On Monday, the Cloverdale Community School Board filled two administrative positions at the high school, as the high school will be under new guidance this year.
The board unanimously approved the hiring of Stacey Schroer as the high school assistant principal, replacing Sonny Stoltz, who was hired as high school principal in June.
In addition, the board voted 6-1 to hire high school boys' basketball coach Pat Rady as high school athletic director, replacing Stoltz. Board member Todd Whitlock voted against the measure.
Schroer graduated from Cloverdale in 1984. She spent nine years teaching English and speech at South Putnam and was the principal at Dugger Elementary last year.
"I thought at one time, I would come back to Cloverdale," Schroer said via telephone interview on Tuesday. "I really hoped to come back. I'm really excited about it.
"I welcome the opportunity to come home, and I was thankful for the opportunity I had at Dugger. When this opened up, it seemed like the right fit at the time."
Schroer has four children, 2006 CHS graduate Kyle, junior Kristen, eighth-grader Kole and fifth-grader Kade.
Rady has manned the high school boys' basketball coaching position for two years. He spent nine years as athletic director at Terre Haute South High School while also coaching boys' basketball.
"I think it's an honor," Rady said Tuesday. "I appreciate the support (Stoltz and CCSC Supt. Carrie Milner) and the board has given me. Hopefully, I'll do the best job I can.
"It's a real pleasure to be working at such a fine school."
At Monday's meeting, Whitlock said he was against naming Rady as high school athletic director because he did not believe a coach should also run the athletic programs.
"I don't think an athletic director and a coach can oversee an entire program," Whitlock told the board.
Following the votes on Rady and Schroer, board member David Brinkman welcomed both to their new positions.
"I'd like to wish our new management team at the high school well this year," Brinkman said.
Stoltz said he was pleased he would be working with Rady and Schroer in their new capacity this year.
"(Schroer has) been a pillar in the community," Stoltz said. "We both have personalities that compliment each other.
"It's a relief for me (to hire Rady). This is great for us."
In addition, the board elected to maintain the status quo as it elected board officers for the 2006-07 academic year.
The board reappointed Linda Mann as president and Pamelia Hepfer as vice president. However, newly-elected board member Don Albietz was elected to serve as board secretary.
Hepfer nominated Mann for president with Albietz giving the second. The board provided a 6-0 vote.
Mann nominated Hepfer for vice president with Albietz giving the second. The board voted unanimously on the measure.
Mann also nominated Albietz for secretary with board member Jim Sharp providing the second. The board voted 6-0.
Mann said last year was a learning experience for her.
"I look forward to serving as board president again," she said. "I feel humbled. I'm happy to be president again. This year, we can move forward."
Hepfer said she was also looking forward to the new year.
"I like being vice president," she said. "We have pretty much the same philosophy. We feel comfortable with each other."
Albietz began serving on the board only two months ago after former board member Barb Petro tendered her resignation.
He said he was looking forward to the opportunity to serve as secretary.
"I appreciate the chance to do this," Albietz said.
"I think this board is made up of a great bunch of people."