Meet Your Board
School Board Member
Hi my name is Robert C McGuire. I grew up in Indian Heights and went to Taylor through 1983 and then went on to graduate in 1985 at Zion Christian Academy. I work as a Team Leader at Subaru Automotive (SIA) in Lafayette Indiana. I went to Ivy Tech for heating & air and also Purdue University through Subaru for manufacturing and leadership. I'm a licensed ordained minister and I Pastor Living Water Church in Kokomo Indiana.
My wife is Teena, who is a 1978 graduate of Taylor. We have 4 children, Kory, Darren & Jacob, all graduated from Taylor and a daughter Brooke is a freshman at Taylor and will graduate in 2020.
I count it an honor to be a board member of this great school system, I do believe that Taylor is the greatest school district in the county and I look forward in working with my fellow board members and the great teaching and administrative staff. I feel Taylor has a bright future and I'm looking forward in being a part of the great things yet to come.
School Board President
My name is Dennis Marler. I am a proud 1977 graduate of Taylor High School. Following graduation, I spent two years on a church mission in Japan and then went on to obtain my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University). I worked full-time for GM for two years before taking an educational leave to attend the MIT Sloan School of Business where I obtained a Master’s of Science in Management in 1989. We then took a job with IBM in Lexington, KY for one and a half years before returning to Kokomo in 1990.
My wife Marcia, Taylor High School Registrar, and I have spent the last 20 years raising our family in the Taylor School system. We have three children, all of which have spent their entire secondary education years at Taylor: Tyler, class of 2004; Tara, a 2007 graduate; and Trevor, class of 2013. I am currently employed by Delphi as a Platform & Commercial Manager responsible for the Powertrain Diesel engine control business.
In my free time, I enjoy coaching baseball in the youth leagues at Taylor (18 years as a coach and board member), Taylor 7th grade basketball, and soccer. I also enjoy woodworking when I have the time.
I ran for the school board in an effort to continue improving our school system and to help make it a place of pride for all those involved – our students, teachers, staff, administrators, and constituents. I firmly believe that Taylor is well on our way to becoming a leader in how our students are educated and in preparing them for the next phase in their lives. We have excellent teachers, administrators and staff and I am excited about the future of our schools.
School Board Vice-President
I was born and raised in Kokomo. I have lived in Taylor Township most of my life. I attended Taylor Elementary and graduated from Taylor High School in 1971. I have a BA from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee and an MSM from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.
My wife is Linda and she also is a Taylor Graduate and a Graduate of Indiana University with a degree in education and is currently an elementary teacher at Taylor Primary School. I have two children. My oldest is Brad. Brad has been in law enforcement since 1999 and is currently with the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department. He has been married to Amy since October 2000 and they recently blessed us with our first grandchild, Remington Grace, On March 4, 2011. My younger son is also a graduate of Taylor in 2002. His name is Joel and he is a 2007 graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He currently works as a police officer at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department having just completed his field training in October 2009. He is assigned to the Northwest District.
I have worked in maintenance at GMCH, LLC for 22 years and currently supervise a production department.
I felt like I needed to try to help the system when I ran for school board. I now feel that, along with my fellow board members, we have come a long way in providing Taylor with a secure future and removed some of the roadblocks and hindrances that have hampered the system for several years. Taylor has a great teaching and administrative staff and a bright future and I hope to be a part of that for many years.
School Board Member
School Board Secretary
I have lived in Taylor Township off and on since 1966. I attended Taylor Elementary and graduated from Taylor High School in 1978. I then went on to attend Manchester College were I received a degree in Marketing and Management.
My wife is Julie, who was a 1980 graduate of Eastern High School. She's been in banking since 1993 and is currently employed as a loan interviewer at Solidarity Community FCU. We've had 2 children go thru the Taylor School system. The first was Douglas, who graduated in 2004 with honors and is currently living in Houston, Texas and working at Continental Airlines. Danielle graduated in 2007 also with honors and will be attending IUK in the fall. Our third child is Clayton, who will be part of the class of 2019. I am very proud to say all 3 of our children will be graduates of Taylor High School.
I have been in Retail Management since 1981. I started as a manager of a Dime Store in Northern Indiana & then moved around the state with Danners Inc, Marjax Sporting Goods and Best Buy, then I got the opportunity to move back to my home town of Kokomo in 1993 to open the new Shoe Carnival. My wife and I have enjoyed working with Prevent Child Abuse of Howard County since 1999. We have served as the Chairperson of the fundraising committee and we are still currently committee members. I also have enjoyed helping coach Clayton in PAL Flag Football and being an assistant coach of his Rookie League baseball.
I decided to become a board member because I feel Taylor is a great school system that has had some difficult times. With my management experience, I feel I might be able to lend a hand in moving our school system in a positive and more stable direction. I want everyone to know that I have an open ear and will listen to suggestions and comments you may have. Please remember it's all about our kids.