Dave Misener, P‑H‑M Teachers Association President for the past 38 years, will be retiring at the end of this school year after 41 total years of service with Penn-Harris-Madison.
Mr. Misener began his long-standing career as a math teacher at Schmucker Middle School in 1976 and has remained at Schmucker during his entire career. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Misener has also served in Schmucker’s Athletic Department as an assistant football coach, assistant track coach, and as head track coach for more than 20 years.
Before tonight’s Board Meeting, P-H-M Board Members and members of Administration hosted a reception for Mr. Misener to thank him for hours of work, dedication, and expertise he put put into leading the P‑H‑M Teachers Association.
“On behalf of the Penn-Harris-Madison Board of School Trustees and Administration, I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to Dave Misener for the 41 years of dedicated service that he has given to the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation,” said Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker at tonight’s Board Meeting.
The School District benefited immensely from the collaborative nature of the relationship between the teachers and administration under Mr. Meisner’s leadership, as well as his involvement with the Indiana State Teachers’ Association and the National Education Association.
After receiving a plaque of recognition, Mr. Meisner thanked Dr. Thacker and the Board for their collaboration through the years and noted that he takes pride that several prominent members of the local area, as well as the state level, are P-H-M Schmucker Middle School alums.