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Aaron North is the vice president of Education at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he serves as a member of the Foundation’s senior leadership team and leads a team of program officers who are funding or researching programs designed to ensure more Kansas City students of all ages have access to education options preparing them for education, work, and life after high school.

Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, North served as the founding executive director of the Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA). Before leading the startup effort at MCPSA, North worked for the education team at Volunteers of America of Minnesota, as a school resource center director at the University of Minnesota, and in the Minnesota Department of Education’s Office of Choice and Innovation. He taught high school English in rural North Carolina as a Teach For America corps member and worked for Andersen Consulting and Sprint PCS prior to his teaching experience. North has helped create or catalyze several education programs in Kansas City, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, Kansas City Scholars, and SchoolSmartKC. He is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow and serves as board chair of both Kauffman Scholars, Inc. and the Ewing Marion Kauffman School.

North earned a Master of Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Kansas.

Morning Meeting-Aaron North
Jan 12, 2018
 

Lori Slettenhaugh is PT Associate Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant Program

lslettehaugh@kckcc.edu
913-288-7866

Lori holds a B.S. Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State Engineering, and a Master of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University

Experience & Certifications
Licensed Physical Therapist with several years of experience in outpatient orthopedic settings.

Lori Slettehaugh, KCK Community College
Jan 19, 2018
 
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As well as a Realtor, I'm an opera singer, actor and teacher. I've been performing with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City for three seasons. I live with my wife, Sara, and my dog, Boone.

Alex Goering, Opera Singer
Jan 26, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
Feb 02, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
Feb 09, 2018
 


 

SWEETHEART BREAKFAST- Michelle Neuschafer
Feb 16, 2018
 
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Feb 19, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 

Vocational Visit- Truman Library, Feb. 19, 2018 at 3:00 PM
 

NO MORNING MEETING
Feb 23, 2018
 
Larry Campbell, Author & Adventurer
Mar 02, 2018
 
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As a financial representative, Brian O’Laughlin, founder of Funeral Advocates, has helped hundreds of people with their financial security during life but when his father died in 1999, he realized planning extended beyond.

Brian O'Laughlin, President, Funeral Advocates
Mar 09, 2018
 
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ABOUT LOU

Growing up in a small Illinois town, Louise (Lou) Graul Eisenbrandt decided to join the Army in order to “see the world.” After graduating as a Registered Nurse in June 1968, she attended basic training, then headed to Ft. Dix New Jersey, her first duty assignment.

In September 1969, she received orders for Vietnam, arriving there on November 1. During her year at the 91st Evac Hospital, she cared for GIs, South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians, and even Viet Cong and NVA soldiers. From malaria and hepatitis to double amputees, massive head traumas, and deadly bullet wounds; Lt. Graul saw it all.

Since 1970, she has made four return trips to Vietnam, the latest in September 2014, when she joined 11 other vets making their first return trip to the country. 

For the past 30 years, the author has been sharing her experiences with students and community groups. In addition, she is Chairman Emeritis of the board of Turning Point in Leawood, KS. Her other interests are travel, photography, golf, gardening, and finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

Lou lives in Overland Park, Kansas with her husband, Jim. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.

To read her book, visit here.

Lou Eisenbrandt, Author, Nurse
Mar 16, 2018
 
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Travis Perret’s passion is helping people get back to doing what they love to do without the limitations of chronic pain. This passion was developed early in his career when visiting his parents for the holidays. He noticed, due to pain, his dad was having difficulty getting up from a chair and then wincing with every step. When asked what was wrong his dad informed him that the doctors were recommending a spinal fusion. His dad was diagnosed with a Spondylolisthesis, a condition in which the vertebra in the low back slides forward over the vertebra below and puts pressure on the nerves causing low back pain and weakness in the legs. The pain was so bad his dad was unable to enjoy the Christmas holidays. Seeing his dad in that much pain was difficult for Travis to witness.
 

After doing a quick assessment, Travis was able to determine that the cause of the pain wasn’t a vertebra issue but an issue with the function on his dad’s hips. He gave him some corrective exercises for his hips. A week later his dad reported feeling slightly better. Travis then made some adjustments to the exercises and positions. A month later the pain his dad was experiencing during the holidays had decreased by 90% and he was feeling better than he had in months. To this day, 20 years later, his dad still does his exercises and has never had another issue with his back.

Travis graduated from the University of Kansas and received his degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy. He was a decathlete on the University of Kansas track and field team. After graduating, he was hired by The Egoscue Method and worked for Pete Egoscue for seven years. He then returned to the Midwest to open Exercise Therapy of Kansas City. He is a speaker, author, and has owned and operated Exercise Therapy of Kansas City in Overland Park, KS for 13 years. He has two little girls, Sierra and Stella, and when he is not in the clinic you will find him on the playground with his daughters. 

To read Travis' book, visit here.

Travis Parret, Author, Fitness Instructor
Mar 23, 2018
 
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David J. Ekerdt is Professor of Sociology and Gerontology at the University of Kansas. From 1988-1997 he was Associate Director of the Center on Aging and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He directed the KU Gerontology Center from 2003-2016. He teaches the sociology of aging and research methods, and he has supervised graduate students on both campuses.

 

David Ekerdt, KU Ph.D. Gerontology
Mar 30, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
Apr 06, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
Apr 13, 2018
 
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About Melissa Robinson

Elected in April 2014, Board of Education chair Melissa Robinson is representing Sub-district 4. Robinson has received an Associate of Arts degree from Kansas City Kansas Community College, a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Masters of Business Administration from Webster University. As the current President of the Black Health Care Coalition, Robinson is dedicated to her community and the constituents of the Kansas City Public Schools. Living by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous quote, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character-- that is the goal of true education," she is a steadfast leader and advocate for education and the advancement of our students.

Contact Information

mrobinson@kcpublicschools.org

Melissa Robinson, KCMO Public Schools School Board
Apr 20, 2018
 

http://www.umkcenactus.org/

 

UMKC Enactus
Apr 27, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
May 04, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
May 11, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
May 18, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
May 25, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
Jun 01, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
Jun 08, 2018
 
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD
Jun 15, 2018
 
Non-Profit Day
Jun 22, 2018
 
NO MORNING MEETING
Jun 29, 2018