The new Jennings County School Corporation superintendent has over 30 years of experience in the education field and most recently worked at the Indiana Department of Education.
Teresa Brown was approved to take over the helm of the school corporation during a special meeting of the school board Tuesday night. She will be replacing Dr. Terry Sargent upon his retirement next summer. Brown will officially take over on July 1, 2017.
"I'm excited to join your community," Brown said. "I'm looking forward to finding out about the great things going on in your schools and working with Dr. Sargent."
A graduate of Manual High School in Indianapolis, Brown received her bachelor's degree from Franklin College and her master's degree from Butler University. She received her administrator's degree from Indiana State University and is currently working on her doctorate at Indiana University.
Brown currently is the assistant superintendent of school improvement with the Indiana Department of Education. She works with schools that are considered low performing schools. She has been in that position since 2013.
Brown said that during her 31 years in education her favorite time was working as an elementary school principal in a small community. "My goal has always been to get my family back to a small community," Brown explained. "This is great for our lives so we can do what I always dreamed of us doing."
Brown along with her husband, Lee, and son, Max, are already hunting for a home here in Jennings County. As a matter of fact, they have put in an offer on a house and are waiting to hear back from the seller.
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Saturday night a special induction ceremony was held at halftime of the Jennings County High School basketball game for the JCHS Hall of Fame. Earlier in the evening, a reception was held honoring the latest members to be inducted. Albert Jackson, seated, was inducted as an honorary member for his many volunteer activities in the community as well as his support of JCHS students and staff. Pictured with Jackson are, daughter Karen Jackson (kneeling). Also on hand were row two, left to right Sally Wolf, Debby Jackson, Paige Axsom, Katie Jackson, Jack Jackson, Vicki Spicuzza and Bob Spicuzza. Row three, Charlinda Evans, Dean Jackson, Garrett Jackson, Adam Jackson, Gayle Hughes and Roger Hughes.-Staff Photo by Sharon Hamilton