Who We Are

About Show Me KC Schools

Mission: Show Me KC Schools helps families make well-informed decisions about their child’s education by providing vital information about the school options available.

Vision: Our vision is that all Kansas City residents have confidence in their school options.

Core Values:
• Transparent
• Sector Agnostic
• Trusted
• Community-driven
• Inclusive

Meet Our Staff

At Show Me KC Schools we are very lucky to have an outstanding team supporting the families of Kansas City. Between us we have children and grandchildren learning and thriving across KCPS neighborhood and signature schools, as well as charter schools, faith-based schools and independent private schools. We know first-hand how important it is to know your options when it comes to our educational landscape and we are dedicated to helping you find a great school for your child.

Leslie Kohlmeyer
Leslie KohlmeyerExecutive Director
Leslie Kohlmeyer has lived and worked in KC most of her life. She has been watching as the city has shifted and shaped itself into one of the most …
Sabrina Dowdy
Sabrina DowdyDirector of Programs
Sabrina Dowdy is originally from Kansas City but most recently returned back to Kansas City from Los Angeles County. She is a long time Early Child Education advocate and community supporter…
Diane Charity
Diane CharityCommunity Outreach Coordinator
Diane Charity is a 30+ year community activist and organizer in Kansas City, MO. Her career background includes community liaison, secondary school …
Danielle Dispenza
Danielle DispenzaNavigation Coordinator - Special Education Specialist 816-490-1922
Danielle Dispenza is a Kansas City area native who has lived in KCMO for over 10 years with her husband. Prior to staying home to raise their two children …
Robyn King
Robyn KingDIrector of SchoolAppKC
Robyn, born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, brings 15 years of education experience and over 20 years of experience in broadcast journalism to SMKCS…
Sarah Arriaga
Sarah ArriagaSchool Navigator - Spanish Bilingual Specialist
Sarah Arriaga is from wayyy southwest Kansas, a town called Liberal, KS. She moved to the area when she attended Washburn University in Topeka, KS…
Tricia McGhee
Tricia McGheeSchool Navigator - Spanish Bilingual Specialist
Motivated by her dedication to language access & family engagement with refugee, immigrant & multilingual families, Tricia served as…

Meet Our Board Members

Erik Wullschleger
Erik WullschlegerVice-President
Erik Wullschleger is the Midwest Area Director for WeWork. As a part of this growing, global company…
Patrick Amey
Patrick AmeyTreasurer
Patrick Amey is a Wealth Manager & Partner with Financial Advisory Service, Inc. in Leawood, KS. He was born and raised in Kansas City, received his undergraduate…
Lindsay Mathews
Lindsay MathewsBoard Member
Lindsay is a family law attorney who represents individuals going through a divorce, modification of custody and child support, paternity, third party custody, stepparent adoption, or minor guardianship in Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in Missouri…
Amanda Garbach
Amanda GarbachBoard Member
Amanda works as a lead project designer at the architecture firm, Gould Evans, based out of their Westport office. After finishing her master’s in architecture at Kansas State …
Nicole Collier White, CNP
Nicole Collier White, CNPBoard Member
Nicole Collier White joined Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) in January 2011. Currently, she serves as the Director of the Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation ….
Tricia Johnson
Tricia JohnsonBoard Member
Tricia Johnson has taught middle school in Chicago and internationally. Originally from Southern California, Tricia earned her master’s degree from Teachers College…
Dalton Mott
Dalton MottBoard Member
Dalton Mott is an attorney at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in the environmental group. Dalton lives in the Kansas City area with his wife and baby girl Hazel..
Susana Elizarraraz
Susana ElizarrarazBoard Member
Susana Elizarraraz is an educator from & in the community where she’s lived her whole life, Northeast Kansas City, Missouri…

Our Supportive Funders

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