Meet Our Administrators
Co-Principal - Colleen Newell
I am a Class of 2000 graduate of Griffith High School. I attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana for three years and transferred to Purdue University Calumet to finish my degree in English Education. I started my teaching career at Gavit High School in 2006 where I also served as the girls soccer coach. In 2008, I had the opportunity to join the staff at Hobart High School as an English teacher, soccer coach, and swimming coach. In addition, I was the yearbook sponsor and assisted with Booster Club.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Ball State University in 2014. I became the Assistant Principal of Hobart High School in 2015 and served in that capacity until 2020 when I became the Co-Principal. It has been one of the greatest honors in my life to serve as an administrator and help lead the students at Hobart High School. High school is an instrumental part of a student’s life, and I am lucky to be able to watch students grow from freshman to senior year. My hope is that we have done enough here to prepare students to be successful in whatever they choose to do beyond high school-college, career, trade school, military, etc.
When I am not at HHS, I spend time with my husband, Justin, my children, Aubrey (9), and Conner (7), and my two dogs, Lilly and Dunkin. I also enjoy spinning, playing soccer in the NWIWSL, and watching sporting events.
If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Co-Principal - Craig Osika
I am a proud graduate of Hobart High School, class of 1998. I received his B.S from the School of Public and Environment Affairs from IU Bloomington in 2004 and a B.S. in Health and Physical education from St. Joseph's College in 2010. I am currenty the Dean of Students for the sophomore class and serve as the Head Football Coach.
Dean of Students - Tracy Brumley
I am a 1991 Hobart High School graduate and the mother of two recent Hobart High School graduates. Additionally, my husband, Jonathon, is a long-time teacher at Hobart High School, so you could say we are a Brickie family!
Although I have a diverse career background, I am happy to have found my way to secondary education. I completed my Transition to Teaching program in 2008 and became a business teacher at HHS. In 2015, I was fortunate enough to become a Dean of Students. I also spent many years working in our Performing Arts department as a choreographer and assistant director. Despite leaving the program to work as an administrator, performing arts is still one of my passions.
I believe that the time I spent in the dance studio and theatre throughout my life has molded me into the adult I am today. I feel that is important for all students to find and pursue their passions and I hope that I am able to help them do so.
In addition to my many other tasks as an administrator, I love to work with vocational students. I have been working closely with Porter County Career and Technical Education since I took this position. It is wonderful to see so many of our students leave high school ready to work in a trade. There are so many opportunities here for both college-bound, and trade-bound students!
Please feel free to contact me if I can be of help to you or your student. I look forward to hearing from you!
Dean of Students - Courtney Gill
Dean of Students - Shaun Zoladz
Director of Student Services - Matt Whiteman
Director of Early College and Careers - Brooke Burczyk
Director of School Counselors - Danielle Adams
I have been blessed to work in the School City of Hobart since 2012 as a School Counselor and then as the Director of School Counselors! I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Sociology and earned my Master’s in School Counseling in 2009. Prior to working in SCOH, I was a School Counselor for three years at the high school level.
I am passionate about helping students accomplish their goals and discover what careers they are interested in. I am a proud supporter of Hobart University and wish I had these opportunities available when I was in high school. I am always available by email and willing to help any chance I get!
Athletic Director - Mike Black
I taught chemistry for 19 years, served as the science department chair for 7 years, coached the varsity boys basketball & varsity girls track teams for 17 years, and assisted with cross country for 10 years prior to moving into the athletic office in 2018. I was recognized as the Hobart Chamber of Commerce High School Teacher of the Year in 2014, a NWI Teacher of Excellence in both 2009 & 2017, and was selected for inclusion into the National Society of High School Scholars as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction in 2016. I am a 1997 graduate of Wabash College where I majored in Biology and earned 4 varsity letters competing for the Little Giants Track & Field team. I earned a Master of Science degree in Education from Purdue in 2012. I reside in Hobart with my wife, Beth, and our two daughters, Kelsey and Addy.
Our goal at HHS is to be #21sports1team ... Brickies. We want to run a championship athletic program at Hobart High School that will compete at the highest level, build strong relationships within the community, share a common vision and develop young people into individuals that effectively lead, respectfully serve, and tirelessly work towards being their best as true student athletes.
School Resource Office - Corporal Monte White
I am a 16 year veteran of the Hobart Police Department and currently hold the rank of Sergeant. Even though I am the school resource officer for Hobart High School I enjoy being an active part of the Hobart Community and interacting with all of my fellow Brickies. I especially enjoy playing a part in the development of our young Brickies as they grow to be successful adults. Even though my role is minor in their lives, their roles in my life is major.