It’s once again a
time of transition for the Duneland School Corporation between two school
years with many hires and leaves.
At the start of
Monday’s Duneland School Board meeting, Assistant Superintendent of
Instruction Monte Moffett asked principals to introduce new teachers and
transfers for the upcoming 2017-18 school year, many of whom have Duneland
Elementary, Lisa Hayes will teach 2nd Grade. She is a CHS alum and taught as
a Title 1 teacher in Portage schools.
Rachel McCrum and
Mallory Mitchell will teach 3rd Grade at LES. McCrum graduated from CHS and
Butler University. Mitchell comes from Valparaiso and taught previously at
Porter Twp. schools.
Principal Linda Rugg introduced Elisa Hoffman, who will teach 2nd Grade, and
Samantha Furto, who will teach 3rd Grade. Furto is a CHS graduate and
attended Jackson Twp. Elementary.
“I’m so happy to be
back home,’ Furto said. “I can’t wait to teach kids to be everything they
can be here in Chesterton.”
Gorski will be the vocal director at the middle school. She previously
taught at Hebron Schools and Pierce Middle School in Merrillville.
CHS Principal Jeff
Van Drie announced that Erin Cochran will be transferring from CMS to CHS to
teach Math and Justin Martinson is transferring from Liberty Elementary to
teach German at CHS, replacing Michelle Bartels, who retired this year.
Also at CHS, Brian
Hennigar will teach Science, succeeding longtime teacher Bill Bailey.
“I do have some big
shoes to fill but thankfully I am a size 16 so I think that will help,”
Hennigar said. “I look forward to giving everything I have.”
will teach Business at CHS and Gretchen Arthur has been hired as a guidance
Kim Marshall, who has taught Social Studies at CMS, will be an integration
specialist for Duneland.
Mary Ann Martin,
who taught Family and Consumer Sciences at CHS, will transfer to Jackson
Elementary to teach 4th Grade.
include Molly Stewart as a CMS attendance secretary, Lisa Ilgin as the main
office secretary at Jackson, Diane Brown as attendance secretary at CHS and
Gianna Fraley as media secretary at Brummitt Elementary.
Trenton Tyler will
be a system specialist for Duneland and Arlene Miller and Sarah Armstrong
have been hired as kitchen helpers.
Summer help for
groundskeeping are Kelly Delvalle, Jimmy Hasselburger, Dalton Claussen and
personnel report are coaching appointments for CMS and CHS.
At CHS, Mark
Anderson will be the Boys Varsity Basketball assistant coach, Adam White
will be the Boys Junior Varsity Basketball coach and Jordan Lewis will be
the Boys Freshman Basketball assistant coach.
Andy Wheele will
again coach Boys/Girls Diving at CHS. Dawn Matthys will be the head
Gymnastics coach and Christy Dzierba will be the assistant Gymnastics coach.
Sarah Fratto will coach Cheerleading. Keith Davison will be the Wrestling
assistant coach and Alex Boatright will coach Freshman Wrestling. Tom
Moeller will be the assistant coach for Boys Cross Country. Clint Brown will
the assistant coach for Boys Track and Jim Socha will be the assistant coach
for Girls Track. Scott Bartlett will be the volunteer coach for Girls Track.
Tom Bour will be
the Girls Tennis head coach and Christine Roof will be the assistant coach.
Tom Bour will be the Boys Tennis head coach.
At CMS, Nick Bamber
will be the head coach for 7th Grade Girls Basketball. Becky Holt will be
the 8th Grade Volleyball head coach and Kim Stento will be the head coach
for 7th Grade Volleyball. Tom Garzella will be the head Football coach.
school year are Duneland Schools payroll processor Debi Harlow and Food
Service worker Shirley Kay Trowbridge.
month are CMS Social Studies teacher Kim Marshall, Jackson Elementary 2nd
Grade teacher Vicki Dalton, 7th Grade Volleyball coach Diane Mrak, CHS
Guidance Counselor Diane Brown, CMS instructional aide Kaitlin Bruning, bus
driver Sarah Pistorio, WIS media secretary Linda Schwab, 8th Grade
Volleyball coach Anne Stark, 7th Grade Volleyball coach Kelly Williamson,
Yost School instructional aide Heather Burkus, CHS Quiz Bowl coach Anna
Zervos, Natural Helpers leader Robyn McBride, CMS instructional
aide/lifeguard Cathy Schuster, 7th Grade Boys Basketball coach Adam Tenbarge,
technology aide Trenton Tyler, custodians Sara Parker and Thomas Cotner, CHS
Boys Varsity Basketball assistant coach Bob Nemtuda and CHS utility aide
personnel for Duneland’s summer school and driver’s education instructors.
Ed this summer are Jason Gast, Greg Kearney, Robin Hanson, Dennis Leonard,
Henry Matthys and Tina Clindaniel.