Board of Education

Board of Education

The Southwest School Corporation Board of Education members are elected to serve as leaders
and advocates for public education and student achievement. 


Grant Bryant, President
Jerry Wilson, Vice President 
Barbara Rotramel, Secretary 
Jon Bobbitt, Member 
Mitzie Badger, Member

Please scroll down to learn more about the SWSC Board members. 


Grant Bryant

GRANT BRYANT 
President
Mr. Bryant currently serves as the President of the SWSC Board of Education, and he has served on the SWSC Board of Trustees for eight years. 

BIO: 
Senior Project Manager / Engineer
Sycamore Engineering
Owner / Engineer
Bryant Engineering & Consulting, LLC 

EDUCATION:
Terre Haute North Vigo High School
B.S., Civil Engineering, 
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 

Master’s in Civil Engineering, 
Norwich University 

Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Indiana 

HOBBIES: 
Golf, Carpentry & Church Missions 

FAMILY: 
Wife: Lisa 
Children: Jed Smith (wife Brittnee); Jake Smith (wife Jaleigh), 
Grandchildren: Jaklee & Jax. 

"I appreciate and value the service and dedication of our teachers, administrators and staff."


Jerry Wilson‚Äč

JERRY WILSON
Vice President
Mr. Wilson currently serves as the vice president of the SWSC Board of Education. He has dedicated 20 years to serving the Southwest School Corporation as a board member.


BIO: 
Crop Adjuster for NAU 
Farmer  
USPS, retired 

EDUCATION:
Sullivan High School 

MILITARY SERVICE:
United States Air Force, 1969-1973
Aircraft Mechanic

HOBBIES:
IU athletics, gardening, and Disney family vacations

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:  
Sullivan First Christian Church

FAMILY:
Wife: Claudia
Daughters: Jill Nichols (Steve) and Kyla Nichols (Ben)
Grandchildren: Shaelie, Braedon, Nora and Wilson 

“I appreciate the opportunity to work with a fantastic team of administrators, faculty and staff who strive to provide the absolute best education for our students," said Mr. Wilson. "I truly believe the SWSC slogan, 'We are the Best. We are Southwest!"

 

Barbara Rotramel

BARBARA ROTRAMEL 
Secretary
Mrs. Rotramel currently serves as the Secretary of the SWSC board of education. She also has served as an Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA) Delegate and as a member of the Nominations committee. 

BIO:
Retired Teacher, Southwest School Corporation

EDUCATION:
Sullivan High School
B.S. and M.S. in Music and Art; Minor in Social Studies
Indiana State University
Administration Principal Licenses in Elementary Education (K-6) 
and Secondary Education (7-12) 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 
Carlisle Lions Club;
ISTA-Retired of Sullivan/Knox County Chapter 

HOBBIES:
Traveling, reading, working in flower garden, working with alpacas 

FAMILY: 
Husband:  Mike Rotramel
Daughter: Heather Rotramel-Wall
Granddaughter: Mayzee Wall 

"Serving on the board gives me an opportunity to help improve public education for every student. The staff at SWSC is passionate and diligent in providing the best education to every student."   


Jon Bobbitt

JON BOBBITT
Member
Mr. Bobbitt serves as a member of the Board of Education. He brings many years of experience and expertise in management and leadership to the Board. 

BIO:
Senior HR Business Partner, Hoosier Energy
Vice President Mortgage Lending, First Financial Bank (Sullivan) 2000-2011   
Executive Director, YMCA 1997-2000   

EDUCATION:  
Sullivan High School, 1987
B.S., Business Management, Indiana State University
PHR (Professional in Human Resources) 
SHRM–CP (SHRM Certified Professional) 
Indiana University Kelley School of Business Executive Leadership Certificate
Bell Leadership Facilitator, Bell Leadership Institute, University of North Carolina   

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 
Sullivan Jr. High Volleyball Coach
Cutshot Volleyball Club Director & Coach 
United Way Chairman Sullivan County 
Sullivan Baseball League Board of Directors (Past President) 
Sullivan Rotary Club (Past President) 
Crossroads Community Church Children’s Ministry Volunteer   

HOBBIES:
Boating, golfing, hunting, and fishing  

FAMILY:
Spouse: Katie
Children: Austin, Ryli, Sean and Drew  

“I enjoy being a part of the board and trying to do what I can to make a difference in the lives of the children and families of Sullivan. Sullivan is home and is a fantastic place to grow up and has so much to offer children as far as learning and development.”  

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