Board President: Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis

401 E. Wimer St.
Knob Noster, MO 65336
kdavis@knr8.net

Elected: 2014; 2017

Term Expires: 2020

ABOUT ME:

My family moved here when I retired from the United States Coast Guard in 2004 after serving 20 years. I have been married to Jeffery for 33 years. We have 2 sons that graduated from Knob Noster High School and one daughter. I am currently a teacher in the Boonville R1 School District. I have a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. I believe having insight as a teacher brings a much needed side to the table when making school board decisions.

THE BEST THING ABOUT KNOB NOSTER SCHOOLS:

Is the incredible staff, students, parents and community members who continually put forth an all out effort to make Knob Noster the place to be in Education. If I went off of test scores alone, we are top-notch as a school district, but we are so much more. The amazing partnerships formed between the local Knob Noster community, Whiteman Air Force Base community, and the University of Central Missouri provide every student in this school district with an educational environment that will prepare them for the careers of the future.

THE MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD:

The most rewarding experience as a member of the board would be the vote on soccer. The joy and tears on some of the students' faces when we approved this will forever be the moment that I really understood the impact our decisions have and the emotions that it can bring. Truly amazing for me.

CRITICAL ISSUES FACING KNOB NOSTER:

I believe one issue we are facing as a school district is to continue to promote our schools above the others in the area. If open enrollment becomes a reality, we want families from all around the area to choose Knob Noster Schools as the place to get a great education. Another issue is that we need to take a serious look at our infrastructure and what it needs to look like moving into the future. We need to be forward thinkers and continually bring new and innovative ideas to the table. We have to be able to look at what will be the best for our kids and the community. We need to have confidence, not fear, to take action on these issues, no matter how uncomfortable they may be.