• Meet our Administrators

    Principal - Mr. Brett Munden

    Brett Munden 

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    Hello, My name is Brett Munden.  I am the Principal at Joan Martin Elementary School.  It is my honor and pleasure to serve the school community of Hobart. 

    I grew up in a small town outside of Bloomington, Indiana and am a graduate of Indiana University School of Education.  I began my career as an English teacher.  I also coached basketball, track and field, and cross country.  I earned my masters degree in K-12 Administration and Supervision from Indiana State University and have been practicing as a building level administrator for the last 16 years.  I have worked in a variety of school settings ranging from K-12, but I have come to realize that elementary education is my true calling.

    I am married to my wife, Lindsay, who is a Nurse Practitioner and College Professor at Valparaiso University.  We have four children, Drew, Gavin, Vaughn, and Piper.  We also have a dog named Arlo.  I enjoy exercising, running in particular, along with playing sports with my kids in the yard.  As a family, we like to travel, have family game nights, and watch lots of movies and shows on TV.

    I am so excited to lead Joan Martin Elementary School.  My goal is to foster a safe and exciting learning environment for my students where they can grow academically, socially, and  emotionally.  I look forward to partnering with our JM families to meet all of the needs of our young Brickies.  Every Student, Every Day...Together, we will succeed!

    Dean of Students - Mrs. Jenn Caddick

    Jenn Caddick 

    My name is Jenn Caddick, and I am the Dean of Students.  I am excited and honored to be working with the students, staff, and parents at Joan Martin Elementary. 

    I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University Calumet and started teaching my first year in 3rd grade at RidgeView Elementary in August 2001.  After that, I moved to Joan Martin where I have been ever since.  I taught 5th grade for 12 years and taught 4th grade for 4 years.  In May 2006, I completed my Master’s degree in Educational Administration at Ball State University.  I have been working as a building administrator since August 2018. 

    My husband, Tom, and I have three daughters.  Lilly, Braelynn, and Gracyn.  Our fur-daughter is a black lab named Cinder.  We love spending time outside, gardening, walking the dog, and playing in the yard.