The mission of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation is to enhance educational opportunities for the benefit of our students, staff and community.
Jodie Huston joined the Foundation in January 2013 when the Executive Director position was created. Before joining the Foundation, Jodie has worked for Hallmark Cards in the Creative Staffing and Development Department, Harrisonville Christian School as Director of Development, and as a private music and swim instructor. Jodie received a bachelor's degree in office administration and a minor in music from Northwest Missouri State University.
She and her husband, Bob Huston, have two daughters, Kailey and Abbey, sons-in-law, Monty and Drew, and two grandsons, McKoy and Hu.
Allison and her husband John own the local Neighborly franchise of Mr. Handyman, providing maintenance and repair services in homes and commercial properties. In addition to that, they also own another small business, Pioneer Supply, a wholesale distributor of construction equipment and materials to the rental industry. Her other work experience includes four years of teaching seventh grade science and she spent 13 years in the financial services industry with American Century Investments. They have sent two children off to college and their youngest daughter attends RayPec High School.
An avid volunteer Allison enjoys serving her community. On the Raymore Peculiar Public School Foundation board she runs the Caring About Nutrition program under the umbrella of the Ray-Pec Cares committee. This program oversees creation and delivery of weekend food bags for our students in need as well as maintains pantries for our middle and high school students. While on the board she has also served on the foundation’s grant and scholarship committee and the promotions committee. For the last two years she's served on the school district superintendent’s Citizen Advisory Committee. At the building level Allison has been active in multiple PTA’s in board positions and as a council volunteer. Allison has been recognized as a PTA Volunteer of the Year and was honored to be a recipient of a Partner in Education award from the Raymore Peculiar Public School Foundation. Other previous volunteer and community involvement includes a year as a school board member in the Raytown C-2 School District and three years as board president for Jackson County Girls on the Run.
Andrew Goffinet is a 1995 graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., where he obtained his degree in psychology. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004. He is a partner with the law firm of Crouch, Spangler & Douglas in Harrisonville, Mo., which has been serving Cass County and its residents for more than 120 years. Andrew’s practice focuses on real estate, tax and estate planning.
He and his wife, Jessica, moved to Raymore with their two children in 2012. Jessica owns and operates Country View Florist in Raymore. Andrew and Jessica are lifelong Royals fans, enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, as well as the activities their children participate in.
Pam moved to Peculiar when she started working for the Raymore-Peculiar School District in August 1993 as the secretary to the Special Services Department and School Board. In 1998, she became the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and continues to serve as the secretary to the School Board. Pam is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Foundation.
Pam and her husband, Terry, live in Raymore. They have two daughters - Andrea is a 2002 Ray-Pec grad and Niki is a 2006 Ray-Pec grad.
Dr. Mike Slagle
Superintendent of Schools and Board Member
Dr. Mike Slagle was named the superintendent of the Ray-Pec School District, effective July 1, 2020.
He comes to Ray-Pec from the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kan. Slagle had been with the Blue Valley School District for 26 years, most recently as deputy superintendent since 2015. He was assistant superintendent from 2006 to 2015, and was executive to the superintendent from 2004 to 2006. Earlier, he was Director of School Administration from 2000 to 2004 and Assistant Director for Planning and Transportation from 1994 to 2000. He has teaching experience in Nebraska.
He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Nebraska Christian College and a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from Wayne State College. He received his master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Iowa and his doctorate in organizational and education leadership from the University of Kansas.
Dr. Slagle and his wife, Jenny, live in Raymore. They have two sons: Luke, who attends Missouri Baptist University, and Micah, who attends Missouri State University.
Ashley and her husband, Dan, moved to Raymore in 2009. They have three children, Addison, Jack and Luke who attend Raymore-Peculiar schools. Their children are active in many activities within the district as well as the community.
Ashley grew up in Harrisonville and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia receiving a bachelors in Business Management and a minor in Human Development. She has worked at Cerner Corporation and Hallmark Cards both within the Human Resources division and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Creekmoor PTA.
Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading a good book and being an active member in her church and at her children's school events.
Shauna Stephenson and her husband, Tim, are 1998 Ray-Pec High School graduates and live in Raymore. They have two children who attend Ray-Pec schools. Shauna received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Avila University.
Shauna has a special place in her heart to serve others. She has been actively involved in organizations over the years within the community. She serves currently on the board for the Raymore Peculiar Public-School Foundation, Caring Hearts of Peculiar, and Cass Community Health Foundation, Other previous volunteer and community involvement includes serving as the South Middle School PTA President (2022-2020), Harrisonville Rotary Club President (2017) and the Raymore Chamber of Commerce President (2009), Ray-Pec Citizen Advisory Committee, Co-Chair for Raymore Festival parade (2015-2005). along with various other roles and organizations. She is the chairperson for the annual Community Bank of Raymore “Stuff the bus” Event School Supply Drive. She has been in banking for 25 years and is Senior Vice President for Community Bank of Raymore since 2008. She was recognized as a Raymore-Peculiar Distinguished Alumni in 2021.
Eric was born and raised in Osceola, a small town in southwestern Missouri, Eric attended Osceola Public Schools until his graduation in 1990. After high school, he attended Missouri State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, with a minor in Biology. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Eric and his wife, Angie, have two children and currently reside in Raymore, Missouri.
Jamie Bogner has worked as Registered Nurse in the Raymore-Peculiar School District for more than 20 years. She has volunteered in many capacities for the District throughout those years. Jamie believes community involvement is very important and is looking forward to helping and serving staff and students of the District for many years to come.
Jamie and her husband Kent have lived and worked in the community for over 25 years. They have twin daughters Ashlea and Kailea, who attended Ray-Pec schools. The girls graduated in 2011. Ashlea is an elementary teacher with a Master's degree in education working in the Grandview School District. Kailea is a Lawyer and currently living in Louisville, Kentucky and serves as a Judge Advocate in the Kansas Army National Guard.
Jodi and her husband, Rick, moved to Raymore in 2010 and moved a bit further south to Peculiar in 2021. They have two boys who attend schools in the district. The boys are active in many sports and activities in the district and community.
Jodi enjoys helping wherever she can and has been volunteering within the Ray-Pec district since 2013. While she prefers to work behind the scenes, she has held a variety of PTA board and committee positions over the years and has also volunteered her time and talents for the Ray-Pec Citizens Advisory Committee, Citizens for Ray-Pec Committee, the Ray-Pec Athletic Booster Club, local scouting organizations and various sports teams. She is the current President of the Ray-Pec Council of PTA’s, was honored to be chosen as the 2019 Ray-Pec Volunteer of the Year and is also an Apprentice Red Coater with the Kansas City Chiefs organization.
Jodi is the Director of Facilities & Remodels for AFC Brands, a franchisee of both Taco Bell & Applebee’s. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and cheering loudly at Chiefs games.
Michelle and her husband, Robert, have lived in Raymore since 2009. They have two children, Zak and Ava, who both attend Raymore-Peculiar schools.
Michelle grew up in Topeka, KS. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Washburn University. She worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas for 10 years in the Actuarial/Statistical department. Since then, Michelle has devoted her time to raising her children and volunteering in our schools and community.
Michelle has volunteered in various capacities within our district. She has held multiple positions within the Creekmoor PTA and the East Middle School PTA. She is currently serving as the Vice President of the RP Band Booster Club, a member of the RayPec Citizens Advisory Council, and a volunteer for the youth program at her local church.
Cathy and her husband Mark ('84 RayPec graduate) have lived in Peculiar for 32 years. They own Midwest BBQ Equipment Co, providing sales and service of commercial smokers to restaurants, grocery stores, caterers, schools and other large venues. They also provide BBQ catering services for special events. They have 3 children; Seth and Gracie are 2019 RayPec graduates, and Rett attends RayPec High School.
Cathy's previous work experience includes working in Residential & Commercial Mortgage Banking (Mellon Bank), Supplier Diversity (Sprint) and Early Childhood Education (Joyful Journeys Preschool Director).
Cathy served several years as a PTA President at both Peculiar Elementary and RPSMS; and was honored to be the 2012 RayPec Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient. She is currently a member of the PTA Executive Council, Citizens for RayPec Committee, the RayPec Citizens Advisory Council, Caring Hearts of Peculiar, Allied Food Club, and Peculiar Chamber of Commerce. Cathy and her husband, Mark also enjoy catering for several charitable events and golf tournaments, including the Deron Cherry Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament. Cathy and her family are active members of Rockbrook Church in Belton.
Kristi has been a Raymore resident since 1996. She is an active volunteer in the district serving as co-chair of the MAD Dash Committee, REFUGE Night volunteer, Ray-Pec You Matter Concert chairperson, Ray-Pec Cares committee member, as well as a co-founder of the #YouMatterRayPec initiative. In addition to her volunteer work within the district, she is also an avid supporter of Veterans and First Responders. Together with many Ray-Pec families, each year they coordinate a 9-11 Tribute by placing thousands of flags around the community.
Kristi was a Mortgage Consultant for 22 years before beginning her work as an author and novice photographer. Under the pen name Violet R Blane, Kristi began her publishing work with a short line of youth and adult coloring books designed to spark creativity and promote a positive self-awareness. Her book, Reflections from the Mirror, is the inaugural edition in the series titled Reflections. Kristi is passionate about empowerment and taking command of emotional space by filling it with grace, compassion, kindness, and resolve.
Kristi’s greatest joy is raising her two sons, Jacob and Joshua, both of whom attend Ray-Pec schools.
Matt and his wife, Crystal, moved to Raymore in 2009. They have three children, Emery, Bennett, and Kendall who attend Raymore-Peculiar schools and participate in a variety of activities. Matt grew up in Columbia, MO where he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia receiving a bachelor's in business management.
Matt has attained the Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Retirement Income Certified Professional designations from The American College. He was presented with the "Partner in Education Award" in 2023 from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation and the "Raymore Chamber Person of the Year" in 2021. Matt has worked for State Farm Insurance for 20 years, with 14 of those being an agent in Raymore.
Matt and his family are avid fans of the Missouri Tigers, the Chiefs, and the Royals. He enjoys fishing and golfing in his free time as well as watching and coaching his kids' activities.
Ruth Johnson has been a Raymore-Peculiar resident for over 27 years. She and her husband, Ron, have four children, all of whom attended Ray-Pec. In 2022, Ruth was excited to add “grandma” to her list of titles as their daughter welcomed their first grandchild in June.
Ruth has proudly served on the Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education for four terms and is currently serving as President. She is also serving as President elect of the Missouri School Boards Association. Ruth also volunteers with Family Resource Center and Heart-n-Hand.