The Duneland School
Corporation has named new principals at Jackson Elementary and Chesterton
Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year.
Samuel J. Marshall
has been named the new principal at Jackson Elementary School. Marshall
replaces Dr. Linda Rugg, who resigned in June after 19 years as Jackson’s
Marshall earned his
undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and his Masters degree
from Ball State University. He received his building-level administrator
license in 2017.
Marshall began his
teaching career at Chesterton High School in 2009 and was simultaneously
hired as a part-time dean of students at Westchester Intermediate School in
2015. He has continued in both positions since.
has been named the new principal at Chesterton Middle School. Hamacher
replaces Mike Megyesi, who resigned after eight years as principal at CMS.
Hamacher earned his
undergraduate degree in secondary education and his graduate degree in
educational leadership from Indiana University Northwest in Gary. He is
currently enrolled in a postgraduate program for a specialist degree in
education at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
recently served as the principal of Central Elementary School in Portage for
three years. His 20 years of experience include teaching and coaching at the
middle and high school levels, being a middle school dean of
students/athletic director, and serving as a dean of students/assistant
principal for grades 10-12.