School Board

Agenda, Packets, Policy, and Current School Board Members

School Board Agendas, Packets, & Minutes

Current School Policy

Current School Board Members

Bob Everest Chair of the Board

Bob Everest

Board Chair

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I moved to West Yellowstone in August 2013 to be the pastor of the Community Protestant Church.  I love being part of the West Yellowstone community. This has been and continues to be a  great place to pursue my passion for the outdoors—hiking, backpacking, fishing, and enjoying the beauty of the Creation all around this region. 

I am in my eighth year on the School Board. Education has always been important to me. I  have a bachelor’s degree and master's degree, and I continue to seek education for my own personal benefit. I was asked to consider running for an open School Board position, and the opportunity made sense to me. I began on the Board with all four of my children in the school. As a parent, I wanted to make sure my children had access to a good education. My youngest will graduate at the end of the current school year. 

My goal on the Board has always been to help the school move toward a higher standard of academic achievement. I believe we are building an educational community that works well together to achieve excellence. This would not be possible without the support of the whole West Yellowstone community. Thank you for supporting our students.

glen hales, vice chair of the board

Glenn Hales

Vice Chair

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I moved to West Yellowstone in 1998 to assist in operating my family’s business interests.  Nearly 25 years later, my wife Carri and I are proud parents of 4 students in the West Yellowstone School District and are grateful for the combination of events that allow us to call West our home.  I grew up in Cheyenne, WY, and in 1992 moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University.  During my time at BYU, I had a service opportunity that took me to Brazil for two years.  Upon returning home, I worked in investment banking and insurance in New York while completing my studies. 

I’ve spent two years on the School Board and have appreciated getting to work closely with the District’s teachers, administrators, and staff. Before serving on the school board, I enjoyed coaching at both the junior high and high school levels.  Although I miss the coaching experiences, I enjoy the new challenges posed by being on the Board.

I enjoy being a part of the West Yellowstone community and have served on various boards, including West Yellowstone Economic Development Council (currently known as Yellowstone Studies Center) and the Yellowstone Historic Center.  I believe a balance of work, faith, community service, education, and family is key to helping West Yellowstone thrive.

kelly meitzel school board trustee

Kelsey Meitzel


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I was born and raised in Montana. The majority of my childhood was spent in the community of West Yellowstone. I graduated from WYHS in 2008, and that fall attended MSU. In 2012, I graduated with honors, receiving a degree in History of SETS (Science, Environment, Technology, and Society) with a minor in Hispanic Studies.

After graduating, I took a break from continuing my education and came back to West Yellowstone to work. It was during this educational hiatus that my mom, the school’s superintendent at the time, encouraged me to sign up for substitute teaching. After subbing for the SPED teacher for several weeks, I began to think twice about law school and began considering a career in education - which is ultimately what I ended up doing.

My professional background consists of experience in both traditional and non-traditional teaching roles; however, I am currently the Retail Operations Manager at a local business. Although I no longer work in the field of education, education never left my heart. I continue to be passionate about student success, curriculum development, and policy in education. I also firmly believe that every child deserves access to free, high-quality instruction. 

My husband and I feel lucky to be able to raise our two daughters here in the West Yellowstone Community. My hope is that they grow up to appreciate their childhood here as much as I do.

Brandi Brown School board trustee

Brandi Brown


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I became involved with West Yellowstone Schools when I attended my first day of 6th grade, and I've been here ever since. I am the newest member of the School Board, and I hope my time thus far has been a benefit to our school and community. Since I grew up here in West Yellowstone and remember what it was like, I have tried to devote as much of my time as possible to help our local youth see all the joy, beauty, and benefits growing up in a small town can offer. Other places may have more options, but we make up for it in quality. My hope for our school and community is that we continue to grow with grace, patience, understanding, and empathy without ever losing sight of our small-town roots. We are genuinely all in this together, and we can't better ourselves or our schools without our stakeholders' support and guidance. We are proud that our School Board and administration have an open-door policy, and we would be happy to see or hear from all of you. It really does take a village, and I'm proud to call this village my home.

liz watt trustee on the board

Liz Watt


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I am a born and raised Montanan.  After growing up in West Yellowstone, I attended Montana State University and Utah State University, studying finance and interior design.  After college, my husband Travis and I decided to make West Yellowstone our home, raising our four children here.  Two of our children have already graduated from West Yellowstone School.

In addition to serving on the School Board, I also serve as vice chair on the Community Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, secretary-treasurer for the West Yellowstone Athletic Booster Club, and am the newly appointed secretary of the West Yellowstone Foundation Executive Board.

I believe every child has incredible potential and that they are our greatest blessing and most precious resource.  Schools should provide a safe and encouraging environment where children can grow academically, physically, and mentally to achieve their full potential and become effective and successful citizens.