CROWN POINT | Crown Point High School Principal Eric Ban has resigned to take a position in higher education.
Ban will join the executive leadership at Academic Partnerships, an online learning company, and will become part of the faculty at American College of Education effective July 1.
Ban's replacement has not been named.
John Williams, the personnel director for Crown Point Community School Corp., said Monday night the position has not been posted yet.
Ban announced the resignation to students Monday. Superintendent Teresa Eineman released a statement saying Ban launched new models of dual credit learning with Indiana University Northwest and Purdue University Calumet, and coordinated with Ivy Tech Community College over career and technical education programs such as machining, construction and culinary arts.
Eineman called Ban a "servant leader who has led the development of multiple student leadership and parent leadership initiatives at Crown Point High School."
Ban said it has been an honor to serve Crown Point Community School Corp.
"I have been blessed with an incredible formula for success at CPHS," he said.
Ban, a 1987 graduate of Merrillville High School, replaced former Crown Point High Principal Ryan Pitcock in 2008.