Executive Officers

Serving Missouri NEA

Phillip Murray

Phillip Murray
MNEA President

Elected to office at the MNEA Representative Assembly in April 2019, Murray began his three-year term Aug. 1, 2019. He is an elementary school teacher (29 years) from Poplar Bluff School District in southeast Missouri. Murray has served his local community in a number of capacities, including site coordinator for Safe Schools Healthy Students, Poplar Bluff MNEA president (12 years), MNEA R.A. delegate, and treasurer for the successful Kids First Campaign (bond issue). He has represented MNEA members on the MNEA Board of Directors (11 years), NEA R.A. delegate, MNEA R.A. Task Force and MNEA Dues Task Force, and chaired multiple MNEA state committees. Murray was elected by the MNEA R.A. in 2011 to the NEA Board of Directors. While NEA Director, he chaired the NEA UniServ Advisory Committee, served on the New Business Item Committee and Budget Committee.

Email: phil.murray@mnea.org 
Address: 1810 E Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 644-9606
Fax: (573) 634-5646
Admin. Assist.:  Roxane Bly (roxane.bly@mnea.org)

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Rebeka McIntoshRebeka McIntosh 
MNEA Vice President

Elected to office at the MNEA Representative Assembly in April 2019, McIntosh began her three-year term Aug. 1, 2019. She worked as a teacher at the Center for Alternative Instructional Resources in the Grandview C-4 School District. McIntosh has served as a NEA R.A. state delegate, as a member of the MNEA Board of Directors and as chair of the MNEA Bylaws Committee. She served two terms on the NEA Sexual Orientation/Gender Identification Committee and was a Regional Director for the NEA GLBT Caucus. She was serving her first term as NEA Director when she was elected to her current position of MNEA vice president.   

Email: rebeka.mcIntosh@mnea.org
Address: 1810 E Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 644-9606
Fax: (573) 634-5646
Admin. Assist.:  Roxane Bly (roxane.bly@mnea.org)

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Missouri NEA has two representatives who serve on the National Education Association's Board of Directors.


As per the MNEA bylaws, MNEA President Phillip Murray will serve as Interim NEA Director beginning Sept. 1, 2019. There will be a special election at the fall MNEA Representative Assembly to fill the open NEA Director seat.


Lisa Kickbusch
NEA Director
Term expires Aug. 31, 2019.

Lisa Kickbusch, a teacher in the Pattonville School District, began her term as NEA director in September 2013. She has also served on the Missouri NEA Board of Directors, Legislative Committee, Summer Academy Host Committee and Resolutions Committee. She has been a delegate to many MNEA and NEA Representative Assemblies. Lisa received the MNEA Shirley Cromer Leadership Award in 2012. She has served as president of Pattonville NEA and as a member her local association's negotiations team.

Phone: (314) 213-8419
Email: lisa.kickbusch@mnea.org

 



Rebeka McIntoshRebeka McIntosh
NEA Director
Term expires Aug. 31, 2019.

Rebeka has served on the Missouri NEA Board of Directors and as Chair of the MNEA Bylaws Committee.  She has worked locally as chair of the West Central Governance District and president of Grandview NEA. She served two terms on the NEA Sexual Orientation/Gender Identification Committee and is a Regional Director for the NEA GLBT Caucus.  She has represented members at state and national Representative Assemblies and on a variety of task forces and work groups. Rebeka teaches elementary students at the Center for Alternative Instructional Resources in the Grandview School District. Her term as NEA Director began Sept. 1, 2017. 

Work Phone: (573) 644-9606
Email rebeka.mcintosh@mnea.org





Paul Guess

Paul Guess
NEA Director
Term begins Sept. 1, 2019.

Paul Guess, a high school special-education teacher in the North Kansas City School District High School Alternative Program, begins his term as NEA Director Sept. 1, 2019. He is currently the president of the North Kansas City NEA and has served as a delegate to the MNEA and NEA Representative Assemblies. Guess has also served as his local affiliate vice president, member of the negotiations team, and building representative. Guess, who has a master’s degree from Avila College in Kansas City, and a bachelor’s degree in history and social science from Cedarville College in Ohio, is married to Lisa Guess, Smithville NEA president.

Phone: (816) 516-1278
Email: paul.guess@mnea.org

 




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