It might take months to find a new superintendent, so the Seymour school board is looking for someone to lead the district in the interim.
Superintendent Teran Armstrong announced this week that she is resigning to take a job in the private sector.
Board president Art Juergens said Wednesday there is no timeline yet for naming a temporary leader for Seymour Community School Corp. and stressed the importance of finding the right person versus filling the position immediately.
“This caught us all by surprise,” Juergens said of Armstrong’s announcement that she is taking a position with K12, a private education management company based in Washington. She has served as Seymour superintendent since 2008.
Right now with help from the Seymour Education Association, the board is compiling a list of suitable candidates to fill in for Armstrong, who plans to remain on the job for the next three weeks.
One name that has been suggested is former Seymour Superintendent Robert Mahan, who recently has served as a substitute superintendent in Crothersville.
He fills in for Crothersville Superintendent Terry Goodin when Goodin serves in the Indiana General Assembly as a state representative from District 66.
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