Robin Phelps named new director of business
Noblesville Schools announced July 21 that Robin Phelps has joined the district as director of business.
Phelps will be responsible for overseeing the financial and business obligations of the district including budget, financial data, payroll and benefits, accounting, investing and insurance. She will also manage the transportation, operations and food service departments and will report to Supt. Beth Niedermeyer.
She will initially work in tandem with current executive director of business Terry Rich, and will fully transition into her role when Rich retires in the near future.
“This is an incredibly important role within the school district,” Niedermeyer said. “I’m thrilled that we found Robin during the selection process. She is well respected throughout the state of Indiana, and her breadth of knowledge and expertise will serve Noblesville Schools well.”
Prior to accepting this position, Phelps spent 11 years as chief financial officer at Lawrence Township Schools. Her background also includes time spent as a business supervisor at Washington Township Schools and as a manager of the treasury department at Conseco.
She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in business administration.
Phelps is also active in the Indiana Association of School Business Officials, serving as their co-vice chair since 2007, and was named Treasurer of the Year in 2004.
Brian Zachery named as new transportation director
Announced July 21, Brian Zachery has been appointed by the district as director of transportation.
Zachery joins Noblesville Schools from his most recent role as transportation supervisor for Westfield Washington Schools. He has also worked as a sales engineer and quality control engineer with Curtis Dyna-Fog, and a route sales driver with Coca-Cola Bottling.
Zachery holds multiple transportation certifications including school traffic safety, transporting students with disabilities, driver instruction training and a commercial driver’s license.
In the role of transportation director, Zachery will be responsible for overseeing transportation staff and managing a fleet of more than 100 buses to ensure safe and timely transportation of students to and from school and on special trips.
Noblesville Schools has the best initial fleet safety inspection record of any district in Hamilton County.