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District Leadership

Leading with Integrity & Commitment to Tomorrow's Students

The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Administration is housed on the Fortville school campus at 1806 W. State Road 234, Fortville, IN 46040.  
Phone Number: (317) 485-3100
Fax Number: (317) 485-3113
 

Dr. Jack Parker
Dr. Jack Parker - Superintendent 

The Superintendent oversees all functions of the district to ensure quality instruction and meaningful learning opportunities continue to be provided to our students in an environment full of authentic engagement.  See their biographies and academic preparation in their job descriptions below.

Academic Preparation: 
Ph.D. Education Administration, Indiana State University
MAE K-12 School Administration, Butler University
BS, Education

 

Chris Smedley
Mr. Chris Smedley ~ Assistant Superintendent 
Mr. Smedley serves the district focusing on school improvement and accountability, as well as human resources and student services.

Academic Preparation: 
MAE K-12 School Administration, I.P.F.W.
Teaching Certification in Business Ed., Ball State University
BS, Finance, Ball State University
Pursuing Chief Business Manager Certification through IASBO (currently enrolled)

 

Greg Elkins
Mr. Greg Elkins ~ Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Elkins manages the budget for the district and oversees the business operations for the school corporation, including all accounting and payroll functions.

Academic Preparation: 
MAE K-12 School Administration, I.P.F.W.
Teaching Certification in Business Ed., Ball State University
BS, Finance, Ball State University
Pursuing Chief Business Manager Certification through IASBO (currently enrolled)

 

Dr. Scott Shipley ~ Director of Curriculum
Dr. Shipley works directly with the district teaching and learning team, teachers, and principals to develop programming, curriculum, and professional learning opportunities.  He manages instructional support services and all government reports.  He has been an administrator with Mt. Vernon since 2004.

Academic Preparation: 
EdD, Doctorate of Educational Leadership, Oakland City University
EdS, School Superintendent, Ball State University 
MAE K-12 School Administration, Ball State University
BS, Education, Ball State University

 

Mr. Seth Hamilton ~ Director of Technology
Mr. Hamilton is responsible for the district’s technology initiatives. He oversees the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions at MVCSC.  His responsibilities include: directing all building level IT operations, support and maintenance of existing applications, and development of new technical solutions.

Academic Preparation:
BS, Elementary Education with Technology Concentration

 

Mrs. Laura Durig ~ Director of Special Education
Ms. Durig is responsible for ensuring that our students who have disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education.  Ms. Durig works closely with teachers and related service personnel supporting their capacity to meet the individualized educational needs of our students.   Additionally, Ms. Durig is the director of the Mini-Marauder Preschool.  

Academic Preparation:
Director of Exceptional Learners License, Ball State University
Teaching Certification in Special Education, Indiana Wesleyan University
MS, Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis
BS, Physical Therapy, Marquette University

 

Mr. Derek Shelton ~ Director of Operations
Mr. Shelton handles MVCSC Operations, including the Transportation and the Maintenance Departments, and oversees all operations for the district.

Academic Preparation:
BS, Education, Butler University
1988 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School

 

Maria Bond
Mrs. Maria Bond ~ Director of Community Relations
Mrs. Bond manages MVCSC's internal and external marketing/communications initiatives throughout the community, with the goal to maintain a positive perception of MVCSC’s district. Media relations, website, communications and marketing initiatives engage the community, staff and parents with MVCSC’s mission as the overarching directive.

Academic Preparation: 
BS, Journalism, Ball State University with Advertising and Public Relations Options