Peggy Hinckley to become interim superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools

Hinckley to start job March 4

INDIANAPOLIS - Peggy Hinckley will be Indianapolis Public Schools interim superintendent, the school system announced Friday.

IPS' board of school commissioners is expected to vote Hinckley into the role Tuesday night, and her first day with the district is set for March 4.

Hinckley will fill the position previously held by Eugene White, who announced that he will retire on April 5.

"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," IPS Board President Diane Arnold said in a statement.

Hinckley served as Warren Township superintendent from 2001 to 2012. Before that, she held the same role in LaPorte and Hobart.

Hinckley started an education consulting business when she retired from the Warren Township job. The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents named her Superintendent of the Year in 2012.

Hinckley is an Indiana University graduate and earned a master's degree from Purdue University, along with additional degrees from Indiana State and Loyola University of Chicago.

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