Rushville Republican


June 13, 2014

'It's always a great day to be a Lion'

As we move toward the end of June, a major transition in leadership takes place within the Rush County School system. Dr. John E. Williams retires after having served as Superintendent from 2006-14. Words of appreciation and many wishes for a great retirement have taken place.

Two specific events have marked this life transition in a wonderful way. At the June 3, 2014 Rush County Schools Board meeting, a special resolution was documented. This resolution becomes part of the official minutes and was presented on behalf of the School Board to Dr. John E. Williams by Paul W. Barada (Board President). The resolution states:

“Whereas, the Board of School Trustees of Rush County Schools, by virtue of their respective offices and representing the people of Rush County, Indiana, wish to express their gratitude, Therefore, it is hereby resolved that Dr. John E. Williams has brought great credit to himself and to Rush County Schools by his dedication to the education of the young people of this county. Further, that through his outstanding leadership, integrity, and selfless devotion to his duties as Superintendent of Rush County Schools he has demonstrated the very best qualities to which any educator can aspire.

In testimony whereof, we hereby set our hands this 3rd day of June in the year Two Thousand and Fourteen and in the 198th year of our State.”

On June 11, the Rush County School Board, Administrators and Central Offices Support Staff gathered at Montgomery’s Steakhouse in Spiceland to honor Dr. Williams. John D. Wilson, Melissa Leap, Kim Nicholson, Dr. Steve Sickbert, Dave Green, Anita Jackson, Shawn Iverson, and Chet Walker offered their personal stories/skit of what Dr. William’s leadership has meant to them. Dr. Williams received an RCHS letter jacket. Also, he and his wife Debby will be enjoying matching rocking chairs at their new home.

As the baton is passed to Matt Vance on July 1, we are certain you’ll be seeing that red and black jacket around town. And remember, “It’s always a great day to be a Lion.”

Marianne Scott is the Legacy Fund Director/Information Officer for Rush County Schools

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