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La Porte Native Joining IHSAA

(Indianapolis, IN) - A former longtime La Porte educator is taking a high-ranking position with the Indiana High School Athletic Association.


Janie Ulmer was hired as an assistant commissioner with the IHSAA. She was among seven finalists for the position. Ulmer has spent the past five years with the Hamilton Southeastern Schools. She was principal at the high school during her last two years.


From 1993 to 2017, she was a math teacher at Kesling Middle School in La Porte and served the school corporation in other capacities like Director of Virtual Learning.


Ulmer fills the vacancy left by Sandra Walter, who will become Athletic Director at Franklin Central High School. Ulmer officially begins her role with the IHSSA on July 1.

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