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Bainter joins foundation board of directors


The Sheridan County Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Whitney Bainter, Hoxie, as a new member of its board of directors. She was appointed to the board August 11 and will serve in the open position left by former member Krista Mauck ending Dec. 31, 2023.


She joins Michelle Foote, chair; Jodi Rogers, secretary/treasurer; and fellow members Mike Mense; Teri Moss; Harry Joe Pratt; Danielle Schiltz; William Slipke; and Youth Ambassador Program members Molly Foote, Haley Heskett and Hailee Scheetz.


A native of Goodland, Bainter graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, in 2013 with a degree in elementary education. She then taught the 2nd grade in Salina for one year before moving back to Goodland where she taught Kindergarten for six years while completing her master’s degree online from Fort Hays State University, Hays, in 2018, as a Reading Specialist.


Bainter is beginning her 9th year of teaching this week and her second-year teaching 6th grade with USD 412 Hoxie Community Schools. This year, she will also be ELA (reading) to 5th and 6th graders.


As a board member, Bainter aims to assist the foundation in its mission to encourage, prudently manage, and distribute charitable contributions to improve the quality of life in Sheridan County residents, now and in the future.


She stated, “I love living in Hoxie! Everyone is very welcoming, and it's been great getting to know people around the community. Being from a small town, I love the small-town feel of Hoxie and how progressive they seem to be.”


Bainter continued, “I am excited to learn a lot more about what all the foundation does to help our community. It's exciting to know that with being a board member, I will be able to help the community firsthand. I believe being in education and the school district here will help bring the needs and information from the district to the board. I am passionate about youth and am excited to help with anything that can help kids and their futures!”


Bainter is married to Hoxie native, Dylan Bainter. In her free time, she enjoys to hand letter as part of her small business, Whitney's Written Words (available on Facebook). She also loves to read books and hang out with family and friends as much as possible.


To view contact information for Bainter and all SCCF board members, visit www.growsheridancounty.org/bod.

SCCF is an affiliate of the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation based in Bird City. The foundation seeks to encourage, prudently manage, and distribute charitable contributions to improve the quality of life in Sheridan County residents, now and in the future. To learn more, contact Pratt at 785-675-1240, karlpratt.sccf@gmail.com, visit www.growsheridancounty.org. Connect with SCCF at www.facebook.com/sheridanccf.