School Board

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Lisa House, Secretary

Lisa House, President

Position 1 (term expires 2025)


Lisa Petrino House is a long time resident of Mountain Home, over 40 years,  graduating from Mountain Home High School in 1986.  Lisa has been married for 25 years to Dick House and together they have three boys who all attended Mountain Home Schools.  Lisa stays busy working in the family owned business, General Water Conditioning, Mr. Leo's and Main Street Mini Storage.  She is an active member of Saint Peter’s Church, Elks Lodge and Women Investing Together Club,  Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce.  Lisa was elected to the school board in September 2009.  She is the current board secretary, a Mentor in the Career Academy at Mountain Home High School, serves on the Business Advisory Committee for the Career Academies, and also serves on the Teacher Advisory Committee.

Jason Schmeski

Jason Schmeski, Vice President

Position 7 (term expires 2024)


Jason Schmeski is a 1997 graduate of Mountain Home High School.  He received training in Computer Technology and joined the Technology Department of the Mountain Home School District in 2000 serving as a Computer Technician.  He worked in the district for six years before leaving to join the family owned business, 62 East Auto Repair.  Jason married Samantha Goss (class of 1997) in 2001 and they have one daughter.   He was elected in 2008 to the school board and currently serves on the District's Technology Committee. 

Scott Booth

Scott Booth

Position 6 (term expires 2027)

Bob Chester, board member

Bob Chester

Position 2 (term expires 2026)


Mr. Chester serves on the district's Curriculum Committee.

Barbara Horton

Barbara Horton

Position 4 (term expires 2026)


Barbara Horton, retired school teacher, served the district as a teacher for 27 years. She is married to Tommy. Her educational career started in 1981 after graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Monticello. She and her family moved to Mtn. Home in 1985 where their 5 children are now graduates of Mtn. Home District.  With her passion for children and retirement, she wanted to continue to be a part of the educational process. She was elected to the Mtn. Home School Board in 2014 and currently serves on the Personnel Policy Committee.

Bill Wehmeyer

Mollie Morgan

Position 5 (term expires 2028)

Dan Smakal, Vice President

Dan Smakal

Position 3 (term expires 2025)


Dan Smakal is a 1990 Mountain Home graduate.   He is married to Brandi and they are parents to Dillan and Caroline, both of whom attend Mountain Home Public Schools.  Daniel works and owns  Electronic Systems Technologies, Inc. in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Dan is a Marine Corps Veteran and attended college at Arkansas Tech University, Holy Cross College, and Louisiana State University.  Dan also holds a certification in Security and Fire Systems  Engineering Technologies.   He currently serves as board vice president and a member of the district's finance committee.