Board of Education Members

Joe BerglundJoe Berglund
Joe Berglund was elected to the board in 2011 and has served every year since. Joe has held the office of secretary/treasurer and served on the following committees: negotiations, Building & Grounds, and Safety. Joe and his wife Barb have two children, Camron and Emmilly, both of whom attend Shelton Public Schools.

Matt GangwishMatt Gangwish
Matt Gangwish was elected in 2012 and has served since 2013. He is currently the Board Vice President and is serving on Buildings and Grounds as well as Negotiations committees. Matt and his wife, Sarah have three children, Payton, Kylie, and Jackson, each of whom attend Shelton Public Schools. Professionally, Matt is the Vice President of Gangwish Seed Farms.

Gayle Knoll-BrunerGayle Knoll-Bruner
Gayle was elected to the SPS Board of education in 2001. After serving three terms (twelve years), she retired but was asked to return and complete the term of a board member who moved out of the district in 2016. Now in her last year on the board, Knoll-Bruner currently serves on the Negotiations, Instruction/Americanism, and School Improvement committees.
Knoll-Bruner is a graduate of UNMC College of Dentistry and has served the Shelton area as a dentist since 1985. She is married to Jim Bruner (SHS 1977) and they have two daughters, Tess (SHS 2010) of Shelton and Noel (SHS 2012) of Omaha.

Chris LewisChris Lewis
Chris Lewis was elected to the board in 2017. Committees she currently serves on include: Building & Grounds, Transportation, Resource Sharing and Crisis Assistance Team. She and her husband, Curt (SHS '95) have been married for twenty years and farm west of Shelton; they also run a cow-calf operation. They have a daughter in the Eighth Grade, Taylor and a son, Ryan, a Freshman. Chris graduated from Central Community College in Hastings with a degree in Photography & Graphic Design.

Russ MuhlbachRuss Muhlbach
Russ Muhlbach, elected 2004, currently has served thirteen years. Board President, the committees he currently serves on include Americanism/Instruction, Resource Sharing, School Improvement, and Transportation.
Married to DeeDee Muhlbach for twenty-five years, they have three children - Nate, Jared and Addison.
Russ is a graduate of Shelton Public School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating with an degree in Finance. He is a Farmer and Rancher north of Shelton.

Kris SpellmanKris Spellman
Kris was elected to the board in 2010, has served for seven years, and was School Board President 2013-2014. She serves on the Americanism and Transportation committees.
She has been married to her husband, Jeff, a 1981 Shelton graduate, for 27 years, and has two children, Tucker, 24 and Jack, 21. Jack is a student at UNK and Tucker is a Sheriff's Deputy for Harlan County. She is a Graduate of Colorado State University and has been employed by Grand Island Public Schools as the Director of Child Nutrition for twenty years.

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