by Carol Anders, Times-Union Correspondent
The Tippecanoe Valley School Board unanimously named Blaine Conley as the next superintendent for the corporation.
Conley will assume the duties July 1, following the retirement of Superintendent Brett Boggs.
Conley has been with TVSC for 17 years. He began as a teacher at Akron Elementary and served as principal at Akron and Tippecanoe Valley Middle School.
Currently, he is the assistant superintendent.
Board President Adam Heckaman shared their process in naming him to the position. “As president of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation school board, I and the other board members understand that there is no more important responsibility for the board of trustees than the selection of an outstanding superintendent,” Heckaman said.
“This process began for us about a month ago, when our current and well-regarded superintendent, Brett Boggs, announced his intent to resign. Knowing the importance of this task, we carefully began exploring all our options and communications to one another about what qualities we felt would be a great fit for our community and our school corporation.”
Heckaman added, “After many meetings, discussions and public feedback, we realized that our next leader may be right here at Tippecanoe Valley.”
He said they met with Conley and heard his vision and goals for the school corporation. “A weight was lifted from us that evening because we knew we had found our next superintendent,” Heckaman said.
Conley accepted the appointment saying, “Seventeen years have flown by.” He then shared his appreciation for his wife and parents along with the students, staff and the community.