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Mr.  Don  Gandy
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Principal's Bio

Principal of Wheeler High School and District I Class IIA IHSAA Board Member

Hello, My name is Don Gandy. I currently, and gratefully serve as the principal of Wheeler High School in Valparaiso, Indiana and have completed my first term as the District I Class IIA Board Member with the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). I am in my twelfth year as the principal here at WHS. In my tenure at Wheeler High School, I have been the recipient of some incredible experiences of two state athletic championships, two state Academic Championships and I hopefully have created an atmosphere where every student, every day matters. I am a former mathematics/computer programming teacher, a former football/wrestling coach, an assistant principal, and now a principal. I am also serving in my second term as the District I, IHSAA Class II A Board Representative. A strong rigorous education for every student in every arena is truly integral to a successful school. Wheeler HS is just that.

I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics at St. Joseph's College, my Master's of Science in Education through Indiana University, and my ED'S (Educational Specialist Degree) through Indiana State University. I have served on the IASP Board as a representative from 2010-2013, and worked through the Indiana Principals Leadership Academy as well. In April of 2013 I was recognized by the IBCA as the Administrator of the Year for District I.

I have been truly blessed with a great faculty, a strong administrative team led by our Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, a well rounded group of students that truly care for their future, and a community that cares about it's school.  This is Bearcat Nation where Every Student, Every Day, Matters!!!

Don Gandy, Principal, Wheeler High School

219-759-2561, dgandy@union.k12.in.us