Congratulations to Scott Olinger, Superintendent of Plainfield Community School Corporation, recipient of the 2018 Suzanne Whicker Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes leaders who have demonstrated consistent, extraordinary service to the community and/or community leadership, but whose accomplishments have been expressed primarily through the scope of their employment responsibilities.
Since becoming Superintendent in 2007 following several years of service as Principal of Plainfield High School, Scott Olinger has led the continued advancement and transformation of what is widely recognized as one of Indiana’s most successful school districts. He was the driving force behind the development of The Imagination Lab, a project-based STEM/arts program and facility for elementary age students, as well as the Idea Lab which extends the concept into the middle school environment. He has significantly increased access to counseling and mental health services for students in the district and created a partnership between Plainfield High School and Vincennes University’s Logistics Training and Education Center to provide enhanced opportunities for high school students seeking employment upon graduation. He has led a district-wide focus on, as Plainfield’s new mission statement encourages, Bringing Joy to Learning.
Pictured are Heather Olinger, Scott Olinger, and Suzanne Whicker.