Brandon Valley Board
Jay Rasmussen is entering his sixth year serving on the
Board of Education.
Jay and his wife Allison are the parents of Grant - BVHS
12th grade, Lance - BVHS 9th grade, & Ethan - BVMS 6th grade. He
is currently Vice President of Business Development and partner
at Sioux Falls Construction Company.
He is involved in many worthy community organizations
including: United Way Community Impact Committee Chair and
Brandon Community Foundation Board Member to name a few.
He will serve as Chair of the City Affairs and
Legislation Committee. He will also serve as a member on the
Buildings & Grounds Committee. His term will continue through
June of 2013.
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Renee Ullom and her family have lived in the Brandon
Valley School District for 20 years. Renee and her husband,
Ron, a Communications Electronic Technician at Sanford USD
Medical Center, have two daughters; Haley a 12th grader and
Emily, 9th grader at BVHS.
Renee is an RN, PA-C at Sanford USD Medical Center in
Sioux Falls. She is actively involved with Brandon/Valley
Springs/Garretson Girl Scout Region, the BVMS PTSO Teacher
Appreciation Committee and a supporter of the BVHS Marching Lynx
Band Program and Spring Musical.
She will serve as chair of the Safety, Child Nutrition
and Wellness, & Alternative Education Committees and as a member
of Curriculum & Technology Committee. Her term will continue
through June of 2013.
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Gregg Ode has spent his entire life
living in the Brandon Valley School District. Gregg and his
wife, Jane are the parents of two children, Alex graduated from
BVHS in 2005 and from SDSU in 2010 and Elisabeth is a 2010 BVHS
graduate and is a Junior at SDSU.
Gregg is currently involved,
with his brother, in a dairy and grain farming operation.
He will serve as chair of the Buildings & Grounds
Committee and the Transportation Committee. He will also serve
as a member of the Personnel Welfare Committee. His term will
continue through June of 2015.
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Sue Hegland has lived in Brandon for eleven years with
her husband Luther and their three children: Michael is a 2011
BVHS graduate and is attending SDSU. Shannon will be an 11th
grader, and Jacob will be a 9th grader at BVHS. Luther (Mike) is
also a graduate of Brandon Valley.
Sue has served as committee chair and volunteers for the
PTA, and has volunteered in elementary and middle school
classrooms. She is an active member of Brandon Lutheran Church,
and has been a Girl Scout leader and Destination Imagination
She works to increase understanding of the science of
reading and reading instruction.
She will serve as a chair of Personnel Welfare Committee
& Curriculum & Technology Committee and will be a member of the
Safety Committee and alternate to Alternative Education
Committee. Her term will continue through June of 2014.
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Sandy Klatt and her husband, Kevin, moved to Brandon
last summer but have always open-enrolled their children to
attend Brandon Valley schools: Carter is an 8th
grader, Courtney a 7th grader, and Caleb is in 5th
grade at Brandon Elementary. Kevin is an Agronomy Farm Marketer
with Cargill AgHorizons while Sandy stays at home with their
two-year-old son, Colten.
Sandy delights in cheering on her kids at their
activities and games and helping Kevin coach them whenever
possible. She is a member of First Evangelical Free Church in
Sioux Falls, where she works with preschoolers on Wednesday
nights at Awana. Sandy is an active PTA/PTSO member and has
served as past president of Fred Assam Elementary PTA.
She will serve as a member of Transportation, Child
Nutrition & Wellness, and alternate to City Affairs &
Legislation Committees. Her term will continue through June of
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