Meet the IOA Faculty

All IOA instructors are licensed Indiana educators, and must meet the same rigors as traditional classroom teachers.

     
 

Brett Baltz


Having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from IU in 1991 and spending a decade owning and operating restaurants in Indy, Brett is now doing what he ALWAYS really wanted to do. He returned to IU to pursue a license to teach high school math. The first 9 years were spent at Lawrence North HS where he has three times been recognized by graduating seniors as a TOP 30 teacher. In 2013 he accepted a Geometry position at Carmel HS (Geometry is his favorite, but don't tell your Algebra 2 teacher!). Now, Brett is the Algebra II Lead Teacher at IOA and owns his own Mathnasium franchise in Carmel. He and his staff of Instructors help students of all ages better understand math by using unique teaching methods that make sense to them. Over the years Brett has developed curriculum for a number of math courses, both classroom and online, and taught or tutored students in everything from Algebra 1 through AP Calculus. In past summers, Brett led labs and tutoring sessions for IOA math students and has become familiar with the content and expectations of many of the IOA math courses. He truly enjoys helping math students gain understanding, confidence, and independence. Brett grew up in Noblesville and now lives in Carmel with his wife, 2 sons and a great big Goldendoodle named Leo. The family recently inherited a boat and likes to spend time during the summer on Raccoon Lake near Rockville. Don't worry, I still get a Wifi signal!

     
 

Sarah Barras


Sarah is a business and technology teacher and has spent several years teaching in Illinois, at Pike High School, and at Hamilton Southeastern High School. She currently teaches at Fall Creek Junior High in Fishers and part-time at IUPUI and has taught a variety of online and face-to-face technology courses. She lives in Fishers with her two kids and her husband.

     
 

Sarah Bellinger


Sarah Bellinger graduated from Indiana State University with a BA in FACS and has been teaching at Perry High School for the past 4 years. Before coming to PMHS, she earned her MA in Special Education. She loves teaching and knowing what she does today has the potential to impact her students' lives and futures.

     
 

Lisa Blamey


Lisa Blamey has been teaching with IOA since 2006. She received her Bachelors degree from Indiana University in 1995 and her Masters degree from the University of Indianapolis in 2002. She teaches English at Cathedral High School. Lisa is married to her husband Dave and they have two children, Payton and Gabby.

     
 

Scott Bradford


Scott Bradford has been an Arts Educator for the state of Indiana for thirty-two years. Currently, Scott Bradford is the Choral Education Director for the Indiana State School Music Association. He holds a masters degree in Choral Conducting from Indiana University and a Music Education degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Bradford has produced numbers musical productions; concerts and competition packages while gathering experience in both instrumental and vocal music. Scott and his wife Carla have two lovely daughters, Shelby and Samantha, which make up his heart! Some of Mr. Bradford's achievements have been: IPALCO Golden Apple Recipient for Music Technology, Thomson Consumer Electronics Star Technology Award, BGHS "Someone Special Award, Beech Grove Alumni Teacher of the Year, The Children Museum's Prelude Award; Arts Educator of for 2005; & Beech Grove Citizen of the Year. He has taken music students throughout the nation performing in venues such as New York's Trinity Chapel, Washington D. C. Kennedy Center and internationally to Hong Kong, China; Florence & Rome Italy.

     
 

Marcia Bright


Marcia Bright received her BS in mathematics with teaching certification from Manchester College (1993) and her MEd in school counseling from Indiana State University (2006).She has been married to Aron since 1993. Their children Alyssa (17) and Royce (9) keep them busy. She taught math in grades 8-12 for nine years. For the last thirteen years she has been a guidance counselor at Cascade High School in Hendricks County. This is her ninth summer teaching for IOA.

     
 

Jeff Carter


Jeff Carter graduated from Marian University with a degree in Spanish and Secondary Education in 2001. After graduation, he began teaching Spanish at Clay Middle School in Carmel, IN for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. He is currently finishing his 14th year of teaching and is currently coaching cross country and track at Clay. During his time at Clay, Jeff has earned two Masters Degrees in Secondary Education and Adult and Community Education through Ball State University. Outside of school, Jeff is married and has two daughters whose ages are eight and eleven. He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and fishing.

     
 

Liz Clark


Liz Clark just finished her 21st year of teaching. For the past five years, she has been teaching art at Hamilton Southeastern High School where she also serves as a HSE :21 Technology Trainer and Quiz Bowl/Academic Team coach. In 2006, while teaching at Mt. Vernon High School, Mrs. Clark was named Secondary Educator of the Year and Indiana Art Educator of the Year by the Indiana Art Education Association. Since 2011, Mrs. Clark has been working as an AP Art History Reader and Table Leader for the College Board. She earned her Master's degree in Visual Arts Education from IUPUI and Educational Leadership and Administration from Ball State. She and her husband Tom just celebrated their 20th anniversary and they have two daughters, Stephanie and Emily. In her spare time, Mrs. Clark enjoys reading, travel, photography, and walking with her husband.

     
 

Teddy Clunie


Mr. Clunie graduated from Cascade High School in 2008 and the University of Southern Indiana in 2012. He is beginning his fourth year as a Spanish and French teacher for the Lebanon Community School Corporation. He is also a student in the Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish program at IUPUI. When he is not teaching, Mr. Clunie enjoys coaching the Lebanon Middle School Swim Team, traveling abroad, and playing with his dog, Toro.

     
 

Kyle Davis


Kyle Davis is currently teaching Social Studies at Bremen High School, and taught for the past 7 years at Elkhart Memorial High School. He has taught courses in world history, U.S. government, U.S. history, sociology, AP U.S. history and economics. Kyle is also the Varsity Swim Coach at Bremen High School and a part-time instructor at Grace College. He graduated from Purdue University in 2008 with a degree in social studies education, and earned both a Master's degree from Ball State University in Curriculum and Educational Technology in 2012 and a Master's in history from the University of Nebraska - Kearney in 2014. He is happily married to his wife Ashley. They have two dogs, Addie and Stella.

     
 

Brad DeHoff


Brad DeHoff completed his fourteenth year of teaching 8th grade science and biology at Plainfield Community Middle School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Indiana University in 1984 and furthered his studies by earning a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois in 1986. While at the University of Illinois, he taught both the lecture and lab sections for the introductory chemistry/biology course for students seeking degrees in nursing, veterinary medicine and pharmacy. Brad worked two years as a research scientist in the microbiology department at the University of Illinois before working as a molecular biologist for a large, pharmaceutical company in Indianapolis. One of his most significant accomplishments was working on the team that located and sequenced the DNA of the inheritable breast cancer gene, BRCA1. In addition, he helped sequence the entire genome of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae, the organism that causes bacterial pneumonia. In 2002, Brad obtained his teaching certification in secondary education at IUPUI with his primary license in chemistry and biology along with a computer endorsement. At Plainfield, Brad has coached six state championship science teams and helped coach four state champion interdisciplinary teams in the Jr. Academic Super Bowl competitions. In 2014, Brad was the recipient of the Middle-level Academic Coach of the Year for Indiana. He received the Optimist Teacher of the Year Award for his school in 2005 and won the Innovative Middle School Science Teacher Award from the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (H.A.S.T.I.) in 2006. He is the lead instructor for the IOA Chemistry I-1 and I-2 courses. Brad enjoys going with his family and friends to amusement parks each summer.

     
 

Deborah DuBois


Deb DuBois graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University with a major in Secondary English Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Deaf Education from Ball State University. Along with her fluency in American Sign Language, she holds certifications as a Building Level Administrator and as a Director of Exceptional Needs. She has taught both High School English and French at the Indiana School for the Deaf for over 20 years where she is currently employed as an administrator. As a veteran teacher of the Deaf, and as the sister of a Deaf sibling, Deaf Culture and American Sign Language have been an integral part of her life and career. She is excited to mentor students in their ASL development and their journey learning another language at IOA.

     
 

Diana Eckert


I have just finished my 26th year of teaching mathematics. I am presently teaching Pre-Ap Alg 2 and Alg 2 at Franklin Central HS. I have taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics, Alg I and II , Geometry, Discrete and Algebra Enrichment I have been married for 28 years and have 3 very busy boys, Jake just finished his third year of college at Ball State University. He is a member of the Men's Ball State Swim Team and loves it!!! Luke is in the 10th grade, and he loves playing basketball and kicking for the fball team. Cole is a 7th grader and enjoys trying lots of new things. He loves football and basketball. As you can tell my family loves football, basketball and swimming. Besides being on the sidelines at my boys' sports games or at the pool, I love to read, exercise, listen to music, movies and spending time with my boys, husband and girlfriends.

     
 

Amy Emkow


Amy Emkow graduated from Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis where she earned a Bachelors of Science. She later attended Indiana Wesleyan University where she earned her Masters of Education. She has taught Physical Education and Health for over 15 years at Zionsville High School. She is passionate about sharing with her students her passion for the value of strong mental, physical and social health.

     
 

Cindy Franklin-Toon


Cindy Franklin-Toon graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Spanish and Secondary Education. She earned her Masters Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She joined the Speedway High School faculty in 1990 and has enjoyed working there for the past 26 years. During that time, she has had the opportunity to teach levels I-V of Spanish. Cindy has also taught Spanish as an adjunct professor for Ivy Tech. Cindy joined the team at IOA in 2007 and has designed the course for both Spanish 1, 2 and 3. She is an active member of Indiana Foreign Languages Teachers Association. Cindy is blessed to have three wonderful children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, relaxing and vacationing whenever possible.

     
 

Jill Grimes


I began my teaching career in 2000 in Evansville, Indiana. In 2004 I moved to back to Central Indiana and began teaching in the Carmel-Clay schools. I have taught many social studies classes, but my passion lies in teaching geography. I currently teach both Geography/History of the World and AP Human Geography. I am looking forward to working with IOA and meeting students from around the state. Good luck to all!

     
 

Rachel Helbling


     
 

Shelly Horvath


Shelly Horvath graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor's degree in l984 and received her Masters degree in l989. She is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and is also a graduate of the Teacher Leadership Academy and the Indiana Principal Leadership Academy. Shelly teaches senior English at Franklin Central High School. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Indianapolis where she teaches Western World Literature and Composition for the School for Adult Learning.She has been an English teacher with the Indiana Online Academy since its beginning. Shelly has been married to her husband Drew for 32 years and they have three daughters. They enjoy attending sporting events, traveling, and spending time with family.

     
 

Chen-Lien Hsu


Chen-Lien Hsu grew up in Taiwan and came to the U.S. to study in 2006. She has her B.A. in English Education from Pingtung University of Education in 2004 and her M.A. in Language Education from Indiana University Bloomington in 2008. She taught Chinese in Bloomington New Tech High School for three years since 2009. Starting from 2012, she teaches in Zionsville HS. Her interests are learning new languages and traveling to different countries. She looks forward to working with all of you!

     
 

Julia Johns


Julia Johns is from Indiana. She is licensed in both elementary and secondary education via Indiana University - secondary emphasis in English, psychology, sociology and U.S. History. She earned her MS in curriculum and instruction from IWU (98), and recently finished an admin license (08). She has worked in education for 18 years; as a nanny, a preschool teacher, an SRA Reading Interventionist for K-2, taught English 6-12, psychology, sociology, U.S. History, and spent 6 years teaching in an alternative school setting for at-risk students. She has also facilitated an after school credit recovery program via PLATO, and worked as an academic coach for a career and technical school. Julia is currently working at the IDOE as an Alternative Education/Literacy Specialist and teaching Psychology at IOA.

     
 

Andrew Johnson


Andrew Johnson is entering his 23rd year of teaching at Avon High School. He received his bachelors degree in Economics and English from Indiana University in 1989. After several years in the business world, he went back to receive his certification in teaching from IUPUI in 1994. In 2001, he received his Masters in Education from Olivet-Nazarene University. He spent the first eight years of his career at Avon High School as an English teacher, spending three of those years as an adjunct lecturer for Indiana University. He now teaches AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Literature and Composition, English, and is the Department Chairperson of the Language Arts department. He also owned a construction service, which he ran during the summer months, for several years. He has been married to Christine, a Social Studies teacher at Ben Davis High School, since 1990. They have three children and enjoy the summers traveling. His hobbies include running, biking, fishing, and hunting.

     
 

Christine Johnson


Christine Johnson is a teacher at Ben Davis High School. She has taught all levels of US History and is currently teaching Advanced Placement US History and is helping to usher in the Ben Davis International Baccalaureate program as a teacher of IB History of the Americas. Christine received her bachelors from Indiana University and masters from Indiana Wesleyan. She is married to Andrew Johnson, fellow IOA instructor and they have 3 children, Olivia, Claire and Gabe. Christine enjoys hiking and camping with her family and watching her kids in sports.

     
 

Erica Kelly


Erica has been teaching for 6 years. She currently teaches Geometry and Algebra 2 at Fishers High School in addition to teaching IOA summer school. She earned her bachelor's degree in Mathematics Education at Taylor University and her master's degree in Mathematics at Western Kentucky University. Erica lives in Noblesville, IN with her husband, Michael, and three children, Karson (5), Addison (3), and Braxton (6 months).

     
 

Taryn Kent


Taryn Kent is in her 17th year of teaching. She graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1995 and received her Bachelor's Degree in English and German Education from the University of Indianapolis. She has also completed her Master's Degree in Education and Literacy. She taught German for 5 years at Ben Davis Junior High and is currently an English teacher at Jennings County High School. Taryn currently teaches English 9 and ACP English. She lives in North Vernon, Indiana with her husband Rob and their two children - Addyson and Carter.

     
 

Sarah Kiefer


Sarah Kiefer began signing at the age of six and has had a passion for American Sign Language and Deaf Culture ever since. She went to Ball State and received her Bachelors in Education with a concentration on Deaf/Hard of Hearing. She started working as a Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as she completed her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Sarah worked as a Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for 10 years before becoming the Executive Deaf Education Coordinator for Indiana State Department of Health's Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education (CDHHE). She lives in Brownsburg with her husband, 2 sons, and 2 dogs.

     
 

Lisa Laker


Lisa Laker has been teaching all levels of English at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis for over 18 years, and this is her fifth summer with Indiana Online Academy. She is a Teacher Leadership Academy graduate and has been a facilitator for the program; in addition, Mrs. Laker has won numerous teaching grants including the Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant to Greece, Indiana University WEST Studies Travel Abroad Grant, Teaching Tolerance Peace Garden Project Grant and the John Wooden Excellence in Education Grant. Mrs. Laker's husband is also an educator, and they have two daughters of which they are very proud. This summer, Mrs. Laker is also taking a class at IU Bloomington on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature! In addition, Mrs. Laker also works with Indiana Online Academy's English 10 ECA Review Course to help prepare students for this graduation test.

     
 

Debbie Lesjak


Debbie Lesjak is the Business Department Chair for Carmel High School. She has taught ICT, Accounting, Personal Finance and Introduction to Business for the last 15 years. Ms. Lesjak holds Microsoft Office Master, Microsoft Certified Educator and Microsoft Certified Trainer certifications.

     
 

Kelli Link


Kelli Link was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After graduating from high school she attended Ball State University where she majored in Deaf and Elementary Education. In May 2005, Kelli graduated from Ball State and took a job in Daytona Beach, Florida where she taught a self-contained third through fifth grade elementary class of deaf and hard of hearing students. In August of 2007, Kelli decided to move back to Indiana. For 6 years she worked on the west side of Indianapolis as an itinerate teacher. Currently she is the department chair and a teacher of the deaf on the south side of Indianapolis. Kelli earned her Masters degree from IUPUI in English as a Second Language in August of 2011. Kelli, her husband and their children live in Greenwood, Indiana.

     
 

Justin Lunsford


Justin Lunsford has taught science at Rochester High School and Huntington North High School for the last 18 years. He has taught Biology, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Physics, and Earth Science. This past year he transitioned from the classroom to the technology department for Peru Community Schools. He is the technology Integration specialist for the district. In this role he helps teachers incorporate technology and technology tools in their classrooms. He graduated from Purdue University in 1997 with a B.S. in Biology Education. He went on to earn a Master?s in Education from Olivet Nazarene University in 2003. He is currently working on a Masters of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Purdue University. He has been married to Aimee for 14 years this summer and has two children, Jack (10) and Sophie (6). He enjoys the cycling, mountain biking, Frisbee golf and hiking.

     
 

Nick Lyons


I graduated from Wabash College in 2008 with a BA in English Education and Rhetoric Endorsement. I also played both football and baseball at Wabash. Currently, I teach in the English Department and the Language Support Program at Cathedral High School. I also assistant coach for the football and baseball teams at Cathedral. I was born and raised in Indianapolis and am proud to work at Cathedral, my alma mater. Student achievement and technology integration are my passions. I have experience with 1:1 classrooms, learning management systems, and student - athletes with learning differences.

     
 

Jason Miller


Jason Miller is a 11 year veteran science teacher specializing in Earth Science, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Indianapolis with degrees in Science Education and Earth Science. He has participated in training opportunities from AP, NASA, and the American Meteorological Society. This is his third year teaching for IOA. During the normal school year he teaches at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. He, his wife, and two sons are residents of the Indianapolis area.

     
 

Lance Minglin


Lance Minglin is currently employed as a social studies teacher in Pike Township in Indianapolis. He has been employed for 21 years at Lincoln Middle School. He was awarded the Champion Teacher of Pike Township in 2003 and was named the Teacher of the Year for 2012 at Lincoln Middle School. Mr. Minglin received his Bachelors Degree from Ball State University, and in 2006 received his Masters Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is married to his wife, Michelle, and they have two lovely little girls, Brooke and Jenna. Mr. Minglin enjoys playing with his kids, golfing, and is a big sports fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Notre Dame Football, Indiana University Basketball, and unfortunately, is a Chicago Cubs fan for life.

     
 

Janice Mitchener


Janice Mitchener has taught mathematics at Carmel High School for 28 years. Previous to that, she taught for 7 years at Greenwood Community High School and Southern Wells Jr/Sr High. She currently teaches Calculus BC, Multivariable Calculus, and Finite Math but has also taught Honors Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. Janice's interest in graphing calculator technology in the classroom led her to become a Regional Instructor for the Teachers Teaching with Technology professional development organization. Janice received her BS in Mathematics Education from Purdue University and a MS in Secondary Education from IUPUI. Janice received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching of Mathematics and was selected as Teacher of the Year for Carmel Clay Schools. Mrs. Mitchener developed the AP Calculus and Pre-Calculus courses for the Indiana Online Academy and maintains all 4 courses with annual reviews and updates. She joined the IOA team in the Fall of 2010.

     
 

Jennifer Muller


Jennifer is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, focus on Social Studies. She has four years of teaching experience at Pike High School, where she taught AP World History and Geography and History of the World to ninth-graders. Currently, Jennifer is taking time off from the classroom to be at home with her three children. She and her husband have a six year old son, Caden, a five year old daughter, Leah, and a two year old son, Joseph. This is her seventh year teaching with Indiana Online Academy. She has taught US History 2, AP US History 1 and 2, AP World History 1 and 2, and Geography and History of the World 2. She is looking forward to having another great experience connecting with students and teaching.

     
 

JoAnna Peters


JoAnna Peters is in her tenth year of teaching mathematics. She began her career at Bon Air Middle School in Kokomo Indiana. After two years, she transferred to Lawrence North High School, and taught there for 4 years. She is currently in her forth year at Carmel High School. JoAnna graduated from Ball State University in 2004 with a Bachelor's in Mathematics education, and again in 2008 with a Masters in Educational Administration. In her free time, JoAnna enjoys bowling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

     
 

Holly Reine


Holly Reine has been teaching since 2002, first in Lawrence Township Schools and now serves as the Dean of Students at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Holly graduated from St. Joseph's College with a degree in Political Science and from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Master's in Education. She and her husband reside in Fishers with their children, Rebecca, William, Jackson, and Faith.

     
 

Laura Reysz


Laura Reysz was a Science teacher in Lawrence Township schools for sixteen years, and now is teaching at Park Tudor School. She has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Evansville and a Masters in Biology from IUPUI. She worked for 2 years as a chemist in St. Louis until deciding to pursue a degree in teaching. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her dogs.

     
 

Meagan Schlueter


Meagan graduated from Saint Joseph's College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Secondary Education. She has taught at both the middle school & high school level and enjoys working with students of all ages. This is her 5th year teaching with IOA.

     
 

Amy Shipley


Amy Shipley teaches English at Hamilton Southeastern High School since 2002. Prior to that, she taught at Zionsville High School. She earned a bachelors degree from Ball State University and completed her Masters degree at Indiana University. Amy loves to read, exercise, attend athletic events (especially her children's), scrapbook and travel. Her husband is the principal of a middle school, and they have two children. Their son, Shaun is 14. Much like Amy and her husband, he enjoys all athletics. Their daughter, Shay is 12, and loves everything in life. They have two dogs, a 70 pound black Bouvier des Flanders, Aspen, and an 8 year old Shih Tzu, Dusty.

     
 

Jenna Snow


Jenna grew up in Lebanon, IN where she graduated with honors in 2003. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in chemistry and chemistry education. She was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Chemistry in 2007. She started her career at Plainfield High School, then taught 4 years at Avon Middle School. She is currently teaching 7th and 8th grade science in Zionsville, where she coaches 8th grade volleyball. She loves spending time with her 4 year old son Tyler.

     
 

Joanne Soller


Joanne Soller has been a teacher of students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing for 24 years. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Deaf Education and a graduate of IU with a Masters in Language/Reading Education. Her first 12 years of teaching were in a K-5 resource room and the past 11 years have been itinerant (preschool-12th grade) on the southside of Indianapolis. She has taught numerous sign language classes to children and adults and is a past board member of Indiana Hands & Voices as well as a presenter at conferences for Hands & Voices and HEAR Indiana. She spends a lot of time in her van driving to several schools each day and driving her 3 children to all of their sports practices and games. When not teaching or driving, she coaches her daughter's volleyball team, is a member of school commission at her daughter's school, and if there is any time left over- she also enjoys scrapbooking.

     
 

Rachel Titzer


Rachel Titzer has been teaching elementary students who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing since 2000 at Mary Bryan Elementary School in Perry Township. She graduated from Ball State University in 1999 with a degree in Special Education: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. She also earned a Master's degree from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in School Counseling. Rachel enjoys spending time with her son, running, and traveling.

     
 

Judi Treat


Judi Treat is a teacher at Perry Meridian High School. She has been teaching for over 10 years. She graduated from Ball State University in 1997 with a BS in Exercise Science. In 2000, she received her teaching certification in PE and Health and math. She received her master's degree in Integrating Technology in the classroom from Waldon University in 2007. Judi is the mother of two girls. She loves to spend her extra time playing with them outside. She enjoys taking walks, bike rides, and swimming. She also enjoys spending her free time running and training for 5K runs and triathlons.

     
 

Dana VanDeuren


Dana Van Deuren was born in Asheville, N.C. and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Literature from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. She has been an English Instructor and involved in support services for over twenty years. After relocating to Indiana, she attended Butler University and earned her Masters Degree in Education, an English license for grades 5-12 and a Learning Disabilities Endorsement for grades K-12. A former adjunct professor at Butler University and owner of a tutoring service, she has directed support services for two K-8 schools and has been a Freshmen/Sophomore English Instructor at Cathedral High School. Having taught at all levels from pre-K through college, she is very excited to be teaching in the on-line environment!

     
 

Kathryn Veldhuizen


Kathryn Veldhuizen has taught 7th grade Math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I at Speedway Junior High School. She has been teaching for IOA for six years and teaches the ECA Review Course during the school year. Kathryn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Taylor University. Kathryn lives on the northwest side of Indianapolis. In her free time, Kathryn loves to bake, run, play board games with her husband, and spend time with her son and daughter.

     
 

Malari Williams


Malari Williams has been teaching for 9 years. She graduated in December of 2004 from Butler University with a Bachelors Degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor. She then went on to pursue a Masters of Arts in Education at the University in Indianapolis, from which she graduated in May 2007. She taught 7th grade Science at Avon Middle School South from 2007-2010, and is currently teaching Freshman Biology Honors, AP Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and is the Science Department Chair at Avon High School. In addition to teaching, she leads the Science Academic Super Bowl team at Avon Middle School South. She is married to James Williams, enjoys spending time with her 5 year old son, Jackson, and her 2 year old son, Harrison!