Phone: (219) 983-3710

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Mr. Shawn Longacre, Principal

  

In the early years of his career, Mr. Longacre first taught fourth grade for the School City of Hobart before coming to the Duneland School Corporation to be a fifth grade instructor.  After teaching at Westchester for a number of years, he was subsequently promoted to his first administrative position at Chesterton High School to serve as assistant principal.  In 2009 he was promoted again to the position of principal at Westchester Intermediate School where he continues to serve in that role.  When he’s not at WIS, he enjoys spending time with his family, exercising outdoors, and watching Notre Dame Football. 

Mr. Longacre would like to extend a gracious “Thank you” for visiting Westchester Intermediate School’s website and learning about our school. Westchester has an excellent academic record and prides itself on developing the fifth and sixth graders of our community. The staff of WIS is comprised of educators who promote student growth in the areas of academics, social/emotional learning, and community service/participation. The intermediate school model is designed to meet the developmental needs of the early adolescent student who is transitioning from the elementary stage to the secondary level. The staff of Westchester constantly search and plan for innovative opportunities to help the students become better equipped for the ever-changing global life in which they will live. We are eager for you to get to know our school. Please feel free to contact Mr. Longacre so that you can plan a visit to learn more about our dynamic school environment. 

 

Phone: (219) 983-3710

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Mrs. Joylyn Ramian, Dean of Students

Mrs. Ramian earned her Bachelor’s of Science and Master of Education degrees from Valparaiso University. She began her career teaching Biology 1 and Project Lead the Way- Principles of Biomedical Sciences at Griffith High School before transferring to teach Science at Chesterton Middle School. 

When Mrs. Ramian is not at school, she enjoys working out, playing different sports, spending time in the water, and watching her son  play sports. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and son traveling to different places.