Liberty Elementary School
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50-1 W. 900 North

Chesterton, IN 46304

Phone: 219-983-3650

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to Liberty Elementary School. As the principal, I have the opportunity every day to work with a dedicated and caring staff that is committed to the success of our students.

My educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Purdue University North Central, a master's degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University Calumet, and a second master's degree in Administration and Supervision from Purdue University Calumet. I earned my Educational Specialist Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2013. Currently, I am working toward earning my high ability license from Ball State University. I worked as a classroom teacher with the LaPorte Community School Corporation for five years. In 1998, I became a classroom teacher in Duneland School Corporation. Since 2007, I have been the principal of Liberty Elementary School.

I reside in Chesterton with my husband John and step-daughter, Katie.  John is the Fire Chief with the Chesterton Fire Department, and Katie graduated from Chesterton High School in 2014. I enjoy riding my bike, spending time with my family and walking my dog, Macey.

Liberty Elementary School is part of the Duneland School Corporation. It serves over 500 children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Our school goal is all students will improve their reading comprehension across the curriculum.

Liberty School offers a wide variety of programs and learning opportunities for our students. We encourage a partnership with parents and with our community in order to help our children reach the goals that we have set for them. It is our mission that "Together We Can Make a Difference" in the life of a child. With your help, we know we can be successful.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. The school phone number is 219-983-3650




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