March 8—Robert (Bob) Fischer, James (Jim) Mann and Katherine Utley are the first three honorees to be named as part of the Vigo County School Corp’s. new Circle of Honor program.
The first class of 2022 Circle of Honor will be comprised of 18 individuals “who embody the best of Vigo County, reflecting its rich history and commitment to excellence,” according to a school district press release.
The Circle of Honor will celebrate the inaugural class in April; the names of three winners will be shared each week leading up to the celebration.
The recognition event not only showcases VCSC alumni, but also members of staff, administration and the community who have contributed to the district throughout its history. It is not necessary that they have attended schools in the county of Vigo.
“The only real requirement is the commitment to excellence that has brought honor to our school district,” the VCSC said in a press release.
The circle of honor includes a wide range of members in terms of background, age, experience, historical representation and accomplishments.
Fischer, currently a math teacher at Honey Creek Middle School, has been an educator for more than 50 years. “He is truly dedicated to serving his students inside and outside the classroom,” the statement said.
Mann was athletic director of West Vigo High School for more than three decades. The Green Dome was named in his honor for his years of service to students in the West Terre Haute community.
Utley has spent most of her teaching career at Terre Haute North Vigo high school as head of the foreign language department. His work spans K-12 and higher education.
Full biographies of each winner, including their contributions and accomplishments, will be shared at the final celebration in April.
Over the past year, several members of the community have come together to establish a way to honor extraordinary individuals whose achievements and contributions to education deserve recognition. The result was the Circle of Honor.