Ryan Erdelac

A brief background, I graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette where I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  Next was on to Purdue Calumet for my master’s degree in school administration and finally, Ball State for my Educational Specialist degree. I taught seven years in the classroom in grades one, two, three, and four in Alaska, Colorado, and Indiana. I spent two years as an assistant principal.  I live in Valparaiso with my wife and four children. I am an avid outdoor enthusiast. I enjoy hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, all sports, and spending time with my family.

It is truly an honor to be leading such an amazing school full of eager learners, caring parents, and dedicated professionals. With a continued partnership between home and school I firmly believe there are no problems we can’t solve together and no limits to the success we can achieve. If you ever have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop in. All four hundred fifty plus students at Johnston are and will remain part of my extended family and I intend on looking after them as I do my own.   


Ryan Erdelac, Principal
Johnston Elementary School
(219) 923-2428