Board Of Education


Steven Patterson ​president

Steven Patterson graduated from Salem High School in 2003. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College in Fulton, MO and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, MO. Steven is married to Stevie Patterson, and they have three children, Jacob, Sarah and Claire. Steven is currently employed as an attorney at Patterson Law LLC in Salem, MO.


Holly Erway Vice-President

Elected 04/2014, Re-elected 06/2020 current term expires 2023
Holly Erway graduated from Centre High School in Lost Springs, Ks in 1990.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree (pre-med) from Kansas State University in 1994 and a second Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies from Wichita State University in 1996.  Holly is married to Camron Erway and they have three children, Zach, Olivia, and Avery.  The family moved to Salem in 2005 from central Kansas.  Holly retired as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) for 25 years.


Sammi Parker

Sammi Parker graduated from Iron County C-4 in Viburnum in 2004. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Columbia College.
Sammi is married to Greg Parker and they have two children; Owen and Ali Jane. She is currently employed as the Internal Auditor at Town & Country Bank.


Chris Heavin

Elected 04/2009, Re-elected 4/2018 current term expires 2021
Chris Heavin graduated from Salem High School in 1990. After high school, Chris attended RTI and received his certification in radiological technology. He and his wife, Jody Sanders Heavin, have two children, Trista and Collin. Chris is currently employed at Heavin Motors.


Phillip Mercer


Andrew Wynn ​​Treasurer

Elected 06/2020 current term expires 2023
Andrew Wynn graduated from Salem High School in 2001, then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  He married his wife Cathereine (Dodd) in 2007, and they have two daughters, Eavie and Sadie.  He is currently employed as Vice President for Town & Country Bank. 


Amanda Walker Secretary

Elected 06/2020 current term expires 2023
Amanda Walker graduated from Salem High School in 1995.  She attended Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO where she graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. She is married to Billy Walker, also of Salem, and has two wonderful boys, Brody and Raleigh. She is currently a teacher in the Licking School District teaching junior high math and coaching junior high volleyball.