Our current support staff:
Hello, my name is Anita Jackson. I am the school safety specialist.
I live in Washington Township in Rush county. My husband, Scott, and I farm a small family cattle and grain farm. I was born in Bloomington, Indiana and lived in Brown County as a youngster. We moved to Indianapolis, then settled in a rural area west of Danville, Indiana. I graduated from Danville High School. I was a member of honor society, the sports editor of the school paper, played varsity volleyball, and a member of GAA (Girls Athletic Association) for other sports activities. I participated in school plays and musicals in various roles and was a member of the robed choir and beauty-shop quartets. I enjoyed my classes in the Biological and Chemical Sciences, Journalism, Art and Music.
I went to college at Morehead State University to become a veterinary technologist. After graduation, I worked in that field for a few years until I had an opportunity to go to work at Eli Lilly Inc. as a research assistant. I worked there for 24 years. I worked in Cancer, Dairy and Immunology research before moving into the Health, Safety, and Environmental department where I worked for the last 10 years. While working there, I was a member of and eventually the Coordinator for the Emergency Response team. I was a certified EMT, Fire Fighter, Confined-Space Rescue Technician and Chemical Emergency Response Technician while on that team.
I have been a huge supporter of Mays Elementary and now Mays Community Academy during my tenure on the Rush County Board of Education.
As the Safety Specialist, I interact frequently with students and staff and I love to watch the students grow both physically and academically. I love to garden, work on the farm, draw and paint. I have 8 grandchildren and a big family that I enjoy visiting in Brown, Morgan, and Hendricks counties in Indiana.
My name is Rosemary Kay (Jackson) Tompkins, Noah. I have lived in the Carthage/ Mays area all of my life. I attended Carthage School through the 4th grade. I attended Mays High School through my junior year. Mays consolidated my junior year and I graduated from Rushville Consolidate4d Schools in 1967. I married Johnny Tompkins in 1967 and we have two sons, Johnny and Steven. They also had the privilege of attending Mays Elementary School. I have four grandchildren. In 2006, I married Jim Noah. I have three step-children and four step-grandchildren.
My mother, Beulah Jackson lives with Jim and I, she is 92 years old. I built a new house in my parent’s woods. I love cooking, collecting recipe books and recipes, gardening, canning, sewing, crocheting, puzzles, reading, crafting, singing, and song writing, and church. I especially love the time I get to spend with my grandchildren, family, friends, and church.
My past jobs were writing articles for newspapers, RCA in Indianapolis, cooking at Mahoning Valley Church Camp and a cook at Rushville Junior High for six months, Cafeteria Manager at Mays Elementary for five years, and custodial supervisor at Benjamin Rush Middle School for twenty years. I retired with 30 years of experience from Rush Co. Schools.
Patty and I began working together in 1990 at Mays Elementary 37 years ago. Gerald Mohr, Principal. Encouraged me that I could manage the cafeteria, so our journey began. Patty and I learned a lot together and Gerald was a great support and encouragement as he always said, “It is all about the children.” He trained us well. Well, here we are again repeating history! We are so blessed to be able to return together and serve the children we love, doing what we love at a school that we love. We really enjoy working with this “Great Mays Academy Team” who also believes that “It is all about the children.”
My name is Patricia Lou (Berry), Stanley, Lefforge. I like to be called Patty. I was born in Henry County. I have lived on a homestead farm for 56 years. In 1970, at the age of 19, I married Perry Stanley. I have two sons, Brian age 45, and Billy age 44. I have two grandsons, Braylen Stanley age 9, and Jace Stanley age 3. They live right next door to me.
I remarried in 1991 to Robbie Lefforge. I have two stepchildren, Justin and Dana. I also have four step-grandchildren. I have worked from the age of thirteen years old, and I am now 65 years old and still working. I have worked in the Mays cafeteria for 34 years and retired from Mays. I loved the job and was glad to return to work at this building as MCA. I love seeing all the children and MCA, that is the reason why I came back to work.
My name is Dave Rolfe and I am the head of the maintenance department at MCA. I have been married to Heather Rolfe for twenty years and have two children, Devon (18) and Macy (16). Besides being married with two children, I have been actively involved with children. I have helped with Cubs Scouts as a Cub Master, a 4-H archery instructor, Rush County 4-H board member, and an assistant coach for Rush County youth soccer. Currently, I serve as an Assistant Chief for Anderson Township Volunteer Fire Department. I also serve as a licensed fire instructor for the State of Indiana. I have been a part of the fire service for ten years and love to serve my community as a fireman/EMT. When I find time, I like to go fishing, hiking, camping, and swimming with family and friends.
My name is Drew Durbin. I graduated from RCHS in 2008 and am working on getting my associates degree in technology from Ivy Tech. I am married to the 4th grade teacher at MCA. We have one son and another child on the way. I am the full time custodian at MCA. In my free time, I enjoy fishing and hunting. I love how friendly the staff at MCA is and how much fun the children have here. I always get a high five from the kids when I am cleaning and it's nice knowing that staff is appreciated here.