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Board Members


​Suzanne Cannon
President
(405) 354-8412
Suzanne Cannon was elected to the School Board in 2011, representing Post #1.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma City University and a Masters of Human Relations degree from the University of Oklahoma. 

Mrs. Cannon is the owner and executive director of Counseling and Substance Abuse Services in Yukon. 

She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol/Drug Counselor.  Mrs. Cannon has a strong background in volunteerism and education. 
Rex VanMeter
Vice-President
(405) 213-6608
Rex VanMeter was appointed to the School Board in 2015, representing Post #5. He is the President at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital.  

Mr. VanMeter received his Masters of Hospital Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma.

He is active in the Yukon community as a member of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce and Yukon Public Schools Foundation for Excellence. He and his wife have 3 children attending Yukon Public Schools.
Leonard Wells
Clerk

(405) 354-6275

Leonard Wells was elected to Post #2 of the School Board in 2012.  He is a 1965 graduate of Yukon High School and a 1969 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

Mr. Wells retired after 34 years in the telecommunications industry with experience in accounting, auditing, and management.  He is an active member of his church. His many years of volunteer service include: Yukon Public School District, Weokie Credit Union, and several other community organizations.


Jeff Behymer
Deputy Clerk
Jeff Behymer was appointed to the YPS Board of Education in July 2016, replacing Mr. David Yetter. Mr. Behymer has a marketing degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a successful career working in industrial manufacturing and distribution.

Mr. Behymer and his wife are active in the Yukon community and are active volunteers in the the school district. He and his wife have 2 children attending Yukon Public Schools.
Karen Youngblood 
Board Member
(405) 350-3290

Karen Youngblood was elected to the School Board in 2008 representing Post #3. Karen is the Executive Director for Customized Education at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). 

Mrs. Youngblood received her Master of Education with an emphasis in Adult Education and Training from the University of Central Oklahoma and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.

Karen believes strongly in active community volunteerism.  She was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin as a Board Member for the Office of Juvenile Affairs, is a Life Member of the Urban League, an active member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, and has also led and participated in numerous leadership organizations and events, including Leadership OKC, Oklahoma Educators' Leadership Academy, and more.

Regular meetings of the Board of Education are held at the Administration Building at 600 Maple Street, Yukon, OK, on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.  

All meetings are open to the public, and patrons are always welcome. Please note that pursuant to District Policy and Oklahoma Law, patrons may only address the board on items posted on the respective meetings agenda. 

The annual school board elections are held on the second Tuesday in February.  If a runoff election is necessary, it will be held the first Tuesday in April. 

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