School Information

Located on Hively Avenue, in the heart of Elkhart, Monger Elementary is a small school that is warm and welcoming, diverse and inclusive. This sense of community and family can be felt the minute you enter the building. The caring staff is like a large extended family, providing students, parents, and one another with support, acceptance, and encouragement. Excellence in education combined with a positive atmosphere is what Monger Elementary is all about.


School Hours

At Monger, 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

Monger is located on Hively Avenue, about two blocks west of Main Street. Monger’s physical address is 1100 East Hively Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46517.


School Handbooks

Supply Lists 2019-2020

Staff Directory


April Walker, Principal
Amy Szakaly, Academic Dean

Office Staff
Nyta Tilford, Head Secretary
Jodie Wolschlager, Assistant Secretary
Cristal Chanon, Translator

Kindergarten – Jacquelyn Glasgow
Kindergarten – Mary Lehman
Kindergarten – Corry Wichman

First Grade – Sonia Araujo
First Grade – Fern Palmer
First Grade – Richelle Davies

Second Grade – Joy Graber
Second Grade – Bruce McDonald
Second Grade – Molly Bails

Third Grade – Lisa Baugh
Third Grade – Mike Swanson
Third Grade – Heather McKay

Fourth Grade – Angie Matthys
Fourth Grade –Kim Rivenes

Fifth Grade – Kyle Shoemaker
Fifth Grade – Jessica Moreno
Fifth Grade – Kelcie Haas

Sixth Grade – Stacy Lambdin
Sixth Grade – Hilary Singrey
Sixth Grade – Tara Ciesiolka


Special Program Teachers

Art – Shelbi Krecik
ESL – Denise Hensley
ESL – Tracey DeShone
Intervention – Linda Wagner
Intervention –  Lori Reyes
Keyboarding – Teresa Swartley
Library – Nikole Dinehart
Music – Richlyn Bigham
Physical Education – Caroline Stopiak
Special Education – Kim Austin

Additional Staff
Behavior Specialist – Kim Varga
Nurse – Mary Downing
Parent Support – Camelia Corona
Psychologist – Christina Morris
Social Worker – Emily Lewandowski
Speech Pathologist – Aileen Hurd

Support Staff
Paraprofessional – Lynnette Fitzsimons
Paraprofessional – Pushpa King
Paraprofessional – Nikki Glover
Paraprofessional – Esau Corona
Paraprofessional – Jazmin Martinez
Cafeteria Manager – Deb Benn-Robbins
Head Custodian – Amy Replogle
Custodian – Patrick Williams


PTO Information

Monger welcomes parental involvement in our school in many ways. One opportunity for parents to become involved is through our PTO.

The officers for Monger School’s PTO for the 2017-2018 year are:

General PTO Meetings will be held in the school library at 5:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. In the event there is no school on the first Thursday, the meeting will be held on the second Thursday of the month.  Parents are encouraged to attend PTO meetings and/or volunteer with PTO sponsored activities.  Please watch for newsletters and notifications from the PTO.  


School Improvement Plan

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