• Board Directory 

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  • SHANNON EDWARDS
    Member
    Represents the Southwest portion of the district
    9702 W 20th N

    Wichita, KS 67212
    316-200-6363

     

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  • Heather Killpatrick-O'Connor

    Member
    Represents the west/northwest portion of the district
    2406 N Spring Meadow Circle
    Wichita, KS 67205
    316-290-9897

     


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  • Farris Jibril
    Member

    Represents the east portion of the district
    7810 W Meadow Knoll Cir
    Wichita, KS 67205
    316-722-3896


    Farris joined the board in 2018.


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  • RICHARD STIVERSON

    Vice President

    Represents the West/Northwest portion of the district
    804 Carriage Road
    Maize, KS 67101
    316-722-3208
     

    Richard Stiverson has devoted over 30 years of service as a board member. He and his wife, Debbie, have four children who graduated from Maize and currently have two grandchildren attending Maize schools. Stiverson is a Contracts Manager with Spirit and is a graduate of Maize High School.

    When asked about what he enjoyed the most about serving on the board, Stiverson said, "I like the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of children and seeing the faces of Maize graduates as they walk across the stage to receive their high school diploma." 

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  • DR. JEFF JARMAN
    At-Large Representative

    1826 Valleyview
    Wichita, KS 67212
    316-644-0213

    Voters elected Jeff Jarman to the Maize Board of Education in April 2015. He began his term in July 2015.


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  • KATE DOERKSEN

    President

    Represents the District 1 portion of the district
    7406 W Lakewood Cir
    Wichita, KS 67205
    316-990-6972

    Kate served as an interim board member and then was elected to the board in November 2017. She is an active community volunteer and has served on several district committees through the years.

    She has four children who have gone through or are going through Maize Schools. She wrote that her family has "received great education, support and overall experience. I want every family in the Maize District to have that same experience."


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  • BRUCE NICHOLSON
    Member
    Represents the East portion of the district
    4104 N. Ridge Road
    Wichita, KS  67205
    316-721-2384
     

    With nearly 30 years of dedicated service, Bruce Nicholson has witnessed the district's growth first hand. A graduate of Maize himself, he has four children who are alumni and six grandchildren attending Maize. Along with his wife, Doris, he farms land in the district. Growing watermelons and cantaloupes is one of his specialties.

    "I like communicating and associating with like-minded people," said Nicholson when asked about his board service. While it can be challenging to learn and keep up with the district's changing circumstances, Nicholson hopes to provide students the opportunity to take advantage of all that Maize offers.