Delaware Trail staff welcomes new principal Copeland after school board approval.

Brownsburg Board of School Trustees Approves Administrators for 2019-2020 School Year

Julie Copeland

Julie Copeland was named principal of Delaware Trail Elementary after approval by the Brownsburg Community School Corporation (BCSC) Board of School Trustees at its April 8 meeting.  Mrs. Copeland is currently the Instructional Coach for White Lick Elementary in Brownsburg and will take over at Delaware Trail for the 2019-2020 school year.  Copeland is a 1999 graduate of Brownsburg High School, earned her teaching degree at Indiana University, Masters at IUPUI, and is currently pursuing her MBA for Educational Leaders through IU.  After completing her student teaching at White Lick Elementary, and spending eight years as a third and fourth grade teacher at White Lick, Copeland was named Instructional Coach in 2011.   She was chosen as White Lick’s Teacher of the Year in 2012 and 2017 and resides in Brownsburg with her husband and three children.  “I am excited for the opportunity to be the principal at Delaware Trail Elementary and I look forward to meeting and building relationships with the staff, students, and families,” says Copeland.  BCSC Superintendent Jim Snapp welcomes her as the new Delaware Trail building leader, “Mrs. Copeland has distinguished herself as an excellent teacher and instructional coach during her Brownsburg career.  We are thrilled she is joining a very talented team of educators and support staff at Delaware Trail.”

Kyle Duncan

At the April 8 meeting, the BCSC Board of School Trustees also approved Kyle Duncan as the Assistant Athletic Director at Brownsburg High School.  As a former Division 1 student-athlete at Austin Peay State University and an Air Force veteran, his life experience and degree in sociology helped to distinguish him as an excellent addition to the BHS Athletics staff.  Duncan is ready to join the Bulldogs, “I am excited to be part of a tradition of excellence that has family at the core.  I am looking forward to sharing my experiences and learning from each person and family I am able to interact with!”   BHS Principal Bret Daghe welcomes Duncan to the team. “Kyle has had tremendous success at every level of athletics and now will share that experience with our student-athletes and in our athletic department.   His desire and effort to promote our athletic department and all student-athletes in a first-class way stood out very prominently during the hiring process.”

Tiffany Blickenstaff

Tiffany Blickenstaff was also named as the Secondary Department Head for Social Studies for the 2019-2020 school year after her approval by the Board April 8.  Blickenstaff currently serves as Assistant Principal at West Middle School and taught seventh and eighth grade Global Studies and U.S. History at East Middle School for ten years before joining the West admin team.  A graduate of Purdue University, Blickenstaff earned her Masters at the University of Indianapolis and she is ready for this new role. “As a leader who is passionate about curriculum, instruction, and people, I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to lead and grow our Social Studies department!”  Blickenstaff and her husband have two children who attend Brownsburg Schools.   

Delaware Trail staff welcomes new principal Copeland after school board approval.

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