School Information

Located on Strong Avenue, in the heart of Elkhart, Mary Daly Elementary is a school with about 570 students, that is warm and welcoming, diverse and inclusive. This sense of community and family is felt in the neighborhood where Mary Daly resides, and also within the walls of the school. The caring staff of Mary Daly is like a large extended family, providing students, parents, and one another with support, acceptance, and encouragement. Mary Daly provides an academic foundation and lifelong skills for all children in a safe and nurturing environment.


School Hours

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


School Address

Mary Daly is located on Strong Avenue, one block east of Nappanee Street (State Road 19) and one block north of Lexington Avenue. Mary Daly’s physical address is 1735 Strong Ave., Elkhart, IN 46514.



Supply Lists

Please click here for Mary Daly’s school supply lists.


Staff Directory

Office Staff
Joshua Nice, Principal
Carolyn Lesperance, Assistant Principal
Teresa McLain, Secretary
Megan Gaylor, Office Assistant
Diane Kramer, Nurse
Michelle Neel, Cafeteria Manager
Tracy Fisher, Social Worker
Cindy Weaver, Head Custodian
Kevin Adams, Elkhart Academy – Elementary

Becraft, Kristen
Brandy, Amanda
Kilmer, Kelsey

First Grade
Ruocco, Renee
White, Cindy
Zmudzinski, Marianne

Second Grade
DeShone, Allison
Genovese, Amber
Gray, Nicole
Ritchie, Laurie

Third Grade
Cossin, Nancy
Hill, Mackenzie
Williams, Amber

Fourth Grade
Hiatt, Carmen
McIntyre, Jessica
Mallo, Rachel
Treadway, Katie

Fifth Grade
Bishop, Anna
Isaac, Brittany
Kempton, Mackinzie

Sixth Grade
Biddle, Sarah
Hershberger, Susie
Kiehl, Ashley

ESL: VanKirk, LuAnne
Art: Leatherman, Jessica
Music: Harmon, Chris
Library: Hartwig, Evan
Technology Instructor: Moskowitz, Christine
Speech: Terry, Veronica
Reading Intervention: Regan, Lisa
Reading Intervention: Saal, Alyce
Math Intervention: Kelm, Tracy
Special Education: Reverman, Laura
Special Education: Wilson, Elizabeth
Special Education: Deuel, Jordan
Physical Education: Wentz, Rob
School Psychologist: Durrant-Walker, Marsha

PTO Information

Mary Daly welcomes parental involvement in our school in many ways. One opportunity for parents to become involved is through our PTO. The Mary Daly PTO can be contacted via email at

School Improvement Plan

To see our full Mary Daly School Improvement Plan, please click here: Mary Daly School Improvement Plan.