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LaPorte Classmates Take on Leadership Roles at New Prairie

(New Carlisle, IN) - New Prairie United School Corporation has announced a couple of changes in administrative positions. Both involve former LaPorte High School classmates.


Recently Justin Heinold was named principal of Prairie View Elementary. Heinold served as middle school assistant principal for the past four years. Heinold was a 2006 graduate and valedictorian at LaPorte High School. He replaces Rhonda Myers, who resigned last month.


To replace Heinold at the middle school, New Prairie hired Kristopher Staats as Assistant Principal. Staats had previously served as Assistant Principal at LaPorte High School since 2015. Staats is also a 2006 LaPorte High School grad who went on to play wide receiver at Purdue.

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