Sunday, April 19, 2015
Kimbrough applies for Lane Roberts' board seat
Kimbrough made the announcement on the Jim Kimbrough Teacher Facebook page..
The following message was posted:
Hello, and thank you for the "likes" and kind words that I have received since this page began twenty-four hours ago. After being encouraged by current school board members and multitudes of community patrons, I have decided to volunteer to serve the one year vacancy that will be created by the anticipated resignation of Lane Roberts. I think it goes without saying that I have a plethora of experience having worked and volunteered in Joplin Schools for the past 42 years. Please continue to like and share this page in the coming weeks as I apply for one more year on the Board of Education. I also want to thank the numerous volunteers that have stepped forward to assist me in this effort.
I want to take some time to share some information about who I am:
Jim Kimbrough is a veteran educator, having served the Joplin School District for forty-two years. Jim was associate principal of Joplin High School when he retired in 2005. In 2006, Jim was first elected to the Joplin Schools Board of Education. In 2015, Jim chose to allow others a chance to serve the children of Joplin when he chose not to run for a third term. After the election of Lane Roberts, Jim has chosen to apply for a one year term to continue educational and Board experience to the newly elected Board. After forty-two years of service in public schools, Jim is now employed at Missouri Southern State University as the Director of Talent Search.
Through the years Jim has volunteered his services to Life Choices, United Way, Salvation Army and Joplin Young Life. He also served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW Missouri.
Jim earned his Bachelor of Science in Education, Biology, at Pittsburg State University, his Master of Science in Secondary Education Administration at Missouri State University, and his Education Specialist in Administration Degree from Missouri State University.
Jim has been married to his wife, Jan, for forty-three years. Together they have raised their three daughters and now enjoy their seven grandchildren. All three daughters are graduates of Joplin High School and all have college degrees. Jim and Jan are both active members of Forest Park Baptist Church.