kansas city public schools retirement system

Board and Staff

The general administration and the responsibility for the proper operation of the retirement system are vested in a board of trustees of twelve persons who are resident taxpayers of the school district and include the superintendent of the school district if a resident, four appointees of the board of education, four trustees elected by the active members of the System, two retired trustees elected by the retirees of the System, and one trustee appointed by the library board. The appointed and elected trustees serve staggered four year terms.

 

Board of Trustees

(effective January 2018)

Horace Coleman, Jr, Chairperson appointed by School Board term expires 2018
Mark Bedell, Ed.D Superintendent ex-officio
Joanne M. Collins appointed by School Board term expires 2021
Carl Evans appointed by School Board term expires 2019
Brian D. Welch appointed by School Board term expires 2020
Debbie Siragusa appointed by Library District term expires 2018
Roger Offield elected by active members term expires 2020
Lazona Stovall active member appointed by the Trustees to fulfill a vacancy term expires 2019
Boni Tolson elected by active members term expires 2021
Bakari Ukuu elected by active members term expires 2018
Beverly Pratt elected by retired members term expires 2020
Curtis L. Rogers elected by retired members term expires 2018

Administrative Staff

Christine Gierer Executive Director
Jill Chaloupka Administrative Assistant
Erica Hill Retirement Education Specialist
Jim Lewallen Administrative Manager
Shannon McClain Retiree Services Coordinator
Laura J. Oswald Fiscal Accountant
Joe Schaefer IT Manager