AKRON — Tippecanoe Valley High School Principal Chad Cripe told the crowd Monday night that Brandon Kresca stood out from the beginning.
At the regular meeting of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation’s Board of Trustees Monday, Feb. 12 at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, Cripe introduced Kresca for approval as the new assistant principal for the high school. Kresca was approved unanimously.
“We had 70 applicants and went through several rounds of interviewing and throughout the process, there was no question, he just kept standing out,” said Cripe.
Kresca will begin his role Monday, Feb. 19 and comes to Tippecanoe Valley from Grissom Middle School in Mishawaka. He has a master’s degree in education from Bethel College.
“I’m looking forward to being part of the Viking family, Kresca told the board.
In other board news:
- Tippecanoe Valley Middle School Principal Scott Backus presented the board and other meeting attendees with a presentation called Spotlight on the Valley, which included a profile of the Vikings Vittles program, spotlights and celebrations of student accomplishments, student achievement data, the presentation of $6,000 to Cripe by Rick and Val Kerlin and a presentation of Valley’s Unified Track Team.
- Tippecanoe Valley Middle School will also be adding soccer to its athletic portfolio and a presentation of the new soccer uniforms was made.
- The board also heard a progress report on the renovation of Akron Elementary School. A dedication is planned for 2 p.m. March 18.