Mr. Darl Davis
Mr. Darl Davis is currently the Director of the Northeast RPDC. Prior to his current position he was the Superintendent of Schools at Putnam County R-1 School District in Unionville, MO. (He had been an administrator in Putnam County for 28 years.) Prior to working in the Putnam County School District, Darl worked in the LaPlata R-2 and Scotland school districts. He was a Social Studies Instructor in the Scotland County R-1 school district for 4 years. Mr. Davis has served on the Missouri State High School Activities Association Board of Directors and also served as a board member for the Missouri United Insurance School Council. Darl’s undergraduate degree is from Truman State University, his Masters Degree is from Truman State University and his Specialist Degree is from Truman State University.
Dr. Chris Belcher
Dr. Chris Belcher has 26 years of experience working in education. He has served as a biology/chemistry teacher, secondary assistant principal, central office administrator, college professor, and superintendent. Dr. Belcher has also served as an educational consultant to many public schools and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. Belcher has received a number of awards and recognitions, including Missouri State Teachers Association Administrator of the Year, the Blue Springs Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator Award, and the Peters Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship Award. He has been active in the local Rotary Club, served as a Chamber of Commerce director, is active on professional boards that serve Missouri schools, and belongs to many educational organizations.
Mrs. Deborah Sutton
Deborah Sutton is director of instructional technology with Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Instructional Technology administers state and federal education technology grant programs, and oversees state ed-tech plan implementation, approval of district technology plans, and census of technology data collection. Deb has served as advisory board representative and/or founding member of a number of state, regional, and state organizations, such as the State Educational Technology Directors Association, High Plains R*TEC, Missouri Distance Learning Association, Missouri Educational Technology Professionals Association, SuccessLink, MOREnet Council, eMINTS Advisory Board,
e-Learning:MO Leadership Team, and Missouri Homeland Security Safe Schools Working Group.
Mr. Mike English
Mike English is the President and CEO of the Missouri Council on Economic Education (MCEE), a nonprofit organization that promotes economic and financial education in Missouri schools. English directs the organization's strategic planning, fundraising efforts, and general operations. Prior to his current position, English worked for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, working with schools and other education-related nonprofit organizations. English has also served as the Executive Director for two nonprofit organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. English earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Master’s Degree in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. In addition to his current work with MCEE, English is involved with a number of civic organizations in the Kansas City area.