College of Education alumna Dr. Yvonne Stokes named Superintendent of Hamilton Southeastern Schools

The Board of School Trustees for Hamilton Southeastern Schools has selected Dr. Yvonne Stokes as the district’s next superintendent. Dr. Stokes, who is currently assistant superintendent for the School Town of Munster, succeeds Dr. Allen Bourff, who announced his retirement earlier in the 2020-21 school year. Stokes will begin her duties on July 1, 2021.

In 2013, Dr. Stokes earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Purdue University, where she also holds an undergraduate degree. She also earned a master’s degree in special education from University of Saint Francis and a licensure in exceptional needs at Purdue University Calumet.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Stokes to Hamilton Southeastern Schools,” said Janet Pritchett, president of the Board of School Trustees. “Dr. Stokes brings a wealth of experience to this role and will provide valuable leadership and strategic thinking to propel our students toward academic growth and success.”