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Outgoing Board Members Recognized

Supt. Dr. Thacker, James Turnwald, Angie Gates, & Pres. Chris Riley
Supt. Dr. Thacker, James Turnwald, Angie Gates, & Pres. Chris Riley

Board President Mr. Chris Riley recognized outgoing P-H-M Board of School Trustees Members Mrs. Angie Gates and Mr. James Turnwald. Both Gates and Turnwald were honored with a proclamation and a plaque recognizing their years of service.


Gates  Turnwald


Mrs. Angie Gates has honorably served on the Board for six years. She was appointed to fill the Harris Township seat vacancy in March 2016 and was re-elected in 2018. Mrs. Gates has held a couple of officer positions on the Board: Secretary 2018 and 2021; Vice President in 2022. Mrs. Gates also served as the Board’s Legislative Liason and Delegate for the Indiana School Board Association.


As a gift to Penn-Harris-Madison, Angie and her husband Joel Gates donated $6,000 to P-H-M’s Exceptional Education Department to help serve our students with special needs.

Gates donation
Dr. Thacker, Mrs. Gates, Exceptional Education Director Gena Todd, & Chris Riley


Mr. James Turnwald has served one year as a P-H-M Board Trustee. He was appointed to the Board December 2021 to fill one of the two Penn Township Board seats vacancies.


Mr. Turnwald was contested by Mr. Matthew Chaffee for the Penn seat in the November 2022 election and was not re-elected. Mr. Chaffee along with Mrs. Dana Sullivan (At-Large) will be sworn in as the newest P-H-M Board of School Trustees at the January 9, 2023 Board meeting.