ERPS Board of Education Members
Jon Althouse, President
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.
Joseph Loren, Vice President
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.
Jeannine Brake-Norder, Secretary
Jeannine Brake-Norder was elected to the Board for the term starting in January 2019. She is married to Phil and has 3 children in the school district. She graduated from Michigan State University and Ferris State University College of Optometry and worked as a Doctor of Optometry at Eye Care Associates of Charlotte, P.L.L.C. She has lived in Eaton Rapids for over 20 years. She has been active in the schools volunteering in the classrooms and working as Vice-President and Grant Committee Chair for the Eaton Rapids Public Schools Education Foundation. She was an active participant in Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) in Eaton Rapids serving as Hospitality and Activities Coordinator and serving on the Steering Team.
Valerie VanSandt, Treasurer
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.
Brian Ross, Trustee
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.
Bob Dickins, Trustee
Bob Dickins has been on the Board since January 2013. Bob is the Vice President/Regional Manager for Eaton Federal Savings Bank. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Financial Administration and served in the United States Army. He has lived and worked in Eaton Rapids for over 20 years. Bob has two children who have graduated from the Eaton Rapids Schools District.
Dan Guy, Trustee
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.