Getting To Know Principal Hiatt

th  Tony Hiatt is a native of Versailles, Indiana who currently resides in Kentland with his wife Sharon Riegle Hiatt.  He has four children and five grandchildren.  Mr. Hiatt brings impressive education and experience credentials to Hanover Central Middle School.  He is a graduate of South Ripley High School, Purdue University, and Indiana Wesleyan.  He has also earned additional credits from San Jose State, University of San Diego, University of Southern Colorado and Valparaiso University.  Mr. Hiatt taught for 31 years in the South Newton school district.

 “I really loved the classroom and teaching and I was drug kicking and screaming into administration,” Hiatt says.  He credits ‘Project Lead The Way’ (PLTW) with helping direct him toward administration.  PLTW is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM education programs in middle and high schools across the country.  “I knew I wanted to find a way to impact more students than I had in the classroom,” said Hiatt.

Moving from the small South Newton school district, where he was Assistant Principal, to take over the reins of the brand new Hanover Central Middle School in 2012 was an exciting challenge.  “I have been blessed with a great staff,” says Hiatt.  “When I came here as a newbie, there was support all around me.”

 His message to students stresses respect as a key element in improving any school’s success.  Students should; “Respect themselves first and foremost, respect their fellow students, respect adults and teachers and respect the taxpayers who have made educational opportunities available to them.”    

 "Let's Glow Dance"


The Hanover Central Middle School Student Council, under the sponsorship of Ms. Kelly York, hosted their annual Semi-formal dance on Saturday, May 9th.  For the approximately 150 students who attended, it was anything but a typical Saturday night.  The event, “Let’s Glow Dance,” offered students the chance to enjoy refreshments, dance to music provided by Pro Jams and even learn a new move or two.  Chaperones included Principal Tony Hiatt and his wife Sharon Riegle Hiatt, Assistant Principal Denise Cordrey, Teachers Maggie Ryan and Marianne Muller, ISS/Guidance Receptionist Lisa Koester and Parents; Mrs. Zieminski and Mr. and Mrs. Rossiano.   Judy Wirtz from the Yearbook staff was on hand to take pictures and help supervise.  Visit the Middle School Facebook page for some great video of the students learning the ‘Cha Cha Slide!’

~ Mission Statement ~
 Hanover Central Middle School Provides Opportunities to
Grow Intellectually, Physically, Socially and Emotionally



  • Cats Get Fit 

    Hanover Central Middle School's 2015 ‘Cats Get Fit’ Fitness Fair will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015. Each student should have received an envelope for fund raising that should be returned to their SRT Teacher by this Friday, May 15th. New inflatables and prizes have been added to make this event even more fun than last year.  Any student who raises over $100.00 in donations will receive $25.00 in ‘Cat Cash.’ This event is sponsored by our PTSO.

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