The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Board of Trustees welcomed Phil Edwards and Chad Gray as new members during the reorganization meeting on Monday, January 11. Edwards and Gray won the school board race in November, along with incumbent Tony May. Edwards and Gray will replace Beth Smith and Mike McCarty; MVCSC wishes to again thank Smith and McCarty for their invaluable service and welcome Edwards and Gray to the MVCSC Board of Trustees.
In the reorganization meeting, the MVCSC Board of Trustees determined Kellie Freeman will remain President, the First Vice President is Tony May, Secretary is Shannon Walls, the Second Vice President is Chad Gray, and the Assistant Secretary is Phil Edwards.
Phil Edwards is the Lead Pastor at Fortville Church of the Nazarene. In 1980, he graduated with a B.A. degree in Religion from Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. Now, he has lived in Fortville with his family since 2003. During his tenure on the MVCSC Board of Trustees, Phil Edwards states that he plans to lend a listening ear and be a source of encouragement to all of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation families. "I look forward to helping give support, guidance, and leadership to the direction our school system is going in meeting the needs of our students, teachers, and administration."
Chad Gray has lived in Cumberland since 2005. He has four children, two of whom are MVHS graduates, and two are currently enrolled in the district. Gray attended the University of Indianapolis and graduated with a B.S. in math and math education. He also received his M.Ed. In Education Administration from the University of Cincinnati. During his tenure on the MVCSC Board of Trustees, he shared, “I would like to help Mt. Vernon continue to progress in a fiscally responsible way as the community grows. I would also like to see us continue to have highly effective curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities.”
MVCSC looks forward to continuing to grow as a district under the leadership of the MVCSC Board of Trustees. Congratulations and welcome Phil Edwards and Chad Gray!