(La Porte County, IN) - There’s a new principal at New Prairie High School.
J.R. Shelt was formerly assistant principal and director of enrollment at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis. Officials said he also has administrative experience at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis.
Shelt grew up in Elkhart and formerly was an English teacher prior to becoming an administrator. Officials said his experience includes coaching boys and girls basketball.
Shelt was described by the school corporation as a distinguished educational leader and motivator known for having significant influence in the lives of many students that stay in touch with him after graduating.
“We are very excited to bring Mr. Shelt to New Prairie and we are confident he is the perfect leader to move New Prairie High School forward. He leads through relationships and positive motivation with great drive to be the best,” said New Prairie School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Paul White.
Shelt said he looks forward to furthering the reputation of the high school as providing an excellent educational experience for all students. “I will work diligently to continue the development of staff, build relationships with students, and meet the expectations of the community. I am truly honored by this selection,” he said.