Knox Community School Board Approves Retirement of Middle School Principal Steve Cronk

Steve Cronk

The Knox Community School Board approved the retirement of Middle School Principal, Steve Cronk, at its meeting Monday night.

“Mr. Cronk, who has worked in a number of school corporations throughout Indiana, but who has been at the Knox Middle School as Principal for the last number of years, decided it’s finally time to sit back and enjoy life a little bit,” said Superintendent A.J. Gappa. “He has submitted a letter of retirement that will take effect on June 30th. The Board regrettably accepted that resignation. It’s kind of a bittersweet personnel report when you accept the retirement of a person who has meant a lot to a lot of the kids at the Middle School here.”

Mr. Cronk has worked as a teacher and administrator in Indiana schools since 1969. His wife is an English teacher in Valparaiso and she also is retiring at the end of this school year. Mr. Cronk said in his retirement, he’s going to do all of the things he has had on the back burner for so long and do it in a warmer climate, preferably Florida. He also hopes to do volunteer work in his retirement. We’ll talk with Mr. Cronk on his tenure at Knox Middle School before he retires on June 30th.