Mira Branham | Reporter
On Friday, January 24, Avon Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann announced she would be stepping down from her position at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. It has not been said who will take Hoernemann’s place.
In her eight years as superintendent, Hoernemann worked to improve the well-being and education of 10,000+ students and their families. Although she is retiring, she has promised to stay active in the schools and community, as she has for the last 20 years.
Hoernemann released the following message:
“Dear ACSC Families:
I recently notified the Board of School Trustees of my intent to retire at the end of the school year. It’s been a privilege to serve as superintendent since 2012 and in this district for almost 20 years. What a bittersweet moment this is for me! There are so many people to thank. First of all of thank you for putting your precious children in our hands for a safe and fruitful educational journey. I am grateful for current and past School Boards, amazing mentors, a dedicated administrative team and all of the ACSC employees. They are all hard working, student focused, and committed to the well-being of our kids. It has been my good fortune to serve in a community that values education and supports our school system.
The future is bright. Our district is in phenomenal shape (including the 2020 budget which reduces our referendum tax rate by 5 cents)! I am confident that we are on the brink of major breakthroughs in achievement. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work in this wonderful place we call Avon. As I move on with my own path, know that I will always be in ACSC’s corner, rooting you on.”