Board Members

​Leonard Wells

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. He retired after 34 years in the telecommunication 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.

Karen Youngblood 
Vice President

Karen Youngblood was elected to the School Board in 2008 representing Post #3. Karen is the Director for Staff Leadership Development and External Leadership Training at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). She is charged with designing and implementing programs that support UCO’s mission as “The Leadership University” through innovative instruction and programs for staff members as well as events which involve the broader Central Oklahoma community of parents, teachers, and professionals. 
​Suzanne Cannon

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.   
​David Yetter
Deputy Clerk

David Yetter was appointed to the School Board in 2013 and represents Post #4.  He is a lifelong Yukon resident, a product of the Yukon Public School System, and now his own children attend elementary school here.  David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from Oklahoma State University and is currently employed as a Special Projects Analyst for BOSC, Inc., a subsidiary of BOK Financial Corp. and has 15 years of analyst experience.  He and his wife both volunteer for the district:  he as part of the Watch DOGS program and she as part of Helping Hands and PTO.

Rex VanMeter
Board Member

Rex VanMeter was appointed to the School Board in 2015, representing Post #5. He is the President at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital.  He 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.



Board of Education Members 

Mr. Leonard Wells, President    405-354-6275
Mrs. Karen Youngblood, Vice President   405-350-3290
Mrs. Suzanne Cannon, Clerk    405-354-8412
Mr. David Yetter, Deputy Clerk   405-308-1259
Mr. Rex VanMeter, Board Member   405-213-6608


Regular meetings of the Board of Education are held at the Administration Building at 600 Maple, 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. 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.