(Posted May 23, 2022)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Stuart Yensel, a Mount Sterling resident, is the newest member of the Madison-Plains board of education.
Yensel was one of four candidates the remaining school board members interviewed to fill the seat Kelly Cooley vacated last month. He will serve out the remainder of Cooley’s term which expires Dec. 31, 2023.
“We had, I think, a very strong group of people apply (for the vacancy) and interview,” said Mark Mason, board president.
Board member Bryan Stonerock agreed, adding, “It was a tough decision, but I think we made the right one.”
Yensel works in agriculture sales and marketing and is an Air Force veteran, having served on Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq in 2004-05. He is a 1999 graduate of Madison-Plains and most recently served on the school district’s facilities committee.
“I’ve worked in the corporate world for over 15 years and look to leverage those experiences in my role as a board member,” Yensel said.
As for why he threw his hat in the ring for the board appointment, he said, “I wanted to be a part of the community and help Madison-Plains continue to be a strong district for years to come.”
Yensel took the oath of office at the board’s May 17 meeting. He joins Mason, Stonerock, Rebecca Rheinscheld and Thoula Xenikis on the board.