2 take on new roles for schools

Two Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. educators have been promoted to high-level openings in school administration.

BCSC Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Linda DeClue announced Jan. 26 that she will retire in June, creating an opening. Taking DeClue’s place will be Teresa Heiny, now the school corporation’s director of elementary education.

Laura Hack, principal at Smith Elementary School, will replace Heiny as the elementary education director.

Heiny and Hack will step into their new roles in July.

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Heiny started working at BCSC in 1989 as an Academic Challenge teacher at Taylorsville. In 2000, she was named the assistant principal at Schmitt Elementary School until 2004 when she became principal.

In May, 2012, Heiny was hired as the director of elementary education.

Heiny said the last 25 years of her career in education has gone by faster than she anticipated, but she’s glad that she is surrounded by BCSC administrative staff who will help her transition into her new role.

“I have a steep learning curve, but I believe I have the best person in the state to learn from,” she said. “I’ve got big shoes to fill, but I look forward to working with Linda in the next few months.”

Hack was hired by BCSC in 1995 as a sixth-grade teacher at Smith Elementary School. In 2005, she was named the assistant principal at Southside Elementary School, and in 2007, she became the school’s principal.

In July 2014, Hack was selected as the Director of Title I Programs for the school corporation.

She said she is excited for the opportunity to work with all of the elementary schools and said she was honored that Superintendent John Quick asked her to take on Heiny’s position.

“I’m very loyal to BCSC, very loyal to Dr. Quick, very loyal to public school students and very loyal to the community of Bartholomew County,” she said. “It’s just wonderful to have this opportunity.”

Quick said cross-training is underway for Heiny and Hack to prepare them for their new roles.

Heiny and Quick are completing their doctorate degrees at Ball State University soon with just their dissertations left to finish, they said.

DeClue said she couldn’t think of any better replacement than Heiny.

“She’s very capable of stepping in,” DeClue said. “We know she’s going to do a terrific job.”

About Teresa Heiny
  • Hired by the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. in 1989 as an Academic Challenge Teacher at Taylorsville Elementary School.
  • Named in 2000 as assistant principal of Schmitt Elementary School.
  • Promoted to principal of Schmitt Elementary School in 2004.
  • Hired as the director of elementary education in 2012.

About Laura Hack
  • Hired by the Batholomew Consolidated School Corp. in 1995 as a sixth-grade teacher at Smith Elementary School.
  • Named the assistant principal at Southside Elementary School in 2005.
  • Named the principal at Smith Elementary School in 2007.
  • Selected as the Director of Title I Programs in 2014.