The Noblesville Board of School Trustees has approved the appointment of half-time assistant principals at Noblesville’s elementary schools. The assistant principals will divide their duties between administration and classroom instruction. Asst. Supt. Steve Stephanoff said the additional staff is necessary because of changes in Indiana law regarding the frequency of teacher evaluations. Appointments are effective July 1.
Noblesville Schools’ Professional Evaluation Program now requires short observations of all teachers at least once per semester but three times a year, extended observations at least once per semester and a formal evaluation of teachers at least once a year. Teachers who have been with Noblesville Schools for only one or two years are both observed and evaluated more frequently. Previously, some teachers were evaluated every two to three years.
Appointments at the elementary schools include:
Hinkle Creek – Julie Griffey
Griffey was appointed assistant principal at Hinkle Creek Elementary School a year ago. She will become a full-time assistant principal beginning with the 2012-13 school year as Hinkle Creek grows to almost 900 students.
Hazel Dell – Deanna Cline
Cline currently is an instructional coach at White Oak Elementary School in Avon. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Indiana Wesleyan University and her master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Indiana State University. She began her teaching career in Shelbyville. She has been in Avon since 1999, first as a teacher and later as a literacy coach.
Noble Crossing – Mary Beth Riley
Riley comes to Noblesville from Durbin Elementary School, a part of Hamilton Southeastern Schools. Currently an administrative intern at Durbin, she has taught there since 2007. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from DePauw University and her master’s degree in educational administration from Butler University.
North – Karen Carter
Currently an assistant principal at Westlake Elementary School in MSD of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Carter brings 20 years of experience in education to Noblesville. She joined the Wayne Township faculty as a middle school special education teacher in 1992. She was a facilitator for Personalized Education Plans for three years and an administrator in the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department for five years. Carter received her bachelor’s degree in special education and master’s degree in education from Purdue University, and a master’s degree in school administration from Indiana University.
Promise Road – Jered Pennington
Pennington has taught at White River Elementary School since 2002. He started his teaching career a year earlier in Avon. He received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from IUPUI and his master’s degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan University. He also has completed the Principal Licensure Program at IWU.
Stony Creek – Brad Davis
Davis returns to Noblesville Schools to become assistant principal at Stony Creek Elementary School. He taught at White River Elementary School from 2002 through 2010. He served as an assistant principal for Frankfort Community Schools and later became principal at Frankfort’s Green Meadows Intermediate School. He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Ball State University and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. He completed the Principal Licensure Program at IWU.
White River – Eric Bransteter
Bransteter will move from Noblesville Intermediate School to White River Elementary School to become an assistant principal. He joined the NIS faculty in 2006. He taught fifth grade for five years before being named media specialist a year ago. He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Ball State University and a master’s degree in educational administration, also from Ball State.