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District Mission
The mission of the Crawford County R-I School District is to provide, in partnership with the community, the best educational opportunities through a commitment to excellence in curriculum, instruction, personnel, and facilities in a safe, caring environment that allows all students to grow and develop as responsible citizens.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Albert Hotz. I have been a Substitute Teacher and a Sub Bus Driver for a couple of years, and I am driving a regular bus route this year. I have a Bachelors Degree in History and very much enjoy doing historical research. I love to fish and also play the guitar. My family is originally from Bourbon, and the house where I now live was built by my mother’s great grandfather (several generations back) in 1854. I attended BHS my freshman year before the family moved to Rolla. I am very glad to be part of the Bourbon School family.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Travis Branson. I have a baby boy that is due on October 26. I have a BA in Social Sciences from Missouri Baptist University. I have been teaching in Missouri for 2 years now. I previously taught English in the Czech Republic for 6 months. I served in the military for 4 years as an infantryman. I am a baseball fan and love the Cardinals. I currently teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for Bourbon Middle School.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Tara Eikermann and I have been married to Lance for 10 years. We have a daughter, Aubrie , who is 17 months old. She keeps me very busy, but I enjoy each and every moment.

    I attended Bourbon School from kindergarten and graduated in 1999. I went to East Central College and later transferred to Central Methodist University. I graduated with my teaching degree in 2010.

    I have been with this school district for several years as a paraprofessional and a substitute teacher. I was also the high school cheerleading coach for 5 years. I am returning to the district as a paraprofessional in the middle school. I will be working in the 5-8th grade Essential Skills Classroom with Mrs. Todisman. I am truly excited to be back and looking forward to the new school year.

    My hobbies include spending time outdoors. I love watching my daughter enjoy nature and everything life has to offer on this beautiful Earth. I also cherish family time. Lastly, I am huge sports fan, anything from the St. Louis Cardinals to my favorite college basketball team the Duke Blue Devils.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Tammy Zuzack. I am married to Mike Zuzack and we have
    two children in Bourbon Schools, Kathryn & Mike Jr. I have been a
    Substitute teacher at Bourbon Elementary for the past 6 years and a
    Parent Volunteer with Oak Hill 4-H. I enjoy spending time with my family and photography.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Rick Denaro. I am joining the Bourbon School family as a bus driver this year. My family is from the Bourbon area. I have been a full time resident for the past 16 years. I’m an outdoors person – I enjoy hunting and fishing the area lakes and rivers.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    Hi my name is Nicole Butyenek. I am married to Danny Butyenek and we have three children, Jake age 14, Brett age 10, and Jenna age 3. I have an Associate of Arts degree from East Central College in General Studies. I have seven years combined experience working in education as a paraprofessional and as a substitute teacher. I enjoy being with family and friends and our family is active in 4 H and our church. I feel blessed and am thankful to have the opportunity to work as a one to one paraprofessional in kindergarten this year.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Misty Blue. I am a Bourbon Alumni and currently work as an Administrative Assistant in the Middle School and as a Cheerleading Coach at the High School. I have three children: Dillon who attends BHS, Megan and Madison who are identical twins attending BMS. I also have a wonderful husband, Scott, who is a US Navy Veteran and currently works at Crawford Electric. We have been married for 20 years and traveled many places in our Navy career, but home is where we landed! My hobbies include reading, crafting, and my favorite hobby is any athletic event that my children are participating in! I am a Warhawk Cheerleader at heart! I am looking forward to an exciting and very busy year!
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Marcus Bailey. I recently got hired on at Bourbon Middle School for the 5th grade. I take extreme pride in this because this is where my family is from and where I grew up. I am married to Kelli Bailey who also attended Bourbon through most of her grade school. Kelli Bailey is a teacher at Clark Vitt in Union and also is a Varsity Volleyball coach. My mother and father are Jeff and Melody Bailey. My mother and father are a big reason why I am where I am today. I received my degree in Elementary Education from Lindenwood University. I will also be the 7th grade Middle School basketball coach and the Junior Varsity baseball coach. When I am not in school I love to spend time with my family. My family is the most important thing to me. In my free time I love to go bass fishing and be on my boat.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Joye Carter. I am married to Rev. Ed Carter who is the pastor at Calvary Southern Baptist Church in Bourbon. We have two sons. Jake is 25 and will graduate from SIU in December. Luke is 21 and is a senior at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, AR. I have been working in the Missouri Public School systems for 30 years. I am a graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. I am very active in my church where I teach Sunday School and I am co-commissioner of our Upward Sports program. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family. I am the Eighth Grade English Instructor.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Jeanelle Mahurin. I have been married for thirteen years to my husband, Edwin “Scot” Mahurin. I received my Bachelors Degree in 2000 and my Masters Degree in 2005 from Missouri Baptist University. I have taught fifth grade for the past 16 years in the Gasconade County R-2 School District. The first six years I taught fifth grade special education. My husband and I love spending time with family (spoiling our nieces and nephews), watching and participating in sports, and riding our motorcycle all over the countryside. I am proud and honored to be a member of the Bourbon Warhawks and am excited to teach fourth grade, as well as coach the Bourbon Varsity and Junior High Volleyball teams.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Devon Payne and I am the new middle school computers teacher. I will also be coaching middle school boys’ basketball. I have been married to Tiffany Payne for 6 years and we have two beautiful daughters, Abbigail - age 4 and Anderson - age 1. I grew up in Bourbon and graduated in 2007. I received my associate’s degree from Hannibal LaGrange University in 2009, my bachelor’s degree from Missouri Baptist University in 2011 and my Master’s degree from Missouri Baptist University in 2012. I will be going into my 6th year in education. I enjoy spending as much time with my family as possible. Outside of that - I love the outdoors, sports, and spending time with friends
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    Christine Scheel, Bourbon High School's new Library/Media Specialist and A+ Coordinator, comes to us from the Belle/Bland School District where she taught for the past 16 years. Chris grew up in Alabama where she attended Jacksonville State University and received a BS degree in education. She taught 4 years in Georgia and then enjoyed several years raising her boys at home. Soon after her family moved to Bland, Ms. Scheel resumed her teaching career. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sewing, and traveling.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    My name is Brooke Tolbert. I am the 2nd Grade SPED Teacher at Bourbon Elementary. I finished last year teaching preschool one semester at Bourbon Elementary. I live in small town, Desoto, Missouri. I have a dog who loves to do tricks. I have two nieces and one nephew whom I spoil like my own children. I graduated from University of Missouri St. Louis with my Bachelor’s Degree. I am currently taking classes at Missouri Baptist University and will graduate in December with my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I enjoy traveling, going to baseball games, and any activity outdoors.
  • Welcome New Staff!
    Welcome New Staff!
    Hi, my name is Amy Bridgeman and I am the new paraprofessional for the SOAR program. I will also be the ISS monitor. This is my first year as a paraprofessional for the Crawford County RI school district. I graduated in 2004 with my BS in Human Services from Hannibal LaGrange University. My husband, Allen, and I live in Cuba with our four children; Bret 15, Paige 14, Gaven 13 and Ty 11. We also have 7 dogs! My hobbies include spending time with family, coaching soccer alongside my husband, cooking and reading. I look forward to the 2016-17 school year.
  • Congratulations for Receiving Years of Service Award - 5 year pin
    Congratulations for Receiving Years of Service Award - 5 year pin
    Recipients of the 5 Years of Service award pin: Angela Witt, Janice Griffin (not pictured), Terra Heidle, Penny Perriguey, Diana Siess, Whitney Bridgeman
  • These Employees Received 10 Year Pin
    These Employees Received 10 Year Pin
    Jamie Ridenhour, Cindy Muschany, Jeanette Weppner, Jessica Becker, Judy Pennock, Matt Ketcherside, Joe Obermark, Missy Paquin, Valli Ertl, Ellen Martin
  • These Employees received a 15 Years of Service Milestone Pin
    These Employees received a 15 Years of Service Milestone Pin
    Danielle Rosemann, Danny Payne, Terri Rowden
  • These Employees Received a Shining Star Plaque for 20 Years of Service
    These Employees Received a Shining Star Plaque for 20 Years of Service
    Valarie McEuen, Christy Nolie, Nicole McCoy, Patricia Thompson
  • These Employees Received An Acrylic Star Trophy Collection Plaque for 25 Years of Service
    These Employees Received An Acrylic Star Trophy Collection Plaque for 25 Years of Service
    Angie Bloomner, Norma Pippin
Bourbon, MO

Superintendent's Message

5 months ago

    We believe that education provides the opportunity for students to achieve their full potential.  Our dedicated staff works to help students obtain the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes to be lifelong learners.  In addition to the development of academic skills, we reinforce and nurture the character traits necessary to be productive citizens of integrity.  We offer a challenging curriculum within a safe and caring environment.  Our students' families and community members are invited and encouraged to be active participants in the learning process. We hope that the information found within this website assists you in learning more about us.  If you have any questions, please contact us.  We would be proud to have you as a member of our learning team!                                            


Patricia L. Thompson,  Superintendent

News Release from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Results of the First Census Administration of the ACT® Released for Missouri Students

http://goo.gl/EdToqW

ACT® results for Missouri’s graduating class of 2016 are now available. For the first time, the results reflect the performance of an entire senior class, resulting in a new baseline for the state. Therefore, the latest results cannot be compared with previous years. In 2015, Missouri began offering a one-time administration of the ACT® to all 11th graders in the state at no cost to the student. Those students’ scores are included in the ACT® data released today. Missouri students’ participation in the years just prior to 2015 included 71 percent to 77 percent of the graduating class.

Nationally, 64 percent of all 2016 high school graduates took the ACT®, with a national composite score of 20.8. The composite score is the average of the most recent ACT® scores of all graduates.

The composite score for the Missouri class of 2016 is 20.2. Following are the composite scores in states that tested 100 percent of graduating students from highest composite score to lowest composite score:

Minnesota – 21.1
Illinois – 20.8
Colorado – 20.6
Wisconsin – 20.5
Michigan – 20.3
North Dakota – 20.3
Montana – 20.3
Missouri – 20.2
Utah – 20.2
Kentucky – 20.0
Wyoming – 20.0
Tennessee – 19.9
Louisiana – 19.5
Alabama – 19.1
North Carolina – 19.1
South Carolina – 18.5
Mississippi – 18.4
Nevada – 17.7

Missouri uses the ACT® as one of its measures of college and career readiness. One of the primary goals of Missouri’s Top 10 by 20 campaign is for every Missouri student to graduate high school ready for college and career.

Thank you,
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education | Communications | 573-751-3469 | dese.mo.gov
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