Kent Dunning leaving for Corydon Central


Switzerland County assistant principal and athletic director Kent Dunning showed his school spirit at the girls basketball sectional by painting himself orange.

As he announced his resignation on Wednesday morning, he couldn’t help but feel a little blue.

“I really love this place, I really do.” Kent Dunning said of Switzerland County as he sat in his high school office. “People here are like my family, It’s tough to leave.”

But he will leave at the end of this school year, officially being named as the new principal of Corydon Central High School at a school board meeting there on Tuesday night.

He will begin his new duties on July 1st.

Corydon Central is a 3A school, bigger than Switzerland County, with a high school enrollment of about 800 students in four grades. The school has a football program, and is a part of the South Harrison School Corporation in Harrison County.

“It’s very exciting and a great opportunity for me,” Kent Dunning said. “I’m really looking forward to the challenge of being a building principal.”

Being the principal will carry a different set of duties than Kent Dunning has had here as assistant principal and athletic director. He said that he will be in charge of curriculum and general building duties, and sees the new job as a huge challenge.

Kent Dunning came to Switzerland County High School four years ago as an English teacher, and the following year became assistant principal and athletic director. He most recently led the school through hosting the boys basketball sectional; and will also coordinate the upcoming baseball sectional this spring.