During Hamilton Southeastern Schools August 11, 2014, Teacher In-Service Day, Dr. William Carnes was introduced as the candidate for HSE interim superintendent. Carnes, a long-time Hoosier educator and Fishers resident, is a former superintendent of Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Oak Hill United School Corporation and East Gibson School Corporation.
The School Board must still vote to approve his interim appointment, which it is expected to do at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 25.
Dr. Carnes is a veteran of the United States Air Force and an Indiana educator since 1973 with extensive leadership experience, is expected to serve as the interim superintendent following the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Brian Smith. Dr. Smith will be leaving to become the Executive Director of the Indiana State School Boards Association in September.
“We are so fortunate to have Dr. Carnes as our candidate for the interim superintendent’s position,” said John DeLucia, president of the HSE School Board. “Dr. Carnes has been a teacher, a principal, a superintendent, a university instructor, an author and an educational consultant. His experience is wide-ranging and his knowledge and passion about making sure students receive the kind of educational foundation that will provide for a lifetime of successful opportunities is outstanding,” DeLucia said.
Among his honors distinctions, Dr. Carnes served as president of the Indiana Association of School Superintendents, was honored as District 2 Superintendent of the Year and received the Distinguished Hoosier Award from Governors Mitch Daniels and Evan Bayh.
He recently retired as a partner of MGT of America, a public sector consultancy firm with clients in all 50 states and several countries. Dr. Carnes worked to help school districts improve efficiencies, navigate long range facility planning and redistricting issues and manage capital expenses.
He received his high school diploma from Shaw Memorial High School in Madison, IN, and his B.A. (History and English), M.S. (Education) and Ed.D in School Administration from Indiana University in Bloomington.