Board of Education
Regular School Board Meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month.
All meetings are open to the public.
If a person desires to have an item placed on the agenda,
please contact the Superintendent's Office one week prior to the scheduled meeting.
All School Board proceedings are published in the newspaper.
School Board Packets will be available to the public 24 hours prior to the Board Meetings.
Alison McGillivray, President
Alison McGillivray was elected to the West Central School Board in May 2019. Alison is a native of North Dakota where she graduated from Carrington High School in 2003. She is a graduate of South Dakota State University where she received her bachelor’s degree. Alison McGillivray is currently a Systems Analyst and Certified Salesforce Administrator at Sonifi Solutions in Sioux Falls. Alison is married to her husband Nathan, they have two children, one of which is currently attending West Central Schools because of the belief that the West Central School District provides an excellent learning environment and education. Alison looks forward to helping the West Central School District to continue to provide an excellent education and opportunities for the districts children.
Alexia "Lexy" Klinkhammer, Vice President
Alexia “Lexy” Klinkhammer is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at the Avera Specialty Hospital on Louise in Sioux Falls. She sits on the Advanced Practice Nursing Advisory Committee for the South Dakota Board of Nursing and is a member of the Hartford United Methodist Church where she is on the Education Board and serves as a liturgist and Sunday School Teacher. Lexy has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, both from Mount Marty College. Lexy and her husband Jeremy reside in Hartford and have three children.
Paula Hawks is a former West Central High School science teacher and Oral Interp coach. After ten years with the school district, Paula worked in the human resources field for a few years while serving in the state legislature as a representative for District 9. She is currently with Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, serving as the career services coordinator and one of six student success advisors for the students at STI. Paula has a bachelor of science in biology and chemistry and a master of science in technology for education and training. She and her husband, Steve, live in Hartford with their three children.
I was raised on a dairy farm by Winfred, SD. I graduated from Madison High School and obtained an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Southeast Tech in Autobody. I have worked in and own my own body shop. I have been married 25 years this summer to Robin. We have 4 boys of which 3 are attending West Central and the fourth has graduated and lives in Wisconsin. My wife and I own Vista Crossing (apartments), Stomping Grounds (coffee shop) and Arrowhead Properties (snow removal) and our children help with the various businesses. I am an entrepreneur at heart and am instilling a strong work ethic and the business mentality to our children. I enjoy watching the Kansas City Chiefs, enjoy watching car races and ride atvs and snowmobiles.
My name is Amanda Kayser. I am a 2002 West Central graduate. I graduated from Augustana with a degree in nursing. I am currently a registered nurse in Sioux Falls. After college, I lived in Sioux Falls for several years while starting my career. When my husband, Shay, and I decided to start a family, we had a strong desire to move our children to a smaller community where they would strive academically and socially in a school district with a strong sense of community pride and support. Before our oldest started school, we moved back to the West Central district to an acreage by Wall Lake. We have three children (Adrienne, Madelyn, and Everett) currently in both the Hartford and Humboldt elementary schools who keep us busy with their numerous activities.
My children and our community are the two things that motivate me to run for this position. Serving on the school board would allow me to lead by example in order to show our kids it takes parental involvement to develop a strong sense of community. I have the ability to serve as an effective board member to provide adequate representation for all students in order to excel in academics, athletics, and fine arts to propel our community forward in a positive manner.