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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.
â€śI was a teacher there before,â€ť Speicher said. â€śItâ€™s my home area and where I am from. I guess itâ€™s kind of like coming back home.â€ť
Working at PES, Speicher propelled academic growth and achievement for the school. At Mondayâ€™s school board meeting, Speicher offered his official farewell and thanked the board for â€śtaking a chance on a new principal.â€ť
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