Fischer named new Tecumseh principal

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Tecumseh High School's newest principal, Jason Fischer, on Wednesday, July 17.

When Jason Fischer graduated high school, he had no idea what career path he wanted for his future.

When he ended up with coaching experience in college, it made him realize he had a passion for and connection with teaching kids.

"I thought, 'I like this and I could actually do this for a living,'" Fischer said.

Now, over two decades later, he has humbly accepted the position of Tecumseh High School's newest principal. Fischer is taking over for Josh Susott, who is now the principal of Elberfeld Elementary School.

Although, Fischer, 44, is no stranger to the Warrick County School Corp., having first joined in 2014.

"I started off as an EXCEL teacher at Boonville Middle School," he said. "I've also been the assistant principal at Chandler, John H. Castle and Sharon elementary schools."

Most recently, Fischer was the assistant principal at Castle South Middle School for four years.

"It was a great and rewarding position," he said.

Fischer originally started off his educational career at Luce Elementary in Richland, where he taught for eight years.

He then taught 8th grade U.S. History, before teaching AP World History at the high school level. During that time, Fischer earned his Master's Degree in Educational Administration at Western Kentucky University.

Fischer said his family, including his wife Amanda, along with their four children, Kyler, Boyd, Karsten and Brandt, are incredibly supportive of his new career move.

"They are very happy for me," he said. "I am very lucky."

The seasoned educator said he is truly humbled to be able to represent a great institution like Tecumseh High School.

"From the sports teams to the drama shows and the students to the teachers, I just want to continue to help support their excellence," Fischer said.

As for what he is looking forward to most? It's that hometown-Tecumseh school feel.

"In Rockport, my high school is what brought the community together," Fischer said. "And I'm excited to help see Elberfeld and Lynnville come together through Tecumseh High School."

Marisa Patwa is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a degree in journalism and minor in political science.

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