Syverson named North West Hendricks superintendent
By Gus Pearcy
North West Hendricks School Board has named Scott Syverson, Ph.D., superintendent after his five-month stint in the role as interim.
Syverson, 54, said the focus will return to educating children.
“We need to do a better job of communicating,” Syversonsaid. “Communication is going to be critical moving forward.
“My leadership style is one of collaboration,” he added. “So, listening and including other people in decisions will be important. Being transparent in what we’re doing and honest. I think all those are going to be critical pieces as we move forward.”
A Frankton native, Syverson spent a majority of his career in education as an administrator for North Central schools. He was the principal at Triton Central High School and Fishers High School before a stint at the Indiana Department of Education.
He wants to move the district forward in unity to bring it back to one of the best school districts in Indiana.
“We have to, collectively as a group, come together for the good of this school district and the kids that we serve,” he said. “Academically, this is one of the strongest school districts in the state.”
In the released statement, the board calls Syverson a “problem solver and results-oriented administrator” and they offered their support for his initiatives such as prioritizing Title IX with training and creating a coordinator’s position, creating platforms for accountability and contracting with experts for training.
The statement also commended Syverson for bringing “dramatic changes” to internal procedures.
The board also told the community to focus on the education.
“We have little miracles taking place in our classrooms every day,” the statement reads. “We have teachers and administrators who bring their ‘A’ game to the classroom 185 days of the year and spend hundreds of hours of their own time preparing, learning and caring for their students. We have students whose academic, artistic and athletic achievements bring us continuous pride, and whose advances in personal growth are the reason we became educators in the first place.
“Let’s get focused on that,” the statement said.