Each of the 27 chapters in the Missouri Region are lead by five regional officers elected by the regional membership from the various chapters within the region.
The Regional Coordinator and Co-Coordinator help guide the Missouri Region officers and act as liasons between the Missouri Region chapters and PTK International.
The Missouri Region leadership team is pictured below.
Vice President of Communications
Hi! My name is Tye Hale. I am 20 years old and a 2014 graduate from Mountain Grove High School. I am currently enrolled in Ozark Technical Community College working on my Associates of Arts degree and am a member of the Alpha Psi Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. After graduating from OTC I plan on transferring to a four year university to get a Masters in Psychology.
My favorite foods are pizza, steamed broccoli, cashew chicken and homemade pasta. A few of my hobbies include swimming, lifting weights and playing guitar.
I am happy to be the Vice President of Communications and look forward to serving the Missouri Region to the best of my abilities.
Vice President of Phi District
I am currently attending Blue River Community College in Independence, MO. In the fall of 2015 I was inducted into my local chapter, Alpha Pi Sigma. In spring of 2016 I had the honor of being elected Vice President of Phi District of the Missouri Region.
I will be graduating in the spring of 2017 and plan to transfer to UMKC to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in preparation for law school.
I place high value on an honest day’s work and take pride in my work ethic. I look forward to serving the members of the Missouri Region with his fellow regional officers.
Vice President of Theta District
I am currently attending Ozark Technical College (OTC) in Springfield, Missouri. I joined Phi Theta Kappa in the Spring of 2015 and has been very active in the organization ever since. I am currently serving as President of our chapter, Alpha Psi Tau.
I plan to graduate from OTC in the Spring of 2017 and transfer to Missouri State University. There, I plan to pursue a degree in special education. I have been working for the past five years as a teacher’s aide in a school for autism. This experience has influenced my dream to become a special education teacher in a middle school.
I am very excited to serve the Missouri Region in the coming year. If you have any questions or concerns, do no hesitate to contact me. I want to help in anyway I can.
Vice President of Kappa District
Rashell McDermott attends Jefferson College in Hillsboro Missouri, where she is president of the Xi Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She plans to get her nursing degree at Jeffco, then transfer to a University to major in Biology, while getting her BSN in nursing. Rashell has been homeschooled most of her life and is currently a senior in high school.
After college she plans to be a marine biologist or forensic scientist, and use her Nursing degree to do volunteer medical work in developing countries. In addition to Phi Theta Kappa she is involved in multiple campus organizations and is a student senator. On her spare time she enjoys acting in plays, spending time with her family, singing, playing piano and viola, and cosplaying.
began her education at Fort Scott Community College and continued her
education at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and it was there
that she was invited to join Phi Theta Kappa and started her journey
which included learning all of the amazing things that Phi Theta Kappa
had to offer members, especially in the area of Leadership. After
graduating from JCCC, her journey continued when she transferred to the
University of Kansas (KU) and it was here that she completed my
Bachelors and Masters in the area of Human Development and Family Life
with a minor in Anthropology. Upon graduating from KU, she was offered
at job at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) in Springfield,
Missouri and yet another journey began. She is currently the Instructor
for the Special Academic Programs. She is a certified Leadership
Development Studies instructor through Phi Theta Kappa, and also
teaches Leadership and American Sign Language. During her tenure
at OTC she has completed a Specialist Degree in Education
Administration and has been one of the Phi Theta Kappa advisors for the
past 17. She is currently serving as the Social Science Representative
for the International Honors Program Council and has been a Faculty
Scholar for the Honors Institute. She received the a Mosal Award in
2010 and is working on completing her project of creating a sign
language curriculum for preschool teachers. Jo was appointed the
Missouri Regional Coordinator in March and as she states, “This
is truly an honor and I am thrilled to have been chosen and yet again I
am getting ready to start another journey which should be as exciting
began his educational journey at Westminster College in Fulton,
MO. Discovering a love for sign language and working with the
deaf, he relocated to Kansas City where he attended Johnson County
Community College earning his Associate of Arts degree. He then
attended the University of Kansas where he received his Bachelor of
General Studies double majoring in Human Development and
Psychology. Continuing his interest in working with the deaf, he
then obtained his Master of Arts from the University of Kansas
specializing in Human Development and Behavior Analysis. His
graduate research was on reading education and deaf students. After
completion of his degree, he relocated to Springfield, MO where he
served as both a disability advocate and a Vocational Rehabilitation
Counselor. During this time, he completed his second Master's at
Missouri State University in Counseling and his research focus at this
time was on gender identity issues. Steve has been with Ozarks
Technical Community College since 2005 and currently serves as the Lead
Instructor for American Sign Language. These duties also include
counseling and serving as a certified instructor for Mental Health
First Aid as well as a certified Leadership Development Studies
instructor. Steve has been a Faculty Scholar for the Honors Institute
and is currently serving as the Past Chair of the Association of
Chapter Advisors. Steve was appointed the Missouri Regional Associate
Coordinator in March and looks forward to working with the advisors and
members of the Missouri Region.