2017-09-13 / Front Page

Briles named IAPSS District III Superintendent of the Year

Briles Briles Gregory Briles, superintendent of Delphi Community School Corporation, is the 2018 Superintendent of the Year for District III.

The announcement was made by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS).

Winners are selected by other superintendents in their district who consider the qualifications and accomplishments of area colleagues and their ins tructional leadership during a time of scarce resources.

Briles has served as superintendent of the 1,400-student DCSC since 2016. The Corporation is planning to implement two energy savings projects by the end of 2017. One will conserve energy and improve learning environments. The second will install a solar facility to offset electricity usage for the entire district. The district also established a purchasing agent for the district to actively seek lower cost alternatives for each purchase and restructured food services to get more return on investment. The district created its own corporation-wide police department, which is expected to save $25,000 a year.

Delphi Community School Corp. and the entire rural community experienced a difficult situation in February when two students were murdered in a crime that remains unsolved. Said Briles, “My students, staff and community stood tall. My staff, even though they were hurting themselves, got up each day to go to school to be with their students – their kids. They made their classrooms a safe place for their kids to excel and be safe. I am proud to serve as their superintendent.”

Briles earned his bachelor’s, master’s and Ed.S. degrees from Indiana State University. He formerly served as superintendent of the Oregon- Davis School Corp.

One of the eight district winners will become Indiana Superintendent of the Year for 2018 and will represent Indiana in the American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year program.

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