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Eric Flickinger new principal for Western Middle School

Russiaville, IN – The Western School Board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to hire Mr. Eric Flickinger as the next principal at Western Middle School.  Mr. Flickinger is already a member of the Western School Corporation community as he is currently serving as the assistant principal at Western High School.  Mr. Flickinger has been the assistant principal for five years.  Prior to being the assistant principal, he has been a Junior/Senior High School business teacher and athletic director.  Mr. Flickinger has been in public education for seventeen years. 

Superintendent Mr. Mark DuBois stated that Western School Corporation is excited that Mr. Flickinger is going to be the next principal of Western Middle School.   Mr. DuBois added, “Mr. Flickinger has worked hard as our high school assistant principal and has prepared himself to become a building principal.  As our leaders develop and grow through various experiences, staying current with best practices, and constantly looking for ways to improve student learning; we are pleased to see the progression of an assistant principal developing into a building principal when the opportunity presents itself.”  Additionally, Mr. DuBois stated, “Mr. Flickinger has proven many times that he is committed to Western and the school community.  He is engaged with our students, families, and staff and is ready to lead our Middle School.”

Mr. Flickinger is grateful for the opportunity to move to his new position.  He stated, “I would like to thank Mr. DuBois, Mr. Bates, and the Western School Board for their encouragement and confidence in me as a building leader.  I look forward to working with the Western Middle School staff, students, and parents to continue the tradition of excellence at Western Middle School.  I am excited to join this talented team of educators as we continue to educate and inspire today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities.  I would also like to thank the staff, students, and parents of Western High School for the past five years.  It has been an honor to serve as the Western High School assistant principal and I look forward to my new role as the Western Middle School principal.”

Mr. Flickinger will begin his new role immediately.  Mr. Tracy Horrell, who served as Western Middle School’s principal since 2015 was School Board approved as an assistant superintendent at Warsaw Community Schools on Monday, December 19th, 2022.  Western School Corporation would like to thank Mr. Horrell for his service to Western and the school community.  The High School assistant principal position will be temporarily filled by Mr. Michael Lewis.  Mr. Lewis, a current mathematics teacher at Western High School, will serve as an interim dean of students for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year.  Western School Corporation will conduct a search during the 2nd semester to fill the assistant principal position for the 2023-2024 school year. 

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