PRINCETON — North Gibson Supt. Brian Harmon will retire Dec. 31, he announced at Monday's school board meeting.

Harmon said his decision is prompted by personal circumstances. 

President Joe Williams thanked Harmon for his service to the district. "This certainly is a tremendous loss to our school corporation."

Harmon thanked the staff, from educators, bus drivers, janitorial staff, cafeteria staff, office staff, and many more. 

Harmon came to NGSC in 2010, from the post of superintendent of Barr-Reeve Community Schools. The Gibson County native succeeded Tom Miller, who served as interim superintendent.

His career in education started as a high school teacher in North Putnam and Springs Valley Schools. His first administrative position was as an elementary principal for Shoals Community Schools in 1991. He was promoted to superintendent in that district in 1998, and served for 10 years as superintendent at Barr-Reeve.

During his tenure in North Gibson, the district completed construction of Princeton Community High School, transformed the former high school into an intermediate/middle school and completed expansion at the primary school to bring all students onto one learning campus.

The board also accepted the resignation of Princeton Community High School Head Football Coach Jared Maners, Princeton Community Middle School Assistant Principal Amy Duvall, special education assistants Haley Neese, Emily Waterbury, Olivia Dubon Serrano, and Autumn Boles and Tiger Tots assistant Amy Overton.

The board also approved several new hires including LeAnne Nussmeier and Cori Wittman as special education assistants; Debbie Ridgely as long-term substitute teacher and Marissa Breidenbaugh as guidance secretary. Barbara Wood was reappointed to the Princeton Public Library board.

In other news, the middle school's HVAC system is up for replacement. The system has been in place for 30 years and the board has decided to contract with VPS Architecture to replace the system. 

Harmon also presented the board with COVID numbers for the month, reporting 35 absences due to COVID which is the lowest the district has seen in the pandemic.

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