Madison Principal Tom Kline To Retire With 40-Years In Education

Article by Melissa Sorenson,

WARSAW — After a 40 year career in education, Madison Elementary Principal is retiring at the end of this school year.

Kline has worked with students of all ages, from those who are just beginning their education in kindergarten to students in college.

The principal says he began teaching because, “I didn’t know anything else.” His father was a teacher and basketball coach. The example of his father propelled him to follow in his footsteps and pursue a fulfilling career in education.

“I loved every minute of it,” said Kline.

Kline received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and secondary education from Hanover College. He received a Masters in school administration from Xavier College.

The first 20 years of his career were spent in Lawrenceburg, teaching middle school and high school. The next 20 years were spent at schools in the Warsaw area.

He has served in various roles such as principal and chief accountability officer at Lakeview Middle School. For the last five years, he has served as the principal at Madison Elementary.

The soon to be retiree says he has enjoyed working with all students no matter what their ages are, “You have to understand their age level.”

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