John Rinehart grew up and attended school in the rural community of Worth County R-III School District. After graduating from Worth County, he attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville and received his bachelor’s degree. John earned a master’s degree and specialist’s degree from William Woods University in Fulton. John currently is working toward an Ed.D. from the University of Missouri with the desire to complete the degree in the near future. His wife, Shana, is also a teacher and they have two daughters, Raegan, 14, and Addison,10.