Board Members


Bob Baier

Matt Forney Melinda Fritze

Josh Wells, President

Josh serves as board president and has been a board member since 2013. He is a Communication Specialist at Spirit AeroSystems. Josh is married to Alicia and they have two children. His girls attend Andover Schools. Josh serves as a liaison to the Andover City Council and serves on the Board Policy Review Committee. Josh represents District 1.

Bob Baier, Vice President 

Bob was appointed to fill a vacant seat held by Linda Hope. He serves as the vice president. He is a retired high school principal. Bob is married to JoAnn and they have two grown children, both of whom graduated from Andover Schools. He serves on many committees, the Board Scholarship Fund, District Recognition Program, Liquidated Damages Appeal Board and bond oversight committee. Bob is the Interlocal Representative as well. He represents District 3.




Matt Forney, Member

Matt has been a board member since 2011. He is the Research Technology Director at Wichita State University's Applied Technology Acceleration Institute (ATAI). Matt is married to Bobbie and they have two children that attend Andover Schools. He serves on the Board Scholarship Fund, Liaison to the Foundation for Andover Schools, Bond Oversight Committee and the Andover City Council Liaison. He represents District 1.



Melinda Fritze, Member

Melinda has been a board member since 2011. Melinda has been married to Mark for 30 years and has four children, all graduates of Andover High School. She serves on the Governmental Relations Network, KASB Federal Regulations Network and the Bond Oversight Committee. She represents the At-Large position.





Jennifer Seymour

Andrew Chaney

Carly Haynes, Member

Carly has been a board member since 1987. She is an inspector for the Kansas Board of Pharmacy. Carly and her husband, Darryl, have three grown children who all graduated from Andover Schools. She serves on the Liquidated Damages Appeal Board and District Site Council. Carly is also our South Central Kansas Education Service Center Representative. She represents District 2.

Jennifer Seymour, Member

Jennifer was appointed to the board in May 2018 following a vacancy in District 3. She has spent 15+ years in secondary education and is the Campus Dean at WSU Tech's City Center campus. Jennifer is married to James Hall and has two children who attend Andover schools. She is a liaison to the Foundation for Andover Schools and serves on the District Site Council.

Andrew Chaney, Member

Andrew was appointed to the board in September 2018. He lives in Andover with his wife, Chris, and their three children who attend Andover Schools. Andrew is vice president for commercial lending for Equity Bank. He is a board member of the Foundation for Andover Schools. He also serves on the following Board committees: BOE Scholarship Fund, District Recognition Program (Outstanding Service Awards), KASB Federal Regulations Network and District Site Council.