SGCS's newest Board member Rick Trump reviews paperwork before casting his first vote. (photo by wagner)

Trump fills vacant School Board seat

Board President Tanya Young said Trump is a great match for the Board because of his finance background.

Trump, who has a degree in accounting, is a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Columbia City and has 25 years of experience in controlling manufacturing companies.

Trump said he hopes to help out the community and students in his new position and thinks he can most benefit the Board through his financial and business backgrounds.

Besides the SGCS School Board, Trump is a member of the Homeless Shelter Board (InterFaith Mission/ Light-house Homeless Shelter) and the Whitley Neighborhood Crossing Board, as well as the Administrative Council at Columbia City United Methodist Church.

A lifetime Whitley County resident, Trump has lived in Churubusco for 25 years. He is married to Monica and has three children, Michael, a 2008 Churubusco High School graduate, Brian, a senior at CHS, and Nicole, a sophomore.

Minutes after taking the oath of office, Trump tried out his new seat and power, as the Board voted unanimously to hire a new school psychologist.

Jayne Evans will fill the vacant school psychologist position with a 195-day contract and $54,409 salary. Superintendent Steve Darnell noted that Evans is especially proficient in school testing, counseling groups and Response to Intervention (RTI) activities.

Evans taught music at the elementary level at Fort Recovery Local Schools in Fort Recovery, Ohio, from 1994 to 2008. She also filled the position of elementary guidance counselor at the schools from 1998 to 2008. She was a school psychologist intern for Parkway Local Schools in Ohio last school year after receiving a Master’s degree in school psychology from the University of Dayton in 2008. She also holds a Master’s degree in counseling and an Education Specialist degree. Evans has been a Piano and Organ instructor since 1974.

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