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Curriculum Committee

This committee plans classes for the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall terms. We have the fun of meeting with new instructors to help them plan a class and  working with experienced instructors on their classes and schedules. We enjoy going out into the community and exploring class possibilities plus working with our weekly GEMS speakers. We plan tours, evaluate class schedules, and finalize catalog entries.

We meet once a week for 4-6 weeks prior to the beginning of classes, brainstorming ideas for the class schedule, identifying instructors, and confirming dates and course descriptions with the instructor. We get our ideas for classes and instructors from a variety of sources: suggestions from members, programs we have attended or heard about, and people we have met that might be a potential instructor. The committee also takes a turn preparing gift bags for instructors.

If this sounds like fun to you, we would like you to join us, if only for one of the next planning sessions. You can indicate your interest on a class enrollment form, contact our committee chairs, LeeAnn Hayes at and Nancy Powell at, or call the SPARK office 816-235-2870 and someone will be in touch with you.