FORTVILLE — The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) Board of Trustees announced in a press release on Tuesday that Meghan Britt will fill the open position for the rest of Tony May’s term, extending through 2024.
Britt has been a Hancock County resident for more than 20 years and works as executive assistant at Real Life Church, where she manages finance, events and operations.
Britt is a parent to one Mt. Vernon graduate and currently has three children enrolled in the schools.
“Whether it’s being the room mom for my four kids, serving as the team mom for their sports teams, collaborating with a fantastic group of friends on the PTO at Mt. Comfort Elementary or contributing to the Athletic Booster Club at the high school, I enjoy trying new things, meeting new people, and offering my support wherever it’s needed,” Britt said in an email.
Britt also said that most weeks someone can find her working concessions with sport parents. She said when seeking this role, a primary concern for her was ensuring that she could be able to continue her involvement in her volunteer roles — something she is most proud of is being able to serve alongside her husband and children at Serve Day each summer and Hope Week every Christmas.
“These community outreaches of coming together as a church family to make a positive impact bring me an incredible sense of pride and joy,” Britt said in an email.
Britt said in the release that a personal goal of hers is to embrace the rapid growth the schools are experiencing while also maintaining and preserving the “small-town feel that the community cherishes.”
“It is crucial to navigate these changes and advancements in education while safeguarding the unique qualities that make Mt. Vernon so special,” Britt said in the release. “I aim to ensure that our schools continue to be a source of pride, a close community and a nurturing environment for everyone that calls Mt. Vernon home.”
A primary focus for Britt during her time as trustee is to consider the pace of the school districts growth and make proactive decisions. Britt said she is passionate about expanding the current dual-credit classes, providing additional vocational programs aligned with local career needs and investigating programs that allow students to graduate with associate degrees.
Britt also highlighted that the board needs to continually assess the ever evolving and growing needs of the Mt. Vernon community and that families are drawn to the schools because of the academic opportunities and growth experiences.
Britt said in the release that her deep passion and love for the families and staff at Mt. Vernon has fueled her and made her excited to contribute to the current success.
“With my children attending our schools, my husband coaching and our family living within the community, I am fully invested in its well-being,” Britt said in the release. “I am excited to use my voice and influence to learn and work to advocate for policies that support students, staff members and families and ensure their success.”
Britt will be taking the place of former board member May, who announced his resignation Oct. 23 due to personal health reasons. In honor of May’s 11 years of service on the board, the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation created the Tony May Legacy Fund in his honor.
MVCSC Board of Trustees president Chad Gray said in the release that Britt’s experience with the school and community is what stood out.
“Meghan has experience in major construction projects with her present employer and that really stood out to me,” said Gray in the release. “Her volunteer roles in the schools and community showed a depth of knowledge about our current strengths, as well as the challenges we will be facing.”
Britt will take on the leadership role officially and be sworn in at the next MVCSC Board of Trustee meeting on Dec. 18. Meetings are open to the public and are located at the admin center.
With taking on this new role, Britt said that she hopes her family and friends will take pride in this opportunity and view it as a meaningful way to serve the community.
“It’s important to me that my four children understand the significance of dedicating our time, our giftings and resources toward what we value most,” said Britt in an email. “I believe that when God opens a door, my job is to say yes, walk through that door and serve to the best of my ability.”