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)
Roger L. Breneman, Vice-President for 2021-2022
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.
Bryan K. Burks
Bryan Burks was born and raised in Girard and is a 1984 graduate of GHS, his wife Barbara and daughter BryAnna are also graduates of GHS. BryAnna is a graduate of PSU and is currently in education as a 3rd grade teacher. Bryan is retired after 35 years in Law Enforcement. Bryan enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and helping out on the farm with his son-in-law Brett.
David M. Goble
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, President for 2021-2022
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 recently 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 attend Girard schools.
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.
Beth and her husband, Matt, have lived in Girard since 1999 and have two children, Cassidy and Chase, in the district. Beth works as an accountant for Craw-Kan Telephone in Girard, and Matt is a Seedsman for Channel Seed. They also operate their own farm & ranch.
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.