Inside ECS: Tim Pedley, North Side

Inside ECS: Tim Pedley, North Side Ten years ago, Tim Pedley never saw himself teaching in Elkhart, Indiana. A native of Australia, Tim had his first experience in Michiana as an exchange student in Niles, MI. It was during his time as an exchange student that he met his future wife, whom he reconnected [...]

Inside ECS: Tim Pedley, North Side 2017-11-15T15:09:29+00:00

Inside ECS – Shaun McAllister, Mary Beck

Inside ECS – Shaun McAllister, Mary Beck Growing up, becoming a teacher was the last thing on Shaun McAllister’s mind. Her father was a teacher, and despite his efforts to encourage her to work in education, a rebellious streak led Shaun away from education and into criminal justice, with a focus on at-risk kids. [...]

Inside ECS – Shaun McAllister, Mary Beck 2017-11-15T21:34:32+00:00

Inside ECS – Cindy Irons, Woodland

Inside ECS – Cindy Irons, Woodland Walking into Woodland Elementary’s cafeteria, you’re almost certain to see one of two things: Cindy Irons hugging a student, or the food service team laughing and having a great time. As the food services manager at Woodland Elementary, it’s Cindy’s responsibility to keep the cafeteria running smoothly. But [...]

Inside ECS – Cindy Irons, Woodland 2017-11-15T15:11:54+00:00

Inside ECS: Joshua Hren, Elkhart Memorial

Inside ECS: Joshua Hren, Elkhart Memorial Vocal jazz teacher, Joshua Hren is already preparing his students for another state competition appearance. In the 2016-2017 season, Hren lead his choir group “Gold Rush” to Elkhart Memorial’s first state appearance in its history. “It was an incredible experience - a first for me as well,” said [...]

Inside ECS: Joshua Hren, Elkhart Memorial 2017-11-10T09:53:34+00:00

Inside ECS – Dennis Dandino, Building Services

Inside ECS – Dennis Dandino, Building Services Every day, over 14,000 students and staff depend on the plumbing skills of one very important man – Dennis “Dino” Dandino. As the district’s only plumber, it’s Dino’s job to keep water flowing through over one million feet of pipe. Dino’s career began when he enlisted in [...]

Inside ECS – Dennis Dandino, Building Services 2017-10-31T08:23:51+00:00

Inside ECS: Heidi Pawling, Woodland Elementary

Inside ECS: Heidi Pawling, Woodland Elementary “What can we do to help you and your child?” Heidi Pawling, head secretary at Woodland Elementary, has focused her job around this initiative: helping children and their parents in any way she can, by being proactive and involved. Whether it be a wake up phone call or [...]

Inside ECS: Heidi Pawling, Woodland Elementary 2017-10-17T08:41:18+00:00

Inside ECS: Tracy Borger, Riverview

Inside ECS: Tracy Borger, Riverview Most people can’t say they knew at five what they wanted to be when they grew up. But for Tracy Borger, first grade teacher at Riverview Elementary, the inspiration to become a teacher was sparked by her own kindergarten teacher. In a twist of fate, this kindergarten teacher would [...]

Inside ECS: Tracy Borger, Riverview 2017-10-17T08:36:18+00:00

Inside ECS: Diana Karre, Food Services

Inside ECS: Diana Karre, Food Services Secretary to Food Service Director, Diana Karre never thought that working in the food industry would include lending out her socks, but when the time came, and her adviser, Pamela Melcher, Food Service Director, found herself in a bit of a predicament, Karre willingly shared what she could, [...]

Inside ECS: Diana Karre, Food Services 2017-10-02T12:09:19+00:00