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New Principal Named for Meadow’s Edge

Supt. Dr. Jerry Thacker, Mr. Gary Gardner, & Board Pres. Chris Riley (May 20, 2019)

Monday, May 20th, the P-H-M Board of School Trustees approved Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker’s recommendation of Mr. Gary Gardner as the new principal of Meadow’s Edge Elementary School.

 

Meadow’s Edge teachers and staff got a chance to meet Mr. Gardner May 16 when he visited the school with P-H-M Administration.

 

Mr. Gardner has served as Principal of Osolo Elementary School in Elkhart since 2013. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Gardner was an Academic Dean at Osolo, and from 2012 to 2013 served as Assistant Principal, before being promoted to Principal. He started his career as a third grade teacher at Cleveland Elementary School in Elkhart from 2000 to 2011.

 

Mr. Gardner received a B.A. in Elementary Education (with a Computer Endorsement) from Purdue University. In 2003, he completed his Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University South Bend, and he completed the Administration Licensure Program from Bethel College in 2012.

 

Mr. Gardner went to school in Penn-Harris-Madison schools, attending Mary Frank Elementary and Schmucker Middle School, graduating from Penn in 1996.

 

Mr. Garner is replacing Mr. Kent Mikel who expressed a desire to return to classroom. Mr. Mikel will be teaching middle school science for the 2019-2020 school year.