Bullimore accepts Career Center job

Posted on 02/26/2019

I am excited about the opportunity to transition from the middle school to the career center and am passionate about working with students and staff within the career and technical trade education realm– a role I think holds an exciting future.  I love education as evidenced by my various roles within the district as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, and now director - and I just want to see our students, staff, and district succeed.  I look forward to familiarizing myself with our Career Center and staff this coming spring as I’ve met with the staff as a whole, and plan to schedule individual meetings with staff members and see how I can support the amazing things they are doing.  We know that career and technical trades are in high demand throughout the United States and we would like to make taking that step a little easier and accessible for more students. I plan to focus on continuing to strengthen the climate and culture at ESACC and within our sending schools.  I look forward to continuing the upward momentum that the career center has already created by capitalizing on the great things already happening, working with the staff to continue to increase our programming, and continuing to improve our relationship and branding within our sending communities.  

I would really like to give thanks to our central office leaders, and the board of education for this opportunity.  My family and I love living in Excelsior Springs and continue to appreciate the opportunities we’ve had to work in such an amazing and supportive school district.  It is important to me to continue to be very visible and involved in our Excelsior Springs community.  I think there are some great partnerships out there to be made between our Career Center and businesses within our community. I will continue to be deeply committed to the talented staff, students, and parents of Excelsior Springs.


Melea(wife) and our children Aames(7), Asher(5), and Isla(4).  

Bullimore History in ES:

Having started my career at ESSD at Lewis Elementary School in 2005, I got to know students who came through his physical education class along with athletes I coached.  After two years at Lewis, I then transferred to the high school where I again taught physical education, health and human performance. My experience in coaching soon led me to the position of head boys and girls soccer coach, and then in 2013 I became the strength and conditioning coordinator for all weight classes and activities. In 2014, after 10 years in the district, I hung up my coach’s whistle and took the position as the high school’s assistant principal for two years.  In 2016, I was hired as the Middle School Principal in which one of the many facets of my position was to help develop, implement, and oversee school improvement strategies. I earned my Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri in 2018.