Southridge High School has a new assistant principal.

Last night the Southwest Dubois School board promoted Southridge High School Agriculture Teacher Chad Sickbert to the position of assistant principal at the school.

The 36-year old Dubois County native is a 1995 graduate of Forest Park High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education with a minor in biology from Purdue University in 1999 before recieving his masters in education administration from Oakland City University. Sickbert has spent a total of 14-years in education, the first 10-years in the Warrick County School Corporation before teaching Agricultural Education at Southridge the last four.

Sickbert says he’s looks foward to taking on his new position and feels lucky to have been apart of the the faculty and now administration of Southridge:

Sickbert’s promotion is the latest in a line of changes in the the administration at Southridge High School and the Southwest Dubois front office. Longtime superintendent Terry Enlow retired in April and was replaced by high school principal Mike Einemann who was then suceeded by assitant principal and football coach Kelly Murphy.

Sickbert says he welcomes the challenge and notes great times lie ahead at SHS:

Now back in April, Murphy relinquished his role as the school’s head football coach after his promotion as principal. He was later suceeded by Scott Buening (BEE-NING) who at the time was also named Dean of Students. As a result of Sickbert’s promotion, that title has been removed and the board approved Buening as a new Language Arts teacher at the high school effective immediately.

Sickbert and his wife Billie Sue have four children who attend Huntingburg Elementary School. The family resides near Huntingburg.
Sickbert’ promotion takes effect next week on July 24th.

The 2013-14 school year at Southwest Dubois will kick off in less than three weeks from now. Book rental will take place on Friday August 1st with teacher’s first day Wednesday August 7th and classes beginning on Thursday the 8th.