Board of Directors

The MNEA Board of Directors sets policy.

The executive officers are elected by delegates of the MNEA Representative Assembly. The MNEA President is Phil Murray (Poplar Bluff School District). The MNEA Vice President is Rebeka McIntosh (Grandview C-4 School District). The president and vice president are on leave from their school districts and serve MNEA full-time. 

The NEA Directors are also elected by delegates at the MNEA Representative Assembly. The NEA Directors serve on the National Education Association Board of Directors. Currently, MNEA has two NEA Directors—Paul Guess and Andy Slaughter. 

The state is divided into 11 governance districts. Each district has one or more representatives, elected by delegates in their district meetings at the spring MNEA Representative Assembly.

The board also has representatives for at-large and special groups.

Board of Directors Secretary: Pam Koetting (, (573) 644-9601)
Governance Administrative Assistant: Roxane Bly (, (573) 644-9606)

Meeting Dates

Sept. 18, 2021
Oct. 16, 2021
Nov. 20, 2021

Feb. 19, 2022
March 5, 2022
April 23, 2022

May 21, 2022
July 29, 2022 (new-member orientation)
July 29- 31, 2022 (board retreat)

Board of Directors

Expand the titles below to view the directors and areas they serve. 

Directors (Special Groups and At-Large)

Higher Education Director-at-Large

Doug Hurst (


Ethnic Minority Director-at-Large 

Alexander Tai (


ESP Director-at-Large

Vickie Haynes (


Retired Director 

Linda Innes (


Aspiring Educators Director

Allie Rodgers (


Directors (Governance District 1)

James Mueller ( represents members in the following school districts/locals:

Advance (A)
Cape Girardeau (A)
Charleston (A)
Crystal City (A)
Cuba (Crawford County R-11)(A)
DeSoto (A)
Dunklin (A)
East Carter Co. R-II (A)
Farmington (A)
Festus (A)
Festus Secretarial Assn. (A)
Fox C-6 (A)
Grandview R-II
Hillsboro (A)
Hillsboro ESA
Iron Co./Viburnum
Jackson (A)
Jefferson R-VII (A)
Jefferson R-VII ESA
Kingston K-14 (A)
Lonedell (A)
Malden R-I
Naylor R-II
New Madrid Co. R-I
N. St. Francois Co. R-I
Northwest (A)
Northwest ESA (A)
Owensville (A) 
Portageville (A)
Poplar Bluff (A)
Potosi R-III (A)
Rolla (A)
Scott City R-I
Senath-Hornersville (A)
Sikeston (A)
Southern Reynolds (A)
St. Clair R-XIII
St. James (A)
Ste. Genevieve EA (A)
Ste. Genevieve ESP (A)
Steelville (A)
Sullivan (A)
Three Rivers Comm. College
Twin Rivers (A)
Valley R-VI
Van Buren (A)
Windsor (A)
Woodland (A)

(Western and Northern boundaries by counties inclusive: Ripley, Carter, Reynolds, Dent, Phelps, Crawford, Gasconade, Franklin Co. except Washington and Union, and Jefferson County) 

Directors (Governance District 2)

Stephanie Hasty ( represents members in the following school districts/locals:

Alton (A)
Ash Grove R-IV
Ava R-I
Benton Co. R-IX (A)
Bolivar (A)
Branson (A)
Branson ESP
Buffalo (A)
Cabool R-IV
Camdenton R-III (A)
Clever R-V
Climax Springs (A)
College of the Ozarks
Couch (A)
Fair Grove (A)
Fair Play R-II
Fordland (A)
Forsyth R-III
Hermitage (A)
Hollister (A)
Houston (A)
Laclede Co. R-I/Conway
LaQuey R-V
Lebanon R-III
Logan-Rogersville (A)
Marion C. Early (A)
Marshfield (A)
Mountain Grove (A)
Mountainview/Birch Tree (A)
Nixa (A)
Norwood R-I
Ozark (A)
Pleasant Hope R-VI
Pulaski Co. R-II/Crocker
Reeds Spring (A)
Republic (A)
Richards R-V
Seymour (A)
Southwest Missouri St. Univ. (A)
Sparta R-III
Springfield (A)
Springfield ESP (A)
Strafford 9A)
Thayer (A)
Warsaw (A)
Waynesville (A)
Weaubleau (A)
West Plains (A)
Wheatland (A)
Willard (A)
Willow Springs (A)
Winona (A)

(Western, Northern and Eastern boundaries by counties inclusive: Stone, Christian, Greene, Polk, Hickory, Benton, Camden, Pulaski, Texas, Shannon, and Oregon) 

Directors (Governance District 3)

Kirby Newport ( represents members in the following school districts/locals:

Appleton City
Bronaugh R-VII
Carl Junction (A)
Carthage (A)
Cassville (A)
Diamond (A)
East Newton Co. R-VI
El Dorado Springs (A) 
Jasper Co. R-V
Joplin (A)
Joplin ESP (A)
Lamar (A)
Liberal R-II
McDonald Co. (A)
Missouri Southern State (A)
Monett R-I (A)
Mount Vernon (A) 
Neosho (A)
Nevada (A)
Pierce City (A)
Purdy R-II (A)
Sarcoxie (A)
Seneca (A)
Verona R-VII
Webb City (A)

(Northern and Eastern boundaries by counties inclusive: Vernon, St. Clair, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence, and Barry). 

Directors (Governance District 4)

Carrie Begemann ( and Tresina Alvested ( represent members in the following school districts/locals:

Adrian (A)
Belton (A)
Belton ESP (A)
Blue Springs (A)
Butler R-V
Center (A)
Central MO St.Univ.
Central MO St.Univ. Student (A)
Chilhowee (A)
Clinton (A)
Concordia (A)
Fellowship of Mo Education
Wokers (A)
Fort Osage (A)
Grain Valley (A)
Grandview (A)
Harrisonville (A)
Hickman Mills (A)
Holden (A)
Independence (A)
Independence ESP (A)
Independence Trans. EA (A)
Johnson Co. (A)
Kansas City (A)
Kingsville (A)
Knob Noster R-VIII (A)
Lafayette Co. (A)
Lee’s Summit (A)
Leeton R-X
Odessa (A)
Pleasant Hill (A)
Raymore-Peculiar (A)
Raytown (A)
Rich Hill (A)
Sedalia (A)
Strasburg C-3
Warrensburg (A) 

(Northern, Eastern and Southern boundaries by counties inclusive: Jackson, (except Independence) Lafayette, Johnson, Henry, and Bates) 

Directors (Governance District 5)

Lisa Baldwin (  and J. Eric Simmons ( represents members in the following school districts/locals:

Bosworth R-V
Carrollton R-VII
Chillicothe (A)
Excelsior Springs (A)
Excelsior Springs ESP
Grundy Co. R-9/Trenton
Kearney (A)
Laredo R-VII
Lathrop (A)
Liberty (A)
Maryville R-II
Norborne R-VIII
N. Harrison Co. R-III
N. Kansas City (A)
N. Kansas City Bus Drivers
North Platte
Orrick R-XI
Park College
Park Hill (A)
Platte Co. (A)
Richmond (A)
Savannah (A)
S. Harrison Co. (A)
St. Joseph (A)
St. Joseph ESP (A)
West Platte (A)

(Southern and Eastern boundaries by counties inclusive: Platte, Clay, Ray, Carroll, Livingston, Grundy, Mercer, and Independence in Jackson County) 

Directors (Governance District 6)

Cassidy Urie ( represents members in the following school districts/locals:

Adair Co. R-I
Boone Co. R-IV / Hallsville
Boonville (A)
Brookfiled (A)
Bucklin R-II
Callaway Co. R-III / New Bloomfield
Cole Co. R-I/Russellville
Cole. Co. R-II/Blair Oaks
Cole Co. R-V/Eugene
Columbia (A)
Cooper Co. R-IV/Bunceton
Fulton (A)
Green Ridge R- VIII
Hannibal (A)
Howard Co. R-II / Glasgow
Iberia R-V
Jefferson City (A)
Kirksville (A)
Lewis Co. C-1
Louisiana (A)
Macon (A)
Madison C-3
Maries Co. R-II / Belle
Marshall (A)
Meadville R-IV
Mexico (A)
Missouri Valley College
Moberly (A)
Moniteau Co. R-VI / Tipton
Monroe City (A)
Montgomery Co. (A)
North Callaway / Kingdom City
Osage Co. R-II / Linn (A)
Osage Co. R-III / Westphalia
Palmyra R-1
Paris R-II
Pettis Co. R-12
School for the Deaf (A)
School of the Osage R-II
Schuyler (A)
Shelby Co. C-1 / Shelbyville
Shelby Co. R-IV
South Callaway (A)
Southern Boone R-I / Ashland
Truman State University (A)
Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (A)
Van Far (A)
Westran R-I

(Western, Southern and Eastern boundaries by counties: Putnam, Sullivan, Linn, Chariton, Saline, Pettis, Morgan, Miller, Maries, Osage, Callaway, Montgomery, and Lincoln)

Directors (Governance District 7)

Thomas E. Greene ( represent members in the following school districts/locals:

Ferguson-Florissant (A)
Hazelwood (A)

Hazelwood ASP (A)
Hazelwood Assn. of Healthcare Professionals (A)

Jennings (A)
Riverview Gardens (A)

Directors (Governance District 8)

Carmen Hill (  represents members in the following school districts/locals:

Brentwood (A)
Clayton (A)
Ladue (A)
Maplewood/Richmond Hts. (A)
Pattonville NEA (A) 
Pattonville ESP (A)
Normandy (A)
Ritenour (A)
St. Louis (A)
St. Louis JCD (A)
University City (A)
Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis
Wellston (A) 

Directors (Governance District 9)

David Hope ( and Tammy McGrellis ( represent members in the following school districts/locals:

Affton (A)
Bayless (A)
Hancock Place (A) 
Lindbergh (A)
Lindbergh AOP (A)
Mehlville (A)

Special District (A)
Special District EEA (A)
Special District ESPA (A) 

Directors (Governance District 10)

Jamie Buchner ( and Francine Hill ( represent members in the following school districts/locals:

Fort Zumwalt (A)
Francis Howell (A)
Francis Howell ESP (A) 
Francis Howell MGC (A)
St. Charles (A)
Troy NEA 
Warrenton (A)
Wentzville (A)
Winfield (A)
Wright City (A) 


Directors (Governance District 11)

Jenny Stogsdill ( and Patrick C. McPartland ( represent members in the following school districts/locals:

Kirkwood (A)
Meramec Valley (A)
Parkway (A)
Parkway AESP (A) 
Parkway Nurses (A)
Rockwood (A)
Rockwood Custodians (A)
Rockwood Nurses (A)
Union (A)
Valley Park (A)
Washington (A)
Webster Groves (A)