• Welcome Knapp Families to the 2023-2024 school year!

    I am very excited about being chosen as Knapp Elementary’s new principal. This will be my 22nd year in education. For the first 19 years, I was an elementary teacher in grades 1, 2, and 5. I spent one year as a reading and math interventionist before becoming an assistant principal last year. I can’t wait to build strong relationships with my new staff, students, and their families.

    I have been married for 18 years and have two boys, Nolan and Nick. Nolan is entering his sophomore year and Nick is a 7th grader. In my spare time, I love to read, shop, spend time with family and friends, and watch Nick play soccer.

    It is an honor to serve the Michigan City Area Schools. As part of the Knapp team, I will continue to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that our students are receiving the best education possible and reaching their highest potential academically, behaviorally, and emotionally.

    I look forward to meeting and working with you all. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

    Kind regards,

    Michelle Hornyak


    Knapp Elementary School