Meet Our Administrators - Administration Building
Superintendent - Dr. Peggy Buffington
Business Manager - Bob Glover
Director of Human Resources & Compliance - Jon Mock
As a graduate of Hobart High School, it is my pleasure to serve the School City of Hobart community as the Director of Human Resources and Compliance. As the saying goes, “Once a Brickie, Always a Brickie!” I am passionate about serving our students, faculty and staff, to ensure they have a safe and productive environment to learn, work, and grow. One of the favorite aspects of my role is actively promoting the School City of Hobart to attract quality individuals to join in the mission of serving and educating our Hobart Brickies!
I am a Certified Professional Human Capital Leader in Education (pHCLE) through the American Association of School Personnel Administrators. I also hold my Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation from the Society of Human Resource Management. Additionally, I am an active member of the Indiana Association of School Business Officials, and the Indiana School Resource Officer’s Association. I graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. I also have a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management from Franklin University. Currently, I am pursuing an Educational Specialist degree at Indiana State University.
Feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have any questions, or want to learn more about a rewarding career with the School City of Hobart! #BrickieUP
Director of Social Emotional Learning - Debbie Matthys
Director of Elementary Curriculum - Lori Anderson
I started my career as an elementary teacher in the School City of Hobart and received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University Bloomington, Go Hoosiers! I then went to Purdue Calumet University to receive my master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. Within my career as a Brickie educator, I have been fortunate to have taught grades second, third, and fifth at Liberty Elementary. I was also an RtI Interventionist along the way, which allowed me to work with all grade levels. I transitioned into administration working as an Assistant Principal at Joan Martin Elementary and then as Principal at Ridge View Elementary.
I love being at the forefront of curriculum and working with all staff to implement. I am fortunate to work with educators to support them achieve their professional goals within their craft of teaching, as well as provide students with the tools to achieve their aspirations! I am a life-long learner and experience something new each day. I am proud to be a part of the School City of Hobart’s educational family.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have about our district! We are here to serve. Brickie Up!
Director of Secondary Curriculum - Dr. Tim Krieg
It is my pleasure to serve as the School City of Hobart’s (SCOH) Director of Secondary Curriculum. Like my parents, I was born and raised in Hobart before graduating from Hobart High School (HHS). Growing up, my parents underscored the significance of remembering, “If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well.” To this day, I am steadfast in this infinite pursuit of fulfilling my responsibilities with fidelity and approaching opportunities with passion.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Education from Valparaiso University, I taught a number of courses at HHS, including Advanced Placement (AP) Dual Credit (DC), SAT Prep, and other courses. Furthermore, I served as the English Department Chair at HHS. While in college and during my tenure as a teacher, I also assisted as an athletics coach, club sponsor, and academic team coach. I earned my Master of Arts from Purdue University Northwest before becoming the Director of College and Careers for the SCOH in 2017.
Most recently, I earned my Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University. At present, I serve as the SCOH’s Director of Secondary Curriculum. In this role, I work alongside the staff, students, community, and higher educational partners/stakeholders in cultivating a nurturing environment whereby our passions, purpose, and possibilities merge as we learn from the past, embrace the present, and equip ourselves with lifelong 21st-century skills necessary for college, career, and life readiness. Through our endorsed Early College, Hobart University, we continue building on our robust course offerings, programs, and pathways to make sure all Brickies thrive!
I am passionate about instructional design, curriculum development, pedagogy, educational technology, grant writing, differentiation, tiered systems of support, data analytics, motivational theory, mentorship, and a sundry of other related fields. Such fields stimulate a nurturing environment whereby staff and students communally merge their passions, purpose, and possibilities as a means of equipping our Brickies for college, career, and life readiness. I love to read, write, take long walks, and am known for being a big-time college football fan ーask me about it sometime!
Quite a few of my family members also serve in public education, including my wife, Brittney who is the Dean of Students at Liberty Elementary School. We love being Brickies. Like many of you, we emblematically bleed purple and gold! All my life, I’ve wanted to be a Brickie. What an honor to work, work, work in providing our staff and students with the best possible educational opportunities and experiences available in the state of Indiana and the nation at-large.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called present.”