Darin Gullion announces resignation

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Jefferson-Craig Elementary School acting principal Darin Gullion – still officially the assistant superintendent of the Switzerland County School Corporation – has tendered his resignation.

Darin Gullion will leave the corporation as of the end of the current school year in order to accept a position as assistant superintendent of the Delaware Community School Corporation near Muncie.

He was hired as the new assistant superintendent there during a school board meeting on Tuesday night.

In an article appearing in Wednesday’s Muncie “Star-Press”, “…The school board voted unanimously to hire Gullion, 41. He will begin work at Del-Com on July 1st, and his three-year contract, through June 2012, will include an annual salary of $94,000 plus a 3-percent annuity.”

Delaware Community Schools has six buildings – four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school – Delta High School, which is a 3A school.

Leaving Switzerland County was not an easy decision for Darin Gullion, who is a native of Switzerland County and a 1986 graduate of Switzerland County High School,

He earned his bachelor’s, master’s, EDS, and EDD degrees from Indiana University – and will graduate from his doctorate program at Indiana University this Saturday.

He began teaching here in the Switzerland County system in 1992 teaching math and technology; and served as the technology director for the school corporation from 1998-2001.

He then served a year as principal of Jefferson-Craig Elementary School; before returning to the technology director’s position from 2001-2003.

He served as the corporation’s assistant superintendent from 2003 until the present – although he was assigned as the acting principal at Jefferson-Craig this year while still holding the title and pay rate as assistant superintendent.

At the beginning of the school year the school board did away with the assistant superintendent position effective at the end of Darin Gullion’s contract, but hoped that he would remain as the Jeff-Craig principal.

He also served as interim superintendent last year following Tracy Caddell’s resignation until the board hired Dr. Elizabeth Jones.