Whitko hires new principal

Staff Writer

SOUTH WHITLEY — During a special meeting on August 8, the Whitko School Board officially appointed Jake Everett as principal of the Whitko Jr/Sr High School.
Everett comes to the Whitko Corporation from Tippecanoe Valley High School, where he had filled an open position as assistant principal for a six week period.
Everett taught social studies at Manchester High School for seven years, starting in 2012. He then served the school as a digital learning coach, corporation testing coordinator, state reporting officer, and Power School coordinator.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bethel College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Ball State University.
Everett and his wife Chrissy make their home in the Winona Lake area with their two-year-old daughter and five-month-old son.
Everett said his goal is to make sure there is a feeling of positivity in the school and students can maintain a positive attitude as they interact in the school and their communities.