When Adams Central Superintendent Mike Pettibone announced his retirement at the end of this school year in January, thoughts immediately turned to finding a replacement for the well-liked leader of AC. Members of the Board of Education announced Tuesday evening they feel they've done just that, naming Lori Richmond as the new superintendent.
Richmond is a lifelong Indiana resident, excepting her husband's military career, and is originally from Lake County. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in educational leadership, both from Indiana University. She then went on to receive a specialist superintendent rating from Indiana State University, and completed her college education with a PhD in educational leadership, administration and foundations.
With more than 25 years experience in public, private and Christian education, Richmond served as a teacher from 1986-2002. During her time as a teacher, and continuing afterward, she has held the positions of director, principal, administrator and senior administrator, assistant superintendent, superintendent, and National Education Director.
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