Meet the Board of Education
Bill was elected to the Board of Education in 2003. He is a 1989 graduate of Ash Grove High School. He has a BS degree in General Business and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Missouri State University. Bill is the manager of Hood’s Service Center where he has worked for 30 years and his wife, Cindy, is a teacher. They have three daughters who are fourth generation AGHS graduates. Emily is pursuing a Doctor of Audiology degree from Missouri State University, Stefani is attending Missouri University of Science and Technology, and Alli is attending Truman State University. Bill and Cindy have a grandson, Leeden. Bill has Advanced and Masters Certification from the Missouri School Boards Association. He is currently serving as the Regional Executive Committee Chair for Southwest Missouri Region 10 MSBA school districts. Bill sees board service as an opportunity to give back to the Ash Grove School District and community that gave him so many opportunities as a student. He wants to see the opportunities for success for our students and staff to continue while maintaining responsible stewardship of taxpayer money.
Jeremy moved to Ash Grove in 2003 when he married Kelsey and they bought their first house on Prairie Lane. Soon after moving to Ash Grove, he volunteered with the local fire department and came up through the ranks and became the fire chief. As he was involved with the local community, he was asked to serve on the City of Ash Grove board of adjustments where he is currently the vice chairman of the board. Jeremy has three kids that go to Ash Grove and who are active in everything.
When the citizens of the Ash Grove School District elected Jeremy to the board, he promised that he would ensure a strong future for the district by supporting the needs of the students and focusing on improving the district's fiscal responsibility to the tax payer.
Jeana is a 21 year resident of Ash Grove and an avid Pirate fan. She has invested in the community in a variety of ways over the years, including AG Technology Committee, Soulfire Backpack Food Program, Annual Back to School giving events, and recently, AG Care to Learn chapter. She has worked as the Office Manager for Advantage Therapy for 25 years, often providing internship and employment for Ash Grove alumnus in the field of occupational and physical therapy. Jeana's family is extremely important to her and she is proud to say that her children hold important positions in their communities, including a law enforcement officer, nurse, teachers, and coaches. Some of Jeana's favorite memories are cheering on the Pirates whether at football, basketball or volleyball games, and cooking breakfast on Sunday's for her church family at Soulfire Ministry.
Jerry was elected to the board in 2014. He and his family have lived in the Ash Grove community for 10 years. Jerry has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Master of Education degree from Graceland University. He is employed by the Republic R-III School District where he teaches Chemistry and Advanced Placement Chemistry classes in addition to acting as the head coach for the high school varsity wrestling team. Jerry’s wife, Amy, works as a pediatric Occupational Therapist for a local school district. The Mortons have two children who attend Ash Grove schools at the elementary level.
Caleb graduated from Ash Grove in 2001. He has lived in Ash Grove since 1996. He is married to Lyndsey and they have two children, Lyndon and Greydon.
Matthew graduated from Ash Grove High School in 1995. His children currently attend Ash Grove R-IV School District and are the third generation to attend. He is a full-time farmer and "is excited to serve the taxpayers and the district on the school board."
Linlley has been with the district since 1998. She is the Secretary to the Superintendent and serves as the Board Secretary.