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CHURUBUSCOâ€” Homecoming may be set for later this year, but for new Churubusco Junior-Senior High School Assistant Principal Dan Hile, he experienced a partial taste recently.
It was the first week of school, and Hileâ€™s first as the new assistant principal. But it was hardly Hileâ€™s first time in the building.
He had been choir director at the high school from 2003 to 2011. Returning to Smith-Green Community Schools after two years of administrative work at Northridge High School was like coming home.
â€śIâ€™m glad to be back home and back in the community I live in,â€ť Hile said. â€śBoth of my own children go to the elementary school. Itâ€™s great to make a difference in the town I live in.â€ť
Returning to the building meant Hile was reunited with many familiar faces.
â€śItâ€™s been really good,â€ť he said. â€śItâ€™s nice to know most of the students and staff, but it will definitely be a transition for them and myself, especially for those students that had me as a teacher. It will be a shift for them to think of me in a different role.â€ť
Hile is the latest administrator hired for the SGCS district. Superintendent Galen Mast referred to the hire as, â€śhopefully the last one we have to make for awhile.â€ť
Coming into a team with many new faces could pose a daunting challenge, but Hile sees unification among the team members.
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