Corey Woolsey
Dr. Tom Kopatich, Superintendent of Mount Vernon Schools sits behind the desk in his office, an office he has occupied for nine years. Kopatich and his wife, Janice, are retiring from the school district at the end of the school year.
Kopatich and wife call it a career

After a nine-year career as Mount Vernon Superintendent and 28 years prior to that as a teacher and administrator, Dr. Tom Kopatich, along with his wife, Janice, have decided to make this their last year as educators.

Kopatich, a graduate of Castle High School, began his career at Castle Junior High in 1982, where he taught for five years. He arrived in Mount Vernon as a teacher in 1994, after a seven-year period at Gibson Southern.

In 2002, he became an administrator at the MSD of Mount Vernon, including Assistant Superintendent to Dr. Keith Spurgeon.