GREENFIELD — Greenfield-Central High School is on the hunt for two top administrators.

Susie Coleman

Longtime assistant principal Susie Coleman’s retirement was announced at the April 15 school board meeting. Her last day was April 1.

Principal Jason Cary had high praise for the work Coleman did while at the high school over the past 20-plus years.

“She is one of those people who flew under the radar, but she was a workhouse. She did everything, and she never wanted the credit. She just wanted the school to look good,” said Cary, who is also leaving his post at the end of the school year to become Greenfield-Central’s assistant superintendent.

Jason Cary

Cary said interviews are getting underway this week for his replacement, and that Coleman’s job has also been posted.

“Hopefully, we can have a great application pool to choose from,” he said.

Coleman was one of three assistant principals at the high school, along with Nathan Bruck and Steve Wherry.

Dave Beal

In addition to working directly with a third of the student population — divided alphabetically — she also focused on the school’s extra curricular programs and activities.

To cover those duties, former associate principal Dave Beal has come out of retirement to take her place through the end of the school year.

Beal spent more than two decades with the corporation, serving all but two years as associate principal at the high school.

“Dave is one of those quiet, servant leaders,” Carey said at the time of his retirement. “He does a lot of work behind the scenes — away from the spotlight and the attention. His knowledge of the building itself and the history of this place has made him an invaluable part of our team.”

Cary went on to say that Coleman will be missed by the staff, who were able to bid her farewell at the high school’s prom April 6.

“She was one of those behind-the-scenes people who made the engine go,” said Cary. “I think it’s going to be one of those situations where we don’t know all the things she was involved with until we go to do them later on down the road.”