ERPS Board of Education Members
Bob Dickins, President
Bob Dickins was appointed to the Board in January of 2013. Bob is the President of SSB Bank. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in financial administration and served in the United States Army. He has worked and lived in Eaton Rapids for over 20 years. Bob has two children in the Eaton Rapids School District.
Jeff Allison, Vice-President
Jeff Allison was elected to serve on the Board of Education in June 2003. Jeff is married to Sandra and has one student enrolled in Eaton Rapids, and one who graduated in 2004. He is the HIPAA Technical Project Manager for the Michigan Public Health Institute in Okemos, and feels his strong suits are finance and systems.
Brian Ross, Secretary
Brian Ross is a graduate of Eaton Rapids High School and an Owner/Broker of Ross & Associates Realtors. Mr. Ross is involved in the County Planning Commission, ER Local Development Finance Authority, ER Business and School Alliance, and the ER Area Chamber of Commerce.
He is married to Peggy, who works at Greyhound Intermediate School. Two children attend Eaton Rapids Public Schools. Two stepchildren graduated from Eaton Rapids Public Schools. He has one grandchild.
Dan Guy, Treasurer
Dan Guy was appointed to the Board in April 2013. He is married to Sallie, they have 2 children that attend Eaton Rapids Public School programs. Dan was born and raised in Eaton Rapids and is currently employed by the Michigan Air National Guard. Dan graduated from Eaton Rapids High School, Park University, and Western Michigan University. As a parent, volunteer, and motivated individual, Dan hopes to be a positive contributor to the Board of Education and the Eaton Rapids Public School District.
Jon Althouse, Trustee
Jon Althouse was elected to the Board of Education in June 2003. He is married to Lori and has two children who have graduated from Eaton Rapids Public Schools. He is employed by the Department of Agriculture and Engineering, Michigan State University, as the Coordinator of the Electrical Technology Program.
As a parent, coach, and member of the MSU faculty, Jon feels he is a positive contributor to the Board of Education.
Valerie VanSandt, Trustee
Valerie VanSandt is a motivated mom, coach, and volunteer for the Eaton Rapids Public School Community. She works as a small business partner at Chickadee Studios of Eaton Rapids, managing budget, production, staff, as well as customer and computer support. She is married and the mother of two daughters in our district.
Joseph Loren, Trustee
Joe was elected to serve on the Board of Education beginning in January 2017. Joe is married and has two children in the Eaton Rapids Public School District. He retired from the United States Army in September of 2015 and presently works for Eaton Corporation as a Program Manager.