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Board Members

Seven individuals serve on the USD 248 Board. They hold positions in three districts plus one at-large position. district map - (adopted Dec. 14, 2006)

Henry Ashbacher

                        287 South 160th Street
                        Girard, KS  66743
                        Home Phone: 620-724-4071
                        District 1 Position Term: 2021-2024

Henry Ashbacher is married to Jill Crocker and they have four children, one guardian child and 6 grandchildren, two of which attend Girard Schools. He has coached both girl’s and boy’s Youth Athletics for many years and also served on the School Board at Arma for seven years. He has worked in construction since 1979 and has been working at Craw-Kan since 2004.

Roger L. Breneman

                           803 North Leonard
                           Girard, KS  66743
                           Home Phone:  620-724-4273
                           District 2 Position Term: 2020-2024

Roger Breneman was born and raised in Girard and is a 1962 GHS graduate and graduate of what is now PSU. His wife, Cheryl, and two daughters are also GHS graduates.  Also, Meghan and Erin are Kansas State University grads. Roger has retired from Breneman Auto Parts, and has been the Trojan Booster Club Treasurer for over 20 years. Roger enjoys spending time with their 4 grandchildren. 

Aaron Coester

                        455 N 190th St.
                        Girard, KS  66743
                        Home Phone: 620-724-7345
                        District 4 Position Term: 2022-2026


Aaron is a 1990 Girard High School alumnus, Girard native, and a graduate of Pittsburg State University.  He is employed at Watco in Pittsburg.  He and his wife, Melissa, have three children, Kenzie (2020 GHS graduate), Alex (2023 GHS graduate), and Maddie (currently in GHS).

David M. Goble

                           478 West 680th Avenue
                           Girard, KS  66743
                           Home Phone:  620-395-2022
                           District 3 Position Term: 2020-2024

Dave is a 1981 Girard High School alumnus and is completing his second term on the Board. He is a member of the Volunteer Fire Department and has been a Township Board trustee for over 14 years. Dave works for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and he and his wife Anna have three children.

Lori Johnson

                        124 East 630th Avenue
                         Girard, KS  66743
                         Home Phone:  620-238-1046
                         At-Large Position Term: 2020-2024

Lori is a graduate of Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Upon graduating, she was employed at the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center – Greenbush. Currently she is co-owner of Farm Bureau Financial Services, and she is active in our community and school. She served as the campaign chair for the Strong Community, Strong Schools initiative. She and her husband, Wade, have three daughters, Shayla, Kamryn, and Avery, who attended Girard schools.

Peggy Marshall, Vice-President for 2023-2024

                         803 North Carbon
                         Girard, KS  66743
                         Home Phone:  620-724-4287
                         District 5 Position Term: 2022-2026

Peggy is a Girard native. She and her husband, Jerry, as well as their two daughters, Jan DeMoure and Katy Avila, graduated from Girard High School.  She has a degree in education and administration from Pittsburg State University. After retiring from 38 years of teaching (30 of those in Girard), and wanting to continue her involvement with the school district in another capacity she ran and was elected to the school board in 2017.

Kelly PeakPresident for 2023-2024

                           60 West Lake Road
                           Farlington, KS  66734
                           Home Phone:  620-362-4761
                           District 6 Position Term: 2022-2026

Kelly grew up in Girard and is a 1983 GHS graduate.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Pittsburg State University and has been involved in education and healthy youth development throughout her career.  She currently works at the Greenbush – the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center.