Maize USD 266 Board of Education Directory

  • Photo of Kate DoerksenKate Doerksen

    Represents the District 1 portion of the district 


    Kate served as an interim board member and then was elected to the board in November 2017. She is an active community volunteer and has served on several district committees through the years.

    She has four children who have gone through or are going through Maize Schools. She wrote that her family has "received great education, support and overall experience. I want every family in the Maize District to have that same experience."

  • Photo of Shannon EdwardsShannon Edwards

    Represents the Southwest portion of the district

    9702 W. 20th N., Wichita, KS 67212



  • Photo of Jeffrey JarmanDr. Jeff Jarman, President

    At-large representative

    1826 Valleyview, Wichita, KS 67212


     Dr. Jeff Jarman was elected to the Maize Board of Education in April 2015 and began his term in July 2015. He serves as the 2021-22 President of the Maize Board of Education. 

  • Photo of Farris JabrilFarris Jibril

    Represents the East portion of the district.

    7810 W. Meadow Knoll Circle, Wichita, KS 67205



  • Photo of Heather Killpatrick O'ConnorHeather Killpatrick-O'Connor

    Represents the West/Northwest portion of the district.


  • Photo of Bruce NicholsonBruce Nicholson, Vice President

    Represents the East portion of the district.

    4104 N. Ridge Road, Wichita, KS 67205


    With nearly 30 years of dedicated service, Bruce Nicholson has witnessed the district's growth first hand. A graduate of Maize himself, he has four children who are alumni and six grandchildren attending Maize. Along with his wife, Doris, he farms land in the district. "I like communicating and associating with like-minded people," said Nicholson when asked about his board service. While it can be challenging to learn and keep up with the district's changing circumstances, Nicholson hopes to provide students the opportunity to take advantage of all that Maize offers.

  • photo of Richard StiversonRichard Stiverson

    Represents the West/Northwest portion of the district.

    804 Carriage Road, Maize, KS 67101


    Richard Stiverson has devoted over 30 years of service as a board member. He and his wife, Debbie, have four children who graduated from Maize and currently have two grandchildren attending Maize schools. Stiverson is a Contracts manager with Spirit and a graduate of Maize High School. 

    When asked about what he enjoys most about serving on the Board, Stiverson said, "I like the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of children and seeing the faces of maize graduates as they walk across the stage tor receive their high school diploma."