As the district prepares for a new school year, several IPS schools (elementary, middle and high) will welcome new principals.

Arlington Middle School, Daniel Webster School 46, Eleanor Skillen School 34, William Penn School 49 and Simon Youth Academy are all under new leadership for the 2018-19 school year, which begins August 6.

The appointments were approved by IPS commissioners during the Board Action Session on Thursday, July 26.

Here’s a look at the latest administrator assignments:

John Edge will serve as new principal of Arlington Middle School

John Edge is the new principal at Arlington. Most recently, he served as assistant principal at George Washington Community High School. Prior to his new appointment, Edge’s career in education included serving as a history teacher, an assistant principal and an athletic director at John Marshall Community High School. He was also assistant principal at Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities.

Karen Linn will serve as new principal of William Penn School 49

Karen Linn is the new principal at William Penn. Prior to her current appointment, Linn served as principal at Daniel Webster and assistant principal at Meredith Nicholson School 96. Throughout her career in education, Linn developed expertise and skills in English as a Second Language (ESL) and curriculum development.

Robert Moses will serve as principal of Simon Youth Academy

Robert Moses is the new principal at Simon Youth Academy, an IPS alternative high school. Prior to his new appointment, Moses served in assistant principal roles at Arlington Community High School and Broad Ripple. Moses has expertise in leadership development, school culture and curriculum   development.  

Allyson Peterkin will serve as principal of Daniel Webster School 46

Allyson Peterkin is the new principal at Daniel Webster. Since 2016, Peterkin served as literacy coordinator for the IPS district. During her tenure in education, Peterkin has worked as a teacher, a curriculum and instruction coordinator, an assistant principal and an interim principal.

Sarah Zack will serve as principal of Eleanor Skillen School 34

Sarah Zack is the new principal at Eleanor Skillen. Before accepting this new role, Zack served as assistant principal at Francis W. Parker School 56, an IPS Montessori school, since 2016. During her tenure in education, Zack has worked as an art teacher and a special education teacher throughout various school districts.

Congratulations to these IPS employees on their new assignments!