School Board




Bill Hutton - President

Ball State University - BS, MA, & Administration License

Elementary Teacher - 18 years

Elementary Administrator - 18 years

College student teacher supervisor - 16 semesters

South Madison Community School Board Member - 3 terms

Exemplary Governance Award (225+ governance points) 2021

China Principal Exchange Program

Intersect Drug-Free South Madison - Volunteer of the Year -2018

Pendleton Kiwanis - Secretary

Outfitters - former board member


John Lord - Vice President

South Madison Community School Board Member since 2021

South Madison Community School Corporation - 41 years

  • Elementary Teacher - Fall Creek/East Elementary
  • Assistant Principal/Athletic Director - Pendleton Heights Middle School
  • Principal - Maple Ridge Elementary - 17 years 

Pendleton Kiwanis - President

Outfitters - President

Madison County Literacy Coalition - reading tutor

Court-appointed CASA for foster children


Mark W. Thompson - Secretary

Anderson University Graduate

Ball State University Graduate - MA  Education

Life Teaching License

School Teacher - 15 years

Anderson University Student Teacher Supervisor - 6 years

Madison County Sheriff’s Department - 27 years, Sheriff 8 years

Mark and his wife have two children and six grandchildren


Kevin Ginder - Assistant Secretary

Ball State University - Associate of Arts - Business Management

Ball State University - BS Elementary and Special Education

Professional Adult Educator - Correctional Industrial Facility Prison

Pendleton Heights High School Graduate - 1983

Attended Markleville Elementary and Middle School

Long-time resident of Adams Township - currently living in Baby Farms

Two adult children who are graduates of Pendleton Heights High School

A grandson who will be attending South Madison Community Schools in the future


Angie Brown - Member


Northview High School Graduate (Brazil, IN) - 1986

Indiana State University Graduate - 1990

Pendleton resident since 1994

Former Middle School Teacher - 16 years

Former Outfitter Board Member - 6 years

Corporate Secretary/Treasurer B.L. Brown Construction & Excavation, Inc. Since 2007

Wife and proud mom of two Pendleton Heights High School Graduates in 2018 & 2021

South Madison Community School Corporation Board Member At Large since 2021


Buck Evans - Member

Pendleton Heights High School Graduate - 1983

Attended Purdue University

South Madison Community School Board Member since 2002

Retired from Irving Materials - 31 years

Adams Twp Fire Department Member - 20 years

Adams Twp Advisory Board Member - 10 years

Owner of Locust Grove Storage & Evans Rental Properties

Co-Owner of Tolle Family Farms

Co-Owner of Heartland Worm Farm


Mike Hanna - Member

Pendleton High School Graduate

Indiana State University, BS

DePauw University, MA

Ball State University, Indiana School Administration License

School Teacher - 7 years

School Administrator - 28 years

Board Member of Outfitters - 6 years

Pendleton Correctional Facility - Former Volunteer

CASA Madison County - Former Volunteer

High School, College, & Post College - Athlete

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