Denise Buersmeyer began her career in 1993 as an educator in the field of special education and reading. She worked in SJSD from 1999-2001 as a special education teacher at Lake Contrary. For three years following, she was the director of a special education cooperative. She returned to SJSD in 2004 as the Coordinator of Special Education. She was appointed as the Assistant Director of Special Education Services in 2008, and in 2009 as the Director of Special Services.
Denise holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Central Missouri. She also has an Education Specialist degree in Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is currently attending Baker University pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Her areas of teaching certification are: K-12 Learning Disabilities, K-12 Special Reading, and 7-12 Social Studies. Her administration certification is in Special Education.