The Michigan City Area Schools Board of Trustees held a
special meeting on Tuesday, May 24, to approve the appointment of a new Principal of Pine Elementary for the 2016-17 school year.
Currently, Mr. Huber serves as Literacy Coach at Marsh
Elementary School, a role that involves co-planning, modeling lessons, data
analysis, leading professional development, and designing assessments and
curricula. He has been a Literacy Coach for MCAS since 2012, also serving in
this role at Niemann, which saw significant achievement gains. In 2011, he
taught fifth grade at Joy Elementary; previously, he taught grades four and six
for the Gary Community School Corporation for close to 10 years.
Mr. Huber holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership
from Indiana University Northwest and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary
Education from Bethel College.
“Mr. Huber has been deeply involved in our school
improvement efforts over the past few years,” said Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, Superintendent of MCAS. “He has a
strong educational vision, a clear understanding of the unique character of
Pine as an Arts magnet school, and an energetic and thoughtful approach to
curriculum and instruction.”
Welcome, Mr. Huber! (And a HUGE thank you to Mrs. Roberts and Mr. Botana for serving as our co-principals this school year as the school system searched for a permanent principal for our building. We will miss you next year!!)