MOUNT CARROLL – Adam Brumbaugh’s term as superintendent of the West Carroll School District will last only 2 years.
Brumbaugh’s resignation was approved during a special meeting of the school board Dec. 21. He was hired Dec. 14 to be the next superintendent of the Geneseo School District. There, he
will replace Scott Kuffel, who is retiring at the end of the school year.
The Geneseo Republic newspaper reported that Brumbaugh’s post in Geneseo will be a homecoming of sorts.
He taught math at nearby Cambridge High School early in his career.
“My oldest daughter was actually born at Hammond-Henry Hospital,” Brumbaugh told the newspaper. “I’m excited for the chance to come back to Henry County and work for an outstanding school district.”
Brumbaugh has been with the West Carroll district for 4 years, having served as high school principal the first 2 years. He was selected from a field of 29 candidates for the Galesburg job.
Geneseo school board President Doug Ford said the board was impressed with Brumbaugh’s ability to lead and an initiative he created called “Thunder Way.”
“We say there’s a wrong way to do things and a right way,” Brumbaugh told the Geneseo paper. “The right way is known as the ‘Thunder Way.’ It’s our version of P.B.I.S. – Positive Behaviors Incentives and Support.”
The “Thunder Way” is a method used to encourage students and staff “to do the right things” both in the classroom and the community, Brumbaugh said.