The Duneland School
Board appointed Judith Malasto as interim superintendent of the Duneland
School Corporation this morning at a short public meeting.
her Ed. S. in Educational School Superintendency from Ball State University.
She gained valuable central office experiences as the director of curriculum
for East Porter County Schools from 2008 to 2014 when she returned to
Duneland as an administrator at Chesterton High School. Malasto joined the
central office team of Duneland at the beginning of this school year as the
new Director of Secondary Learning and Performance. Malasto is currently in
the process of completing her doctorate in educational administration and
supervision at Ball State.
According to Board
President John Marshall, the Board is very confident in Malasto’s abilities
to serve as the interim superintendent and feels that her leadership will
bring the district closer together. The board has begun the initial search
for a permanent superintendent and will keep the staff and community
informed of their progress.
former Superintendent Dr. Ginger Bolinger who retired from her position
earlier this month due to health issues. Her retirement was effective
This morning, the
Board approved changes to Bolinger’s contract, which would have lasted
through the 2019-2020 school year per the old terms. Marshall told the
Chesterton Tribune this morning that the Board negotiated changes to
make the best possible financial move for Duneland.
Per the amended
contract, Bolinger will be compensated through the end of the current school
year--until June 30-- and will be given credit for accrued vacation and sick