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 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
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 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
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 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
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 Peak, President for 2023-2024
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.