Dr. Disney gets named the next Mishawaka Superintendent

Dr. Steven Disney was named the Mishawaka Schools Superintendent Tuesday night at the school board meeting.

He was unanimously chosen by Mishawaka school board members from a list of five finalists.

He has been the superintendent of the Oregon-Davis Community schools since 2007, and held many other teaching positions throughout northern Indiana.

Even though, he is going to a bigger school district, Dr. Disney feels confident with the job that he has been given.

Dr. Disney said, "I come with a variety of experiences from being a teacher in a district of 18,000 students, I'm familiar with that. At Valpo, we were slightly larger as a principal, and of course a rural elementary, but having a variety of those experiences will help me transition to the program."

Dr. Disney said one of his main goals is improving graduation rates...

At Oregon Davis, graduation rates jumped from 75 to 91 percent last year.

Earlier this month Disney became one of two finalists for the superintendent’s job at the Monroe County Community School Corporation near Bloomington.

Reports indicate that Dr. Disney removed his name from consideration in Monroe County, leaving just one finalist, Dr. Judith DeMuth, the former superintendent of the LaPorte Community School Corporation.

Dr. DeMuth was named Superintendent Monday night.

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