School Information

Nestled upon the banks of the meandering Elkhart River, Mary Beck’s state-of-the-art, two-story facility offers the convenience of a downtown city school set in a wooded environment close to Studebaker Park. Known for its dedicated, compassionate, and energetic staff, Mary Beck school welcomes the diversity of cultures, learning styles, and wonderful students who are at home in its neighborhood.

School Hours

At Mary Beck, school is in session from 8:35am to 2:55pm on Mondays and 8:35am to 3:35pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Monger’s office hours are 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

School Address

Mary Beck is located on McDonald Street, about two blocks north of Indiana Ave., next to Studebaker Park. Beck’s physical address is 818 McDonald Street, Elkhart, IN 46516.

Staff Directory

Tracey Kizyma-Whitmyer, Principal
Nina Swartzlander, Academic Dean

Office Staff
Jenny Souter, Head Secretary
Maleka Beard, Assistant Secretary

Kindergarten – Becky Banas
Kindergarten – Shantel Keith
Kindergarten – Stephanie O’Brian
Kindergarten – Maganne Vrient
First Grade – Sondra Flora
First Grade – Rita Janson
First Grade – Brittany Sears
First Grade – Sue Studer
Second Grade – Carla Darr
Second Grade –Giovanni Ponciano
Second Grade – Hannah Rohrer
Third Grade – Maria Garcilazo
Third Grade – Evelyn Muniz
Third Grade – Charles Luke
Third Grade – Ivette Sifuentes
Fourth Grade – Jennifer Benak
Fourth Grade – Jacquelyn Fair
Fourth Grade –Lora Mulstay
Fifth Grade – Britney Ellis
Fifth Grade – Suzanne Holcomb
Fifth Grade – Kaylee Miller
Sixth Grade – Heather Cline
Sixth Grade – Paige Grandison
Sixth Grade – Shannon Wingard

Special Program Teachers
Academic Trainer – Demetrius Pegues
ENL – Alexis Valdez
ENL – Robert Weber
Intervention – Megan Hughes
Intervention –  Elizabeth Schmucker
Intervention – Julie Stammich
Intervention –  Shaun Hesselbart
Music – Melissa Butner
Physical Education – Shaun McAllister
Science – Elizabeth Keiling

Additional Staff
Behavior Specialist – Kristy Hillman
Nurse – Cathy Lindhe
Parent Support – De Shawn Barnes
Social Worker – Carolyn Peters
Speech Pathologist – Paige Walters

Support Staff
Instructional Paraprofessional – Trudy Conley
Mild Intervention Paraprofessional – Lynette FitzSimmons
Instructional Paraprofessional – Natasha Gawthrop
Intense Intervention Paraprofessional – Esther Hargrove
Mild Intervention Paraprofessional – Bethanie Hartman
Mild Intervention Paraprofessional – Teila Hazwood
ESL Paraprofessional – Dinita House-James
Library/Media Paraprofessional – Casey Lott
Instructional Paraprofessional – Laura Matterson
Intense Intervention Paraprofessional – Terri Neely
Instructional Paraprofessional – Pamela Reddell
Intense Intervention Paraprofessional – Tammi Robison
Translator Paraprofessional – Blanca Vargas
Keyboarding Paraprofessional –
Head Custodian – Wade Bowser
Custodian – Josh Borkholder
Custodian – Lucas Shirley

Supply Lists

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School Improvement Plan

To see Mary Beck’s School Improvement Plan, please click here: Mary Beck School Improvement Plan.