Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

July 2, 2013

New BMS principal chosen

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After school, the Greensburg resident was the GCHS football defensive coordinator for seven years and coached the girls’ basketball junior varsity and football freshman teams for about four years. At GJHS, he coached basketball and track for five seasons each.

The state’s 2013 District 10 Middle School Principal of the Year has been certified as an Indiana school safety specialist and is a member of the Indiana Association of School Principals Board of Directors, National Association of School Principals and Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association.

As a boy, the Hoosier moved a few times, attending Owen Valley, Westfield and Noblesville schools before graduating from Lebanon High School.

The Sandusky Methodist Church board member has volunteered for an annual food drive for a local food kitchen, an annual clothing drive for families in need and gone Christmas caroling with church members at nursing homes and also participated in Secret Santa.

He and wife Cheryl have a son, Brody, almost 2. Favorite pastimes include family camping, playing golf, watching sports and learning.

Noting that BCSC’s accomplishments can be credited to “a dedicated staff, committed parents, engaged students and a strong leadership team, I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of that environment.”

The collaborator is itching to get started. “My immediate objective will be building relationships and rapport with all the students and staff at Batesville Middle School. The immediate challenge for me will be getting accustomed to the intricate details of how Batesville Community School Corp. operates on a daily basis.”

Strouse reflects, “Leadership has less to do with position than it does disposition. If parents, students, staff, community members or readers have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an e-mail at dstrouse@batesville.k12.in.us or call the school at 934-5175.”

Debbie Blank can be contacted at debbie.blank@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.

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