AKRON — Tippecanoe Valley High School has a new assistant principal.
The Tippecanoe Valley School Board approved hiring Dayna Kolanowski for the position at a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the TVSC administration building.
She was approved 3-0 by board members Todd Hoffman, Aaron Zolman and Adam Heckaman. Members David Lash and Tom Bauters were absent.
TVSC released a press release Wednesday evening with biographical information on Kolanowski.
She has a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Indiana University Fort Wayne and a master’s degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She earned her administrative license through Ball State University and also has a teaching certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
She worked for more than 15 years at Warsaw Community Schools in various roles including: Silver Lake Elementary School third grade teacher, Warsaw Community High School summer math teacher, Lakeview and Edgewood Middle schools math teacher, Lakeview business and EL teacher and WCHS attendance coordinator.
She lives with her husband in Warsaw.
In the press release, TVHS Principal Brandon Kresca shared his thoughts on bringing Kolanowski to the TVHS team.
“Mrs. Kolanowski is a leader who places the absolute highest priority on building relationships and caring for people,” he said. “The very second that teachers at TVHS met Mrs. K, they knew she had to be a part of our team. She is about kids and will do whatever is best for our students and our school. I personally look forward to the opportunity to get the school year going and to be able to witness the impact that Mrs. Kolanowski will have on the community.”
She replaces Joel Grindle, who recently resigned to become head boys basketball coach at Plymouth High School, his alma mater.