Forgey, Sobek Receive ISBA Recognitions of Excellence

Noblesville Schools announced today that Board of Trustees president Dr. Joe Forgey has received a Distinguished Exemplary Governance Award from the Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA). Board member Lisa Sobek was also honored with a Commendable Exemplary Governance Award.

The Exemplary Governance recognition of excellence honors school board members who have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to public service, and the highest levels of commitment to continuous improvement and professional learning.

ISBA will present Forgey and Sobek with their awards at a regional meeting later this spring.

Joe Forgey

Dr. Forgey was elected to the board in November 2018 and began serving in January 2019. He is a pediatric dentist practicing with Pediatric Dentistry of Noblesville. He is a graduate of Butler University and Indiana School of Dentistry and has given hundreds of preventive dental lectures in Noblesville Schools at all academic levels. Mr. Forgey is a 2018 graduate of the Noblesville Schools Miller Ambassadors program and served with the Miller Backers for ten years. He coached basketball at the Noblesville Boys and Girls Club and soccer with the Noblesville Soccer Club. He and his late wife Cynthia (Noblesville Schools board member 1998-2006) have five children that attended Noblesville Schools. They have 12 grandchildren, three who currently attend Noblesville Schools, with the other nine children four years old and under.

Lisa Sobek

Lisa Sobek was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Noblesville Schools Board of Trustees and began serving in June 2019. She is an executive project manager for Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning and also has a background in corporate marketing, sales and account management. A former executive chair of the Noblesville Diversity Coalition (NDC) and a 2019 graduate of the Miller Ambassadors Program, Mrs. Sobek holds a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business. She has been involved in volunteer and leadership roles with Good Samaritan Network, Grace Care Center, and Wheeler Mission, in addiiton to being an active classroom and parent teacher organization volunteer. Mrs. Sobek and her husband Brian have resided in Noblesville since 2005 and have two children attending Noblesville Schools.