The Carroll County Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill Hogan during a special board meeting held on June 5th. Hogan held this position for 3 years after previous positions including Carroll County Middle School Principal within that school system and his resignation will be effective June 30. Just as Madison Consolidated Schools is doing, Carroll County’s board has begun also began a search for a new superintendent as well as an interim superintendent. Meanwhile, Hogan has taken a position with the Boone County Schools system, working with the executive director of student services.
Meanwhile, in Trimble County, the school system has announced the selection of a new principal for the Bedford Elementary School.
Hanover Graduate Shannon Stark will begin work on July 1 after teaching Kindergarten. She replaces recent retiree Debbie Beeles, who held the position since 2007. Stark was also previously a fourth grade teacher, learning and behavior disorder educator and teacher of visually-impaired students. “I am honored to have been selected as the new Principal of Bedford Elementary School and am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff, as well as all stakeholders, to provide the highest quality educational program possible for our students. I feel truly blessed to be the instructional leader of such an awesome school community. I am energized and dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of BES students. This will be accomplished through consistent communication, high academic expectations for all children, and providing support systems to assure they are met. I am a Hanover College graduate and have been employed by the Trimble County Public School District for the past 22 years. I’ve served in various roles including fourth grade teacher, learning and behavior disorder teacher, and teacher of the visually impaired. Most recently, I have served as a kindergarten teacher where it was my pleasure to welcome students and parents into the BES family. My belief is that classrooms should foster a child’s curiosity by providing opportunities to explore, discover, and struggle productively. Classrooms should be led by caring, high quality teachers that inspire a love of learning in all students. We will continue to work toward providing academic experiences that are rigorous and relevant while maintaining a just, fair, and caring learning environment. In closing, I am excited to work with the students, teachers, families, and community members of Trimble County to establish a shared vision for the students of Bedford Elementary School. My door will always be open to volunteers and all who have our next generation learners at heart. I believe our children have the world at their fingertips and ask for your support in empowering our students for future success.”