09/26/11 During a meeting on September 22, The Union-North United School Board unanimously approved the appointment of Julie Lauck as Interim Superintendent. Lauck will officially begin with the corporation on October 3 to coincide with the departure of current Superintendent Dr. Terry Barker.
Barker was recently named as Superintendent of School City of Mishawaka.
Lauck, who resides in New Carlisle, will be working with the Union-North Corporation three days per week, but will also be available for any pressing matters that should arise.
Lauck has been serving as a voucher implementation liaison and private contractor with the Indiana Non-Public Education Association as a liaison between non-public schools and the Indiana Department of Education.
She was the Superintendent from November of 2002 until August of 2010 with Logansport Community Schools. Prior to Logansport she held several positions including: Assistant Superintendent of the New Prairie United School Corporation, Acting Principal of Prairie View Elementary School, Assistant Principal at New Prairie High School, Assistant Principal of Beiger Elementary School, and a teacher a Mishawaka High School.
Lauck and husband Joe , a 27-year veteran of the South Bend Police Department, have been married for 16 years. She has four grown stepchildren, one of whom is currently serving with the Navy in Afghanistan.
Although she rarely has spare time to pursue other interests, Lauck said she enjoys baking, making jewelry, designing dresses for her dog, and exercising.
Lauck said, “I am honored to be appointed as the interim superintendent for Union-North United. I can’t wait to get started.” She added, “ I understand that a lot of work went into setting goals this summer, and I am looking forward to the challenge of working with the administration, staff, students, and community to make sure those goals are the focus of everything that we do.”
Although a lot of excellent work has been done in the past, I know that there is still a lot more to do. I am grateful to the Board of Trustees for offering me the opportunity to ensure the work that needs to get done, gets done.” Lauck said.
Carol Anders Correspondent