Board of Directors
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Dr. Erin Vader
Jefferson City Catholic Schools
Rabbi Shlomo Sokora
Great Plains Alliance of Christian Schools
Dr. Daniel Peters
Kansas City - St. Joseph Catholic Schools
Kansas City Independent Schools
Springfield - Cape Girardeau Catholic Schools
The Missouri Council for American Private Education was formed in 1981. It was the first of the 33 state-level affiliates of the Council for American Private Education.
MoCAPE seeks to promote the vitality of Missouri's private and religious schools by:
providing a framework for communication and cooperation among members fostering sound public policy regarding private and religious schools
encouraging diversity in education
striving to provide families with a choice of schools for their children
MoCAPE serves its member schools by:
Communicating with partner schools to inform them about state and federal programs and how to participate in them.
Offering monthly trainings to members on relevant and meaningful topics.
Coordinating efforts regionally and across the state in response to legislation that will impact member schools.
Working with Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) officials to enhance cooperation and facilitate participation of private schools in state and federal education programs.
Monitoring proposed state education legislation that could impact private and religious schools and advocating on behalf of member schools.
Working with CAPE and State CAPE Network to engage legislators at the national level and advocate on behalf of member schools.