Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Seymour Community Schools new interim superintendent Robert Hooker reads over paperwork next to Nancy Lumley, business manager for the school system. Hooker hiring was announced at Tuesdays school board meeting though he will not assume that role until October 1.
A former Scott County school official has been chosen as Seymour’s interim superintendent.
Robert D. Hooker, who retired in 2010 as superintendent of Scott County Schools District 2, will take the reins of Seymour Community Schools, the largest school corporation in Jackson County, beginning Oct. 1.
His contract will run through June 30, by which time a permanent replacement will be announced, according to board president Art Juergens.
Hooker will be paid $450 per day for his services, according to his contract.
The board was put into what Juergens called an unfortunate situation when Superintendent Teran Armstrong unexpectedly announced Aug. 7 she was resigning to take a position with an education management company based in Washington, D.C. She had served four years with Seymour Schools.
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