About Dave


Dave Pettit is the Director of Facilities for Joplin Schools in Joplin, Missouri. After attending some college toward an engineering degree, he ended up working for a construction general contractor. Seven years later, in 1993, he was hired and began his career with Joplin Schools as a journeyman carpenter. Since that time, he’s held five additional titles including Lead Carpenter, Supervisor of Craftsmen, Asst. Director of Buildings, Grounds and Transportation, Director of Transportation, and his current title of Director of Facilities. His varied background of 27 years in the District has equipped him well and has presented some great opportunities as he oversees the upkeep of 1.8 million square feet, 300 acres, 7600 students, and 1200 staff. Dave is responsible for the custodial staff, maintenance department, and all construction projects. His philosophy is to teach teamwork and a high level of responsibility as they clean, maintain, and improve the facilities and grounds for their students and patrons.

Contributions by Dave Pettit