Board of Education
Liberty Public Schools Board of Education 2013
The seven-member Liberty Board of Education is elected to represent patrons in developing policies and procedures for the operation of the school district, as well as the proper management of tax dollars. Board members are elected to fill three-year terms. Board of Education business meetings are generally held on the third Monday of each month, 7:00 PM, at the Administration Center, 650 Conistor, in Liberty. For more information about the Liberty Board of Education, contact the Board of Education secretary, Sandra Cockrum, by calling 816-736-5301 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Meet the Liberty Public Schools Board of Education
Scott Connor was appointed to serve on the LPS Board of Education in November, 2009. He was elected to a three-year term in April, 2010 and then re-elected to the Board in April 2013. He served as Board Vice-President from 2010-2012 and has served as Board President since April, 2012.
He received his undergraduate degree in Information Technology from Park College, 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 three. He and his wife Denise have a son attending Liberty High School and twin daughters who attend Discovery Middle School. Two of their grandchildren will attend Liberty North High School in a few years.
He spent his professional career as a manager and Director for three well-respected Kansas City companies: 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 as well as football teams in both the Pop Warner and North Suburban youth football leagues. He has participated in the District's "Watch D.O.G.S" program, is a current PTA/PTSA member, and volunteers weekly in the District's youth mentoring program.
Mr. Connor's reason for serving on the school board is to help professionally manage the $130 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 community members during the Board's decision-making processes.
On April 16, 2012, Tritz was selected by her Board peers to hold the office of Board Vice-President for 2012-2013 and then re-appointed for the 2013-2014 year.
Armitage was originally elected to the Board in April 2009 and was re-elected to a second term in April 2012.
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.
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. Her strengths are strategic planning, employee relations, team building, facilitation and training, interviewing and talent selection.
Kim-Marie is married to Kevin, who is an alumni of Liberty High School, and they have two daughters. She became interested in serving on the Board when her daughter Kennedy began kindergarten at Manor Hill. Her younger daughter, Kellyn, will join her sister there in 2013. While working, Kim-Marie was recognized for her community service activities and she welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Liberty School District community through her work on the Board.
M. Andrew Roffmann has been a resident of the Liberty school district for 15 years. 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 for nearly 17 years. 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 (who attends Lewis and Clark Elementary and will attend Heritage Middle School) and Avery (who also attends Lewis and Clark). Andy also serves on the Board of Directors for Immacolata Manor and the Transitions Family Visitation Program.