Available for photograph at the Staff Appreciation Breakfast were:  Back Row (l to r):  Bea Cak, Karen Hoover, Wendy Obrenkski, Renee McKinney, Steve Foulds, John Flanagin, Shelly Ward, and Jeff Zemke.   Front Row (l to r):  Rachel Gonsiorowski, Cindy Gross, Diane Furman, Malissa Mosak, Valerie Nairn, and  Bessie Petrov.
“The retirees we’re losing today represent a combined total of 181 years of service,” said Superintendent, Tom Taylor at a recent Staff Recognition breakfast.  “You can’t replace these people. There is an art and a science to what they do.”  In addition to the retirees, Hanover teachers and staff members with a decade or more of service were acknowledged and their service celebrated.  A total of 20 employees representing a combined total of 391 years of dedication to Hanover students received the accolades of their supervisors and colleagues.
The first of the retirees to be recognized at the breakfast was Karen Hoover, a Manager in the Nutrition Services Department.  While Karen retired in January, Isabella Pennybacker, Director of Nutrition Services wanted to take the time to acknowledge Ms. Hoover’s contribution to students in Hanover schools.  “Karen is the kind of person who would know every child’s name in her lunch line in a very short time,” said Ms. Pennybacker.  Karen Hoover’s dedication to Hanover students didn’t end with her retirement… she graciously donated the monetary value of her retirement gift to the Jane Ball Elementary School Media Center.

Hanover Central High School Principal, Mary Ann West, recognized Robert Krol, who has taught biology, AP Environmental Science and Physics for the past 38 years at Hanover Central.   An educator for 41 years, Ms. West described Robert Krol as; “an exceptionally quiet and private man of very few words. He is a devoted father and husband. His infectious love for the environment and poetry was quickly felt by all of those who knew him,” she said.  Mr. Krol was unable to attend the breakfast and next year, his absence in the hallways and classrooms of HCHS will be felt by teachers and students alike. 

Tony Hiatt, Principal of Hanover Central Middle School brought the always smiling, Mrs. Wendy Obrenski to the front of the room.  Mrs. Obrenski is retiring after 20 years with the Hanover Community School Corporation.  “She has willingly changed her teaching assignment three times in the last four years to help us meet the needs of our students,” said Mr. Hiatt.  “That is very commendable considering how many people would normally be reluctant to change their teaching assignment repeatedly as they approached the end of their career,” he added.  In addition to her teaching talents, Mrs. Obrenski oversees the Middle School academic teams and personally coached the Spell Bowl and Science teams.

Jane Ball Elementary School will be missing two of its finest teachers in the fall; High Ability Math teacher, Bea Cak and 2nd Grade teacher, Cindy Gross.  The dynamic duo has served Hanover elementary students for 37 years, the first 34 of which they both taught 2nd grade.  “Four years ago Bea decided to try something new and took on the High Ability math program at Jane Ball.  Not only has the program been extremely successful, Bea has spent the last three summers attending inquiry math workshops to continue to grow and learn new practices to apply to her teaching,” said Jane Ball Principal, Deborah Snedden.   In lieu of her parting gift, Mrs. Cak donated the monetary value to the High Ability Math Program at Jane Ball.  Mrs. Snedden described Cindy Gross’s classroom as “hyper organized and a place where students had high expectations and rigor in the classroom.”    She also described what the two teachers look forward to the most, like shopping on weekdays, using years worth of Starbucks gift cards, filling out retirement papers on Google docs, and more.  “At Jane Ball we will miss not just two great teachers, but two wonderful mentors, friends and nurturers.”

While Lincoln Elementary will not be losing any teachers to retirement, they will be losing a valuable asset in Assistant, Lynne Schulte.  Ms. Schulte has been with the Hanover School Corporation for the past 11 years.  “Lynne is extremely dedicated and always wanted to be sure everything at Lincoln was taken care of,” said Melissa Walley, Principal.  “Lynne has done everything from supervising kids to making copies.  She has handled bus duty, greeting students, and sending them off.  Now it's her turn to take care of herself and her family. I hope that she is as cared for at home as we all have been at school. Thank you, Lynne.”

Administrators and colleagues also took some time to recognize those individuals with a decade or more of service.  They touch every nook and cranny of our corporation and have worked tirelessly on behalf of our students.  Congratulations to all and we hope to share many more years with all of you.


Kathy Lindley (Bus Driver), Vince Russo (Bus Driver), Shelly Ward (Bus Driver), Raquel Gonsiorowski (Lead Cook), Rita Stenger (Custodian), Malissa Mosak (Teacher), John  Flanagin (Director of Technology), and Bessie Petrov (Title I Aide)


Diana Furman (Assistant), Valeri Nairn (Teacher), Gay Plants (Teacher), and Renee McKinney (Teacher)


Jeff Zemke (Teacher), and Steve Foulds (Teacher and Coach)

Mission Statement:
 At Hanover Community School Corporation, we are:  Making a difference…realizing potential.


Vision Statement:


The Hanover Community School Corporation realizes the individuality of each student and is committed to providing a safe and positive atmosphere for learning. The collaboration of dedicated staff and the community allows Hanover Community School Corporation to create a literacy-rich environment and facilitate high quality instruction for all students. A challenging curriculum, well-equipped facilities and relevant technology optimize achievement, empowering all students to realize their potential for success in a global society.

Board approved April 17, 2012



  • Please be advised that the Board of School Trustees of the Hanover Community School Corporation will meet in an Executive Session, closed to the public, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. in the Hanover Administration Building Board Room, 9520 W. 133rd Ave., Cedar Lake, IN.
    Please see the attached agenda.
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    MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE HANOVER CENTRAL ATHLETIC PAGE.  Please select Hanover Central High School and select Athletic Department to get all the latest information on our athletes and programs.

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    Below is a link to a fundraiser for the high school girls and boys cross country teams. While this event is a fundraiser, the true purpose is to honor and celebrate Steve Foulds. The 2016 cross country season will be his 30th season as head coach. Recognizing his commitment is not only important, but necessary. We have had other coaches here at Hanover Central who have dedicated a large part of their lives to their athletes and students, i.e. Carol Grady, Ann Thompson, Greg Whitacre, Bonnie Beamer, Janet Neitzel, and Chris York. Ideally, this race will be filled with cross country alumni from the past 30 years, but I know that other people would like to honor his commitment, too. For those who prefer not to register online they may do so by sending a check payable to Hanover Central Athletics. Please mail directly to Michelle Duffy, Hanover Central High School, 10120 W. 133rd, Cedar Lake, IN 46303. Please include a shirt size with your payment. If you do not intend to race, but would like to honor Couch Foulds, please email an RSVP to mduffy@hanover.k12.in.us.


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  • Substitute Teachers Wanted


    Want to work with the most amazing students in NWI? Want to work with a school corporation that respects and admires great teaching skills? HANOVER COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION NEEDS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS! Please contact Human Resources Specialist, Lori Cordera at humanresources@hanover.k12.in.us

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  • Employment Opportunities


    Hanover Community Schools have employment opportunities for substitute bus drivers and school nurses.  Positions are available immediately.  Please contact Human Resources Specialist Lori Cordera @ humanresources@hanover.k12.in.us

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  • The Board approved 2015-2016 calendar and 2016-2017 calendar is posted to the Calendar drop down menu above. 



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  • Hanover Community Families:
    Hanover Community Schools are in need of substitute bus drivers and substitute teachers. Both of these positions are needed for both half-days and full-days, Hanover Community School Corporation offers training for those individuals interested in driving a school bus. Those of you interested in becoming a substitute teacher, you will need a current substitute teacher's permit, or can apply for a permit though the Indiana Department of Education. If you or someone you know would be interested in either position, applications are available online at www.hanover.k12.in.us. Then, follow the Human Resource/Employment link to the employment opportunities page, or you can contact the Human Resource Department at 219-374-3507.

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