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Justin PictureJustin Davis has served on the Ipswich Board of Education since 2010.  He is an Ipswich High School Graduate, received his BS in Ag Business from SDSU in 2000.  Justin worked for Prescription Agronomics in Ipswich for 5 years before returning to the family farm.  He served 6 years in the House of Representatives in the South Dakota Legislature, served 2 years as Vice-Chairman of the Ag and Natural Resources Committee and served on the Appropriations Committee for 2 years.  He is currently serving on the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council.  He is also a 10 year member of the Ipswich Fire Department and a past president of the Ipswich Commercial Club.  His wife, Courtney, and he have three children Ava, Brody, and Edy.
 
Justin Davis's term on the Ipswich School Board will expire in 2025
Board Committees: Policy Review, Extra-Curricular
 
 
Todd H pictureTodd Hettich was elected to serve on the Ipswich School Board in June, 2017.  He is a graduate of Aberdeen Central.  He served in the USAF for 4 years as an Air Weapons Controller.  Thereafter, he worked for GTE & MIT in the Marshall Islands for 5 years tracking satellites and supporting missiles testing.  Todd currently works for a major information technology company in the Aerospace and Defense industry (25 years) as a director in the applications development field.  He holds three degrees:  MBA, BAM, and an IT technology degree.  Todd is married to Christina Hettich.  They have three energetic boys (Matthew, Tyler, and Kyle) that attend the Ipswich School.
 
Todd Hettich's term on the Ipswich School Board will expire in 2023
Board Committees:  Building & Grounds, Strategic Planning
 
 
Carol pictureCarol Pond has served on the Ipswich School Board since 2011.   She graduated from Ipswich High School, received her BS in Accounting from NSU and obtained her CPA license.   She worked in Public Accounting and then as a Business Manager for 12 years before deciding to be a stay at home mom.  Carol currently helps on the family farm, is a part time bond accountant for the First State Bank of Roscoe and continues to do volunteer bookwork for the organizations she is involved in.  Carol and her husband, Noel, have four children, Megan, Cassius, Kristi and Benjamin.
                                             
  Carol Pond's term on the Ipswich School Board will expire in 2025
Board Committees: Strategic Planning, Policy Review
 
 
board member Dustin Geditz has served on the Ipswich School Board since 2020.  He is a graduate of Ipswich High School. He received his Associates Degree in Architectural Design and Building Construction from Mitchell Technical Institute. He is currently working for the Koehler Organizing as a Project Coordinator. Dustin has served as a city council member and president of the Wrestling Booster Club. Dustin has 5 children, Hailey, Katie, Chloe, Easton, and Zander. 
 
Dustin Geditz's term on the Ipswich School Board will expire in 2024
Board Committee: Building & Grounds
 
 

Tadd picture Tadd Thorson graduated from Aberdeen Central High School.  He went on to NDSU to obtain a BSN in Nursing.  He worked as an RN in Grand Forks, ND and in Aberdeen, SD until he went back to anesthesia school at St. Mary's University of Minnesota.  He has worked as an anesthetist at Avera St. Luke's in Aberdeen since 2009. Tadd has served on several organizational boards at Avera St. Luke's and is a current board member of the Aberdeen Aqua Addicts water ski Team.  He is married to Heather and has two children attending Ipswich school (Emily & Turner).      

Tadd Thorson's term on the Ipswich School Board will expire in 2024
Board Committees: Extra-Curricular