• Irene C. Kendrick, President

    Director KendrickEmail: irene.kendrick@hickmanmills.org
    Irene Kendrick is a human resource professional who has lived in the HMC-1 community for more than 30 years. She has been married for 35 years. She is an HMC-1 alumna, as are her children and grandchildren. Kendrick attended DeVry University, where she studied Human Resources Management and Services.
    Since her retirement, she has chosen to dedicate her time and energy to working for her community, serving on the Grandview Parks and Recreation, as Commissioner and the Hickman Mills C-1 School District as Assistant Vice President of the PTA, and a member of the Mentoring Program at Warford Elementary, where her granddaughter attends.

  • Ann E. Coleman, Vice President

    Director ColemanEmail: ann.coleman@hickmanmills.org
    Ann E. Coleman has been an educator in the Kansas City area for 40 years. She has taught elementary as well as special education classes. She received her Bachelors of Arts and a Master’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education, from Avila University. Her desire to be a Board Director for the Hickman Mills C-1 School District comes from her passion for education and being an advocate for children. She wants to work with the other Board of Directors, the community and parents as a team, to collaborate and listen to each other to continue to move the district forward.

  • Beth Boerger, Director

    Director BoergerEmail: beth.boerger@hickmanmills.org

    Beth Ann Boerger was employed for twelve years in the Budget & Finance Department for the Grandview CSD4 School District. After leaving the district, she worked at Health Midwest in the treasury office. She then served as a bookkeeper for Kansas City Public Schools, where she worked with administration, staff, and students. She was directly involved in managing the school budget, payroll, purchasing and student activity funds. She has an Associate Degree and Accounting Certification from Longview Community College, and has taken finance classes from UMKC. She was inspired to join the board because of her 22 years of experience with school districts. To her, serving on the board is a way to use her experience to help the students, staff, and her community.

  • Alvin Brooks, Director

    Director GravesEmail: alvin.brooks@hickmanmills.org

    Alvin Brooks brings a wealth of experience in education and public service to his role as a member of the Hickman Mills C-1 School Board. A retired educator from the Kansas City Public Schools, Brooks has dedicated his career to advocating for the welfare of children and ensuring equitable access to quality education. With previous service on the Hickman Mills School Board and as the former president of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners, Brooks is committed to fostering safe, supportive environments where all students can thrive. His leadership and passion for education make him a valuable asset to the board and a tireless advocate for the Hickman Mills community.

  • Bonnaye Mims, Director

    Director MimsEmail: bonnaye.mims@hickmanmills.org

    Bonnaye Mims brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to education to her role as a member of the Hickman Mills C-1 School Board. With a background in the Missouri Department of Mental Health forensic services, Mims has dedicated her career to supporting the well-being of children and families. Her extensive involvement in governance includes serving as a former board member for the Hickman Mills School District and as a Missouri state representative for District 27. Mims' dedication to education and public service extends to her current roles as a board member of the Hickman Mills Educational Foundation and as an alderwoman for Raytown, Missouri. Her leadership, coupled with her advocacy for equitable access to resources and opportunities, makes her a valuable asset to the board and a champion for the students and families of the Hickman Mills community.

  • Byron Townsend, Director

    Director TownsendEmail: byron.townsend@hickmanmills.org
    Byron Townsend graduated from Kansas City East High School in 1986, and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness. He is part of the National Association of Letter Carriers, serving as the Branch 30 officer for 25 years and 15 years on the Executive Board. Mr. Townsend has deep roots in the district. He and his wife, Shelly, have had one of their children in HMC-1 every year since 1992. One of his children is a Hickman High School graduate, two are Ruskin High School graduates, and one is currently in Smith-Hale Middle School.

  • Brandon Wright, Director

    Director Brandon WrightEmail: brandon.wright@hickmanmills.org

    Brandon is a dedicated educator and advocate for student success. With seven years of experience at Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools, he has made a significant impact in various roles. Beginning as a Band and Mariachi teacher, Brandon's passion for education and his commitment to fostering students' talents shone through. Currently serving as the Student Information Systems, Data, and Transportation Coordinator, he plays a vital role in ensuring efficient operations and effective data management within the school system.

    Brandon's educational journey includes earning a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) and a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). These qualifications have equipped him with a strong foundation in both instructional practices and leadership principles.


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