Pictured (L to R) are: William Cook, Air Force Association vice president of membership; Dr. Charles Hassel, AFA president; Susan Mishler, principal, Wawasee Middle School; and John Peyton, AFA vice president, aerospace education.                                                  Photo Provided
Pictured (L to R) are: William Cook, Air Force Association vice president of membership; Dr. Charles Hassel, AFA president; Susan Mishler, principal, Wawasee Middle School; and John Peyton, AFA vice president, aerospace education.                                                  Photo Provided
SYRACUSE – On Thursday, officers of the Air Force Association Chapter 411 attended a teachers luncheon at Wawasee Middle School to present a citation to Principal Susan Mishler in appreciation of the support she provided in the 2014 Middle School Teacher of the Year Award project.
The citation read in part, “Your immediate grasp of the importance of this project and assistance in moving ahead were instrumental.”
Mishler, a Wawasee Middle School alumnus, is finishing her first year as principal at her alma mater. Under her leadership the faculty has experienced a smooth transition to her management style and adoption of science, technology, engineering and math teaching, according to a press release from the Air Force Association.
With the support of Wawasee Community School Corp. Superintendent Dr. Thomas Edington, Mishler and her faculty are implementing the Gate Way to Technology program and Project Lead The Way for the 2014-15 school year. Edington noted that Mishler has a calm demeanor and a “let’s do this” attitude that encourages teamwork among the faculty and a vibrant school spirit, according to the press release.
It also states, “She and her staff are energetically engaged with the Wawasee Schools Career/Technical Education director to put these programs into operation. The goal is to better prepare students for advanced education opportunities in high school foundational for higher learning at both the college and technical trade levels.”