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The Southeast Dubois County School board selected the corporation’s new leader and they didn’t have look far.

Last night members of the Southeast Board selected current Forest Park Jr-Sr High School Principal and alumnus Jaime Pund as the district’s new superintendent.

The 39-year old Pund is a 1997 graduate of Forest Park and attended Purdue University in West Lafayette before earning her master’s degree at Mary Grove College in Detroit. She later received her Ph.D. from Ashland University in Columbus, Ohio.

While living in Columbus, Pund worked as a middle school teacher, curriculum director, and principal while pursuing her Ph.D.

She returned to the area in 2015 after being named Assistant Principal at Forest Park and one year later was promoted to Principal at the school.

Pund says reaching this level of her career was a long process and a dream come true.

Pund was selected out a pool of 6 candidates according to Southeast Dubois School Board President Kent Uebelhor.

Pund says she’s looking forward to working with school administrators and the challenges that lie ahead.

Pund and her husband Mark have two children.

She will eventually replace current superintendent Rick Allen who announced his plans to retire back in July of last year after 36 years with the school district.

Pund will take over as Southeast Dubois Superintendent on July 1st.

Meanwhile, Allen says the search for a new principal at Forest Park will begin immediately.

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