FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation has announced the recommendation of a new superintendent for the school district.
Should the HSE Board of Schools Trustees approve the vote, Dr. Allen Bourff will begin with HSE in January 2015. The board will vote on December 2.
“The Board is pleased to have a candidate of Dr. Bourff’s caliber. His talent, skill sets, experience, and leadership ability will support and advance our academic vision for the students and families of our great community,” said HSE Board President John DeLucia.
Currently, Dr. Bourff is a superintendent for Richmond Community Schools in Richmond, Indiana. He has worked there since 2004.
HSE school officials say Dr. Bourff’s accomplishments in Richmond include improving graduation rates from 54 percent in 2006 to 94 percent in 2014, establishing an Early College Preparatory Academy, and demonstrating continuous academic growth despite double digit percentage increases in poverty.
“With innovations such as the College and Career Academies at both high schools and the district wide HSE 21, Hamilton Southeastern has significantly positioned itself to elevate its outstanding service to students. I look forward as superintendent to joining the school community in providing for each student an educational experience that continues to be second to none,” Dr. Bourff said.
Dr. Bourff was also the recipient of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents’ State Superintendent of the Year award in 2008 and guided the Richmond board to a Magna Award honor by the National School Boards Association in 2013.
“As interim superintendent, I respect and understand the unique complexities of a growing school corporation like Hamilton Southeastern,” Dr. Bill Carnes said. “I am excited for the future of our schools, and believe that Dr. Bourff will be an asset for years to come.”