Schoning, of Everly, was asked to fill the position left by Tony Sievert, who submitted his letter of resignation prior to the meeting.
"I gave it some thought," Schoning said, "and I thought it would be a good opportunity and a good learning experience."
Schoning has one student in the fourth grade at CC-E, and one student in the special education program in the Spencer district.
The board also elected a new school board president; Sievert was elected president at the October board meeting.
Board member Dave Saboe asked if Brian Schmidt would be willing to step up from his position as vice president into the position as president.
"I would accept if needed," Schmidt said, "but I believe that someone with more experience should be considered."
Board member Curt Lagner nominated former board president Scott Rinehart to serve as president. Rinehart was approved by a roll call vote.