N.J.-S.P. School Board Hires Elementary School Principal

A veteran school administrator will soon be the principal at North Judson-San Pierre Elementary. The school board last night voted unanimously to hire Julie Berndt for the opening created by Mike McBride’s retirement.

She is currently the assistant principal at Culver Junior/Senior High School, where she also serves as the corporation’s testing coordinator and curriculum director. Berndt has 12 years of school administrator experience and has serves as assistant principal at Culver Elementary, principal at Culver Middle School and principal at Monterey Elementary.

The N.J.-S.P. School Board approved Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin’s recommendation of offering Berndt a two-year standard administrator’s contract with an annual salary of $76,000. She will start her new job July 1st.