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Longtime principal announces he will retire

Allan Dueck has served as principal for Bethany since 1995. 

Posted on Feb. 12, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

ELKHART -- Allan Dueck, principal of Bethany Christian Schools, said recently he plans to retire at the end of this calendar year.

He's been the principal since 1995, and said in a statement he's enjoyed his time at the school.

"During my 19 years here, I've been deeply impressed with the integration of faith development with academic excellence," Dueck said in the statement. 

Bethany's board chair Sharon Yoder said the board has been "very pleased" with Allan.

"With his strong work ethic and excellent administrative skills, Allan kept Bethany within budget year after year," Yoder said in a statement. "He was willing and able to make hard decisions during hard economic times and found creative ways to fuel growth and attract students."

Yoder added that the school's board has created a committee to find a new principal. 

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