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CPSF ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

(COLUMBIA, MO) – The Columbia Public Schools Foundation (CPSF) is pleased to announce new additions to its board of directors.

Abe Bahadori is an insurance producer at The Naught-Naught Agency. Bahadori is a CPS graduate, having attended Lee Elementary, Gentry Middle School, Jefferson Junior High, and Hickman High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lincoln University.

Gale “Hap” Hairston is director of educator preparation in the Office of Educator Quality for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. He previously served as principal at New Haven Elementary School and Rock Bridge Elementary School. Hairston has a bachelor’s degree from Central Methodist University, A master’s degree from Truman State University and doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Jason Ramsey is a commercial loan officer at the Callaway Bank. Ramsey holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Truman State University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kristen Schulte is an education coordinator for Missouri River Relief. She has a graduate degree in recreations from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in natural science education and environmental and natural resources from the University of Wyoming.

Catey Terry is outreach director for the Novak Leadership Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Terry has a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and a Master’s Degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

David Townsend is president/CEO of Agents National Title Insurance. He is a graduate of Drury University and has a law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Townsend also attended CPS and is a Hickman High School graduate.

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation is a private foundation established by community volunteers dedicated to the enrichment of public education through community giving. The Foundation has funded projects in every school, allocating more than $1 million to enhance education in the Columbia Public Schools. SPSF has supported teachers and students for more than 20 years.

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