Meet the Members of the Board of Education

Colleen Bushnell

Colleen joined the Board of Education in January, 2020. She is from Coldwater, and has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She serves as the member service representative at CMS Electric. Colleen has two children, Brylei and Evan, who are students at SCEMS.

Hanna McCleary

Hanna is from Protection, and joined the board in April of 2020, filling an unexpired term that ends in 2022. She is a South Central graduate, and has college hours. She is a Social Services Designee at Protection Valley Manor. Hanna has two boys attending SCEMS who both adore their teachers!

Kelly Herd

Kelly is from Coldwater, and was elected to the Board in 2016. She attended cosmetology training after high school and is a cosmetologist. Kelly has three children, two of whom are South Central graduates and one who is attending SCHS.

Steve Prusa

Steve is from Coldwater and began serving on the Board in 2020. He is a 1994 Coldwater HS graduate, attended Kansas State University, and received a bachelor's degree from University of Central Oklahoma. Steve is a funeral director at Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home in Coldwater, KS. His daughter graduated from SCHS and he has two sons attending SCMS and SCES.

Andy Uhl

Andy is from Wilmore and is a rancher. He has an associate's degree, and joined the Board in 2018. Andy has two children, Abriana who is a 2020 graduate of SCHS, and Tucker, who graduates in 2022.

Dean Yoder

Dean is from Coldwater, and began serving on the board in January of 2022. He graduated from Inman High School. Dean's mom is a graduate of Protection High School. Dean works at Kiowa Memorial Hospital. Dean has 3 sons and 1 daughter who all attend school at South Central.

Hayden Fletcher

Hayden is a South central graduate. He has his certificate in diesel technology, works at TNT Auto here in Coldwater. Hayden is married to Jonnie Fletcher and has one son who will be a future Timberwolf!