Hochgesang named Superintendent of the Year

From Local Sources


INDIANAPOLIS — Bill Hochgesang, superintendent of the Northeast Dubois County School Corporation, has been named 2020 Superintendent of the Year for District VII by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents.

District VII includes Crawford, Daviess, DuBois, Gibson, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.

Winners are selected by other superintendents in their district who consider the qualifications and accomplishments of area colleagues and their instructional leadership in a time of scarce resources.

Hochgesang has been te Northeast Dubois Schools superintendent since 2012, and served the district as principal of Dubois Middle School from 2001-2012.

Shortly after becoming superintendent, Hochgesang convened a meeting of all four Dubois County school superintendents, high school principals and high school guidance counselors to discuss ways of working together to share resources and staffing.

The group developed a consolidated school calendar that includes a countywide professional development day. The largest program the group created is Hub 19, a combined initiative with local industry to improve education for all Dubois County students. Hub 19 secured a $1 million grant from the Regional Opportunity Initiative to fund the first four years of operating costs. A new robotics and automation vocational program launched this fall with Vincennes University. Students in this program can earn stackable credentials that can lead to an associate’s degree while in high school.

Hochgesang has earned degrees from Indiana University Southeast and Indiana State University.

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