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Mike Krutz Focus Group

Mike Krutz

Michael is currently the Principal of Merrillville High School and just completed his 12th year in that position.  Previous to that he served as an Assistant Principal for 5 years and 14 years as an Industrial Technology teacher all at MHS.  Michael is a graduate of Merrillville High School and received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology from Ball State University and his graduate degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Indiana State University.  Michael was named the 2013 IASP District 1 Principal of the Year and Indiana High School Principal of the Year.  He has attended the Indiana Principal Leadership Academy Cohort #43.  Michael resides in Valparaiso with his wife, Beth (Principal, Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Valparaiso) and 4 boys (Michael, Carson, Peyton and Ian).  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and coaching youth sports.

Leigh Barnes

John Simatovich Elementary School

Zach Huber

Pine Elementary School

Joan Seager

Lake Village Elementary

Tom Stoner

Kouts Middle / High School

Robert Wilson

George Rogers Clark Middle / High School