CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale Elementary and Middle School students returned to the halls Thursday with new principals at the reins.
"I am truly looking forward to my new administrative role," she said.
She felt she has been able to share her love for children of all ages throughout her tenure in teaching and administration. Baugh has a lot of exciting plans underway to kick off the new year with a positive start.
"We are implementing a school-wide positive behavior support program to align with our intervention and school improvement plans," said Baugh.
The elementary school has a new resource center, which offers before and after school opportunities to students.
"It's an honor to be in my new position and off to such a positive start," she said.
At the middle school, Shelia Anderson has been named principal.
Anderson describes herself as a non-traditional educator, choosing to return to post-secondary education to receive her bachelor of arts in political science and geography from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, while overseeing their local business.
She continued to Indiana State University to complete post-graduate work in environmental science and geology. Anderson then attended Indiana University, where she received her master's of science in secondary education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.
In 2005, Anderson graduated from Butler University, earning her administrative license. Her background in education includes working for MSD of Pike Township for the past 10 years. While with Pike Township schools, she was a social studies teacher, district instructional coach, assistant varsity softball coach, secondary level grant writer/coordinator, high school assistant principal and principal/building coordinator of the high school alternative programs.
"I am experienced and trained in working with students ranging from at-risk to advanced placement/international baccalaureate level," she said.
Anderson is a native of Greencastle and a graduate of Greencastle High School. She is a former Greencastle business owner, youth softball coach, ASA umpire, treasurer of Big Walnut Sports Park, Area 30 business/community board member and substitute teacher.
She is the mother of four and grandmother of 10, ranging from less than one year to 14 years of age.