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The Crothersville Board of Education has approved the hire of Rob Hooker. Hooker is a former teacher with experience in grades 4, 5 and 6 for 10 years. After that he worked as an assistant principal and a principal before moving into the central office for Jennings County School Corporation. Hooker spent 10 ½ years as superintendent of Scott County School District 2 before retiring. He came out of retirement in the fall of 2012 to serve as interim superintendent of Seymour Community School Corp. and had the interim tag removed in the spring of 2013. At the end of 2018, he retired for the second time.

During his time in Seymour, the district expanded programs, including special education and vocational offerings, upgraded academic and athletic facilities, including the addition of the new agriculture building, and improved safety at school buildings. Hooker shared his thoughts about his new position “This is just an opportunity and a challenge to do something in retirement,” Hooker said. “I am excited and nervous to take this on. I can’t think of anything I haven’t been challenged to do in education. Education is one of the greatest professions in the world.”

Hooker plans to work for the district two days a week. He will help pave the way for a permanent superintendent come July 1.