Dr. Bernard DuBray, Chairman
Fort Zumwalt R-II
110 Virgil St
O’Fallon MO 63366
Telephone (636) 240-2072

Dr. DuBray has been superintendent of the Fort Zumwalt school district for the last 31 years. He has been in education as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent for a total of 47 years. Fort Zumwalt is the largest school district in St Charles County with 18,500 students.


Dr. Phillip Cook, Vice-Chairman
Carl Junction R-I
206 S Roney
Carl Junction MO 64834
Telephone (417) 649-7026

Dr. Cook has been Superintendent of Schools for Carl Junction School District since 2004. Dr. Cook spent 3 years as Assistant Superintendent with this being his 19th year with Carl Junction School District and 24 years in education. Dr. Cook serves on many boards, such as Missouri Special Olympics, Joplin Basketball Officials Association and is the Treasurer of the Board of Southwest Center for Educational Excellence.


Blane Keel, Secretary
Oran R-III
310 Church Street
Oran MO 63771
Telephone (573) 262-2330

Mr. Keel is currently in his 1st year as Superintendent at Oran R-III, after spending 2 years at Iron County C-4 School and 15 years at Clearwater R-1 School as Superintendent.  Blane served 10 years on the MSHSAA Board of Directors and was term limited in June 2015.  Mr. Keel began his education career in the South Iron School District teaching science.  He has coached baseball and basketball, was a High School principal for 6 years and an Assistant Superintendent for one year in his 31 years in education.

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Ron Orr, Treasurer
Pattonville R-III
11097 St. Charles Rock Rd.
St. Ann, MO 63074

Telephone (314) 213-8005

Mr. Orr has been Chief Financial Officer of Pattonville School District since 2002. Mr. Orr spent 4 years as an Accounting Manager with Washington University in St. Louis, and 5 years in private industry prior to joining Pattonville.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations through the International Association of School Business Officials.  Mr. Orr is the past President of MoASBO, and has been the chair of the MoASBO Legislative committee since 2006. In addition, he has recorded the Pinnacle Award of Achievement for the International Association of School Business Officials.


Todd Galbierz, Director
St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville MO 63376
Telephone (636) 922-8359

Mr. Galbierz has been Vice President for Administrative Services at St. Charles Community College (SCC) since 2008. He serves the college as the Chief Financial Officer and is also responsible for facilities, construction, public safety, information technology, food service and the bookstore. Mr. Galbierz also teaches accounting as an adjunct instructor at SCC. Prior to joining the college, he served in leadership roles in municipal government and private industry. Mr. Galbierz is very active with community college professional organizations, especially the Missouri Community College Association.

New Kearney School District Superintendent Bill Nicley poses for a photo in his office at the district's central office in Kearney.

Dr. Bill Nicely, Director
Kearney R-I
1002 S Jefferson
Kearney MO 64060
Telephone (816) 628-4116

Dr. Nicely is currently in his 7th year as Superintendent of the Kearney School District. Prior to Kearney, he was superintendent for five years in the Leeton R-X School District. Dr. Nicely also serves on the boards of the Kansas City STEM Alliance, as president of the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City (CSDGKC) and vice president of Northland Center for Advance Professional Studies (NCAPS). He is a steering committee member for Kansas City Area Educational Research Consortium (KC-AERC) and the Commissioner’s Advisory Council.


Dr. Gabe Edgar, Director
26937 Highway U
Bucklin MO 64631
Telephone (660) 376-3371

Mr. Edgar is currently serving in his 9th year as the Marceline R-5 School District Superintendent.  Prior to serving as superintendent he held the secondary principal position for 4 years.  He began his career in Marceline as a Business Teacher and Coach.  He has served the Marceline School District for 19 years.

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Dr. Tim Mattson, Director
Savannah R-III School District 
408 West Market Street
Savannah MO 64485
Telephone: (816) 324-3144
Dr. Mattson serves as the Assistant Superintendent of the Savannah R-III School District.  He has served in that capacity for the past 6 years and prior to that served the district as director of curriculum and assessment.  Dr. Mattson has served 26 years in Missouri public education as a teacher, middle school principal and high school principal.  He currently serves on the Heartland Foundation E2 Advisory Board and has served as a board member with United Way of Nodaway County.

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Patricia Thompson, Director
Crawford County R-I
1444 Old Highway 66
Bourbon MO 65441
Telephone: (573) 732-4426

Patricia Thompson is currently in her seventh year as superintendent of the Crawford County R-I School District.  Prior to serving as superintendent, Patricia served as the district’s elementary school principal for 12 years.  Mrs. Thompson served as a Title I paraprofessional and teacher for a total of eight years before making the transition to administration.