Noblesville Schools announced July 31 that it has named a new dean at Noblesville High School and a new leader its Little Millers Preschool and Miller Explorers before- and after-school care program.
Barb Olszewski, one of the district’s 2019 Teachers of the Year, will step into the role of NHS dean after serving as a resource teacher and the special education department chair at Noblesville West Middle School. Olszewski has been with Noblesville Schools for 11 years and replaces former dean Janae Mobley, who was last month was appointed to an assistant principal position at NHS. Olszewski holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Indianapolis.
Kayla Van Hook will take over leadership of the Little Millers Preschool and Miller Explorers programs from Ginger Jimenez, who recently was named the new assistant principal at White River Elementary. Van Hook has served as White River’s music teacher for the past five years and also has been active with the district’s educational neuroscience and diversity initiatives. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Purdue University.