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Leonard Greene
BOE  President
 
Leonard Greene has lived in Grandview for more than 20 years and has two children who’ve graduated from Grandview High School. Originally from Detroit, MI, Mr. Greene is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is employed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as a software developer. Mr. Greene served on the Board of Education from 2000 – 2006, and 2012 – present.
 
 
Monica Terry
BOE Vice president
 
Monica came to Grandview 16 years ago from Arkansas. She has two sons attending Grandview Schools. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Arkansas and currently works as an instrument specialist for Thermo Fisher Scientific selling medical devices to help improve patient outcomes related to microbial infections. She has been a part of the Meadowmere PTA for 9 years.  She began serving in on the Board of Education in 2018.
 
Amy Blakenship
 
Amy Blankenship

BOE Member

Amy and her husband, Clint, moved to Grandview in 2000. Four of their children graduated from Grandview High School and a daughter is currently attending GHS. Amy works as the office manager at McCloud & Associates, Inc. a Pension Consulting& Administration company. She has been involved with the Touchdown and Diamond Club through the high school for 6 years and the Booster Club for 3 years.  Amy’s involvement at GHS earned her the 2017 District Volunteer of the Year Award.  Amy also runs the Prom Dress Giveaway / Exchange through her church, First Baptist of Grandview.   Mrs. Blankenship began service on the Board of Education in April 2019.



Chuck Cornforth
BOE Member

Charles "Chuck" Cornforth, and his wife Susan are 1968 graduates of Grandview High School. Their two sons Jason & Matthew also attended Grandview C4 schools.  Mr. Cornforth retired from Grandview C-4 in 2015 after 18 years as Director of Transportation. Mr. Cornforth previously served as transportation manager with KCMO Public Schools, Topeka Public Schools, and as a transportation consultant for Chicago Public Schools. While employed with Grandview C-4 he served on several district committees including policies and safety/security.  Mr. Cornforth has served on the Board since December 2016.

Dawn Foy

Dawn Foy
BOE Member

Dawn Foy has lived in Grandview for over 18 years and has lived in the Kansas City area for her entire life.  Mrs. Foy retired from teaching in the Grandview C4 School District in 2016 after 22 years with the district and 30 years in education.  Her husband also worked for the school district in the Maintenance Department for 23 years and their daughter, Maya, graduated from GHS in 2016.  Mrs. Foy earned her undergraduate degree from MO Southern State College in Joplin and an Education Specialist Degree in Elementary School Administration from UMKC.  Mrs. Foy began service on the Board of Education in April 2019.

Damon Greene

Damon Greene
BOE Member

Damon Greene has been a resident of Grandview for more than 20 years. He and his wife Carealetta have four children, 3 of whom attend Grandview Schools. Mr. Greene received his Master of Business Administration from Baker University in Baldwin Kansas and is currently an Entrepreneur in Real Estate and Financial Services. Prior to this, he worked 25 years in the data/telecommunication industry as a Network Engineer and IT Manager specializing in Field Operations, Network Operations and IT Software Development. Mr. Greene is a leader within Boy Scouts of America, enjoys mentoring youth and has been a mentor partner for the family court of Jackson County. Mr. Greene began his service on the Board of Education in April 2020.

Don Kessinger

Don Kessinger
BOE Member

Don Kessinger is a lifelong resident of Grandview, a graduate of Grandview High School.  He and his wife, Sandy, have three children, all Grandview High School alumni.  Don is an Eagle Scout and proudly served in the US Army.  He is currently employed by Jackson County Water Supply #1.  Mr. Kessinger began his service on the Board of Education in April 2020.