Compiled by Nancy Edwards
New officers at Hamilton Southeastern’s school board were approved at a school board meeting held recently. John DeLucia has been named president and Ron Wilson has been named vice president.
DeLucia stated that he feels very fortunate to have an outstanding school corporation and wonderful community. One of his goals is to help maintain HSE’s level of excellence in difficult financial times while always looking for ways to improve. He said Fishers has many great organizations serving our community in various ways. John would like to help forge strategic relationships among many of these to serve even more effectively.
DeLucia is a longtime HSE schools’ district resident and parent; he stated that he feels the great variety of roles he’s filled in the community gives him a healthy perspective.
DeLucia stated that he is pleasantly surprised by how well the administration and teachers’ association work together. He acknowledged that he has a great deal to learn as a new school board member and is thankful for the administration and experienced board members in place to serve as mentors.
DeLucia and his wife, Amy, are the parents of three: Joshua, a 2006 HSEHS grad and 2010 IU grad now working in Chicago; Jillian, a 2010 FHS grad and student and basketball player at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame; and Jack, a sophomore at FHS.
Wilson, 45, said his goals as vice president of HSE schools include connecting with the community.
“I’d like to see our schools connecting with the community and keep the community excellence ongoing,” he said.
Wilson had the opportunity to work on several community commissions and committees, and as an HSE board member, he said he would like to help create a culture of growth and excellence to prepare students to compete successfully in an ever-changing and diverse global society.
Among Wilson’s other goals as a board member is creating an expectation of accountability for results and transparency. He stated that he also hopes for a culture of high performance and inclusion among the school board, administration, staff, parents and, most importantly, students. In addition, he would like to increase, embrace and harness volunteerism, from not only parents, but also the community at large, to assist teachers and students in achieving excellence.
Wilson and his wife, Christina, have been married for 23 years and have two daughters. One is an HSEHS graduate who attends Purdue University; the other attends FHS. His family relocated to Fishers in 2003.