Sandy Carnall: Phi Beta Mu Inductee

Sandy Carnall: Phi Beta Mu Inductee North Side Band Director, Sandy Carnall has recently been inducted into Phi Beta Mu, an International Honorary Fraternity for band directors. It is an organization that honors outstanding band directors whose dedication and devotion to their profession is paramount.   “In order to be inducted into Phi Beta [...]

Sandy Carnall: Phi Beta Mu Inductee 2018-02-02T14:42:12+00:00

Inside ECS – Linda Stofko, West Side

Inside ECS – Linda Stofko, West Side “We are all in.” If there is one message Linda hopes to leave with people, it’s this one. As the English Language District Coach at Elkhart Community Schools, Linda’s mission is to provide excellent service to students and families, and help our families know they are welcome [...]

Inside ECS – Linda Stofko, West Side 2018-02-02T11:17:56+00:00

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