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Independence County Public Education Foundation

Independence County Public Education Foundation The purpose of the foundation is to enhance the quality of the education in Independence County by providing administrative oversight of the IMPACT Educational Excellence plan and procuring necessary resources for worthwhile programs to support full implementation. Recognizing and rewarding the achievements of students, faculty, staff, parents, and others is essential to successful implementation of the IMPACT Educational Excellence plan.
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Sandy Starnes, Citizens Bank - Board PresidentMichele Wood, White River Health System - Board Vice PresidentBrad Nikkel, FutureFuel Chemical Company - Board Secretary/TreasurerWiley Osborn, Intimidator GroupCarrie Price, First Community BankKathy Lanier, Vital Link EMSMindy Shaw, UACCB Early Childhood EducationJamie Rayford, Batesville Area Chamber of CommerceDr. Melissa Taverner, Lyon College (Ex-Officio)Dr. Brian Shonk, UACCB (Ex-Officio)Dr. Mike Hester, Batesville School District (Ex-Officio)Dr. Sherry McMasters, Cedar Ridge School District (Ex-Officio)Dr. Bruce Bryant, Midland School District (Ex-Officio)Dion Stevens, Southside School District (Ex-Officio)




Current priorities are under board review in conjunction with the launch of the revised IMPACT Independence County plan. 


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