A former Knox Community School Corporation administrator is being wooed by a suburban Indianapolis school district. “The Indianapolis Star” reports Hamilton Southeastern Schools officials will recommend Dr. Allen Bourff for the superintendent job there when they meet on Dec. 2. Bourff’s career started at Knox High School as an English teacher in 1978.
He left to pursue his administrative license. After a stint as assistant principal at North Judson-San Pierre High School, Bourff reurned to Knox in 1991 to serve as high school principal. He was promoted to superintendent after a year and served in that capacity for the next 12 before leaving in 2004 to take the superintendent job at Richmond. Bourff is credited with nearly doubling graduation rates there over the past eight years and improving the corporation’s ISTEP scores. The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents named Bourff State Superintendent of the Year in 2008.