Getting To Know Principal Snedden


Deborah Snedden has been the Principal at Jane Ball Elementary School since the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year.  Mrs. Snedden is a native of Crete, Illinois with a special tie to Cedar Lake.  Her husband, Mark Snedden, is a former Hanover alumni.  They are the parents of a blended family of seven and currently reside in Crown Point.

Prior to becoming the Principal of Jane Ball, Mrs. Snedden served as the Curriculum Director at Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, following fifteen years of teaching in the Crown Point schools.  She is a graduate of Crete-Monee High School with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue Calumet and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Ball State.  Mrs. Snedden has been a presenter at professional development workshops and has worked with the Education Department at Purdue Calumet to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning to life at Jane Ball. 

As she walks through the halls of Jane Ball the students smile and high five’s are the norm rather than the exception.  “I’m here to make sure these kids are 21st century learners.  What they’ll need to know to succeed in life starts right here,” said Snedden.   “I have a passion for collaborating with students, teachers and parents.”

Incredible Reading Scores

Principal Snedden introduces Jane Ball students, Caroline Donaldson, Jordan Finck, and Aburey Tustison to the audience at the May Hanover Central School Corporation Board meeting. 
 Students from Jane Ball and Lincoln Elementary Schools were recently recognized at the May School Board Meeting for achieving perfect scores on this year’s Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD3) Assessment tests.  Students from Jane Ball included Caroline Donaldson, Jordan Finck and Aburey Tustison.  Students recognized from Lincoln Elementary School were Skylar Ferry, Clark Noble, Kaitlyn Thompson and Neva Zamudio. 

Principals Deborah Snedden of Jane Ball Elementary and Melissa Walley of Lincoln also recognized the third grade teachers of the outstanding reading students including; Tammi Sopczak, Cynthia Zyzanski, Jen Boer, Marti Recktenwall and Alisha Perez.  Walley made a special note of recognizing that Recktenwall will be retiring after a long and distinguished career with Hanover. 

Information that supported the outstanding reading skills of Hanover students was offered by Curriculum Director Mary Tracy-MacAuley.  "We've been able to celebrate tonight the students who achieved perfect scores on the IREAD," said Tracy-MacAuley.  District scores were equally impressive.  "I am extremely proud to say that 91.6% of all students,  including general and  special education,  passed the IREAD test.  96.1% of the general student population passed the test.  "That is  phenomenal," she said, "and a reflection on the teachers in this district and the leadership in this district and we should be incredibly proud." 


  •  May 26th - May 29th - Jane Ball BOGO Book Fair @ 8:00 a.m.

    May 28th - Fifth Grade High Ability Math To Museum of Science of Industry @ 8:45 a.m.
    May 29th - Jane Ball Fifth Grade Luncheon At Great Oaks @ 10:30 a.m.
    May 29th - Jane Ball Fifth Grade Social @ 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Gym

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    In an effort to continue to provide and maintain a safe learning environment in the Hanover Community School Corporation, we have begun a School Resource Officer program.  This program will continue to establish positive ways of communication between students, parents, the community, and the school corporation.  If you have any pertinent information you feel is worth sharing that will help us on this mission, please contact us using the below email address.  All contact information will remain confidential and will only be used for the betterment of the Hanover Community School Corporation.
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