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steve miller jr

PRESIDENT

Steve Miller, Jr.

Email: smiller@browncountyschools.com

I grew up in Brown County playing basketball and baseball against the Columbus schools. Not liking them very much either, but as it turned out married Denise Hall in 1992 who was a Columbus North Bulldog and we graduated high school the same year in 1986. We have two daughters we are very proud of in Paige and

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Sydney. Both girls like to fish and hunt with me, which has kept us close even as they get older. We attend the Parkview Nazarene Church where I have taught Senior High Sunday School class for about 15 years and I enjoy helping in the kitchen every Wednesday night with Mark and Chisato Daugherty preparing a home cooked meals for the youth group and leaders.

I have been blessed to live my whole life in Brown County and be a part of the huge Miller family with 35 first cousins! My dad served 16 years as an elected member of the school board in the 80’s and 90’s. We both share the same concerns for the kids of Brown County in trying to give them the best in educational opportunities.


Education:

• 1992 – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN – B.S.
degree, School of Technology

• 1988 – Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN – Cum Laude
graduate, A.S. degree, Aviation Maintenance Technology

• 1988 – Federal Aviation Administration: F.A.A. Certified
Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

• 1986 – Brown County High School

Occupation:

I have worked for Toyota Material Handling, USA in Columbus for 22 years. I work in the Warranty Department and alongside our IT group to test and resolve any issues pertaining to our website, which dealers order new forklifts, parts and submit Warranty claims. I also train our dealers in how to use the website for all Warranty concerns.

VICE PRESIDENT

Marlene Barnett

Email: mbarnett@browncountyschools.com

carol bowen

SECRETARY

Carol Bowden

Email: cbowden@browncountyschools.com

I was born in Philadelphia and spent my childhood growing up in southern New Jersey. I was born with moderate hearing loss requiring the use of hearing aids and attended public schools before the advent of the Federal Disabilities Act of 1975. I graduated in the top 5% of my high school class and went on to earn a Bachelor Degree

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in Science with a Physical Therapy Certificate from Sargents College of Allied Health Professions at Boston University.

I have been practicing as a Physical Therapist since graduation. I am the widow of Richard A. Bowden, a 1967 graduate of Brown County High School and mother of Jessica, who is a 2009 graduate.

I have a passion for education from my parents who both felt that education was necessary for success in life, wherever it may take you. I also have the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to get the lifelong skills for educating oneself so that they may be able to reach for their dreams and more.

VickiHarden

MEMBER

Vicki Harden

Email: vharden@browncountyschools.com

I am a 1973 graduate of Greenwood High School. I am married to Dan Harden.  We have 4 children and 12 grandchildren.  When our children were growing up, we were involved in 4-H and coaching baseball and softball.  I was employed at the Abe Martin Lodge as the Human Resource/Accounting Manager.

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I retired in September of 2018.  We belong to Fruitdale Fire Department in which I am treasurer.  I have 10 of my 12 grandchildren going through the Brown County School system.  I am willing to hear concerns and suggestions from parents, staff, and students.
stephanie kritzer

MEMBER

Stephanie Kritzer

Email: skritzer@browncountyschools.com

My name is Stephanie Porter Kritzer. I am a 1974 graduate of Brown County High School. After college my husband and I returned to start our family where we were raised. As my children were growing up, I spent time on the 4-H Fair Board and 4-H Council as well as helping with their 4-H Club. I enjoyed 17 years as a

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paraprofessional in Brown County Schools before being elected to the School Board in 2012. I am always eager to hear the concerns and suggestions of students, parents, and staff.