FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 10, 2020)
Washington Township is pleased to announce the following administrative changes for the 2020-21 school year:
Kellee Merritt has been named Spring Mill Elementary Principal
Mary Beth Reffett has been named Allisonville Elementary Principal
Arian R. Bostic has been named Eastwood Middle School Assistant Principal / AD
Bryan Ramirez has been named Northview Middle School Assistant Principal /AD
At the June 10th Board of Education meeting, the School Board received and approved the above recommendations for these individuals to assume their respective roles for the 2020-21 school year.
Ms. Kellee Merritt has been an educator for over 20 years serving in many roles. She began her career in Kokomo Schools where she was a teacher and then an assistant principal at both an elementary and a middle school. Following her time in Kokomo, she served as an assistant principal in Carmel Clay Schools for two years. It was during that time, that she was called to Washington Township Schools as a literacy coach at John Strange Elementary School and then Clearwater Elementary School. “Ms. Kellee Merritt has been in Washington Township for over 10 years and is passionate about building relationships and ensuring all students succeed,” said Director of Elementary Education Kimberly Piper. “Ms. Merritt has a clear mission and takes pride in the fact that her goal is to close the gap of learning for all students. We can’t wait to have her at Spring Mill as the new principal!” Ms. Merritt received both her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and her Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Ball State University.
Mary Beth Reffett
Mrs. Mary Beth Reffett has over 20 years of experience in education serving in many roles including middle school teacher, middle school assistant principal, and principal in Washington Township (Crooked Creek). Mary Beth has worked closely with Dr. Renae Azziz and the resiliency teams to lead professional development and develop tiered plans for academics and behavior. As a North Central alum and Washington Township resident with three children in Washington Township schools, Mary Beth is excited to be back full time in Washington Township schools as the principal of Allisonville Elementary. “We are so excited to have Mrs. Mary Beth Reffett as part of our leadership team again, but now as the principal at Allisonville Elementary,” said Director of Elementary Education. “Over the last 15 years, Mary Beth has proven her commitment to the district while creating and leading our intervention work, covering many leaves in buildings, and most recently serving as an instructional coach. We can’t wait to have her expertise back full time again!” Mary Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University and her Masters of Arts in Administrative Leadership and Supervision from Ball State University.
Arian R. Bostic
Arian R. Bostic will join the staff of Eastwood Middle School as the new Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. Arian brings several years of teaching and administrative experience to Washington Township, first serving at Lynhust 7th and 8Th Center where he taught computer applications and developed the first Common Assessment for that district, continuing on to Perry Meridian Middle School as an Advisor / Dean, and then most currently to Winchester Village Elementary as the Assistant Principal. Mr. Bostic also currently sits on the Board for the Advancement Center for Washington Township Schools. “We are thrilled to name Mr. Bostic as the new Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Eastwood,” said Director of Secondary Education Rick Doss. “Mr. Bostic is a resident of the district, and an active volunteer for the Advancement Center. While he loved his twelve years as an administrator in Perry Township, he had a strong desire to work in the community where he and his family reside, so applying for the middle school administrative position just made sense. His experience as an administrator, and his passion for Washington Township Schools made him the perfect person for the job.” Mr. Bostic received his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, his Master of Science in Curriculum from Indiana Wesleyan University, and his Master of Science in Education from Indiana University.
Bryan Ramirez will be filling the role permanently that he has most recently been filling on an interim basis, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Northview Middle School. Prior to taking that assignment earlier this year, Mr. Ramirez served as a 6th grade Science teacher at Westlane Middle School for seven years and also served as head coach for the baseball and soccer teams. In 2013 he was named a Robert Noyce Scholar and in 2018 he was named Westlane Middle School Teacher of the Year and Washington Township Teacher of the Year Nominee. “We are excited to remove the interim title from Mr. Ramirez’s job title,” said Director of Secondary Education Rick Doss. “Mr. Ramirez student taught in seventh grade science at Westlane, and then moved into a sixth-grade science position the next year. He was a big part of the Westlane faculty taking advantage of many opportunities provided by district administration to learn and grow. During his time at Northview, the staff has truly appreciated his energy as well as his ‘whatever it takes’ approach, and they are excited to welcome him as a long term member of their team.” Mr. Ramirez received his Bachelor of Arts degree from IUPUI and his Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Ball State University.