Assistant superintendent leaving for new jobJune 21, 2013
By CLAIRE MOORMAN
Herald Staff Writer
HUNTINGBURG — Chad Schenck will leave his position as assistant superintendent for the Southwest Dubois School Corp. at the end of the month.
The school board approved his resignation at a meeting Thursday evening. Schenck has announced plans to accept a job as the transportation director for West Clark Community Schools in Sellersburg. He will begin the new position July 1.
Because the West Clark corporation has three high schools, his responsibilities as bus coordinator — a role he filled for Southwest Dubois — will greatly increase.
Schenck, 36, said he chose to take the new position for the opportunity to learn under several seasoned administrators in preparation for taking over corporation leadership in the next couple of years.
“It’s a benefit to me, and it’s certainly going to be a benefit to my family,” he said of the new job. “It’s a good time to move. I’m going to miss it here. I’m going to hate leaving the staff here.”
Schenck graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in 2001 and earned a master’s in 2004. He taught math for one year at Orleans Junior High School and third grade for four years at Milltown Elementary School. He obtained an administrative license and became the principal at Tell City Junior High School in 2006. He then learned that a new assistant superintendent position had been created at the Southwest Dubois corporation in 2008 and applied for that job, hoping to learn more about leading from a central office.
Schenck also served as the assistant principal at Huntingburg Elementary School and helped lead the after-school program, Raiders Involved in Daily Growth and Enrichment.
“I certainly have been busy here. I certainly have learned a lot on all fronts about school administration. I’m ready to take that with me,” he said. “It’s something I will look back fondly on with reverence for everybody’s work that they’ve done.”
Schenck lives in Leavenworth with his wife, Kristin, and children, Kaden, 8, Rylan, 5 and Karson, 1.
Board member Christopher Neu said the board has not yet had time to discuss whether they will hire a replacement for Schenck or amend the position.
Contact Claire Moorman at email@example.com.
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