After losing Derek Arrowood to Hamilton Heights Schools, Sheridan Community Schools has selected his replacement. David Mundy, assistant superintendent of learning systems at Westfield Washington Schools, has been selected as the district’s 10th superintendent; however, the decision will not be official until the school board votes on Dec. 23.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Mundy, a Noblesville resident, said. “I am very thankful for the opportunities Westfield has given me.”
Mundy and his wife, Megan, a teacher at Noblesville West Middle School, have a daughter, MaKenna, 11, and son, Mason, 8. He began his teaching career in 1995 at Noblesville Schools where he taught for five years. Before his current position as assistant superintendent in 2010, Mundy previously served as dean of students at Westfield Middle School for a year and principal at Westfield Intermediate School for three years.
“I’ve been fortunate to work with so many talented people and mentors that put me in a position to be successful,” he said.
Sheridan is a return for Mundy, who previously worked there from 2000 to 2006 teaching social studies and coaching the varsity baseball team before becoming dean of students at Sheridan Middle School.
“It was an opportunity to go back and was something I could not turn down. I plan to be just as active as I was when I was previously there,” he said. “Dr. Arrowood and the board have laid a great foundation plan to do great things over the years … Knowing many of the people, administrators and teachers and the support you get from the community is a huge help.”
Mundy, a 1990 graduate of Carmel High School, already has a relationship with several surrounding superintendents including Arrowood and Westfield Washington Schools Supt. Mark Keen. Noblesville Schools Supt. Libbie Connor was his principal as a teacher at NMS, and Supt. Scott Robison in Zionsville was his former superintendent during his time at Sheridan.
“I’ve worked with many superintendents in the county, they’re a great resource network,” he said.
After reviewing and screening the 14 applications, the Sheridan Board of School Trustees announced the decision on Dec. 6. The board described Mundy as passionate about positive, high performing learning environments and committed to personal relationships with students, parents, colleagues, support staff and community leadership.
“Dr. Mundy rose to the top in part because of his previous experience in Sheridan. He’s proven himself here and in Westfield,” Sheridan School Board Vice President Todd Burtron said.
If approved, Mundy will begin his duties at Sheridan on Jan. 20. His last day at Westfield is scheduled for Jan. 17. A public reception will be held for Mundy on at 5 p.m. Jan. 21 prior to the board’s monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Sheridan High School Media Center.