Triton Superintendent to retire Dec. 31

Superintendent Burroughs at a building project public hearing
By: 
Jim Master
News-Mirror Editor

Triton Superintendent Donna Burroughs will retire after five and a half years at Triton School Corporation. The Triton School Board accepted her resignation by a vote of 4 - 1 at the Sept. 11 meeting with Kevin Boyer voting against the decision.
“Madame President, out of respect and admiration for the outstanding job that Donna has done over the years, I am casting my vote in opposition,” said Boyer.
Superintendent Burroughs read a letter to the board and those in attendance concerning the decision.
“Friends and members of the Triton School Board. It is with great emotion that I announce my request to retire from my position as superintendent of Triton School Corporation effective Dec. 31. My five and a half years at Triton have been extremely rewarding and enjoyable. It was an honor to serve this community and I appreciate the chance you gave me to lead this outstanding corporation. I could not have asked for better people to work with and people who staffed this corporation in all capacities. It’s definitely an all-star team. The children who are lucky enough to attend this corporation will be blessed every year and I know that Triton will continue to thrive going into the future with your fabulous and unselfish leadership and the dedicated staff at Triton,” said Burroughs.
Burroughs came to Triton from Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth were she had served as principal and had been part of the Plymouth School Corporation since 1994. She also served as principal at Jefferson Elementary and Webster Elementary.
“We appreciate all of the hard work and the blood, sweat, and tears you’ve put into getting us into where we’re at now. Because we definitely were not here when you started,” said Triton School Board President Amy Middaugh.
“When you talk about our values and our core values, you’ve not only created those with the help of a lot of people around you, you’ve lived those out,” said Elementary Principal Jeremy Riffle. “You’ve done nothing but be an unbelievable leader. I thank you for that.”
“It’s been great working with you,” said Triton Jr.-Sr. High School Principal Bob Ross. “It’s pretty special when you see people that stay in it as long as you have. I hope I can do the same someday.”

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