Greenfield-Central and Southern Hancock schools held separate retirement receptions on Monday for their retiring superintendents.
While Southern Hancock Superintendent Jim Halik won’t officially retire until June 30, officials with the district held a retirement reception for him Monday at the district’s administrative offices. Halik, who greeted a number of people at the reception, said the event was humbling. Halik’s retirement will come nearly 10 years to the day since he was hired. “It’s been a fast decade, hasn’t it?” he said.
Linda Gellert, Greenfield-Central’s retiring superintendent, had a hard time holding back her emotions during a reception Monday at Greenfield Central Junior High School. She accepted a proclamation from Mayor Chuck Fewell as well-wishers looked back on her tenure. Gellert, who worked as a superintendent in Bartholomew County before coming to Greenfield in 2005, intends to spend time with family and also hopes to travel after she finishes her work at G-C.