The Tippecanoe School Corporation is pleased to announce it has appointed Deborah Carter as the new principal of Klondike Middle School for the 2019-20 school year. Carter will replace Christine Cannon who will retire after 25 years in education; 15 with the TSC.
Carter started her education career as a Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher at Benton Central Junior-Senior High School. After several years of teaching, she moved into administrative roles in northern Indiana school districts.
She has a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and a master's degree from Indiana University, South Bend.
TSC Superintendent Dr. Scott Hanback says Carter has a wealth of knowledge and experience at the middle school level. "She has served as the principal of Paul Boston Middle School in LaPorte for several years and six years at a middle school in Rochester," says Hanback. "Her vision for academic excellence will be a great fit for the students, staff and the Klondike community."
As principal, Carter will provide leadership over operations and services at the school of almost 450 students and 24 educators and 25 support staff members.
Carter says the TSC's reputation for excellence in education attracted to her to the position, along with family ties. "My daughter and her family live in Lafayette and my granddaughter attends Battle Ground Middle School and my grandson attends Purdue University," says Carter.
Carter says parents and students can expect a strong, yet compassionate leader. "I pledge to do my absolute best each day to be collaborative, supportive of the mission to provide engaged learning, social, emotional and physical safety and to ensure that the faculty and staff have the tools they need to be the best they can be for our students."
The TSC Board of School Trustees ratified Carter's contract at its May 8 meeting.