CROWN POINT | Deb Ciochina has been promoted to an administrative post in curriculum and instruction of the Crown Point Community School Corp., officials said.
Ciochina has been principal of Lake Street Elementary School for three years, during which the school reached its highest achievement levels, officials said.
Ciochina's promotion is effective July 1.
Cynthia Wise, a teacher at Lake Street for 27 years, will take over as Lake Street principal.
Wise, as teacher and principal intern, helped Lake Street school earn Four Star School status. In 2011, Wise was named the school corporation elementary teacher of the year and was a recipient of the district's Crystal Bell award.
Ciochina and Wise were nominated for 2012 NWI Most Influential Women awards in education categories.