Wednesday, March 13, 2013

News Release: Disney Named MHS Principal


Disney Named Mooresville High School Principal

Mooresville, Ind. –
The Mooresville Schools Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Brian Disney as the next principal of Mooresville High School. Disney is currently the assistant principal at Franklin Central High School, where he oversees the guidance department, handles student management, and provides instructional leadership for teacher evaluations and teacher professional learning communities. He will join Mooresville Schools this summer.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to join the school community in Mooresville where there is long tradition of academic, athletic, and extracurricular excellence," said Disney. "I look forward to working with the dedicated and passionate educators in Mooresville as we become an Indiana Premier High School. I am thrilled to work with our students and parents in preparing our graduates to make significant lifelong contributions to our global society. I am inspired by the partnership between the school and community to provide a springboard for our students into their college and career endeavors."

A screening team of school staff members and district administrators took part in the interview process, choosing Disney from several candidates. The team recommended Disney at Tuesday evening’s School Board meeting.

"There is no doubt that Brian is the right person and educational leader to serve at the MHS helm at this specific time in Mooresville history," said Superintendent Brad Lindsay. "His experiences, professionalism, and passion are a winning combination which will serve Mooresville well making better happen for our students, staff, parents and community."

Disney previously taught mathematics at Brownsburg High School, serving as the lead teacher for Algebra 1 as the curriculum was being aligned with the Indiana End of Course Assessments. He also served as Varsity Girls Basketball Coach for two years. Disney also served as Director of Guidance and a Guidance Counselor at Zionsville Community High School, where he served as the director of testing, the coordinator of dual credit coursework, and co-developer of the school’s master schedule.

"Brian clearly stood out as someone who would do a great job leading MHS," said screening team member Kelly Blackwell. Blackwell, an MHS math teacher and MHS alumnus, added, "After having the opportunity to talk with him and learn about his skills and experiences, it’s obvious he will be a great fit for the MHS team."

"We were impressed with not only his skills, but also who Brian Disney is as a person," said MHS Science Department Chairperson and screening team member Kim Zook. "We’re excited to have him as part of our school."

Disney earned both his Administrative Licensure and Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. He earned his undergraduate degree from Butler University, where he graduated Cum Laude.

"Mooresville is leading the way in educational reform to prepare students for global citizenship," said Disney. "In addition to devotion to student learning and growth, there is commitment to adult learning through professional learning communities and best practices. The 1-to-1 technology implementation and upcoming building project are essential for our students' futures. The dedication to providing more individualized learning opportunities for our students will become a model for other schools. All of this is accomplished through a partnership between the schools, parents, students, and Mooresville community. Mooresville is a unique and exciting school community."

Disney and his wife, Tracy, have one daughter, Kate.