Board to discuss hiring principal

Columbus Signature Academy-Lincoln Campus will have a new principal for the 2015-16 school year.

Bartholomew Consolidated School Board members will consider Brett Findley for the new position during Monday’s Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. meeting at Columbus North High School.

Findley has been the assistant principal at Northside Middle School for the past three years.

He was named as a likely replacement for Chad Phillips, who is taking a new position within BCSC as the Director of Title Programs.

The move is a part of some major moves within the BCSC administration following the Jan. 26 announcement that Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Linda DeClue will retire in June.

Taking DeClue’s place will be Teresa Heiny, now the school corporation’s director of elementary education.

Laura Hack, Director of Title programs, is replacing Heiny. Phillips will then replace Hack.

Findley said he knows that he has big shoes to fill should he replace Phillips.

In his three years at Northside Middle School, he helped supervise more than 800 students and 55 to 60 certified staff members.

Findley said he has had some great experiences at the middle school level, but it involves only two grades.

As elementary principal, he would have the chance to work with students in grades kindergarten through sixth and form relationships with families and students over a longer time period, he said.

Findley started his career in 2006 at Franklin Community High School, teaching social studies. Superintendent John Quick said he saw Findley’s ambition to become a school principal during his interview three years ago.

Quick described Findley as an administrator who is able to handle all the management tasks with a great deal of empathy.

Brett Findley

Name: Brett Findley

Age: 33

Education: Bachelor’s degree in history from Wabash College, master’s degree from Indiana University in school administration.

Experience: Six years as social studies teacher at Franklin Community High School and three years as assistant principal at Northside Middle School.