Phone: 417-732-3650


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Mr. Vales' Class Website

My name is Dan Vales and I am a Special Education teacher at Republic High School. The focus of my instruction is in math and helping my student develop study/career skills in resource class. I teach daily: Small group section section of Geometry, small group section of Algebra II, Resource, and co-teach Geometry with Ms. Ashley Shelton. Additionally, I serve as the Special Education Department head. Outside of class, I am the RHS head boys and girls tennis coach.   
Tutoring: By appointment. If a student asks for help outside of class, I will find a way to setup time to work with him/her. Example: Last school year I assisted a student outside of class complete multiple credit recovery classes- as a result she graduated this past spring!
RHS Core Tutoring is also available in the library from: 
Wed-Fri: 6:50-7:20am
Tue-Thurs: 2:45-3:45pm
On student's Canvas pages, you will find course calendars for each class I teach and links to classroom assignments, notes, etc.  You can log on to Canvas by clicking the Canvas link underneath the "Students" tab on the Republic High School home page.
If you have any questions, please contact me at:
About Mr. Vales
-Republic High School Special Education Teacher (2012-Present)
-RHS Special Education Department Head (Fall 2020-Present)
-Waynesville High School Special Education Teacher (2010-2012)
-K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education
-Algebra 1/Geometry Math Certification
-7-12 Social Studies
-9-12 Language Arts 
-K-12 Physical Education
-Completed Profesional Tennis Registry (PTR) tennis instructor certification
Committees/Extra Duties/Honors:
-RHS Head Boys & Girls Tennis Coach 
-Special Education department new teacher trainer
-Coached RHS Girls Tennis to MSHSAA State Final 4 last fall
-Boys Tennis: Have won 2 district championships and 2 conference championships
-Girls Tennis: Have won 3 district championships and 2 conference championships.