Introduced Version



Introduced by: Hinkle, Behning, Porter, Bardon, Pryor


        A RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Terry J. Thompson on the occasion of his retirement as superintendent of the Wayne Township School Corporation.

    Whereas, With his retirement as superintendent of the Wayne Township School Corporation, Dr. Terry J. Thompson is ending a remarkable career;

    Whereas, During his more than 40 year career, Dr. Thompson has served the young people of our state in many ways;

    Whereas, Dr. Thompson began his career as a business mathematics and accounting teacher at Angola High School in

Steuben County;

    Whereas, Dr. Thompson held several positions at Angola High School, ranging from business department chairperson to assistant principal;

    Whereas, In addition to positions with Angola High School, Dr. Thompson worked with Manchester Community Schools, Decatur Township Schools, and Center Grove Community Schools before taking the post of superintendent of Wayne Township Schools in 1996;

    Whereas, Dr. Thompson has accomplished many things during his tenure as superintendent, including reorganizing the corporation business department, focusing effort on improved student achievement in language arts and mathematics, and planning and implementing a $100 million renovation project involving four elementary schools and Ben Davis High School;

    Whereas, Always on the leading technological edge, Dr. Thompson implemented a five-year relationship with IBM that focused on improving student achievement and staff productivity through the use of technology;

    Whereas, Dr. Thompson also began the Help One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) program, which is designed to advance the reading skills of elementary students and boasts over 1,000 volunteer mentors, including Dr. Thompson;

    Whereas, Dr. Thompson's accomplishments and dedication to education were recognized when he was selected as the 2010 Indiana Superintendent of the Year; and

    Whereas, Through the efforts of Dr. Thompson, education in Wayne Township and throughout the state of Indiana has risen to new heights; his unwavering leadership during good times and bad has proven to be an invaluable asset to the parents and children of Wayne Township: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives thanks Dr. Terry J. Thompson for his years of dedicated service to the children of Wayne Township and the state of Indiana and his many contributions to the educational system of our state. We wish him continued success and happiness during his retirement.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to Dr. Terry J. Thompson.


HR 1503/DI 84



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