High School Administrators
Bilee Grable - High School Principal
The position of a high school principal holds immense responsibility for shaping the academic future of countless students and establishing a collaborative educational environment. My name is Bilee Jo Grable, and I am privileged to have the opportunity to support the continued success of Piper High School as your building principal.
As a high school principal, I strive to foster a dynamic and enriching learning environment where all students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. This introductory bio offers a glimpse into my beliefs, aspirations, and commitment as an educational leader. I am eager to work together with the entire school community to realize our shared vision for a successful and progressive learning institution.
I am from and still live in the Kansas City area. You can say that I am a girl from the “Dotte!” I am married to Jeff Grable, and we have three wonderful kids, Brooke (29), Hunter Jo (25), Beau (22), and a grandson Linkon (2). Since Jeff and I are empty nesters, we spend time together watching our grandson or caring for our farm. Taking care of cattle has been a learning experience. Hat’s off to all our farmers!!
Professionally, I am an accomplished educator in my 27th year of service to the profession. Of those 27 years, this is my 13th year in administration. In my 12 years as a school administrator, I served as the Assistant Principal at Piper Elementary and Piper East Elementary for 2 ½ years. Previously, I was the PROUD principal at Piper Prairie Elementary!
During my leadership at Piper Prairie Elementary, the building received the Governor’s Achievement Award in 2015, recognizing the Top 5% of Elementary Schools in Kansas, and the 2020 High Exemplary National Blue Ribbon Award, recognizing the top 5 schools in the state of Kansas. I continue serving on Dr. Randy Watson’s principal advisory committee for Kansas this year.
My leadership style is personable, authentic, and genuine. I am committed to the success of every child, and my drive and will to provide equitable access to all learners is what moves me to come to work each morning.
Education plays a significant role in the future of every individual. It starts with the relationships with all stakeholders, the curriculum taught in schools, and data-informed instructional decision-making.
Please know that I value home/school communication. It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success. I encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises and to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, assessments, social-emotional wellness, school activities, and other events and happenings.
Your child receives the best education when you, our dedicated teachers, and staff work as a team. A parent’s enthusiasm, support, and involvement inspire children to do their best, and a teacher's ability to teach what they need to learn. Together we can achieve beautiful things!
Again, I am privileged to have the opportunity to support the continued success of Piper High School as your building principal. Piper High School is a place alive with energy, enthusiasm, and a high standard of excellence! It is indeed a place where opportunities abound!
“It’s always a great day to be a Pirate!”
Dr. Taylor Mapp - Piper High School Assistant Principal / Activities Director
Dr. Mapp has served as the Assistant Principal /Athletics & Activities Director at Piper High School since August 2021. Dr. Mapp has been involved in education as a teacher, coach, and administrator for 10 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Education from Pittsburg State University. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Health and Human Performance from Pittsburg State University, a Master of Science Certificate in Building Leadership from Pittsburg State University, and earned his Doctorate in Leadership from Concordia University Chicago.
Prior to his duties as an administrator, he spent 8 years teaching a variety of science classes at Gardner Edgerton High School, Wheatridge Middle School, Pittsburg Community Middle School, and Golden City High School. During his teaching career he coached cross country and track at multiple levels including 4 years coaching at Pittsburg State University.
Dr. Mapp is married to Ramey Mapp who is also an educator teaching kindergarten at Piper Prairie Elementary School.
Robert Cave, Jr. - Piper High School Assistant Principal
Robert Cave is starting his second year as an assistant principal at PHS. His duties include serving as the high school Academy Coordinator and Curriculum & Instruction.
Mr. Cave has been an educator in Kansas for over 25 years, teaching Language Arts, Convergent Journalism, Media & Public Relations: Newspaper, Digital Media Technology: Yearbook, Photojournalism, AVID, and in the Distinguished Scholars 21st Century Academy for the Olathe School District. There, Mr. Cave served in many leadership roles, including as department chair, district curriculum and assessments committee member, and chair of the Building Leadership Team. Mr. Cave received the Norman I. Reist Teaching Excellence Award in 2014.
Mr. Cave believes in being an instructional leader that creates a culture of education that is safe, nourishing, and open for both staff and students. He achieves to be a visible presence that uses communication, affirmation, and relationships to create and enact a shared vision inspired by the values and beliefs of themselves and their staff.
Mr. Cave lives in Olathe with his wife, Jaleah, and their two sons, Rawlan and Declan. In his free time, he enjoys music, movies, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Kelsey Anselmi- Piper High School Assistant Principal
Kelsey Anselmi is an Olathe native, graduating from Olathe NW High School and Benedictine College with a B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education. Later, Kelsey pursued her Master's degree in Educational Leadership through Emporia State University. Kelsey has spent the last ten years teaching and coaching in various parts of the country including North and South Carolina, and Texas. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, Kelsey was a high school and middle school math teacher for six years and a math instructional coach for four years. She is passionate about high levels of learning for ALL students and is excited about bringing her passion for learning to Piper. When not at work you can find Kelsey staying active and living her life to the fullest. Rock climbing, cycling, watching sports, and hanging with her 5 year old golden retriever and partner take up the majority of her free time. GO PIRATES!!!