The Duneland School
Corporation would like to welcome Liz Prieboy and Audra Peterson, new Porter
County Education Services (PCES) directors who will begin on July 1, 2020.
Liz Prieboy will serve as PCES Special Education Director and Audra Peterson
as the PCES Career and Technical Education Director.
the PCES District Director for Portage, is looking forward to collaborating
with parents, educators, and community members as she steps into her new
role as PCES Director for Special Education. Prieboy will replace long-time
PCES Executive Director, Diane Massa, who is retiring in June. Diane’s
remarkable career spanned 45 years, including the last 10 as Executive
Director of PCES.
Prior to working as
the PCES District Director for Portage, Prieboy taught as a special
education teacher for 14 years and spent six years as a building and
district level administrator. She earned her Masters in Special Education
and Director of Exceptional Needs Licensure from Indiana University
Bloomington. In addition to her practical experience as educator and leader,
she is active and well respected in many professional organizations.
Prieboy is honored
to accept this leadership role and continue serving the Porter County
community. “I strongly believe that all students, regardless of
exceptionality, can achieve at high levels. I plan to use the newest
technology and research to guide our programming,” she said.
Peterson began her
CTE career in 1989 teaching Dental Health Careers at the Porter County
Career Center before moving to the Hammond Area Career Center as Principal
and Director of Career and Technical Education in 2003. Most recently, she
has been leading the AK Smith Career Center in Michigan City where she
marshalled staff through major changes to align goals and initiatives with
K-12 college and career programming.
Chesterton resident, is a highly skilled and qualified leader who is
familiar with the Porter County Career and Technical Center. Her prior
experience and leadership will ensure a smooth transition and the continued
success of the PCES CTE program for students and staff. Peterson replaces
Jon Groth, who served as the Director for Career and Technical Education
Director in Porter County for 26 years.
The Duneland School
Corporation welcomes Liz Prieboy and Audra Peterson to their new leadership
positions and expresses gratitude to Diane Massa and Jon Groth for their
time, talent and expertise through the years.