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Meet Our Administration Team
Mrs. Jeanie Sienkowski, Principal

SienkowskiBen Franklin Middle School is a wonderful place where students are loved, supported, and challenged. Together we work hard, practice kindness, and have fun! As an educator in the Valparaiso Community School district for 21 years, I have always valued the relationships formed with kids and families and I look forward to developing lifelong relationships with you, our Ben Franklin families. My daughter, Sydney, is a 12th grader at Valparaiso High School, and my son, Sam, is an 8th grader here at Ben Franklin. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, and reading. I love being a part of the Valparaiso community and I look forward to seeing you throughout the year at both school and community events. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me about any questions, concerns, or ideas you might have.

Mrs. Jean Sienkowski
Email: jsienkowski@valpo.k12.in.us
Phone: 219-531-3020 ext. 4202
Mr. Nick Slater, Assistant Principal

Benjamin Franklin Middle SchooI has a wonderful family feel and I am super excited to be starting my third year as the Assistant Principal at BFMS. Some of our main goals here at BFMS are to provide a foundation of skills to help all our students improve academically, socially, and emotionally within our school. It is our goal to provide a safe and fun environment for our students to help prepare our students to be successful in a variety of aspects of life. 
 I have been in education for over ten years all here at Valparaiso Community Schools. My family is surrounded by educators as my wife is a secondary English teacher.  My daughter, Bella, will be in 7th grade here at BFMS and my son, Jackson, will be in 2nd grade at Memorial Elementary. My youngest son, Colson, will be be turning two in the winter! I am also fortunate enough to be the handler for one of VCS Therapy Dogs. Zoe will be at BFMS everyday to help our students in many different aspects of learning.   Please welcome Zoe this school year!
In my free time I enjoy spending time at the lake with my family, attending sporting events, and contributing to many different Valparaiso Community events. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of any assistance. 

Mr. Nick Slater
Email: nslater@valpo.k12.in.us
Phone: 219-531-2020