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Music educator

Laura Shelby Kilpatrick, music educator. Achievements include National Anthem soloist for Kansas City Royals Baseball Team in 1996 and 2004. Finalist Teacher of the Year, Indep. School District, 2003, 2006; Outstanding teacher grant, Governor Employees Hospital Association, 2003, 2004. Member of Music Educators National Conference, Missouri State Teachers Association.

Background

Kilpatrick, Laura Shelby was born on February 27, 1961 in Des Moines. Daughter of Nicholas Ligear and Barbara Slezak Shelby.

Education

Bachelor of Science in music education, University Missouri, 1983. Master in education, Lesley University, 2001.

Career

Executive assistant Pebble Beach Company, Pebble Beach, California, 1985—1991, Century Finance, Kansas City, Missouri, 1992—1994. Office manager Space Developers, Callahan Construction, Trinitas, Old Town Corporation, Independence, 1994—1996. Children and youth choir director Christ United Methodist Church, 1993—2003.

Music teacher Thomas Hart Benton Elementary, 1996—2001. Teacher Bryant Elementary, since 2001. Director Independence School District Wide Holiday Concert, 1999, 2001, Kansas City Chorale Holiday Concert, Independence, 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include National Anthem soloist for Kansas City Royals Baseball Team in 1996 and 2004.

Religion

The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

Views

The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.

Membership

Member of Music Educators National Conference, Missouri State Teachers Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sports and health, movies and live performances.

Connections

Married Mark Allen Kilpatrick, July 28, 1984. Children: Jennifer Morgan, Mitchell Austin.

father:
Nicholas Ligear

mother:
Barbara Slezak Shelby

spouse:
Mark Allen Kilpatrick

child:
Jennifer Morgan Kilpatrick

child:
Mitchell Austin Kilpatrick