My name is Bane Ballou. This is my first year at KCIA and my thirty-third year in education. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from UMKC. Before coming to KCIA, I worked for school districts in Belton, Harrisonville, and Independence. I retired as the Director of Finance from the Raytown School District at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, with most summer weekends spent at the lake. My husband, Shaun Henry, and I have three great kids between us, Phillip, Kaden, and Jace, plus two amazing grandkids, Preston and Paisley. And last but not least, we have three rescue guinea pigs named Ted, Teddy, and Buffy. I am excited to be a part of the KCIA team!