Joselyn Whitticker is a former educator with 35 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She owns a small business that specializes in instructional curriculum consulting. She served on the Marion Common Council from 2012-2016 and was elected president of the Council in January 2015. A respected community leader and advocate, Whitticker is president of the Marion NAACP Branch #3059 and the Marion Grant County Minority Health Coalition.

Whitticker graduated from Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics and continued her education at Indiana State University, earning two master’s degrees in Vocational Home Economics and Secondary Administration and Supervision. Whitticker taught at Plaza Park Middle School in Evansville for 15 years. She served as Principal at McCulloch Middle School in Marion for 11 years and Wayne High School in Fort Wayne for seven years. She resides in Marion. Whitticker has one son, eight step-children and 15 step-grandchildren.