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Michigan City school board appoints co-principals
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Michigan City school board appoints co-principals

MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Area Schools Board of Trustees recently approved new leadership for Michigan City High School, naming Sarah Hendricks and Kyle Dean co-principals.

A graduate of Michigan City High School, Hendricks joined the MCHS staff as assistant principal during the 2020-21 school year. Previously, she was a school counselor at MCHS, as well as head coach of the Wolves volleyball team. She also served as dean at Penn High School in Mishawaka.

Hendricks earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University and a master’s degree in counseling and human Services from Indiana University South Bend. She also holds a degree in school administration from Bethel University.

Joining Hendricks as co-principal will be Kyle Dean, who has served as assistant principal at Westville High School since 2018. He has been a science teacher at the high-school level since 2012, and he held a principal internship at Brownsburg High School.

Dean holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Indiana University and a master's degree in school administration from Indiana State University.

According to Associate Superintendent Wendel McCollum, the co-principal model has been gaining traction across the nation due to leadership demands that have increased at the high-school level.

“We believe that Sarah and Kyle will be strong instructional leaders for Michigan City High School, and will be exceptional in supporting staff, students, and the community,” McCollum said.

Hendricks and Dean are already working toward a seamless transition and are looking ahead to the next school year, which begins on Aug. 18.

More information about Michigan City Area Schools is available by visiting www.EducateMC.net, or by following the district on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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