After serving the school for more than three decades, Sharon VanMeter has announced that she will be retiring from Plymouth Community Schools. VanMeter started at the Plymouth Community School Corporation in 1980 at Jefferson Elementary, where she served as a teacher’s aide. In 1994, she transferred to Plymouth High School as a secretary.
Throughout her 33 years at the corporation, VanMeter has become a well-known face to thousands of staff and community members, teachers, parents, and students, having worked under five different principals.
Former principal Larry Pinkerton described VanMeter as “something special,” and said she has touched the lives of many children, and even administrators and teachers. Current principal Jim Condon also had words of praise for VanMeter, highlighting her positive attitude, even saying she “models the core values” stressed at Plymouth High School.
VanMeter said she enjoyed working at Plymouth High School, and that is obvious in her outstanding service to the schools where she helped with girls’ basketball and volleyball, sold tickets for sporting events, and even sat on a number of school committees.
In her retirement, VanMeter said she’s going to slow things down a bit. With plans to spend more time with her two grandchildren in Indianapolis, she said she’s going to live a schedule-free life. VanMeter will walk the halls of the school as staff in April.