Kim Taylor, President
Kim Taylor grew up in New Palestine and is a proud NPHS 1981
alumni. After graduating from the University of Indianapolis, she
began an extensive career in sales, is a business owner, financial
coach, and is currently working as the Community Tennis Program Assistant at USTA Midwest. Kim is no stranger to tennis as she played the sport in high school, college, and presently plays every chance she gets. Kim is very active in the community volunteering and sitting on the boards of local organizations such as New Palestine Main Street and New Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce. She understands the need to support and provide funding to the teachers, students, and staff of Southern Hancock County. She enjoys going to concerts, traveling, event planning, and spending time with family, friends, and all her animals.
Linda Fowler, Vice President
Linda Fowler is a retired teacher who has lived in the area all her life. She taught Spanish and English as a second language to students in Wayne Township and worked at the IN Department of Education. She still serves as a bilingual translator for parent conferences. She was a volunteer EMT on the Fire Department for 23 years. She is committed to NPEF to maintain her focus on education and her community.
Josh Monteith, Secretary
Josh Monteith is a long time New Palestine resident and advocate of the community and the education system. He is married to Jessica, a New Palestine High School graduate. They have 3 children, 2 of which are students in the New Palestine School System. Josh is serial entrepreneur and is the co-founder of the Monteith-Legault Real Estate Company, which was founded in New Palestine. Josh, Jessica, and their son enjoy cheering on their daughters at their volleyball or softball games, traveling, and giving back to the community.
Jenni Dropsey, Treasurer
Jenni Dropsey is the mother of two boys in the Southern Hancock School District, a senior at NPHS and a sixth grader at NPI. She and her husband, Andy, have been living in New Palestine for 17 years.
Jenni attended Miami University for Elementary Education. After college, she has worked and volunteered in education including substitute teaching while living in Boston, MA. She has been a piano and music theory teacher for over 20 years. She served as a member of the SCE PTO Executive Board for 9 years serving in many positions, including Treasurer and President. She has also served on her HOA Executive Board, Scout Executive Board and several educational committees. She enjoys dedicating her time to volunteering in her community and helping promote quality education.
Gary Halliburton, Immediate Past President
Gary Halliburton is also a New Palestine High School graduate. Gary is the owner of Progressive Hair Designs. Gary is the immediate past president of the New Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce and is currently serving as an advisor. Gary is proud of his family, one son, and one grandchild.