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 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.
Secretary/Treasurer Pam SteelePam 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 grad and Niki is a 2006 Ray-Pec grad.
Board Member Rich Bartow
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.
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 and her husband John own the local Neighborly franchise of Mr. Handyman, providing maintenance and repair services in homes and commercial properties. In addition to that, they also own another small business, Pioneer Supply, a wholesale distributor of construction equipment and materials to the rental industry. Her other work experience includes four years of teaching seventh grade science and she spent 13 years in the financial services industry with American Century Investments. They have sent two children off to college and their youngest daughter attends Ray-Pec High School.
An avid volunteer Allison enjoys serving her community. On the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation board she runs the Caring About Nutrition program under the umbrella of the Ray-Pec Cares committee. This program oversees creation and delivery of weekend food bags for our students in need as well as maintains pantries for our middle and high school students. While on the board she has also served on the foundation’s grant and scholarship committee and the promotions committee. For the last two years she's served on the school district superintendent’s Citizen Advisory Committee. At the building level Allison has been active in multiple PTA’s in board positions and as a council volunteer. Allison has been recognized as a PTA Volunteer of the Year and was honored to be a recipient of a Partner in Education award from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Other previous volunteer and community involvement includes a year as a school board member in the Raytown C-2 School District and three years as board president for Jackson County Girls on the Run.
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, and theatre. 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 they 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 has 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.
Board Member Dana JermainDana 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 CPA.
Dana and her husband Scott moved to Raymore in 2007. Scott is a teacher in the Raymore-Peculiar School District. Their children, Jordan, Lauren and Ashton, have graduated or currently attend Raymore-Peculiar 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 live 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, Journey Church International. In 2019, Mike received the Raymore-Peculiar Distinguished Alumni Award.
Board Member 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. Ray-Pec Cares has successfully supported the Panther Closet, #YouMatterRayPec, Good Neighbors, Strong Community, and Social/Emotional training for school staff and the community. She has been involved in PTA and is active with the sports and activities in which her sons participate.
Superintendent of Schools and Foundation Board Member Dr. Mike Slagle
Dr. Mike Slagle was named the superintendent of the Ray-Pec School District, effective July 1, 2020.
He comes to Ray-Pec from the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kan. Slagle had been with the Blue Valley School District for 26 years, most recently as deputy superintendent since 2015. He was assistant superintendent from 2006 to 2015, and was executive to the superintendent from 2004 to 2006. Earlier, he was Director of School Administration from 2000 to 2004 and Assistant Director for Planning and Transportation from 1994 to 2000. He has teaching experience in Nebraska.
He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Nebraska Christian College and a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from Wayne State College. He received his master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Iowa and his doctorate in organizational and education leadership from the University of Kansas.
Dr. Slagle and his wife, Jenny, live in Raymore. They have two sons: Luke, who attends Missouri Baptist University, and Micah, who attends Missouri State University.
Board Member Greg Teale
Greg Teale and his wife, Jill, moved to Raymore in 2005. They have four sons -- Rece, Rylan, Reid and Rowan -- who all attend Raymore-Peculiar schools and participate in a variety of activities.
Greg and Jill enjoy watching their boys' activities, coaching youth sports, and spending as much time outside as possible. Greg is the Chief Pharmacy Officer for Saint Luke’s Health System where he oversees pharmacy operations, clinical integration and medication safety for the health system.
Greg received his undergraduate degree from Northwest Missouri State University in 1997 and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Creighton University in 2001. He is actively involved with a number of committees at the state and national level developing policy around the profession of pharmacy.
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 YorkKim lives in Raymore with her two daughters who have attended Ray-Pec schools since kindergarten. Kim has been a member of the Raymore-Peculiar School Board since 2011. She joined the Foundation board in 2012 and serves as the Gala Chairperson.
Kim attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she obtained her accounting degree. After graduating, she went on to become a CPA, obtain her MBA, and work in the areas of auditing, budgeting and strategic planning. She currently serves as the Cass County Circuit Clerk.
Executive Director Jodie Huston
Jodie Huston joined the Foundation in January 2013 when the Executive Director position was created. Before joining the Foundation, Jodie worked for Hallmark Cards in the Creative Staffing and Development Department, Harrisonville Christian School as Director of Development, and as a private music and swim 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, sons-in-law, Monty and Drew, and are expecting their first two grandchildren in 2020.