Oak Trace administrator to become new principal July 1


Oak Trace Elementary School Assistant Principal Jane Hitch has been promoted to principal to replace Robin Lynch, who is retiring after this school year.

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A press release from Westfield Washington Schools said Hitch was chosen for the position after an extensive candidate search. Hitch has been the assistant principal at Oak trace since June 2017. Prior to that, she taught at Oak Trace for seven years. She also taught in Hancock County and East Allen County Schools and spent six years supervising student teachers at Purdue University.

“I am so excited to continue serving Oak Trace Elementary School in this new role and keep preparing our youngest Shamrocks for future successes,” Hitch stated. “Oak Trace is an amazing school community. I am looking forward to the challenge of the future as we continue to make connections and learn and grow together. I’m thankful for the opportunity to take all that I’ve learned and give it back to the students, staff and families of Oak Trace.”

Hitch will be the elementary school’s second principal in its 20-year history.

Hitch received her master’s degree in elementary and middle school principalship and administration from Indiana University and her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and teaching from Purdue University. Hitch and her husband Ron are Westfield residents and have two children who both attended WWS for their K-12 education.

For more, visit wws.k12.in.us.