Jan 14, 2020 12:01 PM

Four new members take seats on Hays USD 489 school board

Posted Jan 14, 2020 12:01 PM
From left: Lori Hertel, Tammy Wellbrock and Craig Pallister took their seats on the Hays USD school board on Monday. Board member Allen Park, not pictured, is also a new board member.
From left: Lori Hertel, Tammy Wellbrock and Craig Pallister took their seats on the Hays USD school board on Monday. Board member Allen Park, not pictured, is also a new board member.

By CRISTINA JANNEY

Hays Post

Four new board members took their seats on the Hays USD 489 school board on Monday night for the first work session of 2020.

Newly elected board members Allen Park, Craig Pallister, Lori Hertel and Tammy Wellbrock joined their first meeting as active board members.

They were sworn in by the county clerk earlier this month.

New board member Allen Park, center, receives help on the computer from board clerk Jess Reling.
New board member Allen Park, center, receives help on the computer from board clerk Jess Reling.

Allen Park is retired from USD 489. He spent 25 years as principal, including at Washington Elementary School before the school was closed.

Tammy Wellbrock is the former director of Hays Area Chamber of Commerce. She is now the owner of her own consulting business, Girl Twin Solutions. 

Craig Pallsiter retired two years ago from his position at Hays Middle School where he was principal  for 25 years.

Lori Hertel is a mental health counselor.

The four new members replace outgoing members Paul Adams, Luke Oborny, Greg Schwartz and Mandy Fox.