Meet the IOA Faculty

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

     
 

Lindsey Acton


Lindsey Acton received her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Education from IUPUI in 2005, and earned her Master's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2011. She is in her 11th year of teaching high school English, and is a member of Brownsburg High School's English Department. She works in the Senior Academy teaching English 12, Journalism, and Pre-AP English 10. She has a husband, Jon, an eight -year-old, Jackson, and an almost two-year-old, Andrew.

     
 

Scott Adams


Scott Adams is currently in his 16th year teaching physical education/health at Avon Middle School North. Scott graduated from IUPUI with a major in physical education and minors in psychology and health. He went on to earn his Masters from Olivet Nazarene in 2007.

     
 

Lisa Adkins


Mrs. Adkins teaches for Taylor University in the Transition To Teaching program. She supervises student teachers for Taylor University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Western Governs University. She also teaches online and face-to-face classes at Ivy Tech Community College. She taught math at Lakeview Christian School for 16 years. This is her sixth summer with IOA. She is a jogger and spends this time praying.

     
 

Jason Adler


Jason is a math teacher at Southport High School. A graduate of Valparaiso University in 2000, he first started teaching at Washington Township High School in Northwest Indiana. As one of two math teachers in the school, Jason became the department chair in his second year. Over the course of 11 years at that school, he taught virtually every math class the school had to offer, from pre-algebra to AP Calculus & AP Statistics. In the summer of 2011, Jason moved with his wife and 2 kids to the Indianapolis area after he accepted the job at Southport. He currently teaches honors algebra 1, Finite Math, and AP Calculus BC.

     
 

Adam Allen


Adam Allen is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Secondary Education Social Studies. He also received his Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision in May of 2013 from Ball State University. He has taught Government, World History, and Honors United States History at Mooresville High School for five years, was the Assistant Principal at Mooresville High School for two years and is now currently an Assistant Principal/Director of Imagine Small Learning Community for the Arts at Decatur Middle School in MSD of Decatur Township. Personally, Mr. Allen resides in Speedway, IN and is the proud father of two boys, Cole (6) and Graham(4).

     
 

Jeff Anderson


Jeff Anderson has been a teacher at Zionsville Community High School since 2002. Currently he teachers AP World History and US History, and has also taught regular World History, Government, and Current Events. He received his Bachelors degree in History from Valparaiso University in 1994 and his Masters in Education from DePaul University in 2001. Jeff is the Varsity Girls Golf Coach at Zionsville and has previously coached JV Girls Basketball and JV Boys Baseball. He and his beautiful wife Courtney have two amazing little girls...Addison and Everette.

     
 

Brett Andrews


Brett received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his master's from DePauw University. He has taught and coached in the middle school and high school levels and is also a driver education instructor. Brett enjoys outdoor activities, automobiles, and home remodeling.

     
 

Jamie Andrews


Jamie Andrews has been teaching PE, Health and Wellness for sixteen years. She received her undergraduate in Physical Education and Aquatics from Ball State University in 2001 and taught high school PE/Heath at Greenfield-Central High School. While there she finished her Master’s in Education Administration in 2009 from Ball State University. In 2012, she moved over to Riverside Jr. High in the Hamilton Southeastern District. She has been teaching 7th and 8th grade wellness for six years at RJH. While at RJH she has been the varsity assistant volleyball coach for Fishers High School, the 8th grade volleyball coach, runs the FHS Cubs Volleyball feeder system and is the PBIS Coach for her building. Jamie is married to her husband Keith and has been blessed with two boys, they reside in Fishers. In her free time, she enjoys watching her boys play hockey, football, golf and basketball, relaxing at the beach and just being with her family at home.

     
 

Daniel Ax


Dan Ax coordinates the Work Based Learning - Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education program and coaches soccer at Hamilton Southeastern HS and has taught classes in Economics, Government, History, Computer Applications, College Readiness and Personal Finance. Dan is a graduate of Purdue University (BA in Political Science) and earned an MBA (with Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary) from Indiana University. Dan has also taught at Anderson University and Devry University, and has worked in 34 countries.

     
 

Angela Bailey


Angela Bailey is currently an instructional coach at East Allen County Schools in Fort Wayne, IN. Currently she is coaching at Heritage Jr/Sr High, but she has also coached at Paul Harding Middle School and New Haven Middle School. Previously, she taught Algebra 2 at Carmel High School in Carmel, IN. She taught at CHS for 3 years. She has also taught at Raymond Park Middle school, in MSD Warren, for 2 years. Angela has a Bachelor's degree in Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Elementary Education from Ball State. She completed her Master's Degree in Mathematics Education in May 2014, also from Ball State University. Go Cardinals! When Angela is not deriving the Quadratic Formula, you can find her playing outside with her daughters (Brooklynn is a spunky two year old and Large Marge is a lazy English bulldog), completing her latest DIY project she found on Pinterest, or sweating through a Zumba/Body Pump class.

     
 

Teresa Ballas


Teresa has been teaching English for 22 years. She recently moved to New Jersey and is enjoying settling in to her new state before beginning her teaching profession there.

     
 

David Ballou


David Ballou is a licensed Health and Physical Education teacher that is employed at Avon High School. David completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He went to Indiana after completing his high school education at Avon High School in Avon, IN. While at Avon, David was a four-year letter winner in football while being selected a team captain both his junior and senior year. Upon leaving Avon, David went on to letter three years at Indiana in football. David has spent eight years working as the head strength and conditioning coach at Avon High School while earning his Masters degree from AT Still University in the field of human movement. David has spent all 8 years at Avon teaching Advanced Physical Conditioning classes. David feels that learning how to live a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things a student can do. David will be teaching for the first time as a member of the IOA staff.

     
 

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 an Internet signal!

     
 

Michael Bankert


Michael Bankert is a fifteen year teacher in Business and IT. He currently teaches Digital Applications and Responsibility, Computer Science, ACP Business Administration, ACP Personal Finance, and Personal Finance at Fishers High School. He graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1998 and Ball State University in 2007. Both degrees are in Business Education.

     
 

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.

     
 

Timothy Barthel


Tim Barthel is currently in his 29th year as a teacher. He is currently teaching United States History, AP United States History, Psychology and Peer Facilitation at Lawrence Central High School. He was the Head Football Coach at Lawrence Central from 1996-2005 where his teams won 4 conference and 3 sectional Championships. He currently works as an assistant football coach at Cathedral. Tim has also taught Advanced Physical Education, Swimming and Health as a member of the Physical Education Department at Lawrence Central. Tim received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Butler University. He Has 3 children, Connor, Collin, and Caiti. His wife Julie has been an educator for 27 years and is currently an Administrator at Cathedral High School.

     
 

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.

     
 

Adam Benner


Adam currently serves as Principal at Tri-West HS in Lizton, IN. Prior to this position Adam spent 8 years in the classroom teaching high school chemistry, health, and driver education, 3 year as an athletic director, and 1 year as an assistant principal. He also coached varsity baseball for 8 years and basketball at various levels for 5 years. Adam has a Bachelor's degree from Indiana State University and a Master's Degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University, as well as completing the Administrative Leadership Program at IWU. Adam lives in Pittsboro, IN with his wife and 3 children ages 14, 12, and 8.

     
 

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.

     
 

Greg Bodie


Greg Bodie is currently an assistant principal in Bloomington Indiana at Batchelor Middle School. He graduated from Indiana University in 2006 with a BS in Physical Education/Health Education and from Ball State University with his Masters in School Administration in 2013. Greg coached varsity football at Bloomington High School South for 8 years as well as basketball and track and field at Batchelor Middle School. Greg loves maintaining a healthy lifestyle as he is passionate about exercise and sports. He is married to his high school sweetheart and has a 4 year old daughter, Caralyne Jo, and 2 year old daughter, Charlie Mae. This is his third year teaching with Indiana Online Academy. Greg is excited to teach for IOA and looks forward to helping all students!

     
 

Jacqueline Bollenbacher


Jacqueline Bollenbacher has been teaching for 24 years and has been at Bluffton High School for 18 years. She also teaching at IPFW in the evenings. She graduated from IPFW in 1993 with a Bachelors degree in Mathematics. Jacqueline received a Master's Degree in education in 2003, and currently teaches Algebra 1, Algebra 2, PreCalculus and AP Calculus. Jacqueline lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is the Mother of 2 young men ages 31 and 29. The light of her life is her two grandsons!!! In her free time she enjoys reading, walking, running, going to concerts, playing with her grandson, and traveling.

     
 

Matthew Bosworth


Matthew Bosworth has been a Social Studies teacher at Mooresville High School for the past 17 years. In addition to his teaching duties, he serves as Assistant Athletic Director. Matt received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Connecticut College in 1994. He received his teaching certification from the University of Indianapolis in 1999. In addition, he received his Master degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2005. Matt is married and has three kids ages 15, 13, and 8.

     
 

Brad Bowen


Brad taught in MSD Wayne township for 35 years. He was awarded two Graduate Assistantships during his Graduate Studies and was an athletic trainer for The Indiana All-Star Football Game and the USA Decathlon Trials. He coached track and cross country and holds an Indiana Principal's Certificate. He is currently retired from education and works for Apple Computers.

     
 

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.

     
 

Lindsey Bramell


Lindsey Bramell has taught in Franklin Township for 12 years. She started her teaching career at the alternative school in Franklin Township teaching all levels of Mathematics to middle school and high school students. She is currently in her 9th year at Franklin Township Middle School East teaching Mathematics to eighth graders. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Mathematics at Marian College in Indianapolis. She earned her Masters in Education at Indiana Weslyan University. Lindsey coaches the eighth grade girls basketball team. Lindsey has been married to her husband Chris for nine years and they have a one year old son, John.

     
 

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 (18) and Royce (10) keep them busy. She taught math in grades 8-12 for nine years. For the last fourteen years she has been a guidance counselor at Cascade High School in Hendricks County. This is her tenth summer teaching for IOA.

     
 

Danielle Brooking


Danielle Brooking has fifteen years of teaching experience in physical education and health, with thirteen years in Perry Township. This is her sixth year teaching health & wellness for IOA. She is married to Kyle and has two kids. In her spare time, Mrs. Brooking enjoys spending time with her family and friends by the pool and running half marathons.

     
 

James Brown


Jim earned his Bachelors degree from Ball State University in Industrial Education and Physical Education. He received his Masters of Education from Indiana State University. He received his principals license from Butler University. He was a teacher and athletic director at Triton Central High School for 25 years and has spent the last 8 years as athletic director at Fishers High School. Jim has taught elementary, junior high and high school physical education.

     
 

Jill Brunic


Jill Brunic graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health. She earned a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University. Jill is the Physical Education / Health Department Chair at Perry Meridian High School and her entire teaching career has been spent in Perry Township. She is the proud parent of two grown sons and one daughter-in-law. Jill enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and sporting events.

     
 

Heather Burford


Heather Burford has 11 years of experience as a secondary English teacher and ten years of experience as an online college composition instructor. This is her eighth summer working with Indiana Online Academy. She has an Associates of Arts Degree and a Bachelor's Degree in English from The Ohio State University as well as a Master's Degree in Teaching English Education from Muskingum University. She has all but her dissertation in a Doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Walden University. Heather holds an active professional teaching license in Indiana. She has been married to her husband Chris for 19 years and they have three children, Chloe (18), Kristian (15), and Caleb (12). When she is not teaching, she enjoys playing with her dog Merry, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

     
 

Jesse Burgess


Jesse J. Burgess graduated from Wabash College in 2003 with a degree in Political Science and History. He received his Master of Arts in Teaching and Educational Leadership degree's from the University of Indianapolis. Jesse has worked in education for fourteen years beginning his career as a substitute teacher and boys basketball coach. For ten years Jesse taught United States History, World History, and World Geography. He is currently the Assistant Principal at Martinsville High School. He is married to his beautiful wife Jenna and a proud parent to three children.

     
 

Cynthia Burton-Cottrell


Cindy Cottrell graduated with her Bachelor's from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1990. She went on to receive her Master's at California State University-Northridge in 1992. She is licensed to teach Physical Education K-12 and Math 5 - 12. Upon returning to Indiana in 1992, she taught for two years in the Indianapolis Public School System at Thomas Edison Middle School #47 as a physical education and math teacher. She was then offered a math teaching position with Wayne Township schools and has been there ever since. After teaching high school math for 12 years at Ben Davis, Cindy decided to return to middle school. She currently teaches at the Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center and also resides as the math department chair. Throughout her teaching career, Cindy has always been dedicated to her students and truly has a passion for teaching and learning. Cindy is the proud mother of three--TJ, Cyndahl, and Trai. When she is not teaching, she enjoys exercising as well as spending time with friends and family.

     
 

Jannine Campbell


Jannine Campbell is a teacher in Warren Township, a school district located in Indianapolis. She has taught quite a few different levels of English and even started an Ethnic Literature course that focused on literature written by and about African-Americans and Latinos. She received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University-Bloomington in Secondary English Education, and her master's degree in Educational Leadership at IUPUI. She is an avid lifelong learner who hopes to begin work on a doctorate degree soon. She is married and has one daughter. She enjoys reading, traveling, and scrapbooking and dreams of one day adopting more children.

     
 

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.

     
 

Cristen Cassler


Cristen Cassler has been teaching English at all levels for the past ten years. She currently teaches AP English Literature and serves as an instructional coach for other teachers at Carmel High School. Previously, she taught English and coached cross country at Beech Grove High School. Cristen holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Education as well as a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Ball State University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. In her spare time, Cristen enjoys running and reading classic literature.

     
 

Jay Chambers


Jay Chambers had been teaching and coaching in Indiana since 1978, and this is his 8th summer teaching Physical Education with IOA. He is a graduate of Ohio University, earning his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education. Jay is currently a Sport Performance Consultant with USA Swimming at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He is married, the father of 4 girls and has 6 grandchildren.

     
 

John Ciano


A graduate from Penn State University, John lived and taught Physical Education in New Jersey for four years before moving out to Indiana. John is in his fourth year teaching Physical Education at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. John also coaches softball for Carmel High School.

     
 

Adam Clark


Adam Clark has been married to his wife Casie since 2004 they have three wonderful daughters with another on the way. He has taught Mathematics for the last 8 years, the last five at Avon High School. He graduated Indiana University in 2001.

     
 

Liz Clark


Liz Clark just finished her 22nd year of teaching. For the past six 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, Ms. Clark was named Secondary Educator of the Year and Indiana Art Educator of the Year by the Indiana Art Education Association. Since 2011, Ms. 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 has two daughters, Stephanie and Emily. In her spare time, Ms. Clark enjoys reading, travel, photography, walking, and yoga.

     
 

Brian Clarke


Mr. Clarke has been an educator at the secondary level for 16 years. In addition to teaching wellness he is a Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Wellness Department Chairman. Mr. Clarke was a finalist for the National Strength Coach of the Year and most recently his school was selected and received the highest scoring for the Hoosier Healthy Schools Gold Level Award in Indiana. Lastly, Mr. Clarke is also a licensed school principal.

     
 

Michelle Clarke


Mrs. Clarke has been a teaching, coaching, and counseling students for 15 years. She has a passion for wellness, advocating, and assisting her students in learning and leading healthy lifestyles.

     
 

Paul Clayton


I have been teaching economics at Carmel High School for 19 years. Prior to that I taught at Lawrence Central and Northwest High School in Indianapolis. I live in Zionsville with my wife and have two grown children

     
 

Teddy Clunie


Mr. Clunie graduated from Cascade High School in 2008 and the University of Southern Indiana in 2012. He will begin his sixth year as a teacher at Lebanon Community School Corporation in the fall. 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.

     
 

Brooke Cole


Brooke Cole, Wellness teacher, brings 14 years of experience teaching Physical Education and Health at the secondary level. She currently serves as the Wellness and World Language Department Chair at Creekside Middle School in Carmel Clay School District. She is excited to serve students through this position at Indiana Online Academy. Brooke lives with her husband and two boys, Adler age 8 and Kru age 4. She enjoys being outdoors, hanging out with her family, traveling and going to sporting events.

     
 

Angela Compton


Angela Compton is a graduate of Indiana University with a major in Spanish and a minor in French in 1984. She earned her Masters degree in Secondary Education in 1989 at IUPUI. She began her teaching career near Cincinnati, then taught in Washington Township, Carmel Clay Schools, and is currently teaching Honors Prep I Spanish and regular Spanish at Fishers Jr. High School. While teaching in Washington Township she led several student trips to Mexico. Her interests are travel, experiencing other cultures and foods, yoga, and spending time with her family. She resides in Carmel with her husband. Her son resides in Denver.

     
 

Michael Connors


Michael grew up in Northwest Indiana and is a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. He graduated from Butler University in 2000 and has taught both World History and U.S. History in Lawrence Township for the past twelve years. He also spent nine years coaching baseball at Lawrence North and now serves as the Athletic Director at Belzer Middle School. He and his wife, Amber, live in Fishers with their two sons Evan and Reid.

     
 

Elissa Cooley


Lisa Cooley is a Retired Health teacher at Columbus North High School. She has a BS and MS degree in Physical Education and Health from Indiana University. Ms. Cooley has taught Physical Education and/or Health for 25 plus years at some level including Kindergarten through College. She has also taught in Kentucky and Ohio. Ms. Cooley has coached high school volleyball and softball.

     
 

John Corcoran


John Corcoran Jr. has been teaching Health and Physical Education for nine years in the Carmel Clay School district. After graduating from Butler University with a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education and a minor in Health and Safety Education, he went on to play professional baseball for the Seattle Mariners. Upon retiring from baseball he began his teaching career at Westfield High School until he settled into his current position of teaching Wellness at Clay Middle School. John has two masters degrees from Ball State University in Sports Administration and Supervision and Leadership. John and his wife are proud parents of 3 year old triplet boys.

     
 

Nancy Coster


Nancy Coster is currently teaching Physics, AP Physics and ICP and has been teaching for 8 years. She is certified to teach Chemistry, Physics, ICP, Life Science, and Mathematics. Nancy transitioned to teach after a career as a Chemist where she had a variety of experiences including earning patents in UV Fiber Optic Coatings, working in a water chemistry/microbiology lab, and working as a process chemist in a manufacturing plant. She completed a BS degree from Central Michigan University and received her MAT from Calumet College of St Joseph.

     
 

Brad Coverdale


Brad Coverdale is a Physical Education and Health teacher at Noblesville West Middles school. Brad has been teaching for 17 years, including 5 years at the elementary level and the last eleven at the middle school level. Brad received his Bachelor's degree from Indiana University and his Masters degree from Walden University. In addition to teaching, Brad has coached basketball at Noblesville for all 17years he has been at Noblesville. Brad lives in Noblesville with his wife Yvette, and his two children, Landon (9) and Maya (5).

     
 

Benjamin Csikos


Benjamin Csikos is currently an Assistant Principal at at Pike High School. He received his Bachelors Degree in Business Education and Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Ball State University. Over the past 13 years, he has taught Marketing, Computer Programming, and Computer Applications, while advising Pike High School's chapter of Business Professionals of America and Student Leadership Team. Along with teaching high school, Benjamin has taught graduate level courses through Valparaiso University and undergraduate courses through IUPUI. He is married to Audrey, a Speech and Language Pathologist at Zionsville Community Schools.

     
 

Garret Daniel


Garret Daniel graduated from IUPUI in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Physical & Health Education. He's also certified to teach Mathematics 5th through 9th grade. He has been teaching physical education and mathematics at Beech Grove High School since 2011. In addition to teaching, he is involved in athletics at Beech Grove. He currently works for the athletic department as a sports information director and event manager. He coached basketball for five years and middle school track for three years. Outside of athletics, he is a teacher sponsor for the student leadership team which raises money for Riley Children's Hospital, Special Olympics Indiana, and they coordinate a blood drive for the Red Cross. He is also part of the instructional leadership team, and his roles and responsibilities include observing teachers, implementing new teaching strategies, and collaborating with teachers to improve instruction. He has been married to Carly, a postpartum nurse at St. Francis, since 2010. They have two children together, Ashten and Landon.

     
 

Kyle Davis


Kyle Davis is currently in his second year of 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 15th year of teaching 8th grade science and biology at Plainfield Community Middle School. Recently, Brad was selected as this year's Teacher of the Year for the Plainfield Community School Corporation. 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 seven state champion 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.

     
 

Dan Derda


Dan Derda graduated in 2009 from Purdue University with a degree in Social Studies Education. He was a teacher and football coach at Floyd Central High School for 7 years, where he taught World History, U.S. History, and AP European History. Dan recently moved to Avon, where he teaches Dual Credit U.S. History and Honors Geography for Avon High School, as well as coaches football. Dan is currently studying for his Master’s in History from Indiana State University. Dan and his wife have been married 7 years and have one son, Will.

     
 

Jordan Dever


Mr. Dever graduated from Marian College (now University) in 2006 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Secondary Education. At Marian he played basketball and was part of several student organizations. He did his student teaching at Southport High School and knew Indianapolis was the place for him. Then he took a position at Speedway High School, which he has been at for ten years. In addition to teaching, he runs the academic teams and intramurals. He has two children both under the age of three and loves spending time with them.

     
 

Justin Dixson


Justin Dixson is a New Tech Social Studies Teacher and Athletic Director at Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis. Justin has earned his BA in Middle/Secondary Education from Butler University and his MA in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University.

     
 

Lori Doran


Lori Doran has taught Algebra I, Pre-Algebra, and 7th grade math at Speedway Junior High School for the past 18 years. She is an Academic Pursuit coach and Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor. Lori is a 2008 recipient of the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship, in which she traveled with the NASCAR circuit to learn about the connections between mathematics and racing. She uses this wealth of knowledge to incorporate into her classrooms. She has a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Butler University's EPPSP program. She has a B.A. in Mathematics in Secondary Education from Marian University. She attended Wayne Township Schools and accredits her junior high band director, Mr. Craig Reasoner, for giving her the desire and confidence to become a junior high teacher. Lori's husband, David, and her 2 daughters, Sydney and Lynsey, are the joys of her life!

     
 

David Dowell


     
 

Stephen Drabyn Jr.


Steve Drabyn Jr. is an Assistant Basketball Coach at Lipscomb University. I recently taught Physical Education and Health at Carmel High School for 3 years. I am originally from LaPorte, IN and went to Belmont University in Nashville, TN where I earned my bachelor of arts in Physical Education with a minor in Business. I later received my health license at University of Indianapolis. I enjoy working out, reading, and watching Notre Dame football, Chicago Bulls basketball, and Cubs baseball.

     
 

Stephen Drabyn Sr.


Stephen Drabyn has a degree in Physical Education and Health with minors in Math and Biology with a computer programming and coaching endorsement from Indiana University in 1978. Steve has a Masters in Secondary Education from IU. He is currently at Avon High School and teaches Honors Algebra 2, Health and PE 2. Steve is also an Adjunct Math teacher for Ivy Tech and teaches an adult Algebra class on Monday nights during the school year. Steve is married to Cathy of 38 years and has four children.

     
 

John Drozd


I am currently a teacher at Fishers High School. Prior to that experience I taught at both Hamilton SE High School and Arlington High School. I have taught a myriad of classes from pre-algebra to AP Calculus BC. One of my favorites in high school and as a teacher is Geometry. I look forward to your questions in emails. One of my proudest accomplishments over the last 7 years is coaching our academic math super bowl team to 7 consecutive state finals.

     
 

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 recently retired 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.

     
 

Ginnette Dunwell


Ginnette Dunwell taught in the Lawrence Township district for 11 years. She received her Secondary Education Mathematics degree from Grace College in 1994. She also is a graduate of the PEAK institute for Effective Instruction and Assessment. Currently she is teaching at Fountain Central Jr/Sr High School. Ginnette lives in Attica with her son, J.R., whose is 22. In her free time she enjoys reading, sports, working in the yard, and spending time with her family and friends.

     
 

Diana Eckert


I have just finished my 27th 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 29 years and have 3 very busy boys, Jake just graduated from Ball State University and is going to get his MBA at Anderson University. Luke is in the 11th grade, and he loves kicking for the fball team. Cole is a 8th 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.

     
 

Christopher (TC) Eckstein


Christopher Eckstein is the Technology Integration Specialist and Corporation Data Coordinator for Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation. Prior to working for LCSC, Eckstein served as an Instructional Technology Specialist for Batesville Community School Corporation where he also taught English. He attended Oakland City University and graduated with a 4.0 GPA in his content area. While at OCU, Eckstein received the distinguished awards of Student Teacher of the Year and Excellence in English Education. Eckstein acted as the editorial assistant for the Journal for the Liberal Arts & Sciences for three years before moving to Batesville, Indiana. Christopher has been married to his wife, Aimee, for 10 years. He is the father of three children, Lillian, who is 13, Braden, who is 12, and Faylie, who is 2. Eckstein holds a Master's degree from Western New Mexico University in English and in Psychology.

     
 

Steve Emerson


Steve Emerson has been teaching mathematics for over twenty years at the Junior High and High School levels. After graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics, he taught Pre-Algebra and Algebra for two years at Northwest High School. During six years at Carmel Middle School he taught I-STEP remediation, seventh grade Mathematics, Pre-Algebra and Honors Algebra 1. While at Carmel he also served as one of the building technology coordinators. Steve completed his Masters Degree in Instructional Technology from IUPUI in 2005. He currently teaches Pre-Calculus, Statistics and Algebra 2 at Fishers High School. Steve and his wife Jennifer have two children.

     
 

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 18 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.

     
 

Christina Erazmus


Christina Erazmus is in her 10th year as a Health and Physical Education teacher in the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. Christina graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Ball State University. Christina was a middle school coach and Varsity assisant in Brownsburg. She currently is the Varsity Volleyball Assistant at Roncalli High school. Christina married her high school sweetheart, Chris, in 2009 who is a software engineer. Together they have a 3 year old daughter, Holland, and a 1 year old old son, Dawson.

     
 

Rosalyn Fakes


Rosalyn (Rosie) Fakes has been a teacher and coach at Cascade High School for 35 years. She currently teaches Basic Physical Education, Elective Physical Education (Advanced Team Sports), Alternative Credit through athletics, and Health and Wellness. She began her coaching career as the varsity Volleyball coach and continued in that roll for 21 years and was the Varsity Girls Track and Field coach for 21 years. Rosie graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelors of Science in Health and Physical Education. She graduated from Indiana University with a Masters Degree in Mildly/Moderately Mentally Handicapped. Rosie has been married for 33 years and has 2 children. She enjoys participating in and watching sports of all kinds.

     
 

Edward Faughnan


Edward Faughnan, I've been teaching Physical Education and Wellness for the past 20 years. I have my masters in Education from IWU and a Administration license from IWU. I am currently the department coordinator for Physical Education and Health at Avon Middle School North. I am married to Kim and have two wonderful son's, Blake (15) and Curtis (13).

     
 

Tonya Fisher


Tonya Fisher is in her 17th year of teaching at Lawrence North High School and has taught English grades 9-12. The past four years, she has served as the eLearning and Information Specialist for LNHS. She received a BA from Indiana University and a MA in Education with a focus on technology from IUPUI. She and her husband have two children, a boy and a girl.

     
 

Lisa Ford


Lisa Ford is in her 35rd year of teaching Physical Education at Franklin Central High School. She is currently the Physical Education Department Chair and serves on several district-wide committees including the Franklin Township Wellness Committee. She coached the varsity volleyball team to 3 Sectional Championships and coached junior varsity softball. Lisa graduated from Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana and earned her undergraduate degree from Ball State University. She then received her Masters of Secondary Education degree from IUPUI. Lisa was recently recognized as the Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year and Top 10 Teacher in the State of Indiana. In addition to teaching at the high school level, Lisa has taught at the University of Indianapolis in the Education Department. Lisa's hobbies include: swimming, wave running, water skiing, biking, and speed walking. She recently traveled to the Smoky Mountains where she tried her hand at zip-lining and loved every minute of it! Lisa is happily married and has one son who is proudly serving our country.

     
 

Michael Foster


Michael Foster is a middle school language arts/resource teacher, and currently teaches at Greenfield Jr. High School. He graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 2007 with a major in Secondary English Education and a minor in Special Education. When he is not working with his students, Michael enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife of fourteen years and his two boys, Dylan and Alex. He also enjoys running and coaching middle school cross country. This is Michael's 7th year teaching English with Indiana Online Academy.

     
 

Michelle Foutz


I graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Business. After working for an investment banking firm in Chicago, I returned to school to earn a B.S. in Secondary Social Studies Education. Then, I attended the University of Delaware, where I earned a Masters degree in Economics. I'm also National Board certified in Secondary Social Studies. I've taught economics at Carmel High School for 17 years. Before moving to the Indianapolis area, I taught economics at Penn High School for three years. I have a 2 year old daughter, Mila, who keeps me busy when I'm not teaching economics. :)

     
 

Jamie Fowler


Jamie Fowler has been teaching mathematics for 12 years. During this time, she has taught pre-algebra, algebra I, geometry, pre-calculus, finite math, statistics, and webpage design. She has her bachelor's degree with a major in mathematics and a minor in computer science from Saint Mary's College and a master's degree in secondary educational technology from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. Jamie is married and enjoys spending time with her two kids. She also spends time doing all kinds of crafts such as knitting and sewing.

     
 

Stacie Fowler


Stacie graduated from Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN with a B.A. degree in Business Education. She completed her M.A. in Secondary Education at Ball State University. She has been teaching at Carmel High School for the last 18 years and previously taught at LaPorte High School and Penn High School. She is a licensed Microsoft Office Master Specialist. She is married to Marion and they have 2 children, Marleigh (11) and Porter (9). In what little free time she has, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

     
 

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.

     
 

Susan Frantsi


Susan Frantsi is the science department chairperson at Perry Meridian High School on the south side of Indianapolis, In. She currently teaches Biology, Chemistry. In addition to her regular teaching assignments, she is a part time faculty member at University of Indianapolis. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Chemistry with a Biology teaching major from Indiana University. She also received her Masters of Education degree from Indiana University. She has been teaching for 25+ years in public education. Her son is a deputy sheriff and her daughter is a project manager.

     
 

Tom Gallagher


Tom Gallagher was born on the southwest side of Chicago in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Before finishing grade school, he moved to Carmel, Indiana. Tom earned a degree in Science Education, with an emphasis on Math Education, from the University of Indianapolis. He has developed Algebra I and Geometry classes for IOA, as well as taught since IOA began.

     
 

Kelly Gamble


Kelly has taught Health/PE at Avon High School for over 20 years. She attended Ohio State University on a volleyball scholarship and graduated from Butler University with a Health and PE degree. She coached volleyball for 10 years at Avon High School and helped to start a peer mentoring program at Avon called AIM. She is married and has three children who keep her very busy. Kelly loves to hike, read, camp and walk on the beach!

     
 

Jorge Garcia


I am a native Spanish speaker from Puerto Rico. I have been teaching at Greenwood High School for 16 years and am currently the World Languages director. My wife Judy is the head counselor at Avon High School and I have 3 boys ages 23,20 and 17. I am an avid runner who has participated in various half marathons and 2 marathons so far.

     
 

Clint Gard


Clint Gard has been teaching for 21 years at Rochester High School. Clint graduated from Manchester College in 1995 with a Bachelors in Math Education. In 2001, Clint earned a Masters of Education Degree from Olivet Nazarene University. He currently teaches Algebra II but has taught Algebra I, Geometry, Pre-Algebra, and Integrated Math. Clint is also the head wrestling coach at Rochester HS and has coached Elementary and Middle School wrestling as well. Clint has been married for 12 years to his wife Kelly. They have four children Maddy (17), Drew (16), Greyson (12), and Declan (9).

     
 

Phillip Glasser


Phil Glasser is in his 30th year of teaching in Perry Township. He graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 1987 with a BS in Mathematics and Physical Education. Phil was a two time letter winner and Great Lakes Valley Conference Champion as a member of the Greyhound wrestling team. He has coached football, wrestling and track in Perry Township since 1984. Phil was named teacher of the year at Perry Meridian Middle School in 2000. He was the Lead Teacher at the Alternative Education Program where he was also selected as teacher of the year in 2004. Phil enjoys working out with his students and athletes while trying to teach them lifelong health and fitness habits. He is currently a teacher at Perry Meridian High School. Phil is a retired Staff Sergeant in the Indiana National Guard. He has been married to his lovely wife Julie for 33 years. They are the proud parents of three children, Phillip, Hannah, and Mary. Phil is very excited to be part of the IOA team.

     
 

Emily Good


Emily has been teaching Health and Physical Education at Carmel High School for 14 years. She is a graduate of Indiana State University and earned her Bachelors degree in Health and Wellness and her Masters degree in Physical Education. This will be Emily's 6th year teaching with the IOA.

     
 

Jeremy Griffith


Jeremy Griffith is a 2003 graduate of Wabash College. He currently teaches US History and AP US Historyat Decatur Central High School. Jeremy also serves as an assistant football coach at Decatur Central. He is married to Melissa and they have two boys, Jackson and Gage. They also have a daughter named Presley.

     
 

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 began working with IOA in 2012. I have taught many social studies classes, but my passion lies in teaching geography. I have taught 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!

     
 

Julie Grissom


Julie Grissom has been teaching Physical Education and Health for 25 years. She has taught every grade level from kindergarten to college. She graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor's in Physical Education, a minor in Health and Athletic Training, and a Coaching Endorsement. She then earned a Master's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Applied Sports Science from Indiana University. She just completed all the course work necessary to become an Administrator from Fort Hays State University. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist. She started playing soccer at age 6 and still continues to play as well as playing basketball, softball, pickleball, and tennis. She loves to be outdoors while exercising. She is very active in her church, playing drums and bass in the praise and worship band. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

     
 

Staci Guimond


Staci Guimond has been teaching Mathematics for nineteen years at Pike High School where she has taught courses ranging from Pre-Algebra to Calculus. She earned her Bachelor's degree at IUPUI and her Masters from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been a member of ICTM and NCTM and has taught on-line courses for one of Pike's alternative program for the past seven years. Over the course of her career, Staci has also taught Math classes for IUPUI and IVY Tech as an adjunct instructor. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and their four children.

     
 

Lisa Guthrie


In 1998, Lisa graduated from Marian College with a degree in mathematics. She has taught for 19 years and is currently teaching middle school math and Algebra I at Plainfield Community Middle School. In 2002-03, she spent a school year on a British military base in northern Germany as a Fulbright exchange teacher. Upon returning she started her master's degree in educational technology at IUPUI, which she finished in 2007. She recently completed administrative license at the University of Indianapolis. While teaching, she has taken on other roles as a volleyball coach, the math academic super bowl coach, a mentor to beginning teachers, and a technology trainer. When not at school, she is typically with her husband and three elementary age children.

     
 

Brittanie Hacker


Brittanie Hacker is entering her eighth year teaching Spanish for the Indiana Online Academy. Brittanie has taught Spanish for 11 years. She currently teaches Spanish 1 and 2 at Plainfield High School. She is married to Shane Hacker, who teaches math for IOA and together they have three girls, Addison (11), Annabelle (8) and Alyse (5).

     
 

Shane Hacker


Mr. Hacker is the Principal at Brownsburg East Middle School. He has served in the Assistant Principal role for 4 years at Brownsburg High School before taking on the principal position. Prior to the administration role, he was a math teacher at Ben Davis High School for 5 years. His wife Brittanie also teaches for IOA and he has 3 girls - Addison, Annabelle, and Alyse.

     
 

Samuel Hanley


Sam has been teaching English at Southport High School since 2002. Summer 2017 is his eighth term with Indiana Online Academy. He attended Perry Meridian before moving south to Bloomington for his college years. He graduated from Indiana University with bachelors degrees in English Education and Journalism. Sam also holds a master's degree in education leadership from UIndy. He has enjoyed moving back to his hometown of Indianapolis, where he has taught AP Language and Composition, yearbook journalism, American Literature, and a variety of other language arts courses. He is currently the English department co-chair at Southport High School. Sam is proud to call Perry Township his home! He lives with his two dogs: an American Foxhound named Vixen and and English Setter named Opie. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, golf, and watching baseball. Go Yanks!

     
 

Erin Hartman


Erin Hartman grew up in Southern California and received her Bachelor's Degree from Taylor University in Upland, IN. She received a Master's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, and has completed additional graduate work at Indiana University. Erin has taught with Elkhart Community Schools for 19 years, working at Elkhart Central High School, Elkhart Memorial High School, and School Without Walls. Currently, she teaches Economics, ACP Macroeconomics and ACP Microeconomics at Elkhart Memorial High School.

     
 

Heather Henry


Heather Henry has been a 6th grade Wellness teacher and former athletic director at Lincoln Middle School, MSD of Pike Township for the last seventeen years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and her Master's Degree in Curriculum Development from Indiana Wesleyan University. Over the years she has had the opportunity to teach physical education, health and wellness. She currently teaches 6th grade students in Physical Education. Heather plays an active role on the schools leadership team and was Lincoln Middle School's 2008 Teacher of the Year.

     
 

Maggie Hernandez Bishop


Maggie Hernandez Bishop received her Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas Tech University. Her Masters degrees in Teaching and Learning and Organizational Leadership were earned from Nova Southeastern University and Indiana Wesleyan University. Recently, Maggie completed her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. During her 19 years in education, Maggie has taught Physical Education, English, and Reading; coached middle and high school sports as well as served as an assistant athletic director. Currently, she is an administrator in the MSD. of Pike Township.

     
 

Robert Holman


Graduated from Butler University in 1985. I have been a Business teacher at Carmel High School since 1988. I coached football, wrestling and track for many years.

     
 

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 33 years and they have three daughters. They enjoy attending sporting events, traveling, and spending time with family.

     
 

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Ruth Hurrle


Ruth Hurrle has been teaching since 1996. After graduating from Purdue University, she taught high school science at Perry Meridian High School, and after getting a second degree in mathematics, she moved to Roncalli High School to teach math. She spent 8 years at Speedway Junior High School teaching science. After getting a Masters in Educational Administration from Indiana University in 2003, she became a Dean of Students at Columbus North High School in Columbus, IN. She is currently the principal at Central Catholic School in Indianapolis. She is married and has two amazing boys who are 14 and 15 years old. In her spare time, Mrs. Hurrle enjoys working outdoors and running marathons.

     
 

Michelle Jackson


Dr. Michelle Jackson is currently the Assistant Principal at Shortridge High School: An IB World School. Dr. Jackson has taught Spanish I, II, III, and IV-College Credit at Speedway High School for 11 years. She is a graduate of Butler University with a degree in Spanish. She received her Masters in Spanish through a collaboration between IUPUI and the University of Salamanca, located in Spain. She has her Doctorate in Leadership and Educational Administration from Capella University. She has studied and traveled to several Spanish-speaking countries, which include Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Spain. She also has a ten year old daughter that she absolutely adores to spend time with daily.

     
 

Jen Jacobs


Jen Jacobs teaches English at Hamilton Southeastern High School. She currently teaches English 10, English 12 and Sports Literature. She received her BS and MA from Ball State University. She lives in Fishers with her husband and three children- Sam, Jack and Maggie.

     
 

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 24th 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. 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 reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

     
 

Kyle Johnson


Kyle Johnson is a 25 year veteran educator. He has taught students from varying backgrounds and age levels at Momence High School in Illinois, Eastern Hancock Schools, and is currently teaching at Traders Point Christian Academy. He is a two time winner of Whos Who in American Education.

     
 

Karen Jones


Karen S. Jones is a 6th grade teacher at Guion Creek Middle School in Pike Township, Indianapolis, IN. Her years of teaching include Physical Science and Mathematics. She received her Bachelors degree in Biology at Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C. She finished her Masters in Education with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Toledo. Karen is married and has 3 sons. She loves to cook, exercise, and spend time with her boys and her husband. Karen like to stress to her students the important role math and science plays in their present education and their future careers.

     
 

John Jud


John Jud is currently a teacher of geometry at Fishers High School in Fishers, IN. He has taught math for 20 years at the high school level. John also coaches football at Fishers. He and his wife Nicole live in Fishers and have 2 sons: Zane 18 and Beau 8, and a daughter: Hadley 6. John completed his Master's Degree online and therefore has some personal experiences with the way in which online classes work and with what students need from instructors to be successful. 2010 5A state champs football!

     
 

Connie Kalb


Connie is a retired teacher from the MSD of Perry Township in Indianapolis. She received her bachelor's degree from University of Indianapolis and her master's degree from IUPUI. She taught Middle School Health, Physical Education and Mathematics for 37 years. She has coached various sports including basketball, track, softball and golf, during her teaching career. She was also a member of the scouting team for the 1980 Southport High School girls' basketball state champions. She was Southport Middle School’s Teacher of the Year in 2008-2009. She enjoys hiking, golfing, cycling, and traveling.

     
 

Jacqui Kane


Jacqui Kane has split her time between the computer industry and the classroom. She was a computer programmer with IBM, and was awarded a patent in software design. In the classroom, she teaches computer programming, games development and web design. Jacqui has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science, and a Masters in Science Education.

     
 

Timothy Kasper


Mr. Kasper currently teaches at Sycamore School in Indianapolis. Prior to that he spent two years as the Director of eLearning at Danville Community School Corporation. Prior to that he has taught every math class (from Algebra 1 to AP Calculus) at Franklin Community High School for twelve years. He was also is the Head Coach of the Academic Teams at FCHS. This will be his ninth summer working for IOA. He has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for 16 years. They have three beautiful children: Libby (15), Timmy (13), and Benji (11). Mr. Kasper enjoys watching football and is a BIG Colts fan! He currently live in Mooresville. He graduated from Plainfield High School in 1995 and from Ball State University in 2000.

     
 

Robin Keerns


Robin Keerns is in her 21th year of teaching mathematics, currently at Fishers Junior High, part of Hamilton Southeastern schools. She graduated in 1995 with a BS in mathematics education from Ball State University. Robin was awarded District Teacher of the year in 2011, and went on to be a top 10 finalist for the 2012 Indiana State Teacher of the year. She is a resident of Fishers, where she is married to her husband Mike. She is also the mother to Madelyn (18), Annie(14) and Steve (7).

     
 

Erica Kelly


Erica has been teaching for 10 years. She currently teaches Fishers High School in addition to teaching IOA Geometry. 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 (9), Addison (8), and Braxton (4).

     
 

Michael Kelly


Michael is currently in his 12th year of teaching health and physical education. He is completing his 10th year of teaching and coaching football at Fishers High School. He has newly been named the head football coach Michael has been married for 12 years to his beautiful wife Erica and together they have three beautiful children. Karson 9 year old son, Addison 8 year old daughter, and 4 year old Braxton. He loves watching football, basketball, and Nascar.

     
 

Saundra Kennison


Saundra Kennison has taught Physical Education and Health for ten years. She is currently the assistant principal at St. Malachy Parish School in Brownsburg, Indiana. She has been married for 28 years and has three children. She loves being active and working out. She is an avid cyclists and loves being outside. Her goal for her students is for them to be active and enjoy a healthy life.

     
 

Taryn Kent


Taryn Kent is in her 18th 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 German, English 9, and ACP English. She lives in North Vernon, Indiana with her husband Rob and their two children - Addyson and Carter.

     
 

Barbi Kern


I have been teaching health, physical education, swimming, and AVID at North Central High School in Indianapolis, IN for over 10 years. Before moving to the Indianapolis area in 2004, I taught physical education at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream, Illinois. While teaching at North Central High School, I have been actively involved with athletics by coaching in the men's soccer program as an assistant coach and a head girls gymnastics coach. Currently, I am also a co-director for the IHSAA state girls gymnastics tournament. Some of my professional accomplishments include being the health PLC (professional learning committee) leader, IB/MYP Design Cycle leader, named the Indiana Health Educator of the Year in 2008, and the Midwest Health Educator of the Year in 2009. I have been married for 15 years and we have two young daughters.

     
 

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.

     
 

Stephanie Kim


Stephanie Kim received her BS in Secondary Spanish Education at IUPUI as well as her ESL certification. After graduating, Stephanie started teaching Spanish and ESL at Perry Meridian High School. She has since earned a Master's Degree in Language Education and is currently teaching ESL to grades 9-12 at PMHS. Stephanie lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Jon.

     
 

Kevin King


Kevin King is entering his 33th year of teaching and 14th year at Belzer Middle school. He received his bachelors degree in Physical Education and Economics from Indiana University in 1984 and a masters degree in 1990.Kevin taught high school at Bloomington South, Center Grove Lawrence North. He has been married to his wife Joan since 1985. They have two children and enjoy the summers camping and traveling. His hobbies include running, biking, reading and coaching sports.

     
 

Sara Kohne


Sara Kohne has enjoyed being an English teacher for fifteen years, spending fourteen of those years teaching at Southport High School. At SHS, she is the co-department chair and serves her fellow teachers as a building representative. She received her Bachelor's degree in English and Criminal Justice and Master's degree in English Education from Indiana University Bloomington in 1997 and 2002. Sara is looking forward to another terrific summer teaching for the ninth summer at IOA.

     
 

Lisa Laker


"Forever is composed of nows."---Emily Dickinson Mrs. Lisa Laker has been teaching English courses at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis for 22 years; she has been an instructor for Indiana Online Academy for 11 years. Mrs. Laker is the sponsor of Student Council, the Creative Writing Club, and the Academic Team. She enjoys reading, writing, art museums and traveling! Mrs. Laker has two teenage daughters who she loves to watch play tennis, and she has been married to Matt Laker for 22 years! This summer, Mrs. Laker will be a National Endowment for the Humanities Emily Dickinson Fellow at Amherst College in MA.

     
 

Grant Langebartels


Grant Langebartels graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Physical and Health Education. This will be his third year teaching with IOA. Over the last few years, he has coached volleyball for clubs and schools at the middle and high school levels. He was an assistant coach at Southwood High School when they went to the state finals in 2014. He is married and has two year old twins. He works full time as a deputy when he isn't teaching for IOA.

     
 

Amanda Lawrie


Amanda is currently in her 10th year of teaching at Perry Meridian Middle School. She graduated from IUPUI in 2005 with a Bachelors degree in Education and in 2011 with her Masters in Educational Technology. Amanda has been married to her husband Kevin for 10 years and they have two boys Vincent(4) and Landon(1). Amanda has been teaching Health and P.E. with IOA since 2011.

     
 

Amanda Lawson


Amanda Lawson is a 2010 graduate of IUPUI with a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Spanish Education. She has been teaching Spanish for 7 years and has taught grades K-12. She currently teaches Spanish 1, 2, and 4 to grades 9-12 at Indiana Connections Academy. She has traveled to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to practice her Spanish skills, and she dreams of traveling to many more Spanish-speaking countries, especially Spain. Her favorite parts of teaching Spanish are grammar and culture. Outside of school, Mrs. Lawson enjoys camping, hiking, shopping, crafting, and spending time with her husband, Matt, and three sons, Noah, Bowen, and Asher.

     
 

Christina Layton


Christina has been teaching with IOA for six years. She has 17 years experience as an English teacher specializing in Language Arts Lab, English 11, Advanced Composition, American Literature, and AP English Literature. Christina currently works for Indianapolis Public Schools as a Content and Curriculum Specialist for Secondary English. She is a 1995 graduate of Ball State University and received her M.Ed. from Indiana Wesleyan in 2006. Christina lives in Noblesville with her husband and fifteen year old daughter.

     
 

Joseph Leonard


Joe Leonard has been in education for 23 years and is the head basketball coach at Fishers High school. He is married with 4 children and enjoys golf.

     
 

Debbie Lesjak


Debbie Lesjak has taught Digital Applications (computer applications) for IOA for the last 4 years. During the school year, she is the Business Department Chair for Carmel High School. She has taught DAR, 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.

     
 

Shelley Lidy


I am currently employed with the Hamilton Southeastern school district teaching at Fishers High School in the Business/Technology Department. I have been teaching for 17 years. I have taught at Western High School and at Hamilton Southeastern High School. I received my B.S, Teaching Certification and M.S. from Ball State University. My husband also teaches for Hamilton Southeastern schools and we have 2 beautiful children Max and Mallory!

     
 

Vince Lidy


Vince has been teaching in the HPEN Department at Hamilton Southeastern High School for 17 years. Throughout this time he as taught a variety of classes including Physical Education, Weight Training, Health and even Summer School PE. Vince has also been an assistant football coach at HSE HS for 17 years, and even as been an assistant coach for swimming and junior high wrestling at one time. Vince is a 2000 graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Kinesiology and minor in Health Education. Vince received his Master Degree in Physical Education from Ball State in May of 2005. Originally from southern Indiana, Vince attended Castle High School and was a member of the 1994 5A Football State Champions. He continued his football career at IU and was a 4 year letter winner from 1996-1999. Vince stays very active and loves being with his beautiful wife and 2 children. Outside of school responsibilities and coaching, Vince and his family spend time with their extended families and other friends. Vince works to lead the charge and spread his motto of "Don't Give Up the Ship!" to all his students and athletes he works with at HSE on a daily basis. This will be his 3rd year teaching with IOA.

     
 

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.

     
 

Jeremy Lohman


Jeremy Lohman graduated from Franklin Central High School and then IUPUI with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health in 2001. I earned my Masters Degree in School Counseling in 2009. I have taught Physical Education and Health for 16 years and has been teaching in Hamilton Southeastern Schools for the past 10. He has coached football, baseball, basketball and track during this time.

     
 

April Long


April Long is currently teaching virtually for Indiana Connections Academy, and taught in a traditional setting for 7 years prior to that. She currently teaches English 10 and AP Literature and Composition. She has taught English 10 for 10 years, and has also taught debate, composition, and English 11. April earned her bachelor's in Integrated Language Arts from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and just recently earned her Master's in English from IU. She will begin her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Butler University in the fall.

     
 

Tim Lovejoy


Tim Lovejoy has been in education for over twenty years and 8 years with IOA. He has been a high school coach, a college basketball coach, and a summer basketball camp coach. He and his wife of 31 years have 3 children; oldest is 28, married, now with our three grand babies, our other son played college track @ Uindy and Graduated with a degree in criminal justice and has graduated from the police academy, and our third child is Graduating from Uindy. She will be teaching at Clinton Young next year (5th grade) Mr. Lovejoy hopes that you enjoy your online Health class this summer as much as he will enjoy teaching it.

     
 

Angela Lubbers


Angela Lubbers is currently a math teacher at Pike High School. This is her 5th summer teaching Algebra 2 for IOA. She went to Indiana University for undergraduate and graduate school. Angela LOVES the Hoosiers (especially IU basketball)! She looks forward to spending the summer visiting family and friends, spending time outside, and going to Indy Eleven soccer matches.

     
 

Aaron Lunsford


Aaron Lunsford is finishing his 23rd year teaching in Lawrence Township. He has spent the last 20 years in the MSD of Lawrence Township at Belzer Middle School teaching 8th grade math, including Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry. He is currently the eLearning and Information Specialist at Lawrence Central High School. He graduated from IU Bloomington in 1994 with a BS in Mathematics education and a computer Endorsement, and he completed his Masters Degree in Educational Technology from IUPUI in 2005. Aaron is also a certified Mentor and a Part of the ICT (Instructional Consultation Team) at Belzer. In the fall of 2009, Aaron was awarded the Raytheon Math Hero Award. He was 1 of 3 in the state of Indiana and 1 of 32 in the nation. His classes were a part of the WFYI documentary "A Penny Earned" in the spring of 2009, and for the past 6 years he has taken part in the Junior Achievement program Finance Park, which teaches students financial responsibility.

     
 

Justin Lunsford


Justin Lunsford taught science at Rochester High School and Huntington North High School for 18 years. He taught Biology, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Physics, and Earth Science. Two years 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 also earned a Masters of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Purdue University in 2015. He has been married to Aimee for 18 years this summer and has two children, Jack (14) and Sophie (10). He enjoys playing Frisbee golf, camping, and hiking with his family.

     
 

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.

     
 

Kathy Madren


Kathy Madren graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1987 from the University of Tennessee at Martin and later added a B.S. in Recreation Therapy in 1992 in lieu of becoming a Certified Recreation Therapist. After work in physical rehabilitation, marriage, and having two wonderful children, she returned to the work force as a teacher in North Carolina where she taught all levels of Biology I and AP Environmental Science. A move with her husband's work brought her to Indianapolis where she has spent 10 years teaching Biology I and II, IB Biology-SL & HL, AP Biology, ACP Biology L112, Anatomy & Physiology and Zoology at Lawrence Central High School and is presently in her 2nd year teaching at Park Tudor School teaching Biology and Environmental Science. She has completed a teaching fellowship with The American Physiological Society in 2006 and completed her Master's in Education from IUPUI in December of 2009. In her "spare time" she enjoys long walks, hiking, biking, working puzzles and reading a good book!

     
 

Allison Malloy


Allison Malloy teaches English at Carmel High School. Currently, she teaches AP Research, AP Seminar, and IU W131: Elementary Composition. She graduated from Butler University with a degree in English and Middle/Secondary Education and earned her Master's degree in Educational Supervision and Administration from Ball State University. Allison and her husband Matt, a middle school Social Studies teacher in MSD Pike Township, live in Carmel with their daughter, Kerington, and two dogs, Griffey and Tucker.

     
 

Brooke Marsh


Brooke Marsh received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Secondary Education from DePauw University in 2002 and her Master of Arts degree in Special Education Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Indianapolis in 2006. She is currently Team Leader for the C4 Program in BCSC and teaches Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education/School to Work and Preparing for College and Careers. Brooke and her husband (also an IOA instructor) live in Columbus and have two boys.

     
 

Daniel Marsh


Dan Marsh has a degree in Social Studies Education with minors in History and Political Science from Indiana State University. Dan has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Indianapolis. He is currently at Columbus North High School and teaches AP Government, World History. Dan is married to Brooke and has two children Noah 6 and Gabe 4.

     
 

David McCollough


David McCollough has been in education and coaching for over 35 years. David has taught health, physical education, drivers education, biology and anatomy. He has served as a boys varsity basketball coach for 33 years. He is actively involved in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. He has taught at Shenandoah, Noblesville, North Judson-San Pierre, and Richmond Schools. He and his wife Brenda, have 4 lovely children--Kelsey, Kirk, Kiley and Kaden.

     
 

Jill McGrath


Jill McGrath graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Secondary Education, English. Currently, she teaches Literature vs Film, ACP Composition, and AP Seminar at Hamilton Southeastern High School. She resides in Fishers with her husband, Joe, her son, Luke, and her daughter, Lucy. She is looking forward to a successful summer with IOA students.

     
 

Andrea McMurtry


Andrea McMurtry graduated from Purdue University with a BA in physical education and health. She received her Masters Degree from Ball State University in athletic administration and coaching. She currently teaches Wellness (health and physical education) at teacher at Fishers Junior High in Fishers, Indiana. Andrea was named the 2013 Indiana and Midwest District Physical Education Middle School Teacher of the Year. She is also the 2013 Fuel Up to Play Program Advisor of the Year. She lives in Fishers with her husband and son, Chaz, who will start 3rd grade next year. She is looking forward to an exciting summer school session with her IOA students.

     
 

Timothy McRoberts


Tim McRoberts currently serves as the Associate Director for the Indiana Assoc. of School Principals. Tim served as Principal at Cascade HS and Speedway HS. Prior to becoming an administrator, Tim spent time in the High School classroom teaching US History, Government and Economics at Cascade High School. Tim has a Bachelor's degree from Ball State University and a Master's Degree in Administration from Indiana University. Tim also recently completed his Ed.S. from Indiana State University.

     
 

Meghan Medendorp


Meghan Medendorp is a physical education teacher and aquatics director at Avon High School. Meghan started teaching at the intermediate level in 2005 and moved to the high school level in 2009. She coached Avon High School swim team for six years and now works as an event supervisor for a variety of sporting events at Avon. Meghan swam for Indiana University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in teaching. She also received a minor in Health Education and an endorsement in Computer Education. Meghan completed her Masters in Educational Leadership from IUPUI in 2011.

     
 

Chris Meguschar


Chris Meguschar currently teaches at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. He has been in education for 25 years, with two years teaching English in Japan in the early 1990s. The past 22 years have been spent at Lawrence Central where he teaches US Government and World History. He is married to Beth Meguschar, former educator, and together they have 4 children. Chris graduated from Purdue University in 1990 with a History and Political Science major and is currently working on his Masters in East Asian Studies.

     
 

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 fourth 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 22 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 is a HUGE fan of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs!!!!

     
 

Janice Mitchener


Previous to retirement from the classroom, Janice Mitchener taught mathematics at Carmel High School for 26 years. Previous to that, she taught for 7 years at Greenwood Community High School and Southern Wells Jr/Sr High. She has taught AP Calculus BC, Multivariable Calculus, Finite, 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.

     
 

Jacqueline Morris


Jacqueline Morris has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington and a Mater's Degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan. She is a licensed Mathematics teacher for grades 5-12 and is currently teaching at a private facility for troubled youth in Lebanon, Indiana. She currently teaches 1 geometry, 2 sections of algebra, and 2 sections of algebra II. This is Jacqueline's 24th year of teaching, 11 years in the public school system and 13 years in the private sector. This is also Jacqueline's 7th year for instructing Algebra to IOA students in the summer. Jacqueline enjoys gardening during the summer months, reading whenever time permits, walking as a form of exercise, and traveling to adore and admire God's creation. Jacqueline is married (Willie) and has 2 sons (Josh, who is married and currently employed in the Information Technology Field & Zach, who has recently returned from serving in the United States Airforce).

     
 

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 four children. She and her husband have a seven year old son, Caden, a six year old daughter, Leah, a three year old son, Joseph, and a three month old baby, Anna. This is her eighth 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.

     
 

Mike Mullis


Mike Mullis received a B.A. in Social Studies Education and an M.S. in Educational Technology and Instructional Design from Purdue University. He has taught middle social studies, U.S. History, Psychology, and Government for many years. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth sports.

     
 

Jeff Naas


Jeff Naas is a graduate of Indiana University who currently teaches and coaches in Carmel. He is married with 3 girls age 11, 10, and 6. Jeff and his family enjoy following IU athletics.

     
 

William Naas


William Naas has enjoyed impacting students in many different roles during his career as an educator. He taught Biology, Chemistry, and ICP at Evansville Memorial HS and Southport HS. He was a school counselor at North Central HS. Currently, he is an assistant principal at Westfield HS. He is a proud graduate of Indiana University. When not working at school he enjoys outdoor activities and sports with his family.

     
 

Alyssa Neal


Alyssa Neal is a teacher at Zionsville High School. In her sixteen years there she has taught algebra I, algebra II, ICP, and biology. She is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis where she received her bachelors degree in biology and math. She also received her masters degree in education from Oakland City University. While at UIndy, she meet her husband Chad (also a teacher) when they both competed on the Track & Field team. They currently live in Brownsburg and have three daughters, Adelyn (12), Izabel (10) and Elaina (7). They enjoy traveling, boating, and attending various sporting events.

     
 

Chad Neal


Chad Neal is finishing up his 19th year of teaching, the last ten at Brownsburg High School. In his ten years at Brownsburg he has taught Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. He is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis where he received his bachelor's degree in math and math education. He also received his master's degree in education from Olivet Nazarene University. While at UIndy, he participated in football and track. He met his wife of fifteen years while attending UIndy. They currently live in Brownsburg and have three daughters, Adelyn (12), Izabel (10) and Elaina (7). They enjoy traveling, boating, and attending various sporting events.

     
 

Larry Nielsen


Larry graduated from Manchester College and got his MS from IU. He taught for 36 years ending his career as Athletic Director at Lynhurst MS which feeds into Ben Davis HS. He is married with four children and three grand children. He loves to hunt, boat, and work on the farm.

     
 

Suzy Nielsen


Suzy Nielsen grew up on the Westside of Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University . She has been in education since 1977. She received her bachelors and masters from Indiana University. She taught Health, Physical Education, Drivers Education, and coached swimming at Noblesville Jr. High and High School for three years. Then, she went on to Ben Davis High School for fourteen years where she taught P.E., Health, Substance Abuse, and coached swimming for five years. Her swim team at Ben Davis won the state championship in 1980. She eventually moved on to Pike High School in 1994 where she has been a Guidance counselor since.

     
 

Kellie Nierzwicki


Kellie worked as a Wellness teacher in Pike Township for fourteen years. She has a bachelors degree in Physical Education as well a Masters degree in Education. Kellie and her husband, Jerry have three children (Lucas, Gunnar, and Grace Kellie). Kellie currently works as a REALTOR with Keller Willams Realty.

     
 

Allison Nixon


Allison Nixon taught Chemistry and Integrated Chemistry/Physics for 5 years at Franklin Central High School. She currently stays at home during the school year, but enjoys teaching science during the summer! Mrs. Nixon received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Purdue University in 2008. She also has her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. In addition to teaching science, Mrs. Nixon has served as a class sponsor, student council sponsor, and Riley Dance Marathon co-chair. Mrs. Nixon has been married to her husband, Greg, for 8 years, and they have two young daughters.

     
 

Jill Noel


Jill Noel is currently teaching at Carmel High School. She has been teaching for 20 years and has primarily taught beginning accounting, advanced accounting and personal finance. She earned a Master's of Education from Walden University, with a concentration in literacy and curriculum. In her spare time, Jill enjoys gardening, boating, reading and spending time with friends and family. Jill loves watching the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and her new favorite show this year is Designated Survivor.

     
 

Bernard O'Connor


Mr. O'Connor has been a physical education/health teacher for 18 years. His first 2 years teaching were in Danville and the past 16 have been in Perry Township. He has coached many sports during those years (track, football, baseball, basketball, softball). With his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, swimming, and working out.

     
 

Megan Osborn


Megan has been a physical education and health teacher for 19 years. She played soccer at and graduated from Goshen College in 1998 with her Bachelor of Arts in K-12 PE, and secondary health. In August of 2009, Megan completed her Masters of Science in Human Movement and Sports Conditioning. Megan has been a girls' varsity soccer coach and currently coaches U18 Women at Westside United. Megan is married to Ryan, and they have two children.

     
 

Ryan Osborn


Ryan is entering his 10th year of teaching, fourth year at Carmel High School. Prior to teaching at Carmel, Ryan was the physical education/health department chair at Avon High School. Coach Osborn is currently a physical education teacher and Varsity Assistant for the Boy's Basketball team at Carmel High School. He was a member of the men's basketball team at IUPUI where he earned his bachelors degree in physical education with a minor in health. In 2009 he completed his Master's degree in Human Movement with a concentration in Sports Conditioning from A.T. Still University. Ryan's wife, Megan, is a physcial education/health teacher at Carmel Middle School. Together they have two daughters, Ryan Faith (9) & Griffin Grace (4). When Ryan is not teaching or coaching he enjoys working out and spending time with his family.

     
 

Brandon Painter


Brandon Painter graduated in 2007 from IUPUC with an Elementary Education degree and a licensure in Middle School Science from IUPUI. His license now includes secondary Biology and K-12 Physical Education. Brandon is a graduate of Center Grove High School and has completed his tenth year teaching in Center Grove Community Schools. His current teaching position is at Center Grove Middle School Central teaching 8th grade Science. He is a member of his school’s Technology Professional Development Team and coaches Freshman Football at CGHS and Boys’ Track at CGMSC. Brandon married his high school sweetheart, Stacie, and they have three children, Mollie, Macie and Nolen.

     
 

Cathy Patane


Cathy Patane has just completed her 22nd year at Carmel Clay Schools. She has taught US History and government, and is in her 11th year with IOA. She is currently a School Counselor at Carmel High School. Cathy is married to a teacher who also works for Carmel Clay Schools. Cathy enjoys spending time with her three children, and enjoys visiting with friends.

     
 

Justin Pelley


Justin Pelley currently teaches at Western Boone High School. He has experience with English 9, 10 and 11 and is the head football coach at Webo. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Hanover College in 2003 where he was a member of the football team for four years. He also has his masters degree in counseling. Justin currently lives in Danville with his wife Jenni and children Rylee, Ashton and Turner.

     
 

Dan Perdun


Hello, I am Dan Perdun. This is my 15th year of teaching. I love math & believe everyone can learn math at a high level. I've enjoyed teaching Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, & IB Mathematics. I have spent my entire teaching career at Carmel High School. In my free time, I love to workout, spend time with family. I also love watching super-hero movies.

     
 

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.

     
 

Jessica Petersen


Jessica Petersen has taught since 2001 at the college, middle school, and high school levels. She currently teaches Pre - AP Honors Chemistry and AP Biology at Brownsburg High School.

     
 

Matt Poisel


Matt Poisel graduated from Franklin College in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics secondary education and pure mathematics. He just completed his ninth year at Fishers High School where he has taught geometry, algebra II, and quantitative reasoning. He is also the head JV baseball coach. Matt is married to his wife, Angela, and they have an eight-year old son, Eli, a five-year old daughter, Abby, and a three-year old son, Elliott.

     
 

Lindsey Polson


Lindsey Polson graduated from Plainfield High school and attended college at IUPUI where she earned her degree in Secondary Education for Social Studies. Lindsey taught at Avon her first 3 years, but is currently a stay at home mom. At Avon she taught Geography and History of the World along with World History and coached volleyball and basketball. Previously she substitute taught and coached volleyball, basketball, and softball at Plainfield High School and Middle School. Lindsey resides in Plainfield with her husband Jon and sons Everest, Wilder, and Fisher.

     
 

Joy Lynn Polston


Joy Lynn Polston has a BS degree in Physical Education and an MA degree in Health Education from Eastern KY University, certifications in Adapted PE from the University of Kentucky and a Visually Impaired certification from the University of Louisville. Mrs. Polston has extensive experience teaching Health and Physical Education to all ages. She is currently an adjunct professor for Indiana Wesleyan University and a Blind/Low Vision teacher from Southside Special Services of Marion County serving students from Franklin Township and Beech Grove Schools.

     
 

Brian Quinlan


Brian, or Mr. Q as he's known to his students, is an engaging teacher at Center Grove Middle School Central. He has been teaching for 17 years, the last 9 spent as a math teacher in Center Grove. Brian graduated with his Education degree from IUPUI in 2000 and also has a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from IUPUI. He has coached basketball and track in past years. Brian lives in Perry Township with his wife Stephanie, the Principal of a local middle school. They have two children aged 17 and 13 who attend school in Perry.

     
 

Justin Raney


Justin Raney is in his 11th year teaching PE/Health at Battle Ground Middle School. This is his 5th year teaching with IOA. Justin is also an Athletic Director and Coach. He graduated from Ball State University, with a major in Health and Physical Education.

     
 

Eric Rauch


Eric Rauch has been in education for 20 years and is currently a Supervisor of Learning at Carmel Clay Schools. Prior to becoming an administrator, Eric was a classroom teacher of AP Biology and Biology at Westfield High School and Tri-West High School. He also served as a head boys basketball coach for 18 years. Eric earned his BS in Secondary Education from Marian University in 1995, and his MS in Educational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2011. He also earned his administrative license from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2015. Eric has earned several teaching accolades including the 2010 IPALCO Golden Apple Award. Eric and his wife have been married 17 years and live in Westfield with their 4 children; Madysen(12), Rylan(10), and twins Isabella(3) and Ainsleigh(3). He loves anything that has to do with Biology, outdoors, sports, and mostly just spending time with the family.

     
 

Daniel Reddan


Dan is a graduate of the University of Michigan and currently licensed to teach Earth/Space Science, Life Sciences and Physical Education at Fishers High School. He earned his master's degree from Western Governors University. Dan is married and has two kids.

     
 

Chard Reid


I am an IB Business Management and AP Macroeconomics teacher at Carmel High School. I am the men's varsity golf coach and the Carmel DECA advisor.

     
 

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.

     
 

Andrew Renie


Andrew Renie has been teaching at Lawrence Central for twenty-seven years.Currently, he is the assistant coach for WC swimming. Andy teaches US History, Economics, and runs the Internship program. He graduated from Purdue with a Bachelors of Arts and a Master of Education from IWU. His wife, Theresa and daughters Taylor and Amber reside in Franklin Township.

     
 

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.

     
 

Linda Roepke


Linda Roepke is a retired teacher from Perry Township in Indianapolis. She received her bachelor's degree from Ball State University and her master's degree from Indiana University. She taught both health and physical education for 34 years, spending most of her time in middle school. She coached freshman volleyball, 8th grade basketball, 7th and 8th grade track and varsity assistant golf, all at different times during her teaching career. She was also a member of the scouting team for the 1981 Southport High School girls' basketball state champions. She was a teacher of the year nominee in 2000-2001 and received the Life Member PTA award in 2003. She loves to play golf, travel and spend time with her golden retriever, Ashley. This is her eighth year to teach at Indiana Online Academy.

     
 

Brianne Rowan


Brianne Rowan has been teaching Wellness classes for the past 9 years. She received her PE/Health degree from Purdue University in 2004 and her Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan's in 2013. Currently she lives and teaches in Atlanta, Georgia, but enjoys spending her summer teaching online students for her home state of Indiana.

     
 

Michael Ryan


Michael Ryan graduated from Purdue University where he earned a degree in Math Education. He later attended Ball State University where he earned a Masters in Education Administration. He has taught Math classes ranging from Algebra I to Pre-Calculus for 10 years. Michael is passionate about developing an understanding for the material and creating an environment conducive to learning for all students.

     
 

Amy Scamerhorn


Amy Scamerhorn currently teaches Spanish I and Spanish II at Pike High School in Indianapolis, IN. She has taught at Pike since the spring semester of 2005, and the experience has been very rewarding for her. In addition to teaching Spanish, she supervises various extracurricular events such as athletic competitions and prom. In her spare time, Miss Scamerhorn enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family, friends, and her pets.

     
 

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. She has been teaching at Indiana Online Academy since 2012

     
 

Dianne Schoff


Dianne Schoff is a National Board Certified teacher in Mathematics certified through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She received her degree from Purdue University in 1983. She also is a graduate of the PEAK institute for Effective Instruction and Assessment. She has taught in the Lawrence Township district for 25 years at the middle and high school level. Currently she is the Mathematics Department Chairperson for Lawrence North High School and enjoys teaching various classes there. Dianne has 2 adult children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband,running, biking, swimming, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

     
 

Laura Schroeder


Laura earned a degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in Mathematics, from Indiana University in 1998. She earned her Masters in Secondary Education with an emphasis in technology from Indiana University-Purdue University in 2009. She has been a teacher for eighteen years and is currently teaching at Perry Meridian High School. She is married with one child and enjoys running with her cross-country and track teams.

     
 

Robert Seymour


This is Rob Seymour's sixth year teaching with IOA. He received his Bachelors degree from Indiana University in 1993. In 2008 he earned his Masters degree in Sports Administration and in 2010 a Masters degree in Educational Administration, both from Ball State University. Rob is in his twenty-third year of education and is currently finishing his ninth year as an administrator and third year as an athletic director at Fishers High School. Before going into administration, Rob taught nine years of elementary physical education in Westfield-Washington Schools and five years of high school physical education at Fishers High School. Rob is married to his wife Therisa and they have five children.

     
 

Gretchen Shafer


Gretchen Shafer is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelors degree in Physiology and Health Science and a Masters degree in Sport Administration. She teaches health and physical education at Fishers High School where she also serves and the Department Chair for Physical Education, Health and Nutrition. Mrs. Shafer also is the director of the age group swim lesson program at Fishers High School. Before becoming a teacher Gretchen was an Aquatics Director at a YMCA in Indianapolis. Gretchen has two daughters and a son, Ashleigh, Jordan and Jon.

     
 

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), and travel. Her husband is an administrator with Mt. Vernon schools, and they have two children. Their son, Shaun is 15. Much like Amy and her husband, he enjoys all athletics. Their daughter, Shay is 13, and loves everything in life. They have two dogs, a 70 pound black Bouvier des Flanders, Aspen, and a 9 year old Shih Tzu, Dusty.

     
 

Aimee Shirley


Aimee Shirley received her BA from Hanover College, Teaching Certification from Butler University and M.Ed from Olivet-Nazarene University. Aimee is in her 22nd year of teaching, for the past 12 years has been teaching Wellness and Department Chair for Noblesville Schools. Aimee has been married for 21 years to Scott, they have two children, Austin (19) and Noelle (17) and reside in Noblesville.

     
 

Lee Shively


Lee Shively brings more than a decade of outstanding service in a variety of public school settings to IOA's U.S. History summer school course. After receiving his degree in secondary Social Studies education from IUPUI, Lee spent a year teaching in Zionsville Community Schools and Indianapolis Public Schools. He currently teaches both regular and AP U.S. History at Speedway High School. He is also the co-director of their Intramural Athletics Program and serves on a faculty council that plans, organizes and delivers weekly professional development to staff. When away from teaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter (age 7) and sons (ages 5 and 2 months).

     
 

Jason Simmons


Jason Simmons is starting his ninth summer as a member of the IOA faculty. Last summer he taught Summer PE. Jason is currently the Dean of Students at Noblesville High School. Prior to taking over this responsibility he was the Health and Physical Education Department Chair at Ben Davis High School. Jason taught Health and PE at Ben Davis High School for two years. Jason graduated from Miami University with a degree in Physical Education and Health.

     
 

Nancy Singer


During the period Mrs. Singer worked at Avon High School she taught almost every English course offered at every level at least once, served as an IU adjunct lecturer for Introduction to Composition (W131), and was English department chair for many years. She received her undergraduate and masters degrees in English education from Indiana University. She has taught with IOA since 2010. To Mrs. Singer, one of the most important parts of education is spending time one-on-one with students and helping them achieve.

     
 

Albert Skinner


Mr. Skinner holds a M.S. in Sport Pedagogy and Administration from Purdue University, and is currently teaching Health and PE at Southport High School in Indianapolis, IN. He loves teaching, coaching, and family. His wife is working on her Ph.D. at Indiana University, but the real focus of their lives are 3 young boys, and one little girl.

     
 

Caleb Small


Mr. Small is currently a Business Teacher at Noblesville High School. He teaches Digital Citizenship, Introduction to Business, Preparing for College and Careers, and Summer School Economics. He also is an Assistant Football and Baseball Coach at NHS. Mr. Small received his B.S. in Marketing and Secondary Education from Marian University in 2012.

     
 

Dameion Smith


Dameion Smith is the APC teacher and Head Strength & Conditioning coach at Avon High School. Coach Smith works directly with over 20 Athletic programs at Avon High School and is focused on developing a better overall student-athlete. Coach Smith has over 15 years of experience and knowledge working with student-athletes at all grade levels, including K-12, College, and professional athletes. Coach Smith has a passion for helping others achieve a higher level. Coach Smith graduated from Avon High School and attended the University of Indianapolis where he earned his Master of Arts in Education. Also, Coach Smith is a level 2 USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach.

     
 

Ginny Smith


Ginny is currently in her 9th year at Westfield High School. At WHS she is the Dean of Students, she is also the girls basketball coach. Ginny and her family moved to Indiana from Arkansas, where she and her husband attended college and played basketball there. Ginny has two beautiful boys, Braden and Maddox.

     
 

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 8th grade science in Zionsville, where she coaches 8th grade volleyball. She loves spending time with her 5 year old son Tyler, and 1 month old Kevin.

     
 

Joanne Soller


Joanne Soller has been a teacher of students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing for 26 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 14 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.

     
 

Jason Spear


Jason Spear is a licensed teacher in Special Education and Physical Education and Health and Safety. During the past 4 years, Jason has taught Special Education at Lawrence Central High School. Prior to teaching at Lawrence Central, Jason taught at Carmel High School in Carmel for 3 years and he also taught at Central Middle School in Kokomo for 9 years. Jason graduated from Indiana University in 2000 with a degree in teaching K-12 Physical Education and Health and Safety. After student teaching in Kokomo, Jason pursued and completed his license to teach Special Education and has done so for the past 16 years. Jason graduated from Logansport High School in 1996. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Jason's philosophy on teaching is, "EVERY DAY IS A NEW DAY BECAUSE TOUGH TIMES DON'T LAST TOUGH PEOPLE DO!" His goal is to empower students to do their best to improve academically and to help students make better choices to prepare for their futures.

     
 

Julina Speer


Julina Speer is a Shortridge High School and Butler University graduate. She now teaches at Zionsville High School and is an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor. This is her 5th year teaching with Indiana Online Academy.

     
 

Heather Stacker


Heather Stacker is currently in Warren Township and in her 7th year of teaching 7th Grade Social Studies. She graduated from Taylor University in 2011 and is currently taking classes to work on her Masters. Heather enjoys cooking, movies, traveling and spending time with family.

     
 

Kristine Stafford


Kristine Stafford will be in her 11th year this fall teaching 7th grade Wellness at Avon Middle School North. This is her 7th year teaching with IOA. She also coaches the high school girls JV soccer team and middle school track & field. She graduated from Ball State University, double majoring in Health and Physical Education. She also has a license to teach Adapted Physical Education.

     
 

Tony Starks


Tony Starks is a retired teacher at Ben Davis High School. He has taught all levels of Social Studies and is currently teaching Personal Finance at Vincennes University and serves as an instructor for adult education. Tony received his bachelors from Indiana Central University and a masters degree from Indiana University. He has 37 years of experience in education and coaching. He is married and is a father of 6 children. Tony was the 2011 Olin Davis regional award winner in economics.

     
 

Angela Sterrett


Angie graduated from IUPUI in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and a minor in Health. She currently works at Perry Meridian Middle school teaching 7th and 8th grade.

     
 

Shellie Stoker


Shellie Stoker graduated from Brigham Young University in English and French Education, plus she has received her Masters of Education from Olivet Nazarene University. She has taught school for nineteen years--mostly English but a few years of French as well. Shellie has been married twenty-nine years and has two children and four grandchildren! She has taught every grade from 6th through 12th.

     
 

Luke Stone


Luke Stone has been teaching at Hamilton Southeastern High School for 10 years. He has taught a variety of Physical Education classes as well as Health Education classes during his time at HSE. Additionally, over the past 10 years, he has worked as an assistant coach for HSE's football and track & field teams. Luke is originally from western Kansas where he attended Garden City Community College where he played football for two seasons, then transferred to Indiana University and was a two year letterman for IU. In his free time, he enjoys working out, spending time with his family (wife and 3 kids), and rooting on any professional team from Kansas City.

     
 

James Stuart


James Stuart is currently the principal at James E. Davis School, located on the campus of the Indiana United Methodist Childrens Home. He also teaches an English class at the school every summer to maintain his teaching skills and because he genuinely enjoys teaching. His wife, Tammy, is currently an 8th grade teacher at Lebanon Middle School. She is also an IOA teacher. He has two grown boys, Chris and Sean, who are both currently working as well as pursuing other educational opportunities.

     
 

Tammy Stuart


Tamila Stuart is the daughter of 2 United Methodist ministers (talk about being a preachers' kid!) and the wife of an English teacher now principal at the United Methodist Childrens Home in Lebanon, Indiana. This is a residential treatment center/ school for troubled youth. Jim, her husband of 30 years, has been there for 27 years. She is the mother of Christopher, soon to be 30 years old and a instructional assistant for severely autistic youth. She is also the mother of Sean, now 25, an apprentice plumber and a construction worker. They live in Lebanon, Indiana where they have been since 1986 and where her grandmother is and her parents have retired to. The profession of educator has influenced her ENTIRE life and she is currently an 8th grade English teacher at Lebanon Middle School. Tammy has been at LMS since 2006. Previously she taught 9th grade English at Cascade High School in Clayton, Indiana. Tammy finished a Masters of Education degree through Indiana Wesleyan University's online program in 2010. She loves to travel, work with digital photo-journals, work in the yard, and read.

     
 

Leiwana Taylor


Leiwana Taylor is currently in her 13th year of teaching Spanish at Pike High School. She has taught grades 7-12. Leiwana graduated from Ball State University with a major in Secondary Education-Spanish. She went on to earn her Masters from Concordia University, Portland in 2011. She currently teaches Spanish I & II. She loves to travel and spend time with her two Yorkies, family, and friends.

     
 

Brian Tearman


Brian Tearman is a graduate from Purdue University (IUPUI) with a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Mathematics Education. Brian has taught at Avon High School for the past seven years and was previously at Avon Middle School North for 7 years. Brian lives in Avon with his wife and 4 children and spends most of his free time driving to his children's sporting events.

     
 

Valerie Teets


Valerie Teets graduated from Indiana University in 2009 with a BS in Kinesiology. For over 5 years in IPS high schools, she taught health and PE, in addition to being the athletic trainer. Currently, Valerie is teaching health and PE at Avon High School. She is also the athletic trainer through Hendricks Regional Health at Avon High School. Valerie also enjoying running, biking, and travel.

     
 

Rachel Terry


Rachel graduated in 2007 from Indiana University with a degree in Kinesiology. This is Rachel's 6th year with IOA and she is very excited to work with students from all over Indiana. She loves physical education and is a firm believer that all students should have the opportunity to learn how to become life long movers!

     
 

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 16 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 half marathons. One of her biggest accomplishments is finishing 3 Half Ironman triathlons. While working to finish 5 Half IM, she is working toward a full Ironman in the near future.

     
 

Taylor Treesh


Taylor Treesh graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics-Computer Science from Saint Joseph's College and in 2014 with a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Ball State University. After teaching and coaching for four years in the Avon and Franklin Community School Districts, he is currently the Athletic Director at Creston Middle School in Warren Township. This is his 5th summer teaching online class for IOA. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Megan, 2-year old daughter, Eva, and 7-month old twin daughters, Ruby and Nora.

     
 

Catherine Trinkle


Catherine Trinkle holds a B.A. in political science and geography from Indiana University and an M.L.S. from I.U. She is certified to teach economics, geography, history, government, library and technology services, and English.

     
 

Kristina Tucker


Kristina Tucker currently teaches Language Arts at Fall Creek Junior High School in Fishers, IN. Throughout her years in the classroom Kristina has also taught English 11, English 10, English 9, and English as a New Language. This is her fifth year with IOA and fourth year teaching English 12. Kristina's husband Chris is a school administrator and they have a two-year-old son. Kristina loves to travel, read, watch movies, walk her dog, and most importantly, watch her son grow and learn.

     
 

Scott Turnquist


Scott Turnquist is a PE teacher at Carmel High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Montana State University in 2004 where he was a member of the football team for four years. Scott currently lives in Zionsville with his wife and three children, and has greatly enjoyed Indiana since moving here in 2005.

     
 

Lauren Vail


Lauren Vail is in her seventh year of teaching for IOA. She currently teaches Nutrition, Sports Medicine and Physical Education at Fishers High School. Lauren earned a BA in Physical Education and Health in 2008 from Anderson University, where she played basketball for four years. SHe is also licensed in 5-12 Math and Family and Consumer Sciences. In December 2013, Miss Vail completed her Masters Degree in Physical Education and Coaching from Ball State University. Lauren is currently the Junior Varsity Girls Basketball coach at Fishers High School.

     
 

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!

     
 

Eric VanHaaften


Eric VanHaaften has taught freshman biology for eight years and Advanced Placement biology for seven years. Before that, he spent eight years teaching and conducting scientific research at Indiana University in Bloomington.

     
 

Jeffrey VanMeter


Mr. VanMeter is a physical education and health teacher in Perry Township. Before teaching in Perry Township, Mr. VanMeter taught in Washington township and Greenwood Community Schools

     
 

Timothy Vanwanzeele


Tim currently is the principal at The Decatur Township School for Excellence. DTSE is a public high school that facilitates a Blended Learning Community.

     
 

Kathryn Veldhuizen


Kathryn Veldhuizen has taught 7th grade Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. She has been teaching for IOA for nine 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 in SW Carmel. In her free time, Kathryn loves to bake, run, play board games with her husband, and spend time with her kids - 6 year old, 2.5 year old, and 3 month old.

     
 

Danielle Vohland


Danielle Vohland is the IB, AP, and Dual Credit Coordinator for Pike High School and Freshman Center in Indianapolis, IN. In her 16 years of education, she has taught US History, World History (AP/Honors/Regular), and World Geography. She received her Bachelors degree in Secondary Education and her Masters in Educational Leadership from IUPUI. She loves to read, shop, travel, and watch Cincinnati Reds games with her husband, son, and brand new puppy Bronson.

     
 

Kurt Walden


Kurt Walden is a licensed K-12 physical education and health teacher. Kurt completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He went to Indiana after completing his high school education at Danville High School in Danville, IN. While at Danville, Kurt was a three-year letter winner in football while being selected a team captain his senior year. While in college, Kurt worked as a Personal Trainer and a Student Assistant Strength Coach for the Indiana football, baseball, and cheerleading teams. Kurt earned a dual degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science while at IU. At Avon, Kurt taught two years of physical education at the Intermediate School and nine years at the Middle School. He also coached football, wrestling and track while being a teacher at Avon. January 2013 he started his own business working with clients who experience pain and discomfort. He utilizes Muscle Activation Techniques and Resistance Training to help his clients achieve their goals. When Kurt is not teaching he enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

     
 

Don Weir


Don Weir is Social Studies Department Chairman at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis and teaches Economics. He has been in education for over 25 years. Don also served as a teacher technology coach and high school girls' soccer coach. He is married to Jan Weir and together they have 3 children. Don graduated from Wabash College with a degree in History and Political Science. He has a Master's Degree in Museum Administration and served as a curator and museum administrator for Historic Landmarks of Indiana. Together, Don and his wife enjoy traveling, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, and other outdoor sports and activities.

     
 

Jan Carroll Weir


Jan Weir is a recently retired Chemistry teacher from Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. Prior to teaching, she was an associate biochemist at Eli Lilly and before that, she worked in oncology research at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She loves teaching online chemistry at the high school level because it gives her the opportunity to help students make connections between concepts in a math-based science and the "real world." She has taught several graduate level technology classes to adults and is currently tutoring high school and college students in Chemistry. Her motto is, "Technology must be like oxygen: ubiquitous, necessary, and invisible."

     
 

Ryan Wells


After earning his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Indiana University in 2007, Ryan Wells began his career at Kokomo High School where he currently teaches Physical Education and Advanced Physical Education. Ryan is also actively involved in Kokomo High School athletics. For nine years, Ryan has been the head wrestling coach and the assistant football coach. In addition to teaching and coaching, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, water sports, exercise, and exploring the great outdoors. He lives in Kokomo, Indiana with his wife, Michelle, and two daughters, Kamryn (12) and Breck (1 ½ ).

     
 

Matt Wernke


Matt Wernke is a math and statistics teacher at Carmel High School. He started teaching mathematics at IPS’s Northwest High School in 2000 after graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education. He has been teaching at Carmel High School since 2003 where he has taught Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Calculus and Statistics. He received his Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from IUPUI in 2010. When not teaching, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids.

     
 

Joe Wheeler


Joseph Wheeler is currently in his 16th year of teaching American Sign Language (ASL). He taught ASL in high school and colleges in Arizona before moving to Indiana in 2008. Since then, he has been teaching ASL at Carmel High School. He has a beautiful wife, and they have four awesome kids, Soleil and Gianna (11), Matthew (7), and Ainsley (6). He and his family are Deaf and use ASL as their first language. He enjoys sports, outdoor activities, drawing, gardening, and home improvement. He likes to watch his kids play sports.

     
 

J. Scott White


Scott is entering his 6th summer with IOA and received his Bachelors degree from IUPUI in 1995 and works in MSD Lawrence Township. He coached soccer at IUPUI for five years and then coached soccer and basketball at Lawrence Central High School and is currently the Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Scott enjoys traveling with family and playing golf in his spare time. He lives in Fishers with his wife Karen and son Tyler.

     
 

Kelli White


Kelli White is currently teaching physical education in Noblesville. She has coached various sports including high school swimming and soccer. Kelli graduated from IUPUI with a major in physical education. She went on to earn her Masters of Education from Indiana Wesleyan. She is married to Mike, a personal trainer. Mike is owner of, Body-N-Motion, a personal training facility. Kelli and Mike are proud parents of teenage twins. In her spare time she enjoys being physically active, watching her kids sporting events, and being with friends and family.

     
 

Scott A White


Scott White teaches Physical Education at Pike High School. He attended IUPUI where he majored in Physical Education with an English minor. Scott earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Education from IUPUI in 2007. He began his teaching career at Tri-West High School in 1994 teaching English and Physical Education while also serving as the boys’ varsity basketball coach. He moved on to Ben Davis High School in 1998 where he also taught English and Physical Education and served as an assistant coach and head coach in the boys’ basketball program. In 2007, Scott left for Pike High School where he currently teaches P. E. and serves as an assistant coach for boys’ basketball. He has two grown children and resides in Wayne Township with his wife of 34 years, Markanna.

     
 

Jared Williams


Jared Williams is a licensed U.S. Government teacher. He graduated from Purdue University in 2002 with a degree in social studies education. He has 15 years of experience as a social studies and special education teacher at Avon HS (3 years), Lawrence North HS (7 years, and Zionsville HS (5 years).

     
 

John Williams


John Williams has spent the last fourteen years of his 40 years in education as the principal of Carmel High School. Prior to moving to Carmel John was a teacher/coach, assistant principal, and principal at Harrison High School in Evansville, In. John is married to Paula Williams and together they have five children and five (soon to be seven) grandchildren.

     
 

Malari Williams


Malari Williams has been teaching for 10 years. She graduated in December of 2004 from Butler University with a Bachelor's 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, 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 7 year old son, Jackson, and her 4 year old son, Harrison!

     
 

Cassie Wiseman


Cassie Wiseman is a wife, mom, and teacher who lives in central Indiana. She is entering her tenth year of teaching Health and Physical Education at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Cassie graduated from Butler University in 2008 with a degree in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science. She played on the women's basketball team at Butler serving as a team Captain. She enjoys spending time with her husband Matt, four year old son Colton and 8 month old son Clay. In her free time, Cassie can be found exercising outdoors, shopping, and traveling to new places.

     
 

Pam Woods


Pam Woods has been teaching social studies at Pike High School in Indianapolis since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Secondary Education Social Studies in 2005 and a MS in Secondary Education in 2011 from Indiana University. In her free time Pam enjoys spending time with her husband Nate, her son Jude & her daughter Hazel, boating, camping, watching Colts football, and Hoosier basketball.

     
 

Jason Young


Jason is completing his 13th year teaching at Avon High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Health from Purdue University. Jason received his Master's in School Administration from Indiana University. Jason and his wife have 3 children.