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Brandy Pitstick   

Education:  Purdue University
Hobbies:   Playing basketball and singing
Extra-Curricular:  Student Council Sponsor
Classes:   Calculus, PreCalculus and Algebra 2
Favorite Singer or Group:  Brad Paisley
Favorite Food:   Chocolate
Favorite Sport:  Basketball
Family:   My husband, Dan, and I have three children: Bradley, Jacob, and Elizabeth.

Chase Eldridge   

Education:  Saint Joseph's College & B.S. in Chemistry
Hobbies:  Traveling, camping, fishing, ctiesomic books and other nerdy stuff
Extra Curricular:   Freshman class sponsor, Science Olympiad
Classes:  Chemistry I & 2, ICP
Favorite Singer or Group:  Radiohead
Favorite Movie:  Captain America The Winter Soldier
Favorite Food:  General Tso's Chicken
Favorite Book:  The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Favorite Sport:  Tie between football and futbol
Comments:  I'm am from Rensselaer.

John Durham

Dr. Chris Moss  

Position:  Teacher/Athletic Trainer
Education:  B.S. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN; MEd Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN; MSS United States Sports Academy, Daphne, AL; DHSc, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Class:  Introduction to Physical Therapy & Medical Terminology
Extra Curricular:  Rebel Athletics
Hobbies:  Golf & playing drums
Family:   I am married (Amy) with three children, Christopher Michael, Jonathan Arthur, and Maria Ruth.
Favorite Movie:  Blues Brothers
Favorite Singer or Group:  Kiss
Favorite Book:  I'm Not Really Here by Tim Allan or The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Favorite Food:  Pulled Pork BBQ
Favorite Sport:  I like to play golf with my kids.
Comments:  In addition to teaching, I provide athletic training services to the student-athletes of South Newton High School. I am married and have three children. Additionally, I am a die-hard fan for the Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Blackhawks, and Chicago White Sox.

Todd Rudnick  

Position:  Superintendent
Education:  BA University of Evansville, MS and Eds Purdue University
Hobbies:  Golf and reading
Family:   I enjoy spending time with our seven grandchildren.


Larry Whaley   

Education:  SNHS
Hobbies:  Camping, Working at the Farm
Family:  Wife - Mary, Children - Daniel, Kevin, Genny

April Sammons

April Sammons   

Hobbies:  Reading, Walking, Riding My Bike, Playing With My Boys
Position:  Media Assistant
Favorite Movie:  Armageddon
Favorite Singer or Group:  Luke Bryan
Favorite Sport:  Volleyball
Family:  Kids:  Hume, Garrett, Eli and Cy, Husband: Jim; We have a family cabin in Wisconsin where we vacation every summer


Brenda Eilers   


Jeff Taylor    
Technology Director

Education:  Associates - National Institute of Technology for Electronics and computer Engineering
Certifications - A+, Network+, Microsoft Certified Professional, Lenovo Certified
Favorite Movie:  War Games
Favorite Singer or Group:  Bad Company
Favorite Book:  Dune


Randy Pontius

Classes Taught:  6th/7th grade Social Studies, Service Learning, and Digital Literacy.
Education:  M.S. in Administrative Leadership from Western Governors University
Extra-Curricular:  Basketball, class sponsor.
 Going to state parks with my family, fishing, and pretty much any outdoor summer activity.
Favorite Movie:
  Field of Dreams
Favorite Singer or Group:  Pearl Jam
Favorite Book:  They Call Me Coach John Wooden
Favorite Food:  Pizza
Favorite Sport:  Basketball
Family:  I am married and have 3 children.  My wife's name is Lezley and my sons are Carsten and Kylian.  My daughter's name is Kendalyn.  All three of my children attend South Newton Elementary School.  I enjoy spending time with my family and all sports.  My favorite teams are the Bulls, Bears, White Sox,and the Michigan Wolverines.


Chris Bell    
Athletic Director, Dean of Students, School Safety, and Transportation Director

Education:  St. Joseph's PE/Health
Hobbies:  Sports, fishing, biking
Extra-Curricular:  Football, wrestling
Favorite Movie:  Gladiator
Favorite Singer or Group:  AC/DC
Favorite Book:  greatest generation
Favorite Food:  Pizza
Favorite Sport:  Westling
Family:  I enjoy my family, I had 3 boys a step daughter, 2 grand daughters and 1 step grandson


Karen Van Duyn   

Education:  BS - Indiana State   MS - Purdue
Hobbies:  Gardening, going to the theater, traveling , riding my Harley, and being with friends
Extra-Curricular:  National Honor Society; Drama Department
Classes Taught:  English 11, 12 and 11/12 AP English (Dual Credit)
Favorite Movie:  Auntie Mame
Favorite Singer or Group:  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and a thousand others!
Favorite Book:  The one I'm currently reading
Favorite Food:  Steak
Favorite Sport:  Football
Family: I love being a Mimi to my all of my grandchildren!!


Kellie Harvey   

Education:   Purdue University - Social Studies Education
Hobbies:   Horseback riding, reading, volleyball, softball
Classes Taught:   Government, Economics, Middle School Social Studies
Favorite Movie:   Pride & Prejudice or Ace Ventura
Favorite Singer or Group:  Kesha
Favorite Book:   Macaroni
Favorite Food:  Chocolate pudding
Favorite Sport:  Volleyball/Softball


Laura Robbins   

Position: HS Guidance
Education:   Indiana State University: BS in Child Development & Family Studies; Purdue University: MS in Youth Development & Ag Education; Indiana State University: MS in School Counseling K-12
Hobbies:   Running, Traveling, Cooking, Rebel Athletics
Classes Taught:   All of them!!
Extra Curricular:   Varsity Volleyball Coach
Favorite Movie:   The Sandlot
Favorite Singer or Group:   Mumford & Sons
Favorite Book:   Anything by Nicholas Sparks
Favorite Food:   Animal Crackers w/ Peanut Butter, Seafood, & Mexican
Favorite Sport:  Volleyball; College Football
Family:   We have an Australian Shepard fur child, Zeva, who pretty much rules our world!


Emily Peregrine   

Education:  Ball State University & English Literature
Classes Taught:  Media Specialist/Tech Cordinator
Hobbies:  Reading, Crafting
Extra Curricular:   I will be assisting the Varsity Swim and Track team, along with coaching the middle school swim team.
Favorite Movie:  Batman Returns
Favorite Singer or Group:  Ron Pope
Favorite Book:  Cinder
Favorite Food:  Anything with Peanut Butter or Mexican
Favorite Sport: Track & Field


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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