Dr. Steve Maple has submitted his resignation because he is moving out of the district, and policy requires that members must reside within the district. Dr. Maple has faithfully served Perry Township Schools for 24 years.
Dr. Maple is a fixture in our community, having first served on the board from 1992-2004. He was recognized as the Indiana School Board Member of the Year in 2004 and has received the district’s Martin Luther King Living the Spirit Award.
He returned to the board in 2006 and has served us with great devotion ever since. His commitment goes beyond the township. He is the Fitzwater chair of business at the University of Indianapolis, where he has taught since 1975 – making a difference in the lives of countless students as they begin their journey into adulthood.
The board is reviewing resumes and letters of interest from candidates to fill the vacancy. It is our hope that a person will be identified in January.
Ideal candidates will help the board set priorities and achieve goals. He or she will be expected to share their vision for success for our district and our students while working collaboratively with the board. Effective members don’t simply focus on a single issue. Instead, they champion the success of all students in the district.
We are excited to welcome the new addition to our board in the coming weeks. We also wish Dr. Maple well in the next chapter of his life.