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 February 2017)

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 2017
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
Bakari Ukuu elected by active members term expires 2018
Roger Offield elected by active members term expires 2020
David W. Price II active member appointed by the Trustees to fulfill a vacancy term expires 2019
Linda E. Watkins elected by active members term expires 2017
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
Lois Henderson Retiree Services Coordinator
Erica Hill Retirement Education Specialist
Jim Lewallen Administrative Manager
Laura J. Oswald Fiscal Accountant
Shannon McClain Executive Assistant
Joe Schaefer IT Manager