Educator Jim Harvey '63 Receives 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

Educator Jim Harvey '63 Receives 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

November 11, 2007

Jim Harvey 63.jpgNovember 11, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Jim Harvey, superintendent of Indiana's Monroe County Community School Corporation and 1963 graduate of DePauw University, received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" Thursday at the annual Monroe County Educators of the Year ceremony, reports the Bloomington Herald-Times. "Harvey's leadership as MCCSC's superintendent the past 15 months has helped right a ship that had been listing," writes Dann Denny.

In introducing Harvey, John West recalled, "When Jim was a freshman at DePauw University, his uncle asked him, 'If you had $1 million what would you do?' Jim said, 'I'll teach.'"

Harvey was honored for his "outstanding dedication and commitment to the field of education." He tells the newspaper, "It's been such an encouragement to have so many people reach out to me" since being named superintendent. "The connection and commitment to education in our community is really quite remarkable."

The story notes that, as a teacher, Jim Harvey had an annual tradition on the last day of the school year. "I wore a tux. I did that to communicate to my students the respect I had for them and how grateful I was that they were my students," he says.

Read the complete article at the Herald-Times' Web site (a subscription to the newspaper is required).