December 14, 2011 at 19:28


About Our Principal…

Subha Balagopal, PrincipalSubha Balagopal brings 24 years of commitment to education as Spring Mill’s principal. She is Spring Mill’s 4th principal since the school opened in 1959. She has a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Madras in India, an M.Ed. in Special Education from Boston University in Boston MA, and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Miami University in Oxford, OH.  She served as a special education teacher for twelve years before becoming a principal. She is beginning her fourteenth year as a school principal.

An empty nester now, she looks forward to new adventures with her husband, who is a professor at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. She loves her job and is grateful to have 700+ kids at school! She enjoys reading, making jewelry, listening to music and traveling with her family. A few years ago she started learning to play the piano and is now learning to speak Spanish. She is a huge fan of the Spring Mill school community and believes, as Kurt Hahn has said, that “We are crew, not passengers!

View a Message from the Principal.

Phone: (317) 259-5462, extn. 17105           Fax: (317) 259-5484



About Our Assistant Principal…

Chad M Patsel is from Portage, Indiana. He graduated from Portage School and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University. His Master’s Degree in administrative work was completed through Butler University’s EPPSP program. He was in their 21st cohort group. He taught for a year in North Carolina and for 5 years at Westlane Middle School in MSDWT.  He has been an assistant principal at Allisonville, Harcourt and Nora Elementary schools before coming to Spring Mill in January 2011.

He loves spending time with his family. He is married to Jennifer Patsel, a School Counselor at Westlane Middle School. He has a daughter who is entering high school and a son in fourth grade. He enjoys playing golf, video games and cooking.

Phone: (317) 259-5462, extn. 17106          Fax: (317) 259-5484