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Governing Board

The Madison-Grant USC Governing Board is made up of community members who volunteer their time and talents in service of our schools. They meet together monthly at a regular public meeting—in addition to holding supplementary meetings as deemed necessary—and make decisions regarding school policies, budget allocations, and other relevant issues that affect our district. The current board members are as follows:

Mary Jo Brunt
President
P: (765) 621-2486
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About Mary Jo Brunt

Mary Jo Brunt

Office: School Board President

Board Member since June 2015

Profession: Insurance agent (10+ years), Preschool teacher (18 years), Currently a stay-at-home mom

Education: Madison-Grant High School ’83, Ball State University – Business 87, 

Leadership Academy of Madison County – 2017 

Community Involvement: Madison County 4-H Association Board of Directors, 

4-H Fund for the Future Committee Chair, St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Favorite School Subject: I always enjoyed physical education. Being a three-sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, track), I enjoyed the time to be active during the school day. My interest in athletics carried on through college, and I have served in a variety of coaching roles in the Madison-Grant school system.

Mary Jo Brunt with horse
Interesting Fact: I married my high school sweetheart, Doug, in 1987. Both of our families have strong roots within the Madison-Grant community and within agriculture, and we always knew we wanted to raise our family in this area. Growing up, I was a 10 year 4-H member and participated in projects such as dairy and swine. Doug and I have two boys, one who graduated from M-G and one who is currently still attending. Throughout the year, we enjoy traveling around to livestock shows with our cattle, goats, and pigs. 

Mary Jo Brunt
School Board Perspective: Being a lifelong resident of the community, I have an understanding and genuine care for everyone within the district. Being a mother, I have always placed extreme emphasis on the importance of education in my children’s lives. I was involved in their schools and classrooms and always appreciated the time that teachers and administrators devote to our children. During my time as a preschool teacher, I was able to really understand the importance of young children having a strong educational foundation. Since I have experienced (or am still experiencing) roles as a community member, mother, and teacher, I like to think that I can have an open mind in this position on the board. 

I always have loved the small-town rural community that is Madison-Grant. Being on the board has been a great way for me to give back to the community that shaped my whole family. Every day, I am impressed by the people around me. We have teachers, administrators, and staff who are compassionate and innovative; in addition, we have a diverse board that brings their various strengths to the table. It is extremely humbling to represent the community and its interests. We all care for the future of our children and for a strong education for our students. 

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Katti Sneed
Vice President
P: (765) 506-1391
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About Katti Sneed

Dr. Katti J Sneed

Board Member Since 2016 

Profession: Professor; Director of the Master of Social Work Program at Indiana Wesleyan University

Education: Tippecanoe Valley High School ’88; Purdue University BS in Psychology & Sociology; 

Indiana University master's in social work; Capella University PhD in Human Services with a specialization in Social Work 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor 

Community Involvement: Fairmount United Methodist Church; Families First working group for Fairmount; Board of Directors for Grace House Recovery Home; Board of Directors for Bridges to Health 

Katie Sneed
Favorite School Subject: I also enjoyed Drama Club and French, but Psychology was my favorite subject and the reason I majored in Psychology at Purdue. However, I wasn’t a top student & school has always been a challenge for me. I am proud of coming from a hard-working class family and I am a first-generation college graduate.

Interesting Fact: I am a ten year 4-Her and showed Horse & Pony, Dogs, and Hogs throughout my 4-H career. I was also the 1988 Kosciusko County 4-H Queen. 

My three boys (Duke, Dillon, and Dalton), my husband (Randy), and I all compete in Single Action Shooting Society where we dress in period clothing and shoot pistols, rifles, and shotguns at targets. My cowboy alias name is Ginga Vitus.

Katie Sneed and her family rafting

Really, we love everything outdoors Last summer our family went on a 9-day rafting trip down the Grand Canyon! A memory we will never forget - you certainly realize how small you are and how big God is when rafting in the bottom of the Grand Canyon! 

School Board Perspective: Being a long-term resident of Fairmount and having three children within the Madison-Grant school system, I have a vested interest in seeing Madison-Grant prosper in offering a solid education to all children. I see the school board as a driving force in guiding the future of our school system. As a social worker, I am trained in meeting the social and emotional needs of children and understand the vital role the school system plays in the lives of our families and community. I am a champion for the marginalized and whole-heartedly believe that education is a fundamental right for all children. This responsibility rests in balancing all school programs at the Elementary, Junior High, and High School levels. Moreover, school board members must not be swayed by their personal interests, but respond to needs of the greater good for the entire school system. 

My current position as the Director of the MSW Program at IWU, requires developing curriculum, balancing budgets, managing student and faculty issues, as well as, assessing effectiveness of learning. As a licensed clinical therapist, I am trained in counseling techniques, how to ask the hard questions, and speak the truth, while maintaining respectful relationships. In addition, protecting confidentiality and proprietary information is central to my profession. 

Our little school is doing big, big things! Navigating the many voices and needs of the Argyll Community is not always easy, but I am committed to do my diligence in continuing to grow Madison Grant students in scholarship, vocational training, the arts, athletics, and leadership!

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Amanda Kelich
Secretary
P: (317) 850-3952
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About Amanda Kelich


Office: Secretary

Board Member since 2014

Profession: Medical Technologist at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center

Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

Favorite School Subject: Science and Math

School Board Perspective: My hope for the future of Madison-Grant is to continue the small school atmosphere with big school opportunity. My want for our students and staff is to be able to dream, strive, achieve, and accomplish goals even they have not been able to imagine yet. #WeAreMG
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Bruce Stanley
Member
P: (765) 620-4307
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About Bruce Stanley

Bruce Stanley

Board Member since July 2016

Profession: Automotive Industry

Education: 1986 Graduate of Madison-Grant High School

Community Involvement: Coached baseball, girls softball, girls basketball, and a Summitville Youth League Board Member

Favorite School Subject: History

Interesting Fact: Married for 31 years to Meylissa Stanely, father of three girls, Tori (Stanley) Tisdale MGHS class of 2013, Emileigh (Stanley) McClellan MGHS class of 2015, and Maloree Stanley MGJSHS class of 2021.

School Board Perspective: I was the kid in high school who did not understand the relevance of my high school education in relation to my goals in life. The kid everyone told, "You are going to wish that you had tried harder." As an adult, I realized the importance of a strong educational foundation in helping to prepare students for the next phase of their lives. I want to be the voice for students who may not have a clear sense of what they want to do post-high school and need someone to take the time to help them figure that out. I have a heart for kids, and I want to work with school administration to provide opportunities for every student in our corporation to prepare for life after high school - whatever that looks like for them.

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John Hanes
Assistant Secretary
P: (765) 618-4741
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About John Hanes

Name: John Hanes

Board Office: Assistant Secretary 

Board Member since January 2019 

Profession: Seed Sales with Hanes Seed Sales Inc. & Farmer 

Education: Madison-Grant High School ‘14, Purdue University- Agronomic Business and Marketing ‘17 

Favorite School Subject: Chemistry was always my best and favorite school subject. It was a big reason for me going into the agronomy field after Madison-Grant. Athletics, mainly Football, also played a big role in helping build leadership and teamwork skills. 

Interesting Fact: I live on my family farm with my lovely wife Megan, who I married in 2018. We are both products of Madison-Grant High School and also high school sweethearts. Both of our families have long histories in the district. I love that I was able to stay in my community and support local businesses while growing my own. 

I enjoy golfing, hunting, and spending time with my wife, family, and friends. 

School Board Perspective: Being a young man with deep roots in the Madison-Grant Community, I decided to join the school board so I could help build on what the previous board had accomplished and to better MG for today and for future generations of Argylls. I wanted to bring my perspective as a young farmer/business owner to help build an all encompassing education portfolio while making sure the school stays in good financial standing. #WeAreMG

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Ronald Stewart
Member
P: (765) 618-3252
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About Ronald Stewart

Ron Stewart

Board Member since 2014

Profession: First Merchants Bank

Education: Madison Grant HS ’88, Ball State University BS in Finance ’95, Indiana Wesleyan University MBA ‘07

Community Involvement: Ron is a past member of the Board of Directors for Grant County United Way and Crimestoppers. He is also the past president of the Elwood Chamber of Commerce. Ron also volunteers his time as a softball coach for Madison-Grant Summer Sports League. 

Interesting Fact: According to Ron’s late grandmother, he is distant cousins with actor Kevin Costner. J 

What perspective/experience do you bring to the board?

My banking background brings a unique and needed business perspective to the MG board. Being involved in several civic boards in the past gives me experience in decision-making. This breadth of experience also helps me to work together with the MG administration, as well as other board members. I have lived in the Madison-Grant school system most of my life, and have a deep passion for my community. Representing that community is just a small way for me to give back, and I’m very honored to be able to do that.

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David Whybrew
Member
P: (765) 233-9886
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About David Whybrew

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Board Meeting Information

Our regular school board meeting takes place at the Madison-Grant Conference Room. To view the current schedule, please select the link below. Our school board agenda can now be viewed on Board Docs. Meeting minutes can be viewed by clicking on the meeting date on the right sidebar. We will also post information regarding supplementary meetings as necessary. You can also view our policies for more information on the same site: