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Staff

Superintendent

Mr. John Hunter

Mr. John Hunter

Superintendent

IAQ Coordinator

jhunter@union.k12.in.us

I began my career in 1984 as an elementary teacher in Elkhart, Indiana. I was fortunate to teach grade 3 and grade 5. Following seven years of teaching, I served as an elementary principal in Goshen and Chesterton, Indiana. After serving as a teacher, coach, elementary principal and coordinator, I was named superintendent in 2005. It is an honor and a privilege to lead the Union Township School Corporation. I am proud of the outstanding opportunities we offer "Every Student, Every Day". Our schools are committed to improving student achievement by meeting and exceeding national, state and district standards. To accomplish these goals, it is imperative we strengthen the partnership with the corporation’s educational team- students, parents, staff and community. It is through collaboration with our team that we provide a safe, nurturing and thriving educational environment for each of our children. Every member of the district’s certified and classified staff is committed to assisting parents with the success of their child or children. We enjoy the partnership we have with the Union Township Community to provide for our children. We are committed to continue providing our students with the best education and co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.


Assistant Superintendent

Mrs. Leigh Barnes

Assistant Superintendent

District 504 Coordinator

McKinney/Vento Liaison

lbarnes@union.k12.in.us

Since 2008, I have had the privilege of working in the Union Township School Corporation. I feel extremely blessed to be part of a school community that has a dedicated and compassionate staff, involved parents and community and most importantly, outstanding students who put forth their best effort in all learning endeavors. I am honored and humbled to lead UTSC as Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Prior to this role, I was the principal of John Simatovich Elementary and guidance counselor at Wheeler High School. I began my career as a 5th grade elementary teacher in Indianapolis in 2000. I am a graduate of DePauw University, University of Michigan, Purdue University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Indiana State University. I have a strong belief in collaborative leadership and teamwork in order to best serve the students, staff, and community of Union Township where everyone comes together to achieve our mission, "Every Student . . . Every Day!"  Together, we can ensure our children will achieve their very best, realize their unique potential, and embrace learning as a lifelong process. Our district has a history and a future of excellence. I look forward to every day at UTSC! Go Bearcats!


Chief Information Officer

Mr. Gerard Manzo

Mr. Gerard Manzo

Chief Information Officer

gmanzo@union.k12.in.us

I am happy to have been born and raised in northwest Indiana and enjoy being part of our close knit communities. I am a graduate of Purdue University and hold degrees in Application Programming, and Systems Analysis and Design. I have 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field. I have worked in many industries including transportation, health care, financial industries, and now K12. I am committed to providing a technology rich environment where our students and faculty can thrive and achieve. It is a privilege to effect positive change in our student’s lives and provide them the resources to succeed.


Business Manager

Philip McKelvey

Philip McKelvey

Business Manager/Treasurer

pmckelvey@union.k12.in.us

Mr. Philip McKelvey, is the Business Manager/Treasurer for Union Township School Corporation. Philip has been a trusted employee of Union Township since 2013. He was previously in the 8th grade math role before moving to the math department in the High School.

He has been our Business Manager since 2019. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a degree in Mathematics.

Mr. McKelvey is married to his wife, Clare, and has two children. In the summer, you can find the two vacationing in Northern Michigan, or sticking close to home, creating new memories as a family.


Executive Secretary

Kelley Lemley

Kelley Lemley

Executive Secretary/Payroll

Email: klemley@union.k12.in.us

Mrs. Lemley joined the team in September 2015. She and her husband Dewey have two children, Kelsey and Kody. She values the time she spends with her family and is excited to be a part of the Bearcat Community!


Bookkeeper

Tammy Gasienica

Bookkeeper/Accounts Payable/Data Reporting

Email: tgasienica@union.k12.in.us

Mrs. Gasienica joined our team in August 2016. Tammy is proud to say she is a Wheeler High School graduate and excited to be a part of the Bearcat team again! Her husband, Mike and her have one son, Mason. Tammy holds an Associates Degree of Science in Accounting, a Bachelors Degree of Science in Business Administration, and a professional Cosmetologist license.The Gasienicas enjoy spending time outdoors fishing and relaxing, riding 4-wheelers, and watching Mason "be a kid"! Tammy also enjoys baking, antique shopping, and bowling.

SECRETARY

Email: splank@union.k12.in.us

Ms. Plank joined our team in August of 2021. Stephanye and her family are new to the area and are originally from the South Suburbs of Illinois. Stephanye attended Illinois State University where she studied Hospitality Management. Stephanye then went on to manage the operations of major hotel brands for over 20 years in Chicago before taking the position with our Bearcat Family. Stephanye, her son Greyson, and her boyfriend Kurt enjoy family walks, movies, WWE, and concerts in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. Stephanye has a love for music of all genres, cooking, and traveling in her spare time.