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Jacob Rodriquez

Jacob Rodriguez, Principal

Mr. Rodriguez has been in the education field for 19 years. His teaching career began in Crown Point in 2005 at CPHS before transitioning to Assistant Principal at Hobart High School. After 4 years at Hobart, he returned to CPHS as freshman principal. He assumed the role of principal at Colonel John Wheeler in 2019.


Sara Stanzione-Emerson,  Assistant Principal

Mrs. Emerson has been an educator for nearly 18 years.  A graduate of Purdue West Lafayette, she obtained her Bachelors degree in Secondary English Education with a minor in Communications.  She taught 8th grade Language Arts and High Ability at Wilbur Wright Middle School.  After securing her Masters Degree in Educational Administration, Mrs. Emerson served as the Dean of Students and the eventually the Assistant Principal at Wilbur Wright Middle School.  She has worked the last 5 years as a University Student Teaching Supervisor at Indiana University Northwest.  Mrs. Emerson resides in Crown Point with her husband, Bill, and two children, John and Elise.

David Vode

David C. Vode, Assistant Principal

Mr. Vode has worked in education for 25 years with the last 10 years as Assistant Principal at Colonel John Wheeler Middle School.  Prior to his time at Colonel Wheeler Middle School, he taught fifth grade at Liberty Elementary in Hobart and later taught at Wilson Creek Elementary in Johns Creek, Georgia. He began his administrative career at Barnwell Elementary in Georgia.