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Meet our Principals

Email: bakera@nadams.k12.in.us

Phone: 260-724-3137

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Education Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne [IPFW]

Mr. Aaron Baker

 

Hello!

My name is Aaron Baker and I am the principal here at Bellmont Elementary. I am very excited to be a part of your child's educational journey.  These beginning stages are very fun and exciting.  As your child’s academic journey begins, the staff and I, here at Southeast, are committed to helping your child reach excellence as we model this throughout our school and district.

I am passionate about leading our building with your child’s best interest in mind.  I am committed to learning and growing in ways to fulfill your child’s personal and academic goals.  Thus creating a positive, nurturing and exciting learning experience.

I began my teaching career in North Adams at Monmouth Elementary from 2000-2010.  I started out as a Title I/Reading Recovery trained teacher and taught reading for three years.  I then moved to second grade, where I taught for 5 years.  Next, I transitioned to fourth grade and taught there for 2 years.  From there, I began my administrative journey as the Assistant Principal at Bellmont High School for four years.  In 2014 I was named principal at Southeast, which turned into Bellmont Elementary, and began the most rewarding position of my teaching career.

My wife, Heidi, and I have lived in Decatur our whole lives and we have three wonderful children Ellie, Piper, and Beau.  We are a very busy family running kids to sports, dance and anything else they can get involved with. 

Baseball and sports, in general, are a big part of my life.  While in college, I had the opportunity to play division I baseball at Indiana State.  I was even lucky enough to be drafted by the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team.  Coaching is now how I get to stay involved in sports, I started out coaching baseball at the age of 18 and still continue to coach baseball and softball, 24 years later.  

Assistant Principal, Mr. Tim Myers

 

Email: myerst@nadams.k12.in.us

Phone: 260-724-3137 ext. 3002

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Indiana University Master of Education Indiana Wesleyan University Principal Licensure Program Indiana Wesleyan University Mentor Teacher Certification Region 8 NIAAA Certified Athletic Administrator - 2020 [CAA] NIAAA Registered Middle School Athletic Administrator - 2020 [RMSAA] NIAAA Registered Athletic Administrator - 2017 [RAA] NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach - 2014 NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach - 2012

Mr. Tim Myers

Hello!

I am Mr. Myers, assistant principal and athletic director at Bellmont Elementary School. I am excited about the opportunity to support your child's academic successes. I, personally, believe that is our responsibility as educators to model proper life skills at all times. It is my responsibility to support our team, parents and students, and school community in carrying out activities that help to ensure that all students reach a milestone of excellence in their academic path.  

My Philosophy for Education:

At our building, we demonstrate keys to success every day by: investing in our profession, modeling growth throughout our career, establishing a comfortable environment for student learning, and establishing relationships with students that provide the ability to relate on personal and instructional levels.

I am proud to know that you have entrusted your student in our care and I look forward to working with you to prepare your student for both middle school learning and activities, and life.

My wife Katie (Litchfield) and I live outside of Decatur with our two sons, Duke Madison (16) and Gabriel Jeffery (11).  Duke and Gabriel are my best friends ever and when I grow up, I want to be just like them!  We have two other family members as well---Lizzy & Burroughs.  Of my “children” Lizzy is a 7-year-old English Setter and Burroughs is a 4-year old Bernese Mountain Dog.  Besides working at Bellmont, I coach wrestling at Bellmont High School and am the owner of Madman Wrestling Academy.  Wrestling has always been a huge part of my life and I have a passion for continuing Bellmont’s strong wrestling tradition and carrying that across to other sports at Bellmont.  I enjoy NCAA Division I Wrestling, NASCAR, Notre Dame Football, Kansas City Royals Baseball, Miami Dolphins Football and riding my Harley Davidson.  My favorite things in life, however are my faith and hanging out with my awesome family.  

Thanks for taking time to get to know me. I look forward to our time together throughout the next few years.