• Nick Bartlow (Board President)

    Nick Bartlow was elected to the Board in April of 2018. He earned a degree in Business Administration from William Jewell College in 2000 and an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from Vanderbilt University in 2006. Nick has spent much of his professional career in strategy, marketing and finance roles with companies both large and small, and has helped them evolve their business models and prepare for future growth. He is currently Director of Business Strategy at Barkley, an independent creative and innovation company, where he works across diverse industries to solve business problems with creativity, innovation and established business principles. Nick’s education and work history has provided a unique perspective of situational opportunities and challenges that our students will face. He has served in various capacities with the Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri/Kansas, LPS Vision 20/20 Committee, as a coach with Liberty Parks & Rec and as an active member of Second Baptist Church in Liberty. Nick and his wife Carrie have 3 young children attending Liberty Public Schools; Wake, Ramsey and Deacon. Mr. Bartlow was elected to serve as the Board vice-president, effective for the 2020-2021 school year, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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  • Angie Reed (Board Vice-President)

    Angie Reed served as an educator for 28 years, including several years as an 8th grade Special Education teacher at LPS before retiring in May 2013. A resident of Liberty for 20 years, Angie is an active member of St. James Catholic Church, where she has taught 5th grade religious education for the past 18 years, along with working with confirmation candidates. Angie considers herself passionate about all aspects of education, especially professional development, curriculum, and preparation of students for life after graduation. She served a total of four years on the LPS committee, Team Liberty, while a teacher in the district. She has also been a member of the district committee, Vision 20/20, for the past two years. Angie received her Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education and Special Education (K-12) from Eastern Kentucky University and her Master’s Degree in Secondary School Administration from the University of Central Missouri. Her reason for serving on the Board includes her background in the classroom that provides her with a unique perspective that will be helpful as the Board continues to move forward with the multiple initiatives that are currently underway at LPS. Angie is married to husband, Randy, and has two daughters, Danielle and Kelley, both LPS graduates.

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  • AJ Byrd (Board Member)

    AJ Byrd completed his BA Degree at William Jewell College and in 1986 completed a Master’s Degree at the UMKC Block School of Business. After completing studies at William Jewll, he served in the US Peace Corps as a teacher in Kenya, Africa. His professional experience includes more than a quarter of Century with Jackson County, paralleled with 15 of those years as a scout and agent for the Denver Broncos. Since 2006 AJ has served as the MoDOT Community Liaison Officer for the KC District. His efforts included consensus building with key stakeholders, union, pre-apprentice trainers, contractors, and community leaders that resulted in Kansas City Area contractors and Community Leaders making a commitment that a percentage (%) of Federal Highway funds allocated locally be spent on training of minorities and females for highway construction. He has served on Liberty Housing Authority Board and Street Improvement Committee. He is also a member of the Kansas City NAACP Chapter; he completed two (2) terms as President of the KC Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and currently serves as President of the Clay County African American Legacy (CCAAL) He is a member First Baptist Church of Liberty where he is currently is serving as Chairman of the Deacon board. He also is serving a President of the Mt. Zion District Laymen Auxiliary and had served as Missouri Baptist Jr. Laymen Director for 20 + years. Mr. Byrd is the father of two, the grandfather of five, and the great-grandfather of one. He and wife, Theresa have two daughters who graduated from Liberty High School. AJ and Theresa are also both graduates of Liberty High School.

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  • Daniel Currence (Board Member)

    Bio coming soon!

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  • Kim-Marie Graham (Board Member)

    Kim-Marie Graham earned her Bachelors degree in Communication from the University of California at San Diego. She relocated to Kansas City in 1991 and to Liberty in 1995. She continued her education at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, completing a Masters in Public Administration with emphasis in Human Resources. She spent almost fifteen years in a variety of Human Resources roles for an international banking company. Currently, she is a partner in a company providing social media and marketing for small businesses. Kim-Marie is married to Kevin, an alumni of Liberty High School, and they have two daughters, Kennedy and Kellyn. Kim-Marie has a heart for community service and she welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Liberty School District community through her work on the Board. Kim-Marie is dedicated to serving with integrity and to ensuring strong processes for community engagement and partnership. She was elected to the Board in 2011, 2014, 2017, and 2020. She was elected to serve as the new Board president effective for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, June 30, 2020..

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  • Drew Marriott (Board Member)

    Drew Marriott was sworn in to the Liberty Public Schools Board of Education to serve a three year term on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.Mr. Marriott grew up, and married into, a family of public educators and truly values the impact that public education has on our students and community.   He grew up in the Northland area, and has lived in Liberty since 2010.  Mr. Marriott received his Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Chicago in 2007 and his J.D. from St. Louis University in 2010.Mr. Marriot's legal practice is dedicated to representing public school districts across the state of Missouri.  Through that work he has supported and represented educators, administrators, and school boards in addressing legal issues that arise and litigation.Since 2017, he has volunteered and served as a board member for the Brown v. Board Foundation, Inc., a non-profit with the mission to raise money to provide grants for students to take field trips to the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas.Mr. Marriott's reason for serving on the Board is to help serve the LPS community - to give back to the community, and support our students, staff, and parents. He and his wife, Kirstin, have two daughters that attend Liberty Public Schools. 

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  • Karen Rogers (Board Member)

    Karen Rogers is an education law attorney, parent, and community volunteer who believes public schools are the heart of healthy and vibrant communities. She began her service on the Liberty Public Schools Board of Education in April 2022 and has lived in the district since 2012. She is a proud graduate of public schools, earning her law degree from the University of Virginia and bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri. Karen's professional legal experience includes representing public school districts in private practice, as in-house legal counsel and also as an attorney with the Texas Association of School Boards. She also spent seven years as an investigative attorney with the U. S. Department of Education. She is an active member of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and volunteers with Moms Demand Action, a nonpartisan gun violence prevention organization. She is an alumna of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program. She received the 2022 Centurions Bernard Powell Award, given to an alumnus who demonstrates extraordinary leadership and positive community impact, in recognition of her commitment to children's education, civil rights, and safety. She and her husband Doug are parents to two current LPS students.

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