Post & Mail photo / Robin R. Plasterer: New Churubusco Junior Senior High School Principal Jim Folland and his family. From left to right, Emily, Jim, Pam and Julia Folland.
CHURUBUSCO â€” In a special meeting, the Smith-Green Community Schools board of directors unanimously voted Jim Folland new principal of Churubusco Junior Senior High School Tuesday night.
Folland is a former chemistry teacher for CJSHS and has been employed at SGCS for nine years.
Ralph Bailey, interim superintendent, announced the appointment.
â€śI have to give thanks to this board. It took four days to get this appointment and that is something special to get it moving this quickly,â€ť said Bailey.
The board met with 25 candidates for the open principalâ€™s position left by Austin Couch, now employed at Fort Wayne Community Schools.
Folland is excited for the opportunity.
â€śIâ€™m looking forward to building relationships with the students, staff and this board,â€ť said Folland.
â€śI thank you for the confidence you have put in me,â€ť he said.
Follandâ€™s daughters are both students at CJSHS. Emily is a senior and Julia is a freshman. His wife, Pam is a counselor at Central Noble Elementary School.