Board of Education


Members of the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education are patrons who voluntarily serve the community. Meetings are generally held the first and third Monday of each month (except holidays) at 6:30 PM. Board of Education meetings will be accessible remotely for the foreseeable future in response to state and local orders in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Meeting livestreams and past recordings are available on the district YouTube channel. Use the links below to access the streams.

The Board encourages input from the community, and provides an open forum at the beginning of each regular meeting. Because meetings are currently being accessed remotely, individuals wishing to participate in the open forum must submit their statement in writing. Statements must be sent to the Board Clerk via email (lenahkat@usd437.net) no later than two hours prior to the start of each meeting. There will be no dialog on issues raised during the open forum. If you wish to have more time for open discussion, topics may be placed on the agenda with a ten-day advance notice.

For additional information, please contact:

Katy Lenahan
Board Clerk
Phone: 339-4031
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Members

Tom Bruno
Tom Bruno, At-Large
President
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Mr. Tom Bruno has served on the Board since 2014. He serves on the Negotiations and Strategic Planning Committees.

Mr. Bruno received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washburn University. He owns Bruno & Associates, Inc., a public affairs firm located in Topeka, KS.

Bruno is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School and attended both Wanamaker Elementary and Jay Shideler Junior High. He lives in Topeka with his wife Shawna and their daughters Blake, Olivia, and Ava.

Current Term 2020-2024.

David Hines
David Hines, 1A
Vice President
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Mr. David Hines joined the Board in 2011. He serves on the Construction Review Committee and with the Auburn-Washburn Public Schools Foundation.

Mr. Hines received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma with degrees in Accounting and Finance.

Hines has lived in Topeka for more than ten years with his wife, Loretta, and their daughters, Avery and Olivia.

Current Term 2020-2024.

Matthew Ewald
Matthew Ewald, 2B
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Matthew Ewald joined the Board in 2019

Current Term 2020-2024.

Jacquie Lightcap
Jacquie Lightcap, 4A
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Jacquie Lightcap joined the Board in 2018.

Current Term 2018-2022.

Bryan Smith
Bryan Smith, 5B
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Bryan Smith joined the Board in 2018.

Current Term 2018-2022.

Michael White
Michael White, 6C
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Michael White joined the Board in 2018.

Current Term 2018-2022.

Tara Dimick
Tara Dimick, 3C

Tara Dimick received her BA and MBA from Washburn University. She is the Chief Business Development Officer for Envista Credit Union and the owner of TK Business Magazine.

Dimick lives in Topeka with her husband Braden and their children Hope, Cordell, and Harmony.

Current Term 2020-2024.

 

Normal Board of Education terms run for four years and expire in January. Please contact the Shawnee County Election Office for more information about Board of Education elections.