- Lebanon Community School Corporation
2020 School Board Election
The Board of Trustees consists of five (5) elected members, elected at large by the district's eligible voters for four (4) year terms. The members are elected from, and must reside in, geographic districts as follows:
- Center Township VACANCY (1)
- Perry Township VACANCY (1)
- Worth Township
- At-Large VACANCY (1)
There are two at-large seats, which may be held by anyone residing in Center, Perry, or Worth townships.
There are three seats available in the 2020 General Election.
Meet the Candidates
Click on each candidate's profile to learn more about him or her.
Tad Braner (Center Township)
After graduating high school I served in the United States Army, after my military career I attended Indiana University Kelly School of Business and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor in International Economics. After graduation I opened a small business off the square in downtown Lebanon in 1996 and moved to Lebanon in 1999. I am currently a Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Ability Plus. I am married to Janis and we have 4 children. My oldest son Nicholas works for the Boone County Highway department and is a 2008 graduate of the Lebanon Community School Corporation. My son Grant is a senior. I have two daughters in the school system as well. Grace is a sophomore and Gabby is a 5th Grader at Central Elementary. I also have a granddaughter, Braylnn and she just turned 3. Most of the people in our community know us as the Christmas Light guy on John Bart Road. I have served on the Boys and Girls Club Board, Lebanon Youth Football Board and currently sit on the Boone County Area Commission as a representative for the Boone County School Systems. I have also coached soccer, basketball and football in Lebanon at the youth level, middle school and high school. My hobbies include boating, traveling, sports, woodworking and Christmas lights.
Why I'm Running:
For decades I have worked to help the youth in our community through volunteering, fundraising and sponsoring our youth. As a parent of a past student and with 3 children still attending Lebanon School Corporation I have great understanding of what the teachers, children and parent go through daily and I feel that my education, experience as a parent, business owner and community member will be beneficial to our schools. I would like to focus on teacher and student retention, fiscal responsibility and transparency, accountability for academic achievement, plan for future growth of our schools. I would also like to make available more vocational, trade, technical and life skills training to the schools to help ALL students be prepared for their future.
Learn More About My Campaign:
Tad for Lebanon Community School Board (Facebook)
Trey Hendrix (Center Township)
My name is Trey Hendrix and I am excited for this opportunity to run for The Lebanon School Board. I can proudly say that I am a 2012 graduate of Lebanon High School. I am married to Taylor who is an elementary teacher in a neighboring county. I am a full time First Class Patrolman for the Lebanon Police Department and have served our community for over 5 years. In my spare time, I enjoy coaching basketball, attending numerous school functions, spending time with family, and traveling with my wife.
Why I’m Running:
One reason that I am running for our school board is because of the passion I have for not only our youth, but our community as a whole. I look forward to being able to make an impact on the educational opportunities for our students in hopes that they will give back to our community!
I am anxious to learn more about our school system and working as a team with the other members of the school board. I believe that I will be a great listener and provide sound judgement in my decision making.
Providing our children more opportunities to succeed is one of my main goals. I am extremely passionate about our Tiger Career Connect Program that we currently have in place. I believe that we can continue to advance this program and create even more opportunities for our students.
I would love to be a part of a school board that is able to provide opportunities and experiences to students distinguishing Lebanon schools as a top-notch program. I am a firm believer that great schools build great communities. My passion for our community will drive my commitment to being an outstanding school board member!
Learn More About My Campaign: Trey Hendrix for Lebanon School Board
Tiffany Jones (Perry Township)
I am 48 years old, married to my husband, Chris. We have been married for 24 years and have four children, Evan 22, Levi, 20, Kennedi 15, and Hudson, 14. We have lived in Lebanon since 2006. Our children attended Perry-Worth Elementary and Lebanon Middle School. Evan and Levi graduated from Lebanon High School in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and Kennedi and Hudson are currently attending LHS. From the time we moved to Lebanon, we knew that we had found the right place to raise our children. We love the schools, the community, and the numerous community activities. I have been in the financial industry for 29 years. Twenty-three of those years, I was a treasury management banker working with companies to streamline their accounting processes and reducing their expenses. Currently, I am a state sales representative for a real estate title insurance company.
Why I'm Running:
Running for school board has been something I have wanted to do since our two oldest boys were in middle school. After meeting our new school superintendent, Dr. Jon Milleman, and witnessing his passion and excitement for the future of LCSC, I decided to run for the school board. LCSC has had many successes over the years, and we should be proud of them. At the same time, we must look forward and prepare for the future. Preparing for the future is done by reviewing past accomplishments and determining what was successful, what wasn’t, and what could or should have been done differently. Doing so will allow us to develop a blueprint for the future and better serve our children. We can do this with fresh, new ideas to support our students, teachers, and community, both inside and outside the classroom.
I am running for the Perry Township School Board seat:
To be a voice for parents
Provide support for our students and teachers
Ensure students have the best educational opportunities
Learn More About My Campaign: Tiffany Jones for LCSC School Board (Facebook)
Helen Marie Pell (Perry Township)
I am a 53-year-old mother of two, Olivia (25) and Jacob (23). I graduated from I.U.P.U.I. in 1990 with my BSN. I am a registered nurse of 30 years, currently working in the Emergency Department. And am happily married to Scott Pell, who is a Deputy Sheriff for Boone County. I was born and raised in rural Boone County. We have lived and raised our family in Perry Township for 22 years. I attended Central Elementary, LMS and graduated LHS in 1985. Our children also graduated from LHS.
Why I’m Running: My desire to sit on the board stems from a desire to give back to my community. Perry Township needs a representative on the board, I advocate for my patients every shift, therefore I would like the opportunity to advocate for the needs of our students, teachers and parents.
I feel those elected to the board must be prepared to listen and act on the concerns of our community. We must be transparent in our actions and receptive to collaborate between community, teachers and students. While realizing, to fail one of these is to fail our duty as elected officials.
It is my goal to continue to build on the relationships between community and our strong educators. To broaden the vision of Lebanon Community School Corporation and be integral in mapping a future the community can not only be proud of, but wholeheartedly support.
Learn More About My Campaign: Vote Helen Pell for Lebanon Community School Board
Craig Parks (At-Large)
I graduated from Purdue University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering and am a licensed professional engineer in the State of Indiana. For the past 5 years, I have served as the Boone County Engineer overseeing the Highway Department and in January of this year I assumed responsibility for the Boone County Facilities in addition to the Highway Department. I have recently accepted a position as the director of transportation at a private engineering consulting firm. I have been married to Natalie Parks for 23 years and we moved to Lebanon after the first year of our marriage. We have 3 Children, Noelle who is 20 and a 2018 graduate of LHS, Christian who is 18 and a 2020 graduate of LHS and Joshua who is currently a 7th Grader at LMS.
Why I'm Running:
I believe in the next generation. I also love this community and want to see it grow and prosper and it all starts with the education we offer through our school system. The quality of education that the students receive will have major implications on their success and ultimately shape the future of this City, County, State, Nation and World. I am a father of three children; two LHS graduates and one 7th grade student who attends LMS, so I have first-hand experience with and a vested interest in the system and realize that the decisions I would make on the board will not only have the potential to affect the corporation, but also my own family. It is my opinion that regular change to the members of an elected board prevents complacency which often occurs when individuals hold an elected position/seat for an extended period of time. My professional experiences with complex budgets, capital planning and fiscally responsible use of limited tax dollars will be able to provide significant value and still a fresh new perspective to the school board.
Learn More About My Campaign:
Craig Parks for LCSC (Facebook)
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Tomas Wagner (At-Large)
I am a 2019 graduate of Lebanon HS and currently am a sophomore at IUPUI studying Public Policy. I have worked at Witham Hospital's Kitchen for a little over a year as well. I have a great passion for analyzing government policy and political strategy but have always been infatuated with learning about history and historical figures. I was involved in soccer and choir in high school, where I have met many great people. Finally, I would like to shout out my mother, Natalia Agudelo, and my siblings, Lucas, Toby, and Cynthia, for always being supportive of me.
Why I’m Running:
I want to serve on the Board of Trustees to provide a new perspective to the Board as a young person looking to become involved in the community. I have grown up through this same school district very recently and running for a seat is my way to help contribute and provide ideas to build on to the successes we have already found as a school district. I wish to be an advocate for students, parents, and staff alike.
Learn More About My Campaign: Tomas Wagner for School Board
Robert Wirey (At-Large)
My name is Robert Wirey and I am running for the at-large seat for the LCSC School Board. I am a Lebanon graduate of the class of 1988 and have served our community as a firefighter for 30 years and as a LCSC school board member for eight years. My wife and I have raised three children who received their education from LCSC.
Why I'm Running:
When I first ran in 2010, I researched the duties of the school board member but still really had no idea what being a board member entailed. I won that election and I quickly realized the scope of the position and realized how much I really didn’t know.
I served from 2010-14 and was not able to serve again until 2016, because our family moved to Lebanon from Worth township. In 2016, I ran on the experience and leadership that I could bring to the board. In 2016 I talked about the servant leadership model and how important it has been in my life. I knew that there was a good opportunity, I could possibly play a small role in the selection of a new superintendent who would lead our corporation and community into the future. I was humbled in 2019 to serve as the president of the board that selected a new leader for LCSC who was a true servant leader.
I am currently seeking re-election to the board because I love our community and still have the passion to serve. Our community is slated to experience growth in the near future and with this election cycle the board will receive at least two new members. I feel that I can bring a level of stability with my experience and leadership as our community and corporation grows into the future.
Learn More About My Campaign: Robert Wirey for School Board (Facebook)