Dr. Rinehart has 11 years of experience as a school administrator, six years as a high school principal in Centralia, MO, and five years as superintendent of schools in Albany, MO and here at West Platte. Dr. Rinehart began a career in education as a science teacher, physical education teacher, and coach in 1992.

Dr. Rinehart grew up and attended school in Worth County, Missouri. After graduating from Worth County, he attended Northwest Missouri State University and received his bachelor's degree. John earned a master's degree and specialist's degree from William Woods University in Fulton, and a doctor of education from the University of Missouri. His wife, Shana, is also a teacher. The couple has two daughters who attend West Platte.