TVHS Hires New Assistant Principal




AKRON, IN – Mrs. Dayna Kolanowski was approved and named the new Tippecanoe Valley High School assistant principal at the TVSC special board meeting held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.  Mrs. Kolanowski fills the role vacated by Mr. Joel Grindle who has transitioned to the role of head boys’ basketball coach and teacher at Plymouth High School.


Mrs. Kolanowski continued her postsecondary education earning a B.S. in Elementary Education at Indiana University-Fort Wayne, M.Ed Master’s in Education at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, and earning her licensure/credentials for an Indiana Administrative License in Administration from Ball State University.  She also received a teaching certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).


Mrs. Kolanowski served the last 17 years at Warsaw Community Schools in roles that include 3rd grade teacher at Silver Lake Elementary, summer math teacher at WCHS, middle school math teacher at Edgewood and Lakeview Middle Schools, Business and EL Teacher at Lakeview Middle School with her latest role as Attendance Coordinator at Warsaw Community High School.


Mrs. Kolanowski shared that she is looking forward to serving in a position that complements her leadership skills and dedication to education as well as provide the opportunity to utilize her passion for student achievement.


TVHS Principal Brandon Kresca said, “Mrs. Kolanowski is a leader who places the absolute highest priority on building relationships and caring for people. The very second that teachers at TVHS met Mrs. K, they knew she had to be a part of our team. She is about kids and will do whatever is best for our students and our school. I personally look forward to the opportunity to get the school year going and to be able to witness the impact that Mrs. Kolanowski will have on the community.


Mrs. Kolanowski and her husband live in Warsaw, In. Welcome Mrs. Dayna Kolanowski to the Valley Family!




For more information on Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation, contact Lori Tilden-Geiger, Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Grants at 574-527-3000