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    Rob Simmons

     

     

     

     

     

    Ken Johnson

     

     

     

     

    Tyson Roylance

     

    Mike Garza

  • Jennifer Stevenson - Director District 1

    jstevenson@othelloschools.org

    Member of the school board since December 11, 2017
    Term Expires 2020

    Jenn Stevenson is a mother to four children, all of whom are students in the Othello School District.  She and her husband, Mike, have been active members of the Othello community for over 12 years. Jenn is the Director of The Old Hotel Art Gallery, a local art gallery, art classes location, visitor center and historical location in Othello.  She has been active in this and the Sandhill Crane Festival, the largest tourist event in Othello, for almost three years.  She is also active in Cub Scouts, her church, and Relay for Life. She is passionate about quilting, food, volunteering, and her children. Jenn has been attending board meetings since before her oldest child started kindergarten.  Off and on she had considered running for the board but finally felt her voice would make a difference and be able to bring positive change.  Her goals are to bring a different perspective to the board, encourage positive changes and be a voice for the students. 

    Robert Simmons - Director District 2

    rsimmons@othelloschools.org

    Member of the school board since December 12, 2007
    Terms Expires 2019

    Dr. Rob Simmons has been serving the families of Othello at his business, Simmons Family Chiropractic, for the past 22 years. He has the privilege of working alongside his wife andfather-in-law who are both practicing chiropractors as well. 12 years ago he decided to run for school board to expand his area of service. After serving 3 terms on the Othello School Board, the decision to run for a 4th term was an easy decision to make. The fact is, he still has apassion to advocate for the education of ALL of the children in our community. With all 3 of his children attending Othello schools, he has a first-hand perspective when it comes to student challenges and successes in our schools. He believes it is important to have high expectations of our students and staff, to hold our superintendent accountable for results, and to represent the needs of our entire community and ALL students. In the 12 years he has served, his fellow board members have chosen him to be their board president for 4 of those years. He has helped lead the district in a common sense fashion that has allowed for increased opportunities for our students and staff while maintaining a healthy financial state.

    Kenneth Johnson - Director District 3

    kjohnson@othelloschools.org

    Member of the school board since December 11, 2017
    Term Expires 2020

    Ken Johnson is a general contractor specializing in glazing. He and his wife, Heidi Johnson, own and operate Johnson’s Glass right here in Othello. He has been a member of the community for nearly 50 years, having raised his family in Othello along with his wife. While being a contributing member to the Othello community, he has served on the Othello City Council for 14 years (6 of which he was the Mayor Pro Temp), the Adams County Development Council for 10 years, and as a volunteer firefighter for 26 years. He is passionate about his family, the community, and the value of hard and honest work. His goal in joining the school board is to see students, administration, and the school district as a whole continue to reach their maximum potential for learning, leadership, and success in this ever changing educational climate. He is up for the challenge of digging in and getting to work on the issues faced by our fast growing community and how it affects the Othello School District. 

    Tysons Roylance - Director District 4 (Interim)

    troylance@othelloschools.org

    Member of the school board since March 11, 2019
    Term Expires 2020

    Bio to come.

     

     

     

    Mike Garza - Director At-Large

    migarza@othelloschools.org

    Member of the school board since December 23, 2013
    Term Expires 2019

    Mike Garza and his wife Eve are lifelong Othello residents. Mike has served on the Othello School Board since 2015, and has always had a desire to serve and give back to his community. Thus, he decided to run for a second term and continue contributing to the community. Mike firmly believes that education is a key to success in life. He is excited to be part of the school board and for the opportunity it affords him to be part of a group of individuals who wholeheartedly believe in bettering the education system in Othello. Mike is extremely excited with the recent changes and refocusing of District leadership, a new vision and resolve to bring forth life-changing opportunities to the students of the district. Mike wants the Othello School District to be innovators, leaders and trailblazers in education, and he knows it will require contributions and involvement from students, educators, administrators and parents to make this a reality. He is convinced community involvement is vital to ensure that we are at the forefront of education. Mike is married and has four children, 3 of whom have graduated from OHS, with his daughter currently a senior at OHS.  He is involved with several boards in Othello, including his local church board.

     “We create and cultivate a safe environment of respect and rapport, where instruction is intentional, engaging, challenging, and accessible for all students.”