(La Porte County, IN) - A new principal has been hired at Rolling Prairie Elementary School. Dr. Pamela Moore is a graduate of Chesterton High School where she was an elementary school teacher for nine years prior to beginning her administrative career.
Moore was previously the principal at Discovery Charter School in Porter since 2017, officials said. That school was recognized by the state with the distinction as a "Family Friendly School" due to its efforts to include families in the school and learning process, officials said.
The U.S. Department of Education also awarded that school as a "Green Ribbon School" for incorporating healthy living, sustainability, and outdoor classroom approaches utilizing the Indiana Dunes National Park.
School officials described Moore as an “enthusiastic, empathetic, and motivational leader that works to improve all facets of the schools she is involved in.” Her hiring is under a two year contract approved Monday night by the school board.
"We have really enjoyed getting to know Dr. Moore in the interview process and we are confident she is the perfect leader to move Rolling Prairie Elementary forward. She leads through relationships, compassion, but also with great drive to be the best,” said New Prairie School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Paul White.