The Tippecanoe School Corporation is pleased to announce some administrative changes at three schools. The TSC has selected Cory Runkle as a new assistant principal at Harrison High School, Dan Peo as an assistant principal at Wea Ridge Middle School and Laurie Camp as an assistant principal at Battle Ground Elementary School.
Cory Runkle is excited about the opportunity to serve in administration at Harrison where he's been a social studies teacher for three years. He replaces Josh Roadruck who accepted a position with Purdue University. Runkle has several years of teaching and coaching experience and has a bachelor's degree from Ball State University.
"I am excited to transition Mr. Runkle from the classroom to the administrative team at Harrison," says Principal Cory Marshall. "His abilities to work with our students have been proven throughout his years in the classroom. He is eager to accept this new professional challenge, and he will be a great fit for our team and our school."
In his new role as assistant principal, Runkle will oversee daily school schedules and operations, conduct teacher evaluations, work with student attendance and discipline, assist with the school safety plan, and organize and supervise student extracurricular events. He will provide support and leadership to the Harrison student body of approximately 1,850 and more than 150 staff members.
Runkle is looking forward to working with more students and staff in his new role. "As a teacher and coach, I always hoped to provide leadership that would create great experiences for our students and that would help guide them to achieve their goals. I hope to continue that and make a positive impact on even more students as an assistant principal," says Runkle.
Dan Peo is the new assistant principal at Wea Ridge Middle School. He has 11 years of teaching experience, the last seven as Director of Bands at McCutcheon High School. He also served as an interim assistant principal at McCutcheon. Peo earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana State University, master's degree from Purdue University and will soon complete an MBA program at Indiana State University.
Peo says he is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Wea Ridge community preparing students for McCutcheon and beyond. "An important part of my role as band director was building strong relationships with parents and families. I plan to continue that at Wea," says Peo. "Kindness, follow-through, communication, and a thirst to learn are some of the strengths that I will bring to the administrative team."
Peo replaces Clint Wilson who accepted the position as principal of Clinton Prairie Elementary School. Peo will oversee student discipline, special education, attendance and other duties at the school of almost 650 students and 75 staff members.
"Mr. Peo's energy and enthusiasm will be an asset for our school," says Wea Ridge Middle School Principal Fred Roop. "He has a history of creating a student-centered classroom that will transition well to his interactions with students and staff at Wea."
Laurie Camp will move into the assistant principal position at Battle Ground Elementary after serving one semester as an interim administrator at Klondike Elementary School. Camp has taught for 21 years in TSC, most recently third-grade at Wea Ridge Elementary. She holds a master's degree and bachelor's degree from Purdue University.
Camp replaces Alisan Clayton who accepted an administrative position with Delphi Community School Corporation. Camp will oversee student discipline, special education, support staff and other duties for about 640 students at the elementary and intermediate school buildings.
Battle Ground Elementary School Principal John Pearl believes Camp's experience as a teacher and administrator will allow her to make an immediate, positive impact at the school. "She has a positive, student-centered style and welcomes interactions with students, parents and staff," says Pearl.
Camp is looking forward to gaining leadership experience and getting involved in the community. "I am excited to be joining a team where the teachers, students, and families work together to build an atmosphere of learning that encompasses not only the individual student, but the families and community it serves," says Camp. "I am committed to bringing my best to the students, families and staff at Battle Ground."