Son replaces dad on Goessel school board
Goessel’s school board has picked Bryant Miller to fill the unexpired term of his father, Dan, who died April 23.
Bryant also has filed for election to the seat in November.
A 2010 graduate of Goessel High School, he has a master’s degree in family studies and child therapy and works as a therapist at Prairie View in Newton.
His wife, Chrystiana, is a Goessel reading teacher who specializes in English as a second language.
In addition to a new board member, the district will have three new staff members this fall.
Alicia Oard, who grew up on a farm near Abilene, will teach agriculture, be faculty sponsor for FFA, and help sponsor cheerleading.
A Kansas State University graduate, she previously taught agriculture at Herington and is working on a master’s degree.
Daven “Tony” Girard, who previously worked at a dairy, will be junior and senior high school custodian, working primarily in afternoons and early evenings and possibly substituting as a bus driver. He and his wife live in Goessel.
Sandra Duerksen will move up to replace Barb Banman, who retired as food service director. Filling the vacancy created will be Susie Shipp, a former substitute paraeducator, secretary, and cook who now will work full-time as high school cook.
Shipp still has one child in high school. Her other children are all Goessel graduates.
Enrollment this week
Enrollment for Goessel schools will be Thursday and Friday this week. School begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 17. Supply lists are available at Keith’s Foods in Goessel and other area stores.