Welcome to Earhart Elementary School! My name is Ryan Habben, and I am looking forward to a fantastic year and getting to work with such an awesome group of students, teachers and parents.
I was born and raised in Lafayette. I am very proud to be an alumnus of Purdue University, where I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I started my educational career in Portage Township Schools, teaching fourth grade at South Haven Elementary. During my time there, I started work on my master’s degree in educational administration, also from Purdue. I moved back to Lafayette and continued teaching fourth grade at Mintonye Elementary in the Tippecanoe School Corporation. I felt a calling to want to continue to have the ability to educate children but also work in a leadership role. I was hired in 2014 to be the Assistant Principal at Wea Ridge Elementary and thoroughly enjoyed getting to work with the many students at that school.
I became the principal at Earhart in 2016 and have really enjoyed the past seven years here. Earhart has a phenomenal group of teachers and staff that are so much fun to work with. More than that, our students and families are top-notch. I am looking forward to another amazing school year!