Mitchell Community Schools introduces new High School Principal, Dr. Jeff Bond

MITCHELL – The new principal for Mitchell High School was introduced during a special meeting Thursday evening after a lengthy interview process executed by Superintendent Dr. Brent Comer, and Assistant Superintendent Jessica Jones.

The Bond Family. From left: Jillian, Sarah, Dr. Jeff Bond, and Keegan

Dr. Jeff Bond, most recently principal at South Dearborn High School in Aurora, IN, and originally from Brown County, said having the opportunity to be closer to home was one big benefit to accepting this position.

“I am familiar with Mitchell, I grew up competing against Mitchell as an athlete, so when I saw the opening, it drew my attention,” said Dr. Bond. “I’m excited. I look at what Mitchell does, and how they have performed in the past, and that makes me excited about the opportunities ahead. There is a lot to look forward to, and the staff and the community have been wonderful, and I am excited to get to it.”

Dr. Jeff Bond (left) and Superintendent Dr. Brent Comer

Finishing up his 28th year overall as an educator, and finishing his fifth year at South Dearborn as Principal, Dr. Bond knows that working together to make it work is what the next step is for him in this role.

“It is important to get in there and meet with the staff and the students,” Dr. Bond said. “I can look at things from the outside all day long, but that is not necessarily a clear picture of what it looks like internally. I need to get to know people and learn about them, what we do well, and what we need to work on to improve.”

With the continued push for literacy with the “What I Need” (WIN) program, Dr. Bond agrees with the importance and is excited to continue to build on its success for every student.

“As a secondary person, I don’t have the experience in literacy as some of my Elementary colleagues, but I am an absolute advocate for literacy,” said Dr. Bond. “The ability to read not just regular text, but things that have a wide range of applications is extremely important. I have experience with that at the High School level, and I look forward to working with the students and staff to try and build on that at that level as well.”