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President Phil Parke

Phil Parke moved to Raymore in 2002 to open a new office for Edward Jones Investments as a Financial Advisor in Belton. He moved to the Raymore office in 2005. He received a bachelor's degree in General Engineering in 1990 from Olivet Nazarene University and a master's degree in business management, with a concentration in finance, in 1992 from Purdue University.

He has been a member of the Belton and Raymore Chambers of Commerce since 1993.  He served on the Belton Regional Medical Center Trustee Board for four years (2009 - 2013) with one year as President (2012). He has served on the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board since 2006 and became President of the Board in 2013. He has coached youth baseball and basketball for several years. He and his wife, Joy, have four children: Nathan, Jaron, Ross, and Annelise. Nathan and Jaron both graduated from Ray-Pec High School.

Vice President Shauna Stephenson

Shauna Stephenson and her husband, Tim, are 1998 Ray-Pec High School graduates and live in Raymore. They have two children, Alex and Brooke, who attend Ray-Pec schools. Their children keep them very busy with competitive soccer, baseball, basketball, gymnastics and dance.

Shauna has always taken a special interest in being actively involved in a number of organizations within the community. She is a member of the Ray-Pec Citizens Advisory Council and is actively involved in the PTA for Stonegate Elementary and is the Vice President of the South Middle School PTA. She is active in the Harrisonville Rotary Club and served as President in 2017. She is the chairperson for the Community Bank of Raymore annual Stuff the bus Event School Supply Drive. She has been a member of the Raymore chamber of Commerce since 2004 and served as president in 2009. She has been in banking for 20 years and works for Community Bank of Raymore.
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Secretary/Treasurer Pam Steele

Pam Steele moved to Peculiar when she started working for the Raymore-Peculiar School District in August 1993 as the secretary to the Special Services Department and School Board.  In 1998, she became the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and continues to serve as the secretary to the School Board. Pam is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Foundation.

Pam and her husband, Terry, live in Raymore. They have two daughters. Andrea is a 2002 Ray-Pec graduate and Niki is a 2006 Ray-Pec graduate. Pam is president of the Missouri Association of Educational Office Professionals and is serving a three-year appointment on the Missouri Local Records Board.
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Board Member Kim Bailey

Kim Bailey and her husband, Ben, are proud parents of Calvin, Dawson, and Hudson. Kim is the former Dean of Women at Calvary Bible College and currently serves as an adjunct professor in their counseling department. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Kim is a nationally approved AAMFT supervisor and mentors other mental health professionals seeking licensure. She has been appointed Director of the Good Neighbors, Strong Community Initiative through the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation.

Kim is very engaged in the Ray-Pec School District. She served as PTA President for two years at Ray-Pec East Middle School and one year at Eagle Glen Intermediate. She was the president of the Athletic Booster Club at Ray-Pec High School for two years and served three years on the Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education.

Board Member Rich Bartow

Rich Bartow graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., in 2001. He received his Juris Doctor from Washburn University in Topeka. He works with Community Financial as a financial adviser, and his office is located inside the Community Bank of Peculiar. Rich started the Watch D.O.G.S. program in three schools and is an active member in the program.

Rich and his wife, Kara, have four boys. Kara is a former teacher at Raymore Elementary. They enjoy spending time with family, coaching the boys in sports, and attending Sporting KC soccer games.

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Board Member Jamie Bogner

Jamie Bogner has worked as Registered Nurse in the Raymore-Peculiar School District for more than 20 years. She has volunteered in many capacities for the District throughout those years. Jamie believes community involvement is very important and is looking forward to helping and serving and staff and students of the district for many years to come.

Jamie and her husband, Kent, have lived in the Ray-Pec community for over 22 years. They have twin daughters, Ashlea and Kailea, who attended Ray-Pec schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. The girls graduated in 2011. Ashlea is an elementary school teacher with a master's degree in education in the Grandview School District, and Kailea is a prosecutor in the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office.

Board Member Allison Bruflat

Allison Bruflat is an active education advocate and community volunteer. She and her husband, John, have lived in Raymore for eight years and have three children in the Raymore-Peculiar School District. In addition to being co-owner and part-time bookkeeper of Pioneer Supply Company, Allison a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and former science teacher, works as a substitute teacher.

She is currently treasurer of the Ray-Pec Band Boosters and has served in multiple board and volunteer positions with PTA. In 2013, she became chairperson of the Caring About Nutrition Board of Directors through the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. Prior to moving to Raymore, Allison was on the Raytown School Board and served three years as the board president for Jackson County Girls on the Run. 
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Board Member Andrew Goffinet

Andrew Goffinet is a 1995 graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., where he obtained his degree in psychology. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004. He is a partner with the law firm of Crouch, Spangler & Douglas in Harrisonville, Mo., which has been serving Cass County and its residents for more than 120 years. Andrew’s practice focuses on real estate, tax and estate planning. 

He and his wife, Jessica, moved to Raymore with their two children in 2012. Jessica owns and operates Country View Florist in Raymore.  Andrew and Jessica are lifelong Royals fans, enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, as well as the activities their children participate in.

Board Member Jason Harper

Jason Harper is a 1998 graduate of Ray-Pec, where he was heavily involved in basketball, music, theatre, and tennis. After graduation, he attended Missouri State University where he received a bachelor's degree in musical theatre performance and also met his wife, Cortney. The couple moved to New York City where Jason pursued an acting career. Jason traveled the country performing in the national tours of "Grease" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Eventually, Jason and Cortney decided to settle down to start a family.

Jason returned to school to earn his doctorate of optometry degree, and they now reside in Raymore with their two children, Keeton and Isla. Jason is an optometrist and Director of Clinical Care at Vision Source Eyecare. He enjoys serving the community in which he was raised. He served on the leadership team at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, is a member of the Raymore Chamber of Commerce, provides free eye health screenings for local elementary schools, coaches youth sports, and sponsors numerous activities and organizations throughout the community.

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Board Member Dana Jermain

Dana Jermain is a partner at Deloitte, which is a global professional services firm which focuses on helping companies attain their strategic goals. She has served on various boards of non-profit organizations. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 1998 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dana and Scott, her husband of 20 years, moved to Raymore in 2007. Scott is a teacher in the Raymore-Peculiar School District. Their children, Jordan, Lauren, and Ashton, attend Ray-Pec schools and are actively involved in their schools. The Jermains enjoy family time, including church, sports, and other community activities.

Board Member Mike Medsker

Mike Medsker and his wife, Angie, are both graduates of Ray-Pec High School. Mike graduated in 1997, and Angie in 1996. They have in Raymore and have two children, Zoey and Nathan. Mike owns a Farmers Insurance Agency in Raymore and is the Recorder of Deeds for Cass County.

Mike's involvement in the community includes former service on the Raymore City Council. He has been a member of all of the local Chambers of Commerce, the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, and the Optimist Club. He was instrumental in starting the Watch DOGs program in two schools. He coaches softball and baseball and is involved in his church.

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Superintendent of Schools and
Foundation Board Member
Dr. Kari Monsees

Dr. Kari Monsees came to the Raymore-Peculiar School District in 2013. Prior to coming to Ray-Pec, he taught math at Smithton High School, was a principal at California (MO) High School, was an assistant superintendent in the Warrensburg School District, and was the Chief Financial Officer in the Wentzville School District.

Kari received his bachelor’s, master’s, and education specialist degrees from the University of Central Missouri, and his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Missouri.  Kari is married to Laura Monsees – her son, Christopher, lives in Overland Park with his wife, Emily, and their children Jaxon and Anlynn.

Allison Scott

Allison Scott moved to Raymore in 2007 with her husband and three boys. She is currently employed as a behavior specialist with the Raymore-Peculiar School District. Allison is the chairperson of Ray-Pec Cares through the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and helped co-found the Refuge student center, as well as co-sponsored the Girl Talk mentoring program for youth in our community, She has been involved in PTA and is active with the sports and activities in which her sons participate.

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Board Member Phil VanDeusen

Phil VanDeusen grew up in south Lee's Summit and graduated from Lee's Summit High School. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master's degree in business administration from Avila University. He is a technical account manager for National Instruments.

Phil's wife, Missy, is a Ray-Pec graduate, and their son attends elementary school in the district. Phil and his family are active in their church and community. Phil is the co-founder and current board member of "His Helping Hands," which is a Christian non-profit organization. He has been active on several Ray-Pec School District committees. He joined the Foundation Board because he is impressed with how the leadership of both the School District and the Foundation work with parents and volunteers to make Ray-Pec a great place to live.

Board Member Kim York

Kim York was elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2014 to the Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education.  She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she obtained her accounting degree.  After graduating, she become a CPA, obtained her master's degree in business administration, and worked in the areas of auditing, budgeting and strategic planning.

She serves as the Cass County Circuit Clerk in the 17th Judicial Circuit. Kim lives in Raymore with her two daughters who attend Ray-Pec schools.
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Executive Director Jodie Huston

Jodie Huston joined the Foundation in January 2013 when the Executive Director position was created. Before joining the Foundation, Jodie has worked for Hallmark Cards in the Creative Staffing and Development Department, Harrisonville Christian School as Director of Development, and as a private music instructor. Jodie received a bachelor's degree in office administration and a minor in music from Northwest Missouri State University. 

She and her husband, Bob Huston, have two daughters, Kailey and Abbey.