Corbin seeks seat on Jasper school board

From Local Sources

JASPER — James “Jimmy” Corbin has filed his candidacy for the Greater Jasper School Board District 1 seat.


“We have a great school system, both of which my wife and children are a part of,” he said in a press release announcing his candidacy for the school board. “These next few years will be an exciting time for our corporation with the construction of our new (elementary) school. As a community, we need to continue to ensure our students have a safe environment to learn that properly prepares them for their future, whether they decide to continue on with their education or enter the work force.”

Corbin is a lifelong resident of Jasper. He and his wife, Michelle Becker Corbin, have three children: Kendall, 9; Grant, 7; and Avery, 3. Michelle is a teacher at Fifth Street School. James is the son of Gary Corbin and Camille Corbin, and has two sisters.

He is a 1999 graduate of Jasper High School and 2003 graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with majors in marketing and operations management. He has worked for Jasper Engines & Transmissions for over 15 years, and has held multiple positions and led multiple business units, including production control, engineering and new product development, quality systems, and bill of materials. He has helped lead the company’s corporate strategic cost planning initiatives for the past five years. 

James holds multiple certifications from the American Society of Quality, including certified manager of organizational excellence, certified six Sigma green belt, and certified quality auditor.

He also has a passion for athletics and spends many evenings at the ball fields coaching youth sports.

If elected to the school board, James pledges to work to ensure the continued health and safety of students and faculty, ensure proper resources are awarded to give students the best opportunity to learn, ensure proper financial stewardship of school funds and ensure the continued overall success of students and the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation.

“We are fortunate to live in a community with so much opportunity and where our workforce is in high demand,” Corbin said. “We need to continue to partner with our local businesses to best prepare our students for their future, and hopefully to retain this talent in the community. At all grade levels, we must ensure we are laying the foundation for learning, and giving our teachers the resources they need to best teach our students.”

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