It is with great enthusiasm that the Oregon-Davis School Corporation announces that Dr. Don Harman has been named the new Superintendent. Dr. Harman is excited about the high level of tradition, pride and drive for excellence in the areas of academics and extra- curricular activities for the youth in the Oregon-Davis School Corporation.
Dr. Harman has been Principal of South Vermillion High School for the past three years. He has held other administrative positions at the middle school, junior/senior high school, and the high school level. Dr. Harman secured his Superintendent License (Ed.S.) in 2010 from Indiana State University and received his Doctorate Degree (Ed.D.) in 2015 from Indiana State University.
As the Oregon-Davis Superintendent, Dr. Harman believes that the important factors for maximizing student achievement include relationships, relevance, and rigor. Dr. Harman states that “Positive relationships with students, relevant curriculum, and rigorous curriculum need to be present in all aspects of the school corporation to maximize student achievement and to allow learning opportunities for all students. All students need to have a positive connection to their school whether that connection is an academic or vocational course, an extra-curricular activity such FFA, band, or an athletic team. Students need to feel safe at school to maximize learning.”
Dr. Harman and his wife, Shannon, enjoy exercising, riding bikes, boating, and watching college sporting events. They married last fall on the campus of Indiana University. Mrs. Harman has been a Guidance Counselor for 17 years.