Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC board appoints new Transportation Director
Sue Scott

The Tippecanoe School Corporation is pleased to announce it has hired Chris Bearden as its director of transportation. Bearden will oversee the routing of school buses and supervision of drivers, as well as mechanical repair and maintenance of the corporation’s 180-vehicle fleet. He replaces Kirk Brooks who took another position outside the school corporation.

Bearden has served as the assistant principal of McCutcheon High School for six years and has prior experience as a teacher, coach and sales. He has a master’s degree from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree from IUPUI, Indianapolis.

“Chris was selected for this position because of his leadership skills and ability to connect with others,” says TSC CFO Amanda Brackett. “His familiarity with the district and background in management and education will serve the department well.”

“Transitioning to this new role will allow me to continue building on the leadership skills that I have developed while being an assistant principal at McCutcheon, as well as collaborate with members of the school community in meeting the challenges of a growing school corporation,” says Bearden. “My goal is to continue to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of our services, as well as foster a welcoming environment that allows students to start and end their day with a smile.”

TSC is the second largest geographical school district in Indiana, covering 437 square miles and serves nearly 14,000 students. As transportation director, Bearden is responsible for creating bus routes and schedules, supervising personnel, ensuring all state, federal, and insurance regulations are followed and administering maintenance on all district-owned vehicles.