06/11/12 The Plymouth School Board has welcomed Craig Hopple to the Lincoln Junior High for the 2012-2013 school year. Hopple will assume the duties of assistant principal of the school.

Hopple comes to Plymouth after being in the Culver Community Schools for 21 years. He taught sixth grade from 1991-2005 in the same elementary school that he attended as a student. In 2005 through the current school year, he served as the assistant principal.

During his years in education, he also coached high school track (10 years), middle school track (5 years), high school basketball (14 years), varsity assistant basketball (1 year), and middle school assistant football (5 years). For the past seven years, he has been a volunteer coach in the Plymouth community for girl’s basketball, baseball, soccer, and Upward Boys basketball.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Manchester College, Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University, and principal licensure from Indiana Wesleyan University.

He is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, graduate of Marshall County Leadership, and a member of the Indiana Association of School Principals. He was named Coach of the Decade by the local newspaper.

Hopple and his wife Hillary are the parents of three children: Hanna, 14; Hayden, 9; and Halle 7. Hillary is a teacher at Menominee Elementary in Plymouth.

Carol Anders Correspondent