Inside ECS: Monique Harris, Riverview

Inside ECS: Monique Harris, Riverview How did you become involved in volunteering? When Haiti had an earthquake in 2010, my church - Trinity Methodist - went to help. They noticed there was a need for shoes. I asked students at Riverview to help donate, and between our students and the church, we collected 600 [...]

Inside ECS: Monique Harris, Riverview2018-09-17T11:41:52+00:00

Inside ECS: Hiromi Hollett, ECHS/EMHS

Inside ECS: Hiromi Hollett, ECHS/EMHS What language do you teach and what inspired you to become a foreign language teacher? I teach Japanese 1 through 4 and Japanese AP.  I moved to America about 28 years ago and wanted to serve as a go-between for the U.S. and my native country, Japan.  Initially, I [...]

Inside ECS: Hiromi Hollett, ECHS/EMHS2018-09-14T15:16:43+00:00

Kathy Nusbaum, Teacher of the Year (Secondary)

  Kathy Nusbaum, Teacher of the Year (Secondary) Why did you choose to work in education/at a school? My parents were sponsored to America by a church in Demotte, Indiana 1980.  I remember both my mom, dad, and myself picking blueberries for money.  After-work, our sponsors made my dad take night classes so he [...]

Kathy Nusbaum, Teacher of the Year (Secondary)2018-05-31T14:43:50+00:00

Hillary Harder, Teacher of the Year (Elementary)

Hillary Harder, Teacher of the Year (Elementary) Why did you choose to work in education/at a school? I chose to work in education because I wanted to work through music to build community and work with kids, especially those who may not otherwise have access to instrumental music. I love studying music and performing [...]

Hillary Harder, Teacher of the Year (Elementary)2018-05-31T14:44:05+00:00

Tracy Kirts, Employee of the Year (Secondary)

Tracy Kirts, Employee of the Year (Secondary) Why did you choose to work in education/at a school? I have always enjoyed working with people/kids/students, of any age.   Being a mother of two school children, it allowed me to go to their sporting events, field trips and have the same breaks. What brought you to [...]

Tracy Kirts, Employee of the Year (Secondary)2018-05-31T14:44:21+00:00

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 Inductee2018-02-02T14:42:12+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 Side2018-02-02T11:17:56+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 Side2017-11-15T15:09:29+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 Beck2017-11-15T21:34:32+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, Woodland2017-11-15T15:11:54+00:00