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Mr. Brent Martinson

Principal

This is my 5th year as Principal of Chesterton High School. I began my teaching career as a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher at Tolleston Middle School in Gary. I then taught 4 years at Pierce Middle School in Merrillville. I began my administration career in 2008 where I was an assistant principal and principal at Hobart High School. In 2015-16, I had the opportunity to serve the school community where I live and became an assistant principal at Chesterton High School.

I am an avid Chicago White Sox fan and enjoy playing golf, tennis, and spending time with my wife and two daughters.

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Mrs. Kristen Peterson

Associate Principal

I graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies. I completed my teaching licensure at Valparaiso University in Social Studies, and I received my administrator's license at Ball State University. I coached girls basketball for 15 years, and was also a head girls track and cross country coach during the time that I was a teacher. I have been an administrator at CHS since 2018, and I enjoy being outside (preferably on the water), reading, writing, and spending time with my family in my free time.

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Mr. Robert Blumenthal

Assistant Principal

After graduating from Chesterton High School (Class of 1999), I attended Indiana University Bloomington and earned my Bachelor's Degree in History. I married my high school sweetheart, and began my teaching career at Highland High School. After earning my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from IUN, I was the Dean of Students in Highland for 3 years. I am entering my 11th year serving as an Assistant Principal at CHS. I have two children, a rescue dog, and two mini-pigs. I love playing video games, listening to music, camping and visiting our National Parks.

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Mrs. Tiffany Hawkins

Assistant Principal

I was an elementary educator for over 15 years teaching grades Kindergarten, first, and second, at Jackson and Yost Elementary Schools prior to making the transition to school administration.  I previously served as Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at Chesterton Middle School.  I attended and earned my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Masters of Arts in Education Administration and Supervision Degree from Ball State University. 

In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, playing with my French Bulldogs, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, and spending time with my family and friends.

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Mr. Adam Tenbarge

Assistant Principal

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in English education from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2004, and earned my Master's Degree in Educational leadership from Purdue University-Northwest. I taught English at both the middle and high school levels for 17 years.  I started my career teaching and coaching at Lake Central High School and Grimmer Middle School, before coming to teach English at Chesterton High School in 2016.  I taught and coached football at Chesterton for five years before taking an administrative opportunity in South Bend, where I served as an assistant principal at Riley High School and at Washington High School.  
 
I enjoy traveling to new places and exercising in my free time, as well as spending quality time with my wife and two sons.