MEET THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

  • Michele Benjamin (NE Area)

    The 2020-21 school year marks Michele's fourth year on the Blue Valley Board of Education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Accounting from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and a Master's of Science in Teaching Biology Education from Pace University in New York...

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  • Jodie Dietz (S Area)

    Jodie Dietz began serving on the Blue Valley Board of Education in January 2020. She is a 25+ year Johnson County resident who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Management. Jodie has been active in the community and school district in a variety of capacities for many years...

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  • Patrick Hurley (NW Area)

    The 2020-21 school year marks Patrick's sixth year as a member of the Blue Valley Board of Education. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Rockhurst University and a juris doctor degree from Washburn University. He currently works as a licensed attorney. Patrick has been active in the community as a volunteer...

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  • Tom Mitchell - President (At Large)

    The 2020-21 school year marks the tenth year of Tom's service to the district as a member of the Blue Valley Board of Education. In January 2020, Tom was elected Board of Education President. He has lived in Overland Park, Kansas, the majority of his life and has been extremely active in the community...

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  • Stacy Obringer-Varhall (NW Area)

    Stacy Obringer-Varhall was appointed to fill an open position on the Blue Valley Board of Education during the 2012-13 school year and was elected in April 2013 to a four-year term of office. She was board president for the 2017-18 school year and also served as vice president in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2018-19...

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  • Mike Seitz (S Area)

    Mike began serving on the board of education in 2011. He is a longtime volunteer for Blue Valley Schools. Mike served as board president in 2015-16 and 2016-17. He served as a patron member of the board advisory committee for CAPS, the Board of Education Facility Planning Committee and past president of the Blue Valley West Wrestling Team Booster Club...

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  • Amy Tysseling - Vice President (NE Area)

    Amy Tysseling was appointed to the Board of Education in August 2018. In January 2020, she was elected Board of Education Vice President. She is a lifetime Kansas City area resident who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance and Management Information Systems (MIS)...

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