James (Jimmy) Corbin announced his candidacy for the Greater Jasper School Board in District 1.
Corbin is a lifelong resident of Jasper. He and his wife, Michelle Becker Corbin, are proud parents of their three children: Kendall, 9, attending 10th Street Elementary; Grant, 7, attending 5th Street Elementary, and Avery 3, at Shiloh Promiseland Preschool.
Michelle is in her 16th year of teaching at Greater Jasper and currently teaches first grade at 5th Street Elementary.
“We have a great school system, both of which my wife and children are a part of, Corbin said. “These next few years will be an exciting time for our corporation with the construction of our new school.”
Corbin explained that he was dedicated to ensuring students have a safe environment to learn; one that properly prepares them for their future, whether they decide to continue on with their education or enter the work force.
“We are fortunate to live in a community with so much opportunity and where our workforce is in high demand,” he 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.”
Corbin 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 more than 15 years. He’s held multiple positions and led multiple business units at JASPER, including Production Control (Supplier Development, Purchasing, Manufacturing Planning, Pricing & Costing groups), Engineering & New Product Development, Quality Systems & Bill of Materials. Jimmy has helped lead the company’s corporate strategic cost planning initiatives for the past five years.
He holds multiple certifications from the American Society of Quality, including: Certified Manager of Organizational Excellence, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and Certified Quality Auditor. Jimmy also has a passion for athletics and spends many evenings at the ball fields coaching youth sports.
“As your elected board member of the Greater Jasper School board, I will work to ensure the continued health and safety of our students and faculty, ensure proper resources are awarded to give our student the best opportunity to learn, ensure proper financial stewardship of school funds and ensure the continued overall success of our students and the Greater Jasper School Corporation,” he said.
Jimmy is the son of Gary Corbin and Camille Corbin. He has two sisters, Jessica Corbin Mahaney and Trisha Corbin Beckman.