PIERCETON — Whitko Community Schools has announced the hiring of a new superintendent.
On Tuesday, June 1, the Whitko Community School Board approved a three-year contract with the new superintendent, Timothy Pivarnik.
Pivarnik holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in secondary education from Indiana University NW, as well as an education specialist degree from Indiana Wesleyan.
“I want to thank the board for your confidence and trust in me, and I want to thank the community for their confidence and trust in me. It is my goal and vision to work to have that confidence and trust grow, as I work here as your superintendent,” said Pivarnik while addressing the school board during Tuesday’s special meeting.
Additionally, he stated, “I do not take this responsibility lightly. I value public education. I value families and I value our students. I am going to work hand in hand with this board, staff, teachers, principals, and with families in the community to make sure that we give our students the best opportunities to a top-rate education at Whitko.”
Pivarnik has taught at the high school level and served as a principal for over a decade. In 2017 he transitioned into the role of assistant superintendent of the Diocese of Gary, in Merrillville, and most recently has been an associate faculty member at his alma mater. Pivarnik holds his superintendent’s license in both Indiana and Illinois.
Pivarnik has pledged transparency and an open door to the Whitko community.
He officially begins duties on June 14.