Dave Wright served as Chief of Financial Operations for the USDA’s Risk Management Agency until recently retiring after nearly 30 years of Federal service. He has one daughter, Lauren, who graduated from Blue Springs in 2010. He also has one grandson, Jude, who is two years old and currently enrolled in the District’s Cub Care program. Dave is very active in the community, serving on several foundations, boards, and committees related to children, education, health/wellness, community engagement, and philanthropy. This is his 13th year on the board. Dave serves as a Past President of the Missouri School Boards Association and as a Past Chairman of the Missouri Education Roundtable.


Kent Bradford is a director with Hubwoo USA, LP and has served on the board various community and professional organizations.  He has two daughters who graduated from the Blue Springs School District.  Kent is serving his 14th year on the board and has served previously as President, Vice-President and Treasurer for the Board of Education.


Rhonda Gilstrap is serving her 10th year on the board. She and her husband, Mark, have had all four of their children graduate from the BSSD.  She has formerly served in various leadership roles in the district, some including PTA Council President, Volunteer Chair, and Citizens Advisory Chair. She is currently serving as Region IV Leadership Development Chair of the Missouri School Boards Association and is also serving as a board member of the Cooperating School Districts of Kansas City and the Eastland Foundation.  She has a passion to help meet the needs of students, teachers and parents through the BSSD.


Dale Walkup and his wife operate Lucky Time Self Service Dog and Car Wash in Blue Springs and are partners in Destination Unlimited Travel. He formerly managed Wal-Mart and Sam’s Wholesale Club. He has three daughters who graduated from the Blue Springs School District and five grandchildren. Dale has been involved in several community organizations. He is serving his 7th term on the board and is the current Board Past President.


Dale Falck works for Prime Lending and is part owner of MDDK Homes LLC. Technology and finance are his passions, integrated into serving the community and helping others. Dale belongs to several professional councils and volunteers on several local committees. He believes in mentoring our young people, with over 15 years experience with different non-profit organizations. Dale is married with three adult children, two graduates of BSSHS, and one a BSHS grad.  This is his seventh year as a board member.


Jennifer Casey is serving her fifth year on the board. She has worked as a parent leader and advocate for children for many years at the local and state level. She is involved with a variety of volunteer organizations in our community.  Jennifer and her husband have one daughter, who graduated from Blue Springs South High School. Jennifer works for Rotramel, Sharp & Co., P.C.


Kay Coen is a retired teacher and is serving her third year on the Board.  She spent 27 years as a library/media specialist at Blue Springs High School before retiring in 1997.  She has two children, Victoria and Travis, both graduates of Blue Springs High School. She remains an active volunteer for many of the activities in the school district.