Eckerle seeks reelection to school board

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JASPER — Greg Eckerle will seek reelection in November for the District 3 seat on the Greater Jasper School Board.

“I am proud of our school corporation’s ‘A’ accountability grade from the Indiana Department of Education,” said Eckerle, who is currently serving his 12th year on the board. “I would like to continue giving of my time and experience to help our team offer even better educational opportunities, all while keeping our tax rates level.”

Eckerle, who retired as communications director for the Sisters of St. Benedict, still works part time as a freelance writer for area publications. He previously worked for Kimball International for 36 years, including 20 years as employee communication director.

“Because of the current pandemic, our schools will face fiscal challenges and tough issues,” he said. “I have business experience in budgeting, money management, and strategic planning that can aid in providing the best schools Jasper can afford. My communication background helps me to ask the right questions to obtain the relevant facts and to listen objectively to various opinions, all to make the best-informed decisions for our children’s education.”

Eckerle, who has attended school-board-specific training annually for the past 12 years, was named a Master Board Member through the Indiana School Board Association’s Certification Awards Program in 2015.

A lifelong Jasper resident, he is a graduate of Jasper High School and the Indiana University School of Business. He also serves as a board member of the Jasper Park & Recreation Department and the Jasper Tennis Patrons, and is a past board member of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, Strassenfest Committee, the local American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and Dubois County Museum. He won a first-place award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada for his personality profile of a Benedictine sister in 2014, followed by a third-place award in 2015.

Eckerle is a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, Redevelop Old Jasper Action Coalition, Knights of Columbus and is a Dubois County Museum volunteer. He also coached girls softball, soccer and tennis, and men’s softball for several years.

A descendant of the Eckerle family that emigrated from Pfaffenweiler, Germany, to Jasper in 1847, he is married to Brenda (Seifert). They have three adult daughters.

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