The Waupaca School Board selected Kenley Hansen to replace Dave Erickson, who stepped down as a board member last month.
Hansen is assistant director of corporate quality at ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, where he has been employed since 1994.
He graduated from Waupaca High School in 1988 and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993.
In addition to having three children who are students in the Waupaca School District, Hansen has coached several youth sports over the past seven years.
“I have always taken my role in teaching proper conduct and fair play very seriously, and I believe I have largely gained the respect of parents and children alike,” Hansen said in his letter of application to the board. “Simply stated, I care about kids.”
The board considered one other candidate to fill the vacated position.
Adam Ross, who is a software training specialist with Rural Mutual Insurance, also applied for the school board. He graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a member of Jaycees.