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Back row: Michael Gray, Brian Foster, Jon Oden, Dr. Ken Brown (President)
Front row: Amy Svaty, Jaret Wohler, Craig Mans (former BOE member)

(See individual board member's biography and contact information below.)

Name: Dr. Ken Brown

Family: Wife, Susan (SGS PE Teacher); Daughters - Lauren, Morgan, McKenzie, Madison

Education: BS (1986) - Secondary Education, MS (1992) - Curriculum & Instruction, PhD (2004) - Curriculum & Instruction, from Kansas State University

Occupation: Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at Sterling College

Term Expires: 2019

Goals for USD 376: To maintain a strong and continued focus on increased student achievement and enhancement of the teaching/learning process, to provide a safe and secure environment for the children and young adults of our community; to establish resources and avenues of support required to retain and recruit quality personnel while enhancing the facilities of our district; to maintain these initiatives through responsible fiscal strategies and active searches of alternate sources of funding.

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620-727-4192
     Email: kbrown@sterling.edu


Name:  Jaret Wohler

Family:
 Wife, Tina; Children, Julia and Zac

Education: B.S in Agribusiness from Kansas State University


Occupation: Sales Manager at Downing Sales & Service Inc.

Term Expires:

Goals for USD 376: To ensure our children get a first class education.  That will enable them to be well-rounded productive men and women in whatever they choose to do. I will do whatever I can to ensure Sterling continues to be a great place to raise a family.


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Name: Brian Foster

Family:
Spouse, Donna; Son, Bobby

Education:
Sterling High School (1970), Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Sterling College (1975)

Occupation: Retired U.S. Navy Officer (1982-2002), Former Theatre Instructor/Technical Director of Northwest Kansas Cultural Arts Center, Colby Community College (1977-1982), Part-time Mailroom Supervisor, Sterling College (2005-Present)

Affiliations: Rice County Arts Council, Inc., President; Studio 96; Main Street Sterling; Sterling Historic Preservation; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Naval Institute; Surface Navy Association

Term Expires: 2017

Goals for USD 376: To represent the traditional values which make Sterling a great place for our children, to seek true consensus and not listening only to the loudest voice, to respect "where the money comes from," to strive for transparency, and to hold all accountable, including myself.

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     Phone:
620-278-2888



Name: Jon Oden

Family:
 Wife, Heather; Sons, J.J., Jacob, Cody; Daughter, Caitlin

Education: 
Sterling High School (1989); BS Degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University (1994)

Occupation: Farmer/Rancher

Term Expires: 2017

Goals for USD 376:
To keep Sterling school system strong, provide best possible education for Sterling's kids, keep budgets in check, and support teachers, administration and support staff.

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620-278-6410
   

Name: Michael Gray

Family:
Married to wife Amber and together they have three children Carson, Lily, and Allie

Education: 
BS in Business Administration and Minor in Christian Education

Occupation: Paster of CrossPoint Church and Manager of Kansas Kids Closet

Term Expires: 2017 

Goals for USD 376: To provide the best opportunities for Sterling children to be educated and prepared for their futures.


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316-706-7778
                
    

Name: Amy Svaty

Family: Sons, Noah and Micah; daughter, Cora

Education: BS Christian Education - Sterling College 2002

Occupation: Quality Control Manager, Sterling Services

Term Expires: 2019

Goals for USD 376: To continue to provide the best possible education for our children, support our teachers, staff, and administration, and be fiscally responsible.

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  620-204-0507
     Email:  amysvaty@gmail.com


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