Noel accepts top job at Shakamak
JASONVILLE — The Shakamak Board of School Trustees met Thursday evening, and after a brief hearing, unanimously voted to approve Daniel Noel as the new superintendent.
The veteran educator has served as superintendent at North Putnam since 2012, but his contract is set to expire June 30.
In January, the North Putnam School Board announced it was beginning a search for a new superintendent. Several recent executive sessions by the school board point to an imminent hire.
The school board next meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at central office, 300 N. Washington St.
Noel’s move to Shakamak is the latest stop in a career that has spanned more than a quarter century. Prior to his arrival in Bainbridge, he worked as principal of Switzerland County High School.
Noel earned his education specialist degree at Indiana State University in December 2011. Before serving for the first time as a superintendent at North Putnam, he had 19 years of experience as a principal as well as experience as a teacher, coach and athletic director.
The terms of the contract were published as a notice in the Greene County Daily World, as required by statute. As a brief summary, the contract is for the term of 260 days (a school year), a salary of $92,000, benefits that mirror the teacher’s contract with the exception of medical care which will be incurred by the school, 15 paid vacation days and 10 sick days plus accrued days from Noel’s previous job. Also, Noel declined moving expenses.
Noel will replace Mike Mogan, who will retire at the end of the term.
Mogan will retire with 43 years of experience in education, the last 10 at Shakamak with nine as superintendent.
Mogan expressed great satisfaction for his years of service to the school and community.
“I felt welcome the first day on the job and still have nothing but good things to say about Jasonville and the Shakamak community,” Mogan said.
Greene County Daily World staff writers Kristen Inman and Patti Danner and Banner Graphic Assistant Editor Jared Jernagan contributed to this report.