Meet The Board

The Board of Education is made up of seven members of our community who are elected to serve three-year terms.  As a board, they are responsible for providing educational opportunities through policies and the evaluation of programs. 

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Jared English

School Board President

Jared English began serving on the board in 2018. He previously served on the school board from 2005 to 2009.  Jared also serves on the Grain Valley Park Board, the Pathways of Honor Board, and the Grain Valley Education Foundation Board. Jared and his wife Keri have lived in Grain Valley since 2000 and have two children in the district. He works in the enterprise risk management field and attends the Timothy Lutheran Church in Blue Springs.

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Jan Reding

School Board Secretary

Jan Reding began serving on the board in 1999. Mrs. Reding has one son who is a 1990 graduate of Grain Valley High School. She also has three granddaughters. Mrs. Reding served as building manager of the Power & Light Building in Kansas City from 1961 until her retirement in 1998. She holds a master’s certification from the Missouri School Boards Association. She serves on the Grain Valley Education Foundation Board, the University of Central Missouri Foundation Board, the Grain Valley Assistance Council, FOCUS for Grain Valley, United Methodist Women of Faith UMC, and the Grain Valley Historical Society.

 

Jeff Porter
Jeff Porter

Director

Jeff Porter began serving on the board in 2022. Jeff and his wife, Mary, have lived in Grain Valley since 2016 and have three children who all plan to attend Grain Valley Schools as they become of age. Mr. Porter is Senior Project Manager for Mid-America Golf and Landscape and attends St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Blue Springs. 



Jason Williams
Jason Williams

Director

Jason Williams began serving on the board in 2022. Jason and his wife, Jen, have lived in Grain Valley since 2016 and have three children. Their daughter is a 2021 graduate of Grain Valley School High School, and their two sons currently attend Grain Valley Schools. Jason is the Lead Pastor of Valley Community Church in Grain Valley.


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Tisha Homfeld

School Board Vice President

Tisha Homfeld began serving on the board in 2014. She and her husband, Eddie, have four children who have all attended Grain Valley Schools. Mrs. Homfeld is a realtor for RE/MAX Heritage. She has previously served on the Grain Valley Lions Club, where she served as vice president and president.



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Jeff Coleman

Director

Jeff Coleman began serving on the board in 2011. He and his wife, Debbie, have seven children. The younger five children have attended Grain Valley Schools. Mr. Coleman is a Grain Valley business owner. He is past president of the Grain Valley Chamber of Commerce and has served as mayor pro tem on the Grain Valley Board of Alderman. Mr. Coleman serves as Representative for District 32 in the Missouri House of Representatives.







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Eddie Saffell

Director

Eddie Saffell began serving on the board in 2012. He and his wife, Debbie, have lived in Grain Valley since 2004 and have one grown daughter and two grandchildren. Mr. Saffell retired from Central Jackson County Fire Protection District where he served for 30 years. He is a past president of the Grain Valley Chamber of Commerce.



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