“I’ve effectively worked with many administrators and board members and kept my focus on giving our children the best education possible while keeping our taxpayers in mind. Even as other systems put forth referendums for more money, we held the line. Last year, our ISTEP scores, graduation rates, and high school scores were the highest ever. I believe I am the best candidate based on the outstanding results of the Brownsburg schools during my terms of service.”
(Lincoln Seat - 2)
My name is Phil Utterback and I am running for a position on the Brownsburg Community School Corporation school board. My wife, Phyllis, my two daughters, and I have lived in Brownsburg for 25 years. Both of my daughters graduated from Brownsburg High School.
Before moving to Brownsburg, I was a fifth-grade teacher in Tippecanoe County, an assistant principal in Hanover, and a principal in Hope for a total of 13 years. While in Brownsburg, I had the privilege of being the principal of Harris Elementary for 14 years and the principal of Delaware Trail Elementary for nine years. I am very grateful to the BCSC and the Brownsburg community for allowing me to be a part of so many students’ lives. I had a wonderful career in education, especially in Brownsburg.
During my 2 1/2 years of retirement, I have missed being involved with the students and staff of the Brownsburg schools. I have a heart and passion for the students and staff of the Bronwsburg schools. I also believe that my experience as a parent and grandparent gives me empathy for parents and an understanding of the needs of all parents.
It is because of my desire to continue to help students that I have decided to run for a position on the school board. I believe that the knowledge gained from my 36 years as an educator will bring a new and different perspective to the issues that come before the board.