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Dan Schweizer, Board Member

Dan Schweizer, President

dan.schweizer@usd309ks.org

 

Dan has been a board member since 2015 and serves on the Negotiations Committee.  He previously served on the board from 2007 to 2011.  Dan farms west of Nickerson; he has been a farmer all his life.  Dan is married to Cindy Schweizer, and they have three children.  Their oldest child attends Hutchinson Community College, and their two younger children attend USD 309 school.  In his spare time, Dan enjoys watching Panther athletics and watching his children compete.

 

Board Member Valorie Garcia

Valorie Garcia, Member

valorie.garcia@usd309ks.org

 

Valorie has been a board member since 2018.  She is the Accounts Payable Associate for Reno County Clerks office, where she has worked since 2009.  Valorie is married to David Garcia.  They have 2 children; Tre’ and Adan who attend Nickerson High School.  Valorie is involved in Panther Pride.  In her spare time she loves watching her very active boys with all of their sports, other activities, and being with family and friends.

 

Jason Ontjes, Board Member

Jason Ontjes, Vice President

jason.ontjes@usd309ks.org

 

Jason has been a board member since 2015 and serves on the District Facilities and Strategic Planning Committees.  Jason is the Fleet Manager at Jacam Chemicals since 2001.  He is married to Erin Ontjes, and they have three children attending USD 309 schools.

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Apfel, Board Member

Mike Apfel, Member

mike.apfel@usd309ks.org

 

Mike Apfel has been a board member since 2015.  He serves on the District Facilities and Strategic Planning Committees. He works at Showalter Farms, and has been there since 2010. Mike has one daughter who currently attends Nickerson High School.  In Mike’s spare time, he enjoys watching his daughter compete in sports.

 

 

 

 

Brian Teichmann, Board Member

Brian Teichmann, Member

brian.teichmann@usd309ks.org

 

Brian has been a board member since 2018 and serves on the District Facilities and Strategic Planning Committees.  He is the owner of Advanced Health Insurance Solutions since 2000, and he is the owner of Heartland Builders, LLC, since 2015.  Brian is married to Lara Teichmann, and they have two children attending USD 309 schools.  In Brian’s spare time, he is President of Redneck’s for Christ, and he enjoys hunting and racing.

 

Brett Engleland

Brent Engelland, Member

brent.engelland@usd309ks.org

 

Brent has been a board member since 2018 and serves on the Board Negotiations Committee.  He is a mechanic with Kansas Department of Transportation, where he has worked since 2000.  Brent also farms south and west of Nickerson since 1998.  Brent is married to Jodie Engelland.  They have four children; Bryanna attends college in Colby, and Brooke, Brylee and Taylor all attend USD 309 schools.  In Brent’s spare time, he enjoys watching his children compete in athletics.