• Kim-Marie Graham (Board President)

    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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  • Nick Bartlow (Board Vice-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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  • 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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  • D. Scott Connor (Board Member)

    D. Scott Connor has served on the LPS Board of Education since November, 2009, and was elected by LPS patrons to the Board in 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019. Scott was elected by his peers as Board Vice-President from 2010-2012, and Board President from 2012-2015. He received his undergraduate degree in Information Technology from Park University, and earned a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Finance from Rockhurst University. Mr. Connor is the father of six and the grandfather of five. He and his wife Denise have three children who graduated from Liberty High School. Two of their grandchildren will attend Liberty North in a few years. Scott spent much of his professional career as a manager and Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, and American Century Investments. He has coached multiple youth teams in Liberty Parks and Rec programs and served as head coach for football teams in both the Pop Warner and North Suburban football leagues. Scott is also a musician who performs as a baritone with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus. Mr. Connor's reason for serving on the school board is to help professionally manage the multi-million dollar business that our District has become to help ensure its long-term health and success. He is committed to communicating his perspective on issues to District patrons, and listening to feedback from LPS staff, parents, students and community members during the Board's decision-making processes.

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  • David Evans (Board Member)

    David Evans is passionate about the value public education can create for learners and the broader community. He brings experience in health care, finance and human resources to the Liberty Public Schools Board of Education. Working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City prepared David to serve in a position requiring the highest levels of public trust and transparency. As a human resources executive at a rapidly growing technology company, David developed the expertise required to run large organizations and a deep appreciation for the capabilities our learners need to be successful in the job market of the 21st century. Across industries, he has demonstrated an ability to find innovative solutions and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders. David and his wife, Laura, have three sons who have attended Liberty schools over the past 14 years. David has been an active leader in youth sports, scouting and church programs. David graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, and earned an Economics degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He has served on civic and industry boards in the Kansas City area. He looks forward to continuing to serve our young people and community on the Board. David was elected to the board in April of 2012.

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  • Angie Reed (Board Member)

    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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  • Andrew Roffmann (Board Member)

    M. Andrew Roffmann has been a resident of the Liberty school district since 1998. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Truman State University and his Juris Doctor from University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is the owner of The Roffmann Law Office, LLC, located on the Liberty square, where he practices primarily in the areas of family law, criminal defense and traffic. Andy has been a licensed attorney since 1996. He has practiced in both the public and the private sector, including working for the Missouri Division of Child Support Enforcement, the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office, and serving as law clerk to an Associate Circuit Court Judge in Jackson County, Missouri. He is trained as a Guardian Ad Litem and as a mediator. He was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Andy is married to Heather Clemens Roffmann, and they have 2 children - Chloe and Avery. Andy also serves on the Board of Directors for the Transitions Family Visitation Program.

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