School Information

Located in the heart of Elkhart, Beardsley Elementary is a warm learning environment, dedicated to the success of every student. Beardsley Elementary School is truly “A Place for All Learners”. Our diverse, talented and dedicated staff are eager to help students learn and achieve.  Our community volunteers add so much to the positive school environment. Whether as tutors, mentors, or lunchtime readers, they share their knowledge and love with our students. Here at Beardsley, we strive for excellence in education with a positive, warm, caring and friendly atmosphere.


School Hours

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


School Address

Beardsley is located on McPherson St, about two blocks east of Johnson St. in-between Bristol St and Beardsley St. Beardsley’s physical address is 1027 McPherson St, Elkhart, IN 46514.


Staff Directory

Nicole Serge, Principal
Machelle Seese, Assistant Principal

Office Staff
Luz Palacios, Head Secretary

Lissette Isleno, Assistant Secretary

Kindergarten – Alexandria Cupery

Kindergarten – Morgan Tepe

1st Grade – Stephanie Kline

1st Grade – Anita Pratt

2nd Grade – Sue Felix

2nd Grade – Rebecca Dodd

3nd Grade –  Amy Mathews

3nd Grade – Val Mullins

4th Grade – Donna Misura

4th Grade – Kimberly Williams

4th Grade – Christina Snider

5th Grade – Mike Clemons

5th Grade – Jennifer VanDoren

6th Grade – Marc Thompson

6th Grade – Tracy Thompson


Special Program Teachers
Art – Jacob Bartlett

ESL –Melanie Watson

ESL Tech Assistant: Martha Ramos

Intervention – Jennifer Doolin 

Intervention –  Christine Ganger 

Intervention –  Emily Moyer 

Intervention – Kelly Brown

Keyboarding –  Casey Lott 

Library – Janet Simmons 

Music – Kimberly Johnson 

Physical Education – Michael Mitchell 

Special Education – Shawnna Dickerhoof

Special Education – Kasey Warren

Additional Staff
Nurse –
Parent Support – Cynthia Gilbert
Psychologist – Christina Morris
Social Worker –Brooke Murray
Speech Pathologist – Sara Gosztola

Support Staff
Paraprofessional – Cynthia Andrews
Paraprofessional – Karen Pfister
Paraprofessional – Margaret Schnippel
Cafeteria Manager – Amelia Larson
Head Custodian – George Morehouse III
Boys & Girls Club Elkhart Area Director – Whitney Miller

Supply Lists

Please click here for Beardsley’s school supply lists: Beardsley supply list

School Improvement Plan

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