Elkhart unanimously approves Huff as new superintendent of schools

ELKHART, Ind. -- The Elkhart Community School Board announced on Wednesday morning that it has voted to hire Dr. Larry Huff as Elkhart Community Schools Superintendent.

“Dr. Huff immediately stood out among the six candidates interviewed for the Superintendent position at Elkhart Community Schools,” President of the Elkhart Community School Board Dacey Davis said. “We are thrilled to welcome a highly competent administrator and academic leader to the district, who has shown exceptional performance within the Indiana Public Schools system. What sets him apart is his unwavering dedication to students and his focus on creating an environment that fosters their academic excellence as well as personal development.  Elkhart Community Schools can look forward to an exciting future.”

Huff was most recently the Chief Academic Officer of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township near Indianapolis.

According to the Elkhart School Board, during his tenure, Pike Township students increased overall average performance in IREAD-3 and ILEARN.

"Together, let's create a future for Elkhart where every student's potential is not just recognized but passionately nurtured,” added Dr. Larry Huff. “Our schools are not just places of learning but thriving hubs of creativity, innovation, and college/career readiness. This is our shared vision – a beacon of excellence in education."

The Elkhart School Board believes Huff has been driving success in the Pike Township Schools by, "developing academic vision, curriculum, professional development of faculty, data analysis and compliance."

“Dr. Huff inspires a culture of success,” said Davis. "His genuine personality and principled leadership are magnetic and will attract others who share his vision for excellence, especially among our student body. We have a shared commitment to nurture a brighter future for our students and families. The School Board unanimously agrees that Dr. Huff is the right leader to guide Elkhart Community Schools toward unparalleled success."

Huff has a bachelor's degree from the University of Indianapolis, a master's degree from Marian University in Indianapolis and a graduate of the Indiana Aspiring Superintendent Academy. He earned his doctoral degree from Oakland City University with a focus on school superintendency in December 2020. He is Certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention and a 3-time recipient of the Pike’s Superintendent Above and Beyond Award.

He has worked as a teacher and a principal during his career.

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