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Mrs. Melissa Couch, Principal

Mrs. Susan Forcash, Assistant Principal

Mr. Adam Chorba, Assistant Principal  


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Meet Mrs. Forcash




My name is Sue Forcash and this is my 2nd year as an Assistant Principal at Crone. I am honored to be in this position and I’m eagerly anticipating another year of learning and excitement working with Crone students, staff, and families. Professionally, I have spent my career working with primarily 6th-12th grade students as a teacher and coach. Prior to Crone, I taught for 15 years in LaGrange District 102 and coached high school basketball at Lyons Township High School. I received my undergraduate degree from Knox College, and I hold a Masters Degree in both Curriculum and Instruction as well as Administration and School Leadership from National Louis University. As an educator, I find the middle school years to be pivotal in the development of children. It’s a time when they are learning who they are and making the transition from the elementary years in preparation for high school. Being a part of this journey is truly rewarding as we as parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, and students work together to make the experience memorable and enriching. I am looking forward to another awesome year at Crone! Go Panthers! 

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 Meet Mr. Chorba  



My name is Adam Chorba and I am extremely excited to be an Assistant Principal at Crone Middle School. I am honored to be a part of your school community and cannot wait to get to know the students, staff, and parents. I was born and raised in Northwest Indiana and graduated from Purdue University. Later, I received a Masters Degree from Ball State University in Educational Leadership and Supervision. Most of my career was spent at Pierce Middle School in Merrillville, IN. where I taught social studies, coached basketball, and eventually became the Dean of Students. Most recently, I served as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Heineman Middle School in Algonquin, IL. Since being here, everyone I have come across has raved about how incredible the Crone school community is and I plan on using my past middle school experiences help make Crone an even better place to be. I am looking forward to a great school year!  See you soon, Panthers!  


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