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 2016-17 board members


  Dan Cropsey, President

 cropsey CONTACT INFO:
215 S Laird Street
White Pigeon, MI  49099
269-483-9068

My name is Dan Cropsey and I am in my second term on the White Pigeon Board of Education currently serving as president.  I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Adrian College majoring in Business Administration in 1973. I am President and CEO of Great Lakes Realty Services and have extensive background in banking and finance. I am a proud member of White Pigeon Rotary having served as its president and I am currently the Interact adviser at White Pigeon High School. I am proud to be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow Recipient by the White Pigeon Rotary club. I have served as president of the White Pigeon Parks and Recreation Board, served as a White Pigeon village council member, and served as the White Pigeon village clerk. I have coached little league, varsity basketball, and football in White Pigeon. I am married to my wife Susan and I have two sons Brandon and Brett who both received excellent educations attending White Pigeon Community Schools. I enjoy golfing and being outdoors.

 

Jody Trosper, Vice Presidentjt
 
CONTACT INFO:
17231 US 12
White Pigeon, MI 49099
574-849-7542
 
It's been a pleasure serving on the WPCS Board of Education for the past four years.  The changes and growth we've experienced are a testament to the hardworking people of our community who believe our children are our future.
I am the proud parent of two WPCS students. My work experience includes purchasing, bill of material writing, customer service, sales, and an elementary aide position.  I am currently a dental assistant.  I've had several years of volunteer experience with White Pigeon Parks and Rec, Central Parent Organization , and two YES campaigns.  My husband, Jason, and I enjoy outdoor activities with the boys.
"It takes a village to raise a child" Proud to be a CHIEF! 
 
 Cindy Tippman, Secretary
c.t.
 CONTACT INFO:
105 E. Vermont Ave.
White Pigeon, MI 49099
269-221-1660
 
I grew up in Essexville, MI, graduated from Garber High School and Delta College.  We moved here in 2008 and chose WP after visitiing several area schools.  Both of my children graduated from WPCS.  I teach Dental Assisint at Ross Medical in Granger, IN.  Being involved in the school system is a reqarding experience for me.  Seeing the enthusiasm that the staff and administration have for the students keeps me excited and involved.
 
Nicole Oldenburg, Treasurern.o.
 
CONTACT INFO:
403 E Michigan Ave
White Pigeon, MI 49099
269-503-5180

I am excited to be starting my second year of my first term on the White Pigeon School Board. I graduated from White Pigeon in 1998 and I completed my Masters in Accounting on March 15, 2015.  I have 3 children that attend White Pigeon Community Schools-Teriq Shook (in 12th grade at the high school, also attends Glen Oaks for Auto Tech CTE, plays football and is entering the Air Force), Payten Jones (in 3rd grade at Central is in Champion Force Cheer and Rocket Cheer), and Samuel Oldenburg (attends the preschool program at the high school).  I currently work at Smoker Craft, Inc. in New Paris, IN as a staff accountant.  I am grateful for my chance to give back to the community and the school that I love so much! I am proud to be a Chief! Every student, Every day! Go CHIEFS!

Pamela Shenk, Trustee p.s.

CONTACT INFO:
17278 US 12
White Pigeon,  MI 49099
574-202-1989
 
I have been on the school board for two years and have thoughtly enjoyed working with the White Pigeon educational community.  My husband, Steven Post and I have been pleased with our daughter Mable's education at Central since 2012.  I look forward to curricular and physical changes occurring in our community in the near future.
 
Troy Andrews, Trustee
Andrews  
CONTACT INFO:
17155 Tomahawk Trail
White Pigeon, MI  49099 
269-506-1206 
 
It is an honor to be entering my first year as a member of the White Pigeon Board of Education. I am a 2000 graduate of White Pigeon High School. For the last 8 years I have served as the White Pigeon Township Fire Chief. I began my career as Cadet with the department in 1998 while still attending High School. I am employed fulltime by Semco Energy as a Gas Mechanic. I married my wife, Heather in 2003 and we have 2 wonderful children. Our daughter Abbi is 7 and in first grade and our son Carson is 5 and in kindergarten. Our family enjoys vacationing in the south during spring break, camping during the summer months, bicycle rides and attending motorcycle flat track racing events.

I look forward to helping our district reach our goals and seeing that our students get the opportunity that they deserve. Once a Chief, always a Chief!

Sheila Robinson, Trustees.r.  
 
 CONTACT INFO:
68976 Vistula Road
White Pigeon, MI 49099
269-483-9496 
                                                                                                                                                        
Being the newest member to serve on the board, I am really looking forward to this chance to represent the families of WPCS.  I am married to my husband Jimmy for 22 years and together we have 2 teenagers, Shelby Jo is 19 and a 2015 graduate of WPCS and Lucas is 17 and is home schooling at the present time.  We have been a host family for foreign exchange students also and foster parents for two years.  I've been a member of the White Pigeon Community for more than 35 years, coming from a big family and proudly graduating with the class of 1977. 
Most of my working experience has been in shift management, inventory control, quality control, and customer service.  For the last 11 years I have worked for the worlds largest employer and a very proud Wal-Mart associate.  I have the honor of representing associates statewide being a member of the State Giving Program.  
 
In my free time I enjoy my family, sewing, crafting, and going to bazaars and fundraisers with my small businesses.
Very proud to be a Chief!  "Chiefs Rock"
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