NP names new superintendent

Friday, June 5, 2009
Dr. Mary Lovejoy, left, will oversee the North Putnam Community School system beginning in July. Board president Debbie Sillery introduced Dr. Lovejoy to school personnel Thursday evening at a special meeting of the board.

North Putnam Community School Board President Debbie Sillery introduced Dr. Mary Lovejoy as the corporation's new superintendent Thursday evening.

Lovejoy is leaving her position as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Monroe County Schools in Bloomington.

A 20-year Danville resident, she taught elementary and high school students in Avon and also worked in Brownsburg before going to Bloomington.

Her husband Kim Bryan is a professor of liberal arts at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis. Her son Joe just received his masters and recently accepted a job at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her daughter Rebecca lives in Houston and works for a large HIV AIDS consortium.

North Putnam school board members are delighted to have Lovejoy. She was chosen from a field of eight candidates that was narrowed down to four.

"She is just top notch," said board member Carl Blau. "We are very lucky to get her."

Lovejoy will begin her stint at North Putnam beginning July 1. She is replacing Superintendent Murray Pride, who is retiring after 15 years at North Putnam.

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