in Gifted Education Certifications: 5-9 Language Arts 9-12 English 9-12 Social Sciences K-12 Gifted Education

Mr. Dalton Quick

Hello, everyone! My name is Dalton Quick, and I am a high school teacher in the Department of Social Sciences at Waynesville High School.

I’m a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, where I earned degrees in strategic communication and psychology. After working as a research administrator at Boone Hospital Center, where I oversaw all of the clinical research in biomedical and behavioral medicine, I went on to earn a master’s degree in psychology from Stony Brook University in 2018. At Stony Brook, I worked with Dr. Kristin Bernard, a leading clinical researcher who studies the development of children and young adults who are the victims of trauma and neglect. After graduating, I wanted to move into a field where I could continue making a difference in the lives of young people, and - because of this - took a job at my alma mater, Plato High School, where I taught English 1, College Writing, Career Writing, Journalism, Dual Credit Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, and Advanced Literature. As cliche as it sounds, this experience was all it took for me to fall in love with education. 

I started teaching with the Waynesville R-VI School District in 2020. I have taught American Civil War, American History, Advanced Placement Psychology, Psychology 1 & 2, Sociology, and World War II. 

I enjoy traveling, reading, running, kayaking, and - especially - hiking in my free time. I’m a life-long learner who loves any chance that I get to educate, learn, and grow.