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Bob Hays    

Education:  Western Illinois, B.S., Indiana State, M.S.
Hobbies:  Woodworking & Carving & Stained Glass
Extra-Curricular:  MS/HS Wrestling
Classes Taught:  Technology/Engineering, Health
Hobbies:  Stained Glass, Wood Carving , and Wood Working
Favorite Movie:  Cool Hand Luke
Favorite Singer or Group:  Hank Williams,Sr.
Favorite Book:  "The Stand" Stephen King
Favorite Food:  All
Favorite Sport:  To Watch Football-To Do Wrestling


David Glassburn    

Education:  Boiler Up!
Hobbies:  Golf, Yard Work
Extra-Curricular:  Cleaning the Garage, Golf
Classes Taught:  Physical Education, Life/Sports Fitness, Muscular Development
Favorite Movie:  Band of Brothers Series, Good Eats TV Show
Favorite Singer or Group:  I like all music, Country and Western
Favorite Book:  Old Man and the Sea, Still haven't beat that one!
Favorite Food:  I love it
Favorite Sport:  I love'em, I really like Golf
Family:  I have 1 great wife, 3 fantastic kids, 2 barking dogs, 1 three legged goat(For Sale)... The goat not the other stuff.



Kathleen D. Hetterick    

Education:   B.A. College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN M.Ed University of Minnesota
Hobbies:   Golfing, reading, traveling
Extra-Curricular:   I watch my students participate in each sport throughout the year
Classes Taught:   HS Resource Room
Favorite Movie:   Grumpy Old Men, Caddyshack, Fargo
Favorite Singer or Group:   Dave Koz, Diana Krall, anything related to jazz, and old time rock & roll
Favorite Book:   Historical non-fiction; detective and mysteries for fiction
Favorite Food:   Steak, pizza, all kinds of sea food
Favorite Sport:   I watch everything related to sports, but I especially enjoy following my beloved Minnesota teams :)

Mariesa Burke   

Classes Taught:  Language Arts 6


Tansey Mulligan
Middle School Principal

Education:  BA in English from Indiana University;  EdS in Educational Leadership from Purdue University;  MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University;  Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Purdue University
Hobbies:  Cooking, Gardening, Photography
Favorite Movie:  Prairie Home Companion; To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Singer or Group:  Sheryl Crow; 70s music
Favorite Book:  Pride & Prejudice; To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Food:  Cheeseburger; Guacamole
Favorite Sport:  Golf, College Basketball
Comments: I graduated from Benton Central High School.


Samantha Wagner   

Kathryn Tallaa,RN  

Education:   Ivy Tech Community College, ASN
Hobbies:   Reading, canning, technology
Extra-Curricular: Choir, mission committee at Brook UMC   Choral Groups
Classes Taught:   Parenting Self-Sufficiency Program
Family:   Mother of 3, Grandma to 13, and brand new Great Grandma. Work at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in the OB Department. Happily married to Samer Tallaa from Syria.
Favorite Movie:   Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Favorite Singer:   Multiple Country Artists
Favorite Book:   Dragonriders of Pern series
Favorite Food:   Middle Eastern or Chinese
Favorite Sport:   like to watch....


Amanda Sanchez  

Classes Taught:   Paraprofessional

Jenn Barrett   

Education:  Ball State University
Hobbies:  Painting, Weaving, Gardening, Adult Coloring Books
Extra-Curricular:  MS & HS Art Club , Benton County Fair Board, Christain Church Service Projects, 4-H basket lessons, Teaching Adult Painting, Basket, and Jewelry Lessons
Classes Taught:  MS Art Rotation, Adv MS Art, MS Photojournalism, HS Draw/Paint, HS Fiber Arts, Adv. 2-D
Favorite Singer or Group:  Almost all types of Music
Favorite Food:  Sour Patch Kids
Favorite Sport:  Playing with my dogs
Comments: I am working on a collection of woven Scultptures/Baskets in hopes of having them in an art show.

Robert Slavens   

Education:  Bachelor's of English Teaching, Indiana State University
Hobbies:  Reading, writing, art, and playing music.
Classes Taught:  English 7, Challenge English, Digital Literacy
Favorite Movie:  Creepshow
Favorite Singer or Group:  Van Halen
Favorite Book:  Frankenstein, and anything Stephen King or Clive Barker
Favorite Food:  Steak and potatoes


Lisa Ekstrom    

Education:  Ball State University (1978 BS; 1983 MA; Purdue University-Calumet; Indiana Wesleyan University; Wabash Valley Teacher Mentor Program
Hobbies:  reading, scrapbooking, theatre, collecting mugs and magnets from places I visit
Extra-Curricular:  I'm retired. I have coached MS cheerleading, sponsored MS StuCo, and sponsored numerous junior and senior classes
Classes Taught:  resource room grades 6-8; advisory 7
Favorite Movie:  disaster flicks and musicals
Favorite Singer or Group:  Dan Fogelberg; Harry Chapin; Lonestar; Martina McBride; Broadway musical cast recordings
Favorite Book:  Anything by John Grisham or Jodi Piccoult; historical non-fiction
Favorite Food:  pork chops (Norm's and Earl's----it's an Ekstrom specialty); potatoes: baked, fried, mashed; cake w/LOTS of frosting
Favorite Sport:   MARCHING BAND!!! It requires lots of physical and mental endurance to march sets and play and instrument at the same time!
Comments:  Born in Gary, IN, and raised in Crown Point, IN. I'm a graduate of Crown Point High School Class of 1974. I moved to Newton County in 1979
Family:   Husband: Ed (SNHS grad).He works at SNES Daughter: Melody (SNHS grad---Class of 2009)
Son: Justin (SNHS grad---Class of 2011)


Lori Salciunas    

Education:  Franklin College =B.A. in Religious Studies, with minors in Psychology and Sociology; B.A. in History; B.A. in Secondary Education - primary area: World Civilizations; secondary areas: U. S. History, Psychology and Sociology. Middle School endorsement. Master of Science in Education from Indiana University.
Classes Taught:  Psychology, Sociology, and 8th Grade U. S. History

Josef Keller   

Education:  Quincy University, B.S. in Mathematics
Hobbies:  Baseball, live sports and music, spending time with my dog and family
Extra-Curricular:  MS Football, Girls Basketball
Classes Taught:  Algebra I
Favorite Movie:  Super Troopers
Favorite Singer or Group:  Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Billy Joel
Favorite Book:  Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Favorite Food:  Pizza, BBQ
Favorite Sport:  Baseball


Terry Brown   

Position:  Paraprofessional


Erin Lindsay   

Position:  Middle school counselor
Education:  Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Arts, Master of science if education
Hobbies:  Reading, traveling, playing with my dogs, and watching scary movies
Extra Curricular:I am the 6th grade sponsor and co sponsor of student council and the middle school leadership team
Favorite Movie:  Anything that will make me laugh
Favorite Food:  Mexican, pizza, and wings
Favorite Sport: Hockey and football
Family:  family- my husband Patrick and my 2 dogs Peanut and Gracie


Jayne Huckstep   

Position:  MS Paraprofessional


Jennifer Kindig   

Education:  Purdue - Education bachelors in language arts 1-12
Hobbies:  reading, gardening, spending time with family and friends
Extra-Curricular:  Girls Golf
Classes Taught:  English 9,10
Family:   Married to Ryan Kindig, have four children - Ross, Grace, Andrew, and Alex
Favorite Movie:   Dead Poets Society
Favorite Singer:  Third Day
Favorite Book:  Gone With the Wind
Favorite Food:  Beef and noodles
Favorite Sport:   Basketball

Office of Administration
Todd Rudnick - Supt.
13232 S. 50 E.
Kentland, Indiana 47951
Phone: 219-474-5184
Fax: 219-474-6966

Elementary Address
Casey Hall - Principal
13188 South 50 East
Kentland, IN
Phone: 219-474-5167
Phone: 888-763-9866
Fax 219-474-3621

Middle School Address
Tansey Mulligan - Principal
13100 South 50 East
Kentland, IN
Phone: 219-474-5167
Phone: 888-763-9866
Fax 219-474-3624

High School Address
Charles Huckstep - Principal
Jeff Taylor - Tech Director
Chris Bell - Athletic Director & Transportation
13102 South 50 East
Kentland, IN
Phone: 219-474-5167
Phone: 888-763-9866
Fax 219-474-6592

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