Board Members

School Board Members

Appleton Board of Education Members: (Left to Right) Timothy R. McKeag, James R. Bowman, Sharon M. Fenlon, Kay S. Eggert, Diane S. Barkmeier, John E. Mielke and Barry P. O'Connor

Role of the School Board

The school board consists of seven citizens who are elected at large for three-year terms. They are responsible to the voters and act under the directions and restrictions of state law. They serve without pay. Board members have no power to act individually in the name of the board. Action can be taken only when the board is meeting in regular session with a majority of its members present. Roberts Rules of Order is the parliamentary authority for procedure.  

Contact Information

Name Office Term Expires Phone  Address
Sharon M. Fenlon President 2017
(920) 734-0864 207 N. Green Bay Road Appleton, WI 54911
Kay S. Eggert Vice President 2018 (920) 738-7517 1524 S. Weimar Street Appleton, WI 54915
John E. Mielke Treasurer 2018 (920) 734-6228 11 Reid Court Appleton, WI 54914
Diane S. Barkmeier Clerk 2017 (920) 733-6535 2311 E. Hammond Avenue Appleton, WI 54911
Barry P. O'Connor Secretary & CESA 6 Delegate 2017 (920) 739-6469 500 E. Timberline Drive Appleton, WI 54913
James R. Bowman Member  2019 (920) 731-3754  701 Canterbury Dr. Appleton, WI 54915
Timothy R. McKeag Member  2019  (920) 450-3112 1824 N. Douglas St. Appleton, WI 54914


There are three subcommittees of the Board of Education. Each committee has three sitting Board members (one of those acting as Chair) who are responsible for overseeing the committee’s tasks.

Meetings are held at various times throughout the month for initial discussion on school district topics. Agenda items discussed at these committee meetings are presented to the full Board at future Board of Education meetings. Although these meetings are open to the public, Personnel Services meetings can take place in Closed Session which is closed to the public.
Programs & Services Committee Members:
Diane Barkmeier (chair), Kay Eggert, and Barry O'Connor
Business Services Committee Members:
Jim Bowman (chair), Timothy R. McKeag, and Kay Eggert 
Personnel Services Committee Members:
John Mielke (chair), Diane Barkmeier, and Jim Bowman
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