Dear Timothy Ball Students, Parents, and Families,
I could not be more excited to be your next Principal. Growing up in Crown Point, teaching in Crown Point, raising my family here, and being the Assistant Principal at Taft Middle School have all contributed to my dream of one day being the Principal of one of our wonderful schools. I am so excited to join such a hard-working, supportive, and thriving school community like the one here at Timothy Ball. It was incredible seeing all the students at our panoramic picture on Thursday and I am so excited I was able to introduce myself to you.
I was born and raised in Crown Point and so was my wife Jennifer, who is a Timothy Ball grad and now a special education teacher at Jerry Ross Elementary. We could not imagine a better community in which to raise our family. We are the lucky parents of Laney (almost 3), Lucy (1), and another little girl coming in March. After graduating from CPHS, I attended Butler University in Indianapolis to study elementary and middle school education. After graduating from Butler, I taught fifth grade in St. John, Indiana. Then, I spent the next several years teaching freshmen students at CPHS and coaching football. While teaching at CPHS, I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. For the past year and a half, I have served as the Assistant Principal at Taft Middle School here in Crown Point.
I have been working hard to get to know the Timothy Ball teachers and staff – and I feel confident that I could not be coming to work alongside and lead a better group of educators and support staff. It is clear how much everyone in the Timothy Ball family cares about our students. I will continue to build this supportive and compassionate culture of caring for all students and helping all students become Fit For Life! It is my dream to help all students at Timothy Ball Elementary reach their fullest potential by working hard and having fun.
Parents – I am working on some dates and times to give you the opportunity to come and meet and talk with me in person. Please stay tuned to our weekly newsletter for that information.
Students – I look forward to seeing you on January 17th as we begin a new semester!
Mr. Nick Ciochina