NPUSC is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Kristopher Staats as the new principal of Prairie View Elementary School.  Mr. Staats has served as a school administrator since 2015, most recently as Assistant Principal at New Prairie Middle School.  Mr. Staats holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology Education from Purdue University and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Mr. Staats is a graduate of LaPorte High School and while at Purdue was a member of the Purdue University Football team.  He began his career in education in 2011 as a Technology Education teacher at Brown County High School in southern Indiana.  Mr. Staats is a certified school safety specialist and has spent considerable time engaged in Professional Learning Community training and processes while at NPUSC.  He is known for being approachable, positive, and able to speak directly to issues for the betterment of students.

Paul White, NPUSC Superintendent stated about the hiring, “We are excited to see Mr. Staats transition to Prairie View.  We think Mr. Staats is perfectly suited to build on the great work that has been happening at Prairie View and work with the teachers, students, and families to help Prairie View to continued success.”