District Education Center

District Education Center The Superintendent's office is located in the District Education Center at 998 Platte Falls Road in Platte City. The Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents can be reached at 816-858-5420 and welcome your comments, suggestions, and input.

District Education Center Staff


  • Dr. Jay Harris, Superintendent
  • Dr. Drew White, Deputy Superintendent
  • Danielle Nickell, Secretary to the Board of Education, Executive Assistant to Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of Schools

Business and Finance

  • Wayne Krueger, Interim Executive Director of Business Services
  • Emmy Brown, Business Services Manager
  • Lynda Cowan, Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist
  • Cheryl Spears, Part-time/Temporary Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist
  • Stacy Hinds & Amber Rodriquez, Part-time/Temporary Contracted Payroll Service

Communications & Partnerships

  • Laura Hulett, Director of Communications
  • Brian Noller, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Personnel and Operations

  • Ashley Jones, Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Dr. Devin Doll, Executive Director of Operations
  • JT Thomas, Director of Transportation
  • Kimberly Schwichtenberg, Assistant Director of Transportation
  • Debi Jurkovac, Executive Administrative Assistant for Operations
  • Bobbi Wheeler, Human Resources Specialist
  • Grady Robertson,  Executive  Administrative Assistant for Human Resources
  • Connie Wuebben,  Executive  Administrative Assistant for Human Resources

Academics and Pupil Services 

  • Dr. Alicia Casey, Executive Director of Academic Services
  • Dr. Aaron Duff, Director of Secondary Education
  • Dr. Jennifer McClure, Director of Elementary Education
  • Glenda Christensen, Executive Administrative Assistant for Academic Services and District Education Center
  • Kelli Woods, Executive Administrative Assistant for Academic Services
  • Dr. Jennifer Beutel, Executive Director of Pupil Services
  • Dr. Chad Sayre, Director of Student Services
  • Susie Murphy, Executive Administrative Assistant for Pupil Services

Platte County R-3 School District Organizational Chart

To view the 2023-24 organizational chart for the Platte County R-3 School District, click here.