Join us in thanking our Board of Education

Join us in thanking our Board of Education
Posted on 01/18/2022
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January is School Board Recognition Month. Join us in showing appreciation to our seven Board of Education members for their service and commitment to the Spring Hill School District.


Our Board, made up of seven unpaid local citizens, has more than 50 years of combined experience serving the district. These elected individuals include Nels Anderson (20 years), President Doug Updike (10 years), Brent Hoffman (10 years), Vice President Sharon Mitchell (8.5 years), Ali Seeling (2 years), Keith Ewing (3 months) and Nicole Melius (1 month).


“We want to say thank you for your dedication to the school district, the students and the staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Wayne Burke to the USD 230 Board.


In honor of School Board Recognition Month, learn about some of our Board members favorites:

Doug Updike

  • Winter Olympic sport: Bobsleigh

  • Soda: Pepsi

  • Thing to cook: Grilled steak

  • Musical instrument: Piano

  • Hobby: Fishing


Sharon Mitchell

  • Winter Olympic sport: Figure Skating

  • Musical instrument: Anything her kids play 

  • Fictional place she’d want to visit: Narnia

  • Board game: The Settlers of Catan

  • Shoes: Purple High Top Chuck Taylors


Brent Hoffman

  • Winter Olympic sport: Downhill Skiing

  • Soda: Dr. Pepper

  • Cartoon: Bugs Bunny

  • Musical instrument: Trumpet

  • Board game: Life


Nels Anderson

  • Winter Olympic sport: Bobsleigh

  • Thing to cook: Prime rib roast

  • Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants

  • Board game: Pictionary

  • Hobby: Vegetable gardening


Ali Seeling

  • Winter Olympic sport: Ice Skating

  • Cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  • Cartoon character: Mickey Mouse

  • Professional athlete: Eric Hosmer

  • Place to shop: West Bottoms


Keith Ewing

  • Winter Olympic sport: Curling

  • Thing to cook: Smoked brisket

  • TV show: Ted Lasso

  • Music genre: Country

  • Childhood toy: GI Joe Action Figure


Nicole Melius

  • Winter Olympic sport: Bobsleigh

  • Cereal: Peanut Butter Captain Crunch

  • Fictional place she’d want to visit: Diagon Alley

  • Board game: Sequence

  • Superhero: Captain America