Board of Education
Mike Scott, President-term ends 2023
Tim Watlington, Vice President - term ends 2023
Matthew Evans, Treasurer - term ends 2023
Jonathan Lashley- term ends 2024
Chris Bales-term ends 2024
Kyle Clayton- term ends 2025
Darren Johnston- term ends 2025
Lola Bridges, Secretary of the Board
Meet your Board Members
Michael Scott, President
First served on the board 2009
Background: "I have lived in Bakersfield since I was 9. My wife, Amy, teaches middle school Language Arts here. I have two sons, Nathan and Logan. Both graduated from here."
Job/Work/Education: "I work at Consolidated Land Services in Mtn. Home doing engineering work. I graduated from Bakersfield and got a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Missouri S&T."
Hobbies: "I enjoy fishing with my wife and kids and watching my boys play basketball."
Timothy Watlington, Vice President
Served since 2014
Background: I was born and raised in Wynne, Arkansas. I bought and paid for my first car and 16 acres while working and attending college. I met my wife in 1996 and moved to Missouri. We got married in 1997. We sold our land in Arkansas and bought land in Missouri where we built our house and now have four children.
Job/Work/Education: Manager, Graduated Wynne High School in Arkansas, 1994. Attended EACC in Business Management for two years.
Hobbies: Hunting and fishing. I enjoy hanging out with my kids, family and friends when I'm not working. Above all else, enjoy life and have fun.
Matthew Evans, Treasurer
Served since 2017
Background: Lifelong resident of Bakersfield
Jobs/Work/Education: Works at Baxter Lab in Mtn. Home. Graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1992.
Hobbies: Spending time with kids, camping and working on the farm
Chris Bales, MBSA Delegate
Served since 2018
Background: Graduated in 2003 from Bakersfield High School. I've lived in Bakersfield my entire life. Business owner, father of 3 elementary boys at Bakersfield.
Jobs/Work/Education: Farmer, CWI (Certified Weld Inspector), Owner of The Gym of Bakersfield, High School Graduate
Hobbies: Farming, Youth baseball, basketball and football coach. Play Since A 8-Man football.
Served since 2020
Background: I grew up in Thornfield, Missouri where I went to school during my elementary years. I then graduated at Gainesville High School. My wife, Darian and three daughters Laney, Kelbi and Brylee mean the world to me.
Job/Work/Education: Farmer, contractor, Baxter Lab Manufacturing, attended Ozarks Technical Community College
Served since 2019
Background: Attended Bakersfield schools, married to Leigha and they have four kids currently attending Bakersfield Schools
Job/Work/Education: Anderson Propane
Hobbies: Being with family.
Monthly Meetings are typically the third Thursday of each month at 6 PM in the Board Room. Dates and times are listed below.
May 19, 2022
June 30, 2022
July 21, 2022
August 18, 2022
September 14, 2022
October 15, 2022
November 19, 2022
December 17, 2022
January 19, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
May 18, 2023