Sept. 24, 2021
Ray-Pec community,

Over the past year, I have met a multitude of outstanding individuals in this school district. This past week, our Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation honored two members of this community, who also are Ray-Pec Alums, as this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. I want to congratulate both Shauna Stephenson and Stephen Rew!
Shauna Stephenson

Shauna graduated from Ray-Pec High School in 1998. During high school, Shauna was involved in National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, and Red Cross. 

After high school, she graduated from Avila University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Shauna has been in banking for 24 years and has worked at Community Bank of Raymore since 2007. She is currently Senior Vice President and Retail Banking Manager at Community Bank of Raymore.

Shauna and her husband of 18 years, Tim Stephenson, who is also a 1998 Ray-Pec graduate, have two children, Alex and Brooke, who both attend Ray-Pec schools. 

Stephen Rew

Stephen Rew is a 1999 graduate of Ray-Pec High School. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Education from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. 

In his career as an educator he has received his district’s Teacher of the Year Award two times (Drexel, 2005, and Ray-Pec, 2013). 

Stephen is in his fifth year as the vocal music teacher at Ray-Pec High School. Previously, he taught music for eight years at Eagle Glen Intermediate School, and three years at Ray-Pec Middle School.

Stephen and his wife, Cindy (Ray-Pec High School graduate from the Class of 2000), and their children, Mason and Chloe, live in Raymore. 
Looking forward

I wrote to you last week that there are so many things to look forward to this school year, and I cannot wait to share more of those things with you. If there is one thing that being your superintendent has taught me over the past year, it is that this is a strong community bound by the common goal of having a tremendous school district.

Thank you for entrusting your children to the Ray-Pec School District,

Mike Slagle