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Dr. Mike Slagle

Dr. Mike Slagle, Superintendent
Twitter:  @DrMikeSlagle

21005 S. School Rd.
P.O. Box 789
Peculiar, MO  64078

Ph: (816) 892-1300
Fx: (816) 892-1380

Meet Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle

Dr. Mike Slagle has been dedicated to serving the Ray-Pec community since assuming the role of superintendent of schools in July 2020.

In his capacity as the top leader of the Raymore-Peculiar School District, Dr. Slagle spearheads initiatives aimed at achieving the district's strategic objectives. Through effective team leadership, the district has achieved remarkable successes, including the continual expansion of innovative student programs, leading in Missouri's Success Ready Student Network (SRSN), transitioning the academy program to a service-based learning model, establishing the LEAD Center, enhancing the number of students graduating with marketable assets (MVAs), improving academic metrics aligned with the strategic plan, and securing victories in a bond issue and a levy transfer campaign.

With over three decades of experience in PK-12 education, Dr. Slagle started his career as a social studies educator.

He earned his bachelor’s degrees in education from Nebraska Christian College and in social studies education from Wayne State College. He pursued further education, earning a master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Iowa, and a doctorate in organizational and educational leadership from the University of Kansas.

In recognition of his outstanding performance as an emerging superintendent, Dr. Slagle was honored in 2022 as one of eight Missouri Superintendents by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA).

Additionally, in 2021, Dr. Slagle was distinguished as a Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), being among 19 superintendents nationwide chosen for this accolade. These honorees exemplify dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication skills, all within their first five years as a superintendent.

Dr. Slagle and his wife, Jenny, reside in Raymore, where they cherish family time with their two sons and two daughters-in-law.

Dr. Al Voelker

Dr. Al Voelker, Chief of Staff

21005 S. School Rd.
P.O. Box 789
Peculiar, MO  64078

Meet Chief of Staff Dr. Al Voelker

Dr. Al Voelker became Chief of Staff for the Ray-Pec School District on July 1, 2023.

He previously had been the Ray-Pec Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services since 2014. Before being named Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Voelker was principal of Bridle Ridge Intermediate School from 2010 to 2014, and Assistant Principal at Ray-Pec Middle School from 2007 to 2010.

Dr. Voelker came to Ray-Pec from the Lexington School District, where he had been principal of Lexington Middle School from 2005 to 2007. From 2004 to 2005, he was assistant principal at Lexington Middle School. Previously, he was a teacher and coach at Warrensburg Middle School and Warrensburg High School.

He received a bachelor's degree in education in 1998 and a master's of education in administration in 2002, both from the University of Central Missouri. He received his education specialist degree in 2005 and a doctorate degree in educational leadership in 2013, both from William Woods University.

Dr. Voelker and his wife, Jamie Voelker, live in Peculiar. They have two sons. Luke is a Ray-Pec graduate attending the University of Missouri. Gabe is a student at Ray-Pec High School. Jamie is a physical education teacher in the Lee's Summit School District.