Explore Teacher DOE PGP Opportunities

Teachers living or working in Noble County, Indiana, are invited to reach out to us for information or assistance regarding opportunites to fulfill state licensing requirements, per HEA 1002, to meet the mandate to earn 15 Professional Growth Plan (PGP) points that became effective after July 1, 2019. 

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If currently employed as a teacher, where do you work?
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1 point = 1 hour; A minimum of 15 points must be earned through a single experience or a combination of the experiences.
Knowing your preferences about how you wish to invest your time to earn points will help us forge a plan to suit you.
Please describe your scheduling needs, limitations, and other information to help us understand how best to accommodate your needs.

Apple Producers Happy with Crop

(Article by Andy Barrand, reprinted with permission from KPC Media Group.)

The nip of fall weather may not be in the air yet, but apple producers around northeast Indiana are hard at work picking this year’s crop.

Despite a wet spring and early summer, local producers said this year’s crop looks to be good.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently predicted this year’s crop will be 1% greater than 2018, but down 2% from the five year average. The Midwest estimate (based solely on Michigan) was 25.2 million bushels.

Albion Getting Residential Housing

By MATT GETTS mgetts@kpcmedia.com (Shared with permission from KPC Media Group).

ALBION — The town of Albion is getting more housing.

During Tuesday’s town council meeting, Keith Leatherman, of Monarch Development, and Town Manager Stefen Wynn presented plans for the 21-home Village of White Oaks phase III-IV development on the town’s west side, south of Village Drive.

Woosley: A Passion for Animals

BY MATT GETTS, mgetts@kpcmedia.com (published with permission from KPC Media Group).

ALBION — Kelsey Woosley can’t help herself.

When the 2012 Homestead graduate has finished her work day as an animal keeper at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, she can often be found on the internet, researching ways to improve the lives of the animals there.

“I have a really bad habit of working at home,” she said. “There are always ways to improve.”

Company Expands in Avilla's New East Industrial Park

(Article shared with permission, courtesy of KPC Media Group. Written by, and photo by Andy Barrand, published 9/4/19).

AVILLA — With the ceremonial turning of a shovel of dirt Tuesday afternoon work unofficially began on a new 47,500-square-foot facility in Avilla’s east industrial park.

Tipton Leads New Community Center


Kendallville, IN - “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Those words, attributed to Margaret Mead, might sum up the motivations of those behind the launch of a new community learning center (CLC) in Noble County.

East Noble Named a Unified Champion School

Kendallville - East Noble High School has learned they will be recognized as a National Banner Unified Champions School.

According to the Special Olympics website, the goal of the Unified Champions program is to promote "social inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting systems-wide change."

Though sports is the foundation of the program, the model also focuses on creating classrooms and climates of acceptance in a school for students with disabilities. 

Chain O' Lakes Correctional Facility Celebrates Welding Graduation

(View original press release from the Indiana Department of Corrections, Chain O'Lakes Facility, here.  Photo contributed.)

Albion, Ind.—Chain O’ Lakes Correctional Facility and Warden Charles Bowen are pleased to announce the graduation of 20 residents from a nationally recognized welding program.