John Land | 2014 Alumnus of the Year

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John Land is the son of Bill and Marjorie Land, Marjorie was a 1939 graduate of NHS.

John graduated from NHS in 1971 and earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University.

John is retiring from Noblesville Schools after serving 40 years in education.  He started out as an elementary teacher in Muncie, before coming to Stony Creek Elementary, here in Noblesville.  After his stint at Stony Creek, he moved to Conner Elementary where he served as principal.  When Conner closed, he became principal of the new Hazel Dell Elementary in 1989, where he has served as principal for 25 years.

While under his leadership, Hazel Dell has been award a 4 Star School, by the Indiana Department of Education several times; most recently in 2011, 1012, and 2013.  He went to Washington, DC in 2009, to receive the US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Award.

John has also been actively involved in the Indiana State Reading Association where he has served on various committees and served as state president during 2002-2003.

He was a 10 year 4-H member and served on the Hamilton County 4-H council, as well as, various other jobs during the annual 4-H fair.

John is married to Carol Roesler Land, who is also retiring from Noblesville Schools after 40 years of service.

John and Carol have two children, both graduates of NHS-Erik lives here in Noblesville and daughter Keri and husband Aaron live in Aurora, Colorado along with the son Easton.

John is a past NHS scholarship winner, as well as served as alumni president.

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