Meet our Administrators
Principal - Mr. Mathew McKee
My name is Mathew McKee, and I am the Principal at Joan Martin Elementary. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with you and your students, and I look forward to having a great school year with all of you!
Allow me to tell you a little bit about myself. I am a Hobart resident, and a 2000 graduate of Hobart High School. I received my BA in Education in 2004 from Purdue University and I have teaching endorsements in Social Studies, Language Arts, and Physical Education. I later received my MA in Educational Leadership from Ball State in 2012. From 2006-2014, I was a teacher at the East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy, a K-8th Grade school. In 2014, I had the opportunity to come work at the School City of Hobart as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher. From 2015-2016 I worked at Hobart Middle School as the Dean of Students and Alternative Education Director. From 2016-2017, I was the Assistant Principal at Joan Martin Elementary, and from 2017-2020, I was the Assistant Principal at Hobart Middle School.
My wife, Danielle, is a 4th grade teacher at Veterans Elementary, and my daughter attends Hobart schools as well. We enjoy RV'ing as a family during the summer and in my free time I like hiking, excercising, reading, and cooking.
Dean of Students - Mrs. 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.