(Aurora, Ind.) – South Dearborn Community Schools have two of the finest principals in Indiana.
South Dearborn High School principal Rob Moorhead has been named the Indiana Association of School Principals’ High School Principal of the Year in District 10.
South Dearborn Middle School principal Todd Bowers was named the District 10 Middle School Principal of the Year.
District 10 includes schools in Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Hancock, Jennings, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, and Union counties.
Rushville High School principal Matt Vance nominated Moorhead, who is an on-air member of Eagle 99.3 Sports and co-host of the High School Sports Hour heard live Wednesday evenings.
“It’s a nice honor and I’m humbled to be chosen,” said Moorhead. “It goes back to my coaching days that individual honors are a reflection of the people around you.”
With the selection of each principal came a nomination among those from 11 other districts as the state’s principal of the year. Those honors went to Mooresville High School principal Chuck Muston and Tri-West Middle School principal Ron Ward.
South Dearborn High School student Caity Whitaker wrote a letter to the IASP in support of Moorhead.
Bowers, who still loves going to school every morning since he began teaching in the 1980’s, also credited the personal achievement to those he works with at the middle school.
“We all care about the kids. It’s an individual honor but shows the work of the teachers and staff here as well,” said Bowers.
Bowers says he makes it a point to interact with teachers and students on a daily basis, whether its visiting in the classroom or sitting down to lunch with kids in the cafeteria.
Both Moorhead and Bowers recognize that quality leadership is needed in schools as new challenges arise.
“It’s a difficult time to be an administrator with the cuts coming from the state. I feel like there are a lot of positive things still going on here,” said Moorhead.
“We are trying to stretch our resources as far as we can and do the best we can… …The bottom line is it’s always about the kids,” Bowers said.