Meet Our Administrators

  • Co-Principal - Colleen Newell

    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!

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    Co-Principal - Craig Osika

    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.  Additionally, I currently serve as the Head Football Coach. 

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    Dean of Students - Brandi Krolak

    My career has taken me through a few different schools before settling here at Hobart: St Catherine of Sienna, St. Casimir, Bishop Noll Institute, and Lake Central! I taught English for 23 years during which I served as a licensed mentor, grade level team leader, MTSS Interventionist, and Department Chair. I served as an Athletic Director for 3 years and filled in as Interim Co-Principal. I also have coached volleyball, basketball, and softball for a combination of 12 years. I received my Masters in Educational Leadership from IUN and earned my administrative license to continue on my journey of serving and helping others. I am the proud mom to Savannah Rose who is a member of the Army National Guard and a student at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

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    Dean of Students - Ty Artherhults

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    Dean of Students - Shaun Zoladz 

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    Director of Student Services - Matt Whiteman

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    Director of Early College and Careers - Brooke Burczyk

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    Director of School Counselors - Danielle Adams

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    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!

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    Athletic Director - Mike Black

    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. 

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    School Resource Officer - Sergeant Monte White

    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.

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