11:16 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Measuring Student Achievement in Superintendent Evaluation Could Be a Challenge

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The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved the performance objectives for Superintendent Donna Hargens’s evaluation, but measuring student performance may still be a challenge.

The board approved the criteria at Monday night's board meeting. It measures three major performance objectives, including implementation of the new strategic plan, continuation assessing and organizing management and improving student achievement.

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10:26 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Greater Clark Schools Approves Dr. Andrew Melin For Superintendent

Melin was voted in at 5-2.

The Greater Clark County Schools board has approved the contract of its next superintendent, Dr. Andrew Melin.

Melin will lead the district, overseeing nearly 11,000 students. He’ll replace Stephen Daeschner who was hired in 2009, and who oversaw significant gains in student achievement.

Melin was chosen from a list of 17 national applicants and currently serves as the superintendent of Indiana’s Valparaiso Community Schools. He’s also served in various education roles including principal, counselor and teacher.

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6:02 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Greater Clark Superintendent Finalist Hopes for Board Support

Dr. Andrew Melin is the finalist for Greater Clark County Schools' next superintendent.

The Greater Clark County Schools board will vote Monday night on whether to hire Dr. Andrew Melin as the new superintendent to replace Stephen Daeschner.  

If board members vote against his hire, Melin says it  won’t be a reflection of his ability to lead.

Melin, currently superintendent of Indiana’s Valparaiso Community Schools, was whittled down from a pool of 17. The district’s search committee chose him as the finalist last week while not releasing the names of any other candidates.

Melin addressed southern Indiana residents in his first official public introduction last week. He answered questions regarding how he plans to continue the district's success and he addressed questionable spending practices in his current district.

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