PIERCETON â€” Eric Speicher, Pierceton Elementary Schoolâ€™s principal, will be overseeing Syracuse Elementary School in the fall.
Effective June 30, Speicherâ€™s role with Whitko Community School Corporation will come to an end, a bittersweet change for Speicher.
â€śI never imagined I would fall in love with this place so quickly,â€ť Speicher said. â€śI love it here. In some ways itâ€™s killing me to leave.â€ť
Speicher just finished his second year at PES and took the opportunity to move to Syracuse due in part to the history he has there.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Rose Clason has always been content to let her husband Steve, Whitko Community School Corporationâ€™s superintendent, take the limelight.
However, when Rose, 59, was nominated for the districtâ€™s Friend of Education Award, she was forced into the spotlight.
â€śI let Steve be the one thatâ€™s out there. I just sit back, help him where I can and help the schools out when I can,â€ť Rose said. â€śI just try to be the hands and feet of Jesus. If what I do makes a difference in someoneâ€™s day, then itâ€™s worth it.â€ť