More administrative changes are coming to Winamac High School. The Eastern Pulaski School Board accepted the resignation of Assistant Principal Dr. Gene Sweeney Monday, according to Superintendent Dan Foster.
Sweeney had served in the position since the start of the school year. This comes after the school board recently hired Jeremy Tucker to take over as principal, when Rick DeFries leaves this summer.
Foster says the school board also accepted the resignations of High School Spanish Teacher Meredith Allen and Middle/High School P.E. Teacher Kyle Johnson, who had been with the school corporation for 18 years. Back in 2017, the school board removed Johnson from his position of boys basketball coach, despite vocal opposition from community members.
The school board also made a few hires Monday. Foster says Allyson Adams was hired to teach elementary school students with autism and emotional disabilities. “That’s going to be a new room for us next year, so that’s a new position,” Foster explains. “So we’re kind of looking forward to being able to help those kiddos a little bit more than we’ve been able to in the past.”
The school board also hired Lindsey Kozubik as an elementary art teacher and Hope Rhodes as a high school special education instructional assistant.