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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)

Roger L. BrenemanVice-President for 2021-2022

                           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. 

Bryan K. Burks

                         Bryan K. Burks
                         111 N. 160th St
                         Girard KS    66743
                         Phone:  620-249-4623
                         District 1 Position Term: 2021-2024

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

                           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, President for 2021-2022

                        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 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 Marshall

                         803 North Carbon
                         Girard, KS  66743
                         Home Phone:  620-724-4287
                         District 5 Position Term: 2018-2022

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 Murphy

                        125 West 630th Ave.
                        Girard, KS  66743
                        Home Phone: 620-249-4999
                        District 4 Position Term: 2018-2022

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 Peak

                           60 West Lake Road
                           Farlington, KS  66734
                           Home Phone:  620-362-4761
                           District 6 Position Term: 2018-2022

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.