Terry Jo Head Shot 2016Terry Jo Lightfoot is seeking re-election as a board member of the East Allen County School Board, District 7E. Lightfoot is currently the Secretary of the EACS School Board. In 2012, she was awarded the highly regarded Outstanding Boardmanship Award from the Indiana State School Board Association. She has been recognized by Indiana’s NewsCenter for Women in Superior Leadership. During Lightfoot’s term on the board, East Allen County Schools has accomplished much to further high-quality education:
• Preserved East Allen County School’s unique communities
• East Allen County School Corporation became an “A” district
• Hired Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ken Folks, who is a leader in education statewide
• Achieved a record number of “4 Star” schools: Leo Jr.-Sr. High School, Leo Elementary School, and Cedarville Elementary School
• Achieved the National “Blue Ribbon” schools at Cedarville Elementary School, 2014, New Haven Intermediate, 2013, and Leo Jr.-Sr. High School, 2008
• Graduated the first class of East Allen University with a 100% graduation rate, the majority graduating with two-year associate degrees from Vincennes University
• Partnered with the Associated Builders and Contractors program to establish more vocational opportunities for students
• Implemented 1:1 technology K-12
• Maintained a balanced budget
• Established a new safety program for students and staff Lightfoot is an active member of her community.

She serves on the Town of Leo-Cedarville Park Board, Cedar Creek Lion’s Club, Parkview Regional Hospital Patient Family Advisory Council, Leo Alumni & Friends Association, and Leo United Methodist Church Children’s Music. She has a Masters Degree in Education in Music and Physical Education and currently works in Insurance sales at Worman-Lightfoot-Hoch Insurance. Lightfoot is committed to continuing the success of the East Allen County School Corporation by supporting facility updates and the further advancement of educational opportunities while preserving the values and traditions of each distinctive community within the school system.

POSTED: 07/15/16 at 10:09 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools