Vigo County School Corporation

Administration

In 2020, the Vigo County School Corporation Board of School Trustees developed a new vision, mission, values, and critical challenges statement for the Vigo County School Corporation.

Vision

Working together with our community, we inspire our students to discover their talents and rise to their greatest potential.

Mission

Building on the strengths of our diverse community, we create an engaging, comprehensive educational environment that supports the growth of lifelong learners.

Values
  • We are committed to always asking/answering: “What is in the best interest of each student?”
  • Leading by example, we are committed to personal accountability and work habits, honesty, and respect.
  • We are committed to a safe, secure, and welcoming environment.
  • We are committed to practices of inclusive excellence that value differences.
  • We are committed to respecting the voice of all district stakeholders through collaborative engagement.
  • We are committed to developing students who improve the quality of life for the Wabash Valley.
Critical Challenges

The critical challenge for the Vigo County School Corporation over the next five years will be to prepare students to be lifelong learners, inspiring independent thinkers, and growing exemplary citizens within the constraints of a shrinking school population, shrinking school funding, and a statewide teacher shortage. A demographic study conducted in 2017 indicates that our school enrollment will continue to decline over the next several years.

Our Strategic Plan
Christopher A. Himsel, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools

Vigo County Schools: Developing Leaders. Creating Community.

As a county-wide public school corporation, we serve over 13,000 students in 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 traditional high schools, an alternative school, and a virtual school. We also offer robust early learning and adult education programs.

We invite your collaboration as we develop Vigo County's next generation of leaders and citizens.

District Leadership Team

Christopher A. Himsel, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Mrs. Donna Wilson
Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Wilson leads Vigo County School Corporation's business and finance teams.
Dr. Tom Balitewicz
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Dr. Balitewicz leads Vigo County School Corporation's student services teams, which include counseling, security, suspension/expulsion, alternative programs, and nursing.
Dr. John Newport
Chief Operating Officer of Facility Operations, Food Services, and Transportation
Dr. Newport leads Vigo County School Corporation's general services, facilities, and transportation teams and is the Indoor Air Quality coordinator for the district.
Dr. Stacy Mason
Assistant Superintendent of Building Leadership
Dr. Mason leads Vigo County School Corporation's middle and high schools, including athletics.
Mrs. Teresa Stuckey, Ed. S.
Executive Director of Elementary Education and Title I
Mrs. Stuckey leads Vigo County School Corporation's elementary schools, including our Title I grant.
Dr. Susan Cobb
Executive Director of Covered Bridge
Dr. Cobb leads the Covered Bridge Special Education District, a special education cooperative that includes the Vigo County and South Vermillion Community School Corporations.
Mr. Michael Cox
Director of Human Resources
Mr. Cox administers Vigo County School Corporation's human resources efforts for our over 2,000 staff members.
Mr. Doug Miller
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Miller leads Vigo County School Corporation's technology efforts, including network infrastructure, hardware, and software.
Mr. Doug Dillion
Director of Career & Technical Education
Mr. Dillion leads Vigo County School Corporation's career and technical education efforts, including career pathways and adult education.
Dr. Matthew McClendon
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Dr. McClendon leads Vigo County School Corporation's diversity and inclusion efforts.
Mr. Tom Lentes
Director of Food Services
Mr. Lentes leads Vigo County School Corporation's food services team.
Mrs. Catherine Hill
Executive Secretary to the Superintendent
Ms. Katie Shane
Chief Communications Officer
Ms. Shane leads all school district communications, including news media, social media, internal and external communications.

Dyslexia Guidance/Senate Enrolled Act 217
In accordance with Senate Enrolled Act 217, the Vigo County School Corporation screens students for dyslexia in kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.

District Dyslexia Data/Information

Attendance Policy
Good attendance habits and punctuality allow maximum benefit for students’ education. To learn more about types of absences and our attendance policy, please click the link below.

Attendance Policy

Education Professions Pathway Opportunity
Vigo County high school students have opportunities to earn up to 15 college credits through Indiana State University as part of the Education Professions Pathway. Here is an introductory video about the program.

Education Professions Pathway Video

Education Professions Summer Internship Application
The VCSC and Indiana State University will sponsor summer internship experiences for students interested in exploring the teaching profession.  Interested students must apply by April 6, 2023.

Education Professions Summer Internship Information and Application

Reading and Writing Curriculum

VCSC Reading and Writing Curriculum

Facilities Report – Voluntary Indoor Air Quality Test 2024

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