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IPS appoints interim superintendent for school district

The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners has named an interim superintendent for the school district Friday.

IPS officials said the commissioners will vote Tuesday night to officially hire Dr. Peggy Hinckley.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Dr. Hinckley’s experience accept this responsibility. We look forward to working with her while proceeding with the search and hiring of a new superintendent,” said IPS Board President Diane Arnold.

Hinckley formerly served as superintendent of Warren Township from 2001 to 2012.  Prior to that, she was superintendent of the LaPorte Community School Corporation from 1989 to 2001 and Hobart Township Schools from 1984 to 1989.

Hinckley, who was selected as the 2012 District V Superintendent of the Year by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents, will take the place of Dr. Eugene White until a permanent replacement is hired.

White announced last month he would retire on April 5.  IPS officials said he will assist with any transitional issues before going on administrative leave.

Hinckley will begin work on March 4.