Venita Thurman was previously the Director of Student Supports at Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy. She has served in urban education in the Kansas City metro with Kansas City Kansas Public Schools and Hickman Mills C-1 School District as a teacher, Dean of Students, and School Principal. Additionally, she served two years as a Principal in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Ms. Thurman has a B.Ed in Business from Washburn University and a M.A. in School Leadership from Baker University.