He joined the administrative staff at Shakamak with 33 years of experience in education, all of which were with Clay Community Schools.
After teaching five years at Clay City Elementary, Mogan served as principal at Jackson Township Elementary for 18 years. For an additional nine years, he remained at Jackson Township Elementary as assistant superintendent.
During the 2006-07 school year, Mogan served as principal at Clay City Elementary while Principal Jon Russell was stationed in Iraq.
Even though he officially retired in 2007, he remained at Clay City serving as principal the first two months of the 2007-08 school year until the principal's tour of duty was over.
"We are pleased to have someone join our staff with the experience that Mike Mogan has," Shakamak Superintendent CG Epple said. "He has served in various capacities such as Title I administrator, which is very beneficial because Shakamak Elementary is a Title I school. Mr. Mogan is working with the staff and students to help them prepare for the ISTEP testing, which will begin on Sept. 15. He is a team person who will fit very well with our administrative team."
Mogan says he is looking forward to getting to know students, parents and staff.
"I believe a principal needs to be visible to the students and staff by being out in the classrooms, bus duty, playground and cafeteria as much as possible," he said. "An important part of education is the school and parents working together to best meet the educational needs of the children."
Mogan added that he is excited about the 2008-09 school year and is anticipating it being a positive year for students, parents and staff.
Mogan is a graduate of Van Buren High School and Indiana State University. He and his wife, Phyllis, reside in Clay County, near Brazil. They are the parents of one son, Derek, who with his wife, Heidi, and son, Isaac, also live in Brazil.