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Brandon Eakins

Brandon Eakins
Director of CTE
Elkhart Area Career Center

Brandon Eakins is the Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the Elkhart Area Career Center (EACC). With a Master's in CTE from Purdue University and another in Special Need Education with a focus on Severe Emotional Disabilities from Indiana University South Bend, Brandon has dedicated 24 years to the field of education.

Brandon began his career as a Teacher at Bashor Alternative School before becoming a Teacher/Behavioral Specialist at Elkhart Memorial High School. He holds a Bachelor's in Secondary Social Studies Education from Indiana University South Bend. Joining EACC in 2013 as the Special Needs Coordinator, Brandon's leadership led to his roles as Principal (2018-2019) and current position as Director.

A member of ACTE, IACTE, and IACTED, Brandon is deeply engaged in professional organizations. Outside academia, he contributes to the community through Kiwanis and serves on committees like the Northern Indiana Workforce Board, SBREP Education and Workforce Committee, and Healthcare Talent Partnership Steering Committee. Brandon is highly dedicated to enhancing educational experiences for students and fostering community partnerships.

 

 

Scott Sassaman

Scott Sassaman
Principal
Elkhart Area Career Center

Scott Sassaman is the Principal at Elkhart Area Career Center (EACC). With a Master's in Educational Leadership from Ball State University and a Bachelor's in Technology Education from Purdue University, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge to his role.

In his 26-year career, Scott has been a teacher at Elkhart Central High School and Elkhart Memorial High School before joining EACC as a teacher in 2009. He later served as Associate Principal at Pierre Moran and Assistant Principal at Elkhart Central High School.

Since 2019, Scott has been the Principal at EACC, demonstrating his commitment to educational excellence and student success. He is an active member of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) and a former Vice President of the Elkhart Principals Association, showcasing his dedication to professional development and local educational leadership initiatives. Scott's leadership is marked by innovation, a student-centric approach, and a passion for shaping the future of education at Elkhart Area Career Center.