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Brian Wieher is the district’s new Director of Child Nutrition Services. He comes to KCPS with more than 20 years of experience in team leadership, project management, public relations and customer service.

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With colder weather arriving, we have been planning for the potential of snow/inclement weather days and Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) days for the upcoming winter season in KCPS. With this, we wanted to communicate how we will conduct any upcoming snow day plans.

Accountability

This division encompasses the following departments and offices: 

  • Department of Research, Accountability, and Assessment provides data analyses, evaluations, and other services to facilitate the monitoring of progress towards accomplishing the Strategic Plan vision, purpose, and core values.
    • Office of Research & Accountability
    • Office of Assessment
    • Office of Dropout Prevention & Attendance
  • Department of Planning and Real Estate leads the development, implementation, and monitoring of planning initiatives and oversees the reuse/redevelopment of surplus property. 
  • Department of Admissions admits and maintains the records of eligible students and families in Kansas City Public Schools
    • Office of Enrollment
    • Office of Student Records

Additional information and resources can be found in each section below. 

Departments and Offices

Board of Education

Department Contacts 

Email

David Rand – Executive Research, Enrollment, & Accountability Officer 

Research, Assessment & Accountability  

Jerome Williams – Research and Accountability Manager
  • Aaron Butler – Coordinator of Assessment & Compliance
  • Rick Bishop – Research and Evaluation Data Analyst & Project Manager
  • Jess McCarthy – Research and Assessment Coordinator

Planning & Real Estate 

Shannon Jaax – Director of Planning & Real Estate Services 
  • Jesse Lange – Senior Planner
  • Mandy Slaughter – Data Analyst

Dropout Prevention & Attendance 

Major Stevie Brooks – Dropout Prevention Coordinator
  • Jamie Collins - Residency Investigator
  • Rosalinda Aviles - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Ahmen Hussein - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Jahna Payton - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Joseph Perry - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Jamil Snowden - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Larry Jones - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Jennifer Foster - Attendance/Dropout Prevention Specialist
  • Tom Sullivan – Enrollment Data Analyst and Lead Registrar

Admissions  

Stevie Brooks – Director of Admissions 
  • Janill Jones – Admissions Specialist 
  • Lisa Harden – Admissions Representative
  • Martha Yanez – Bilingual Admissions Representative
  • Shyla Lewis – Student Records Custodian