Our Staff

Administration

Mr. Hughes

Administrator

Administration

317.272.2227

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Mr. Hughes

Alan Hughes is the Administrator at Kingsway Christian School. His favorite school days memory is from his senior year on the baseball team.  His only error on third base that season was due to a dusty infield.  A ground ball was hit to him and he picked up dirt instead of the ball, covering the ball with dirt.  He, the shortstop, and left fielder couldn’t find the ball, which was still in the infield, until the slow runner got to third base!

Education

  • B.A. in Religion and History from Milligan College
  • M.S. in Political Science and Economics from Indiana State University
  • Ed.S. in Educational Administration from Indiana University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1981
  • Started in education in 1969 at East Union Elementary School, North Montgomery School Corporation, just north of Crawfordsville, Indiana

Mrs. Bucy

Elementary Principal

Administration

317.272.2227

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Mrs. Bucy

Jane Bucy is the Elementary Principal at KCS.  Her favorite memory from childhood school days was in second grade she was a flower in the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies!  When she was tapped by the fairy, she got to come “alive” and dance!

Education

  • B.A. in Education from Purdue University      
  • M.Ed. & Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1992
  • Started in education in 1980 as Preschool Director/Teacher at Valley Mills Christian Preschool

Mr. Tuttle

Middle School Principal

Administration

317.272.2227

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Mr. Tuttle

Tom Tuttle is the Middle School Principal at KCS. His favorite childhood memory is getting out of school for special events.

Education

  • B.A. from Bethel University
  • M.A. in Christian Education from Bethel Theological Seminary

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011
  • 12 years in education

1st Grade

Mrs. Dunlap

Teacher

1st Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3217

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Mrs. Dunlap

Lee Ann Dunlap is a 1st grade teacher at KCS. Her favorite memory from school was her 4th grade teacher and Indiana History. "We went to Metamora on a field trip and rode through the locks on the canal.  I thought that was the best field trip EVER!"

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Miami University of Ohio

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1994
  • Started in education as a substitute teacher in Plainfield, Indiana, in 1984

Mrs. J. Clark

Teacher

1st Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3213

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Mrs. J. Clark

Jenni Clark is a first grade teacher at KCS. Her favorite part about her job is that she gets to incorporate Jesus into everything she does!  Her favorite memory is telling her third grade teacher, Mrs. Modesitt, that she wanted to be a teacher.  Her teacher handed her the teacher’s edition for Math and English and told her to prepare tomorrow’s lesson.  She came in the next day and taught her class a lesson on prepositions and 2-digit addition.  Her teacher said she did a very good job!

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2010

Mrs. L. Smith

Teacher

1st Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3216

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Mrs. L. Smith

Laura Smith is a 1st grade teacher at KCS.  Her favorite memory from her school days is when her class went to a one-room schoolhouse for Indiana history class.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education & Bible from Kentucky Christian University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2010
  • Started in education as a 2nd grade teacher in 2002 in Louisville, Kentucky

Mrs. Desormeaux

Paraprofessional

1st Grade

317.272.2227

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Mrs. Desormeaux

Tara Desormeaux is a 1st grade Paraprofessional at KCS. Her favorite part of working at KCS is working with the kids.

Her favorite school memory was traveling to California for the national cheerleading competition her senior year of high school.

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2009
  • Served as a Marine for 5 years

2nd Grade

Mrs. Brown

Teacher

2nd Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3237

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Mrs. Brown

Lynne Brown is a kindergarten teacher at KCS.  Her favorite school memory is when her second grade teacher taught her to braid by making a class braided rug.

Education

  • B.A. in Elementary Education from Concordia University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS Staff in 2007
  • Started in education in 1990 as a 2nd grade teacher at Westside Christian School in Indianapolis

Mrs. Davis

Teacher

2nd Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3222

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Mrs. Davis

Julie Davis is a 2nd grade teacher at KCS. She always enjoyed teachers who made learning fun.  She especially remembers those teachers who made her feel loved and encouraged her even when things were a struggle.  In high school, she had a teacher that took extra time to support her in studying for tests even though she really didn’t have to do it.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2005
  • Started in education in 1999 as a first grade teacher in Decatur, Illinois

 


Mrs. Pelley

Teacher

2nd Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3202

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Mrs. Pelley

Cindy Pelley is a 2nd grade teacher at KCS. Her school memories include a 6th grade field trip to Springfield, IL to learn about Abraham Lincoln.

Education

  • B.S. from Ball State University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2000
  • 14 years in the classroom

Mrs. Diaz

Paraprofessional

2nd Grade

317.272.2227

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Mrs. Diaz

Betsy Diaz is a 2nd grade paraprofessional at KCS.

Education

  • B.S. in Secretarial Sciences 

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011

3rd Grade

Mrs. Bailey

Teacher

3rd Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3218

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Mrs. Bailey

Becky Bailey is a 3rd grade teacher at KCS.  Her favorite part about school when she was growing up was participating in music, sports, drama, and art.

Education

  • B.S. in Education from Northern Illinois University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2008
  • Started in education as a teacher in Geneva, Illinois, in 1995

Mrs. Englert

Teacher

3rd Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3227

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Mrs. Englert

Emily Englert is a 3rd grade teacher at KCS. She is also a KCS alum. Her favorite school memory is learning her multiplication facts. She and her classmates could earn pieces of an ice cream sundae for each test they passed.  When they passed all of their multiplication timed tests, they got to have an ice cream sundae party.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Ball State University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2008
  • Started in education in 2008 as a first grade teacher at KCS

Mrs. Hess

Teacher

3rd Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3275

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Mrs. Hess

April Hess is a 3rd grade teacher at KCS. Her favorite school memory was the Field Day she had in sixth grade at her principal's farm.  She learned how to row a boat for the first time on his pond.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene University
  • Endorsement in Kindergarten

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011
  • 20 years in the classroom

 


Mrs. West

Paraprofessional

3rd Grade

317.272.2227

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Mrs. West

Heather West is a 3rd grade paraprofessional at KCS. She has many good memories from school.  A favorite memory was working on a leaf collection project for my 6th Science class.  Her Grandad took her to the woods on his farm to look for the different leaves.  She says, "I will never forget the help that he gave me."

Education

  • B.S. in Retail Management from Purdue University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2013

4th Grade

Mrs. Fortune

Teacher

4th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3226

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Mrs. Fortune

Deborah Fortune is a 4th grade teacher at KCS.  Her favorite school memory is being a traffic crossing guard in sixth grade.  It made her feel so important to help the other students cross the street safely.  Of course, one of the best things about doing this job was the reward of getting to go to McCormick's Creek State Park.

Education

  • B.S. in Education from IUPUI
  • M.S. in Counseling from IUPUI

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011
  • Started in education in 1988 at Westside Christian School in Indianapolis

Ms. Martin

Teacher

4th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3245

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Ms. Martin

Monique Martin is a 4th grade teacher at KCS. One of her favorite memories is from high school. She was a procrastinator and had left an important economics project to be completed the night before it was due. To her dismay, she realized she had nothing at home with which to color her project. Living on an island without the benefits of 24-hour convenience stores did not allow her the freedom to venture to the nearest Wal-Mart for supplies. Therefore, she had to be creative with the materials she used. "Needless to say, the next day in class, my teacher was not thrilled that I had chosen to paint my project with my sister’s various shades of fingernail polish."

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Lee University
  • M.S. in School Administration from Indiana University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2008
  • 20 years in the classroom

Mrs. Getz

Paraprofessional

4th Grade

317.272.2227

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Mrs. Getz

Carri Getz is a 4th grade Paraprofessional at KCS.

Education

  • B.S. in General Studies from Indiana University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011

Mrs. Lake

Teacher

4th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3246

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Mrs. Lake

Tammy Lake is a 4th grade teacher at KCS. One of her favorite memories from school is winning a fundraising competition and getting a bubble gum machine with a phone.

Education

  • B.S. from IUPUI

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2008
  • Started in education as a Title I Math Teacher in 2000 for Indianapolis Public Schools

5th Grade

Mrs. Lindsey

Teacher

5th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3224

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Mrs. Lindsey

Tiffany Lindsey teaches middle school language arts at Kingsway Christian School. Her favorite memory of school was when her class completed an Oregan Trail Unit. The class was split into teams. Then they created salt dough maps of their travels, kept a journal of encounters, and created miniature covered wagons.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education (grades K-6) from Indiana State University

 Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2014

 

 


Mrs. McNeff

Teacher

5th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3242

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Mrs. McNeff

Amy McNeff is a 5th grade teacher at KCS.  Her favorite memory from her school days is from her senior year - taking lunches with her Bible teacher.

Education 

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from University of Indianapolis

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011
  • Started in education in 2011 as a fifth grade teacher at KCS

Mrs. Nolan

Teacher

5th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3228

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Mrs. Nolan

Stacy Nolan is a 5th grade teacher at KCS.  She is also a KCS alum. Her favorite school memories come from her days as a student at KCS.  She loved climbing trees at recess and feeding Mrs. Trout's tarantulas in 5th grade.

Education

  • B.A. from Anderson University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2000
  • Started in education in 1996 at Radnor Baptist Academy in Nashville, Tennessee

Mrs. Dugger

Teacher

5th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3207

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Mrs. Dugger

Jade Dugger is a middle school science teacher at KCS. Her favorite memory is from high school when she was waking up early to shoot 100 free throws with her teammates before school each morning.  The hard work they put in led to back-to-back state finals appearances in Illinois.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011

6th Grade

Mrs. Conger

Teacher - Reading

6th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3211

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Mrs. Conger

Heidi Conger is the reading teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS. Her favorite memory from high school is each and every class period spent with her AP English class and her teacher, Mr. Allen.  From Beowulf to The Grapes of Wrath to Julius Caesar, he made everything fun and interesting.  He taught a love of language and reading and understanding.

Education

  • B.S. in Secondary English Education from Indiana University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2006
  • Started in education as a substitute teacher in 2004 in Plainfield, Indiana

Mrs. Fishburn

Teacher - Bible

6th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3210

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Mrs. Fishburn

Renee Fishburn is the Bible teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS, returning to the classroom after four years of serving as KCS Middle School Principal.  Both of her favorite school memories come from third grade.  Her third grade teacher read “Charlotte’s Web” orally to the class and she became a book lover.  The same teacher also taught her how to put on her coat without it attacking her!

Education

  • B.S. in Education and Bible from Johnson Bible College
  • Master of Education from Indiana Weslyan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1989
  • Started in education in 1989 as a 3rd grade teacher at KCS
  • 5 years in adminstration

Mrs. Randall

Teacher - Language Arts

6th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3204

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Mrs. Randall

Angelique Randall is the Language Arts teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS. Her favorite memory from school is that her high school trigonometry teacher never gave up on her, even when she gave up on herself (and Math).  He helped her to see the big picture and is why she decided she wanted to make a difference in a child’s life, also.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University
  • M.Ed. from Indiana Wesleyan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2002
  • 14 years in the classroom

6th-8th Grades: Middle School Core

Miss Reed

Teacher - Science

6th-8th Grades: Middle School Core

317.272.2227 ext. 3225

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Miss Reed

Brooke Reed teaches middle school science at Kingsway Christian School. She is also a KCS alum. Her favorite school memory takes place in fourth grade with Ms. Christy Hughes, who taught us a new Bible verse every week. She always set the verses to a fun beat to help us memorize the words. We memorized dozens of verses that year, and I remember every one to this day! It’s incredible that I can remember God’s words, even many years later, and attribute it to the solid, Christian education I was privileged to receive. 

Education

  • B.S. in Middle School Education (grades 4-8) and Biblical Studies from Johnson University

 Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2014

 

 


Mrs. Barfell

Teacher - Language Arts

6th-8th Grades: Middle School Core

317-272-2227 ext. 3267

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Mrs. Barfell

Emily Barfell is a middle school language arts teacher at KCS. Her favorite school memory is her fourth grade teacher.  She helped give her a boost of confidence and pushed her to truly enjoy learning.  While in fourth grade, she also enjoyed playing Brigitta in the high school's production of The Sound of Music.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from IUPUI

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2013
  • Started in education as KCS Language Arts teacher in 2013

Mrs. Conger

Teacher - Reading

6th-8th Grades: Middle School Core

317.272.2227 ext. 3211

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Mrs. Conger

Heidi Conger is the reading teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS. Her favorite memory from high school is each and every class period spent with her AP English class and her teacher, Mr. Allen.  From Beowulf to The Grapes of Wrath to Julius Caesar, he made everything fun and interesting.  He taught a love of language and reading and understanding.

Education

  • B.S. in Secondary English Education from Indiana University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2006
  • Started in education as a substitute teacher in 2004 in Plainfield, Indiana

Mrs. Fishburn

Teacher - Bible

6th-8th Grades: Middle School Core

317.272.2227 ext. 3210

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Mrs. Fishburn

Renee Fishburn is the Bible teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS, returning to the classroom after four years of serving as KCS Middle School Principal.  Both of her favorite school memories come from third grade.  Her third grade teacher read “Charlotte’s Web” orally to the class and she became a book lover.  The same teacher also taught her how to put on her coat without it attacking her!

Education

  • B.S. in Education and Bible from Johnson Bible College
  • Master of Education from Indiana Weslyan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1989
  • Started in education in 1989 as a 3rd grade teacher at KCS
  • 5 years in adminstration

Mr. Niese

Teacher - History

6th-8th Grades: Middle School Core

317.272.2227 ext. 3209

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Mr. Niese

Jeff Niese is a middle school history teacher at KCS. Many of you already know Jeff as a KCS parent and know that he has been a substitute teacher for us while he was attending and graduating from IUPUI.

Education

  • Coming soon!

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2013

Mrs. Randall

Teacher - Language Arts

6th-8th Grades: Middle School Core

317.272.2227 ext. 3204

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Mrs. Randall

Angelique Randall is the Language Arts teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS. Her favorite memory from school is that her high school trigonometry teacher never gave up on her, even when she gave up on herself (and Math).  He helped her to see the big picture and is why she decided she wanted to make a difference in a child’s life, also.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University
  • M.Ed. from Indiana Wesleyan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2002
  • 14 years in the classroom

Mrs. Threlkeld

Teacher - Mathematics

6th-8th Grades: Middle School Core

317.272.2227 ext. 3268

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Mrs. Threlkeld

Darcey Threlkeld is the Middle School Math teacher at KCS. She has extensive experience teaching Middle School and High School Mathematics. One of her favorite memories from school is when her principal would run kickball tourneys at recess between the grade levels. He was the all-time pitcher! It was very fun!

Education

  • Summit Christian College
  • Indiana Wesleyan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2009
  • 18 years in the classroom

7th Grade

Mrs. Conger

Teacher - Reading

7th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3211

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Mrs. Conger

Heidi Conger is the reading teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS. Her favorite memory from high school is each and every class period spent with her AP English class and her teacher, Mr. Allen.  From Beowulf to The Grapes of Wrath to Julius Caesar, he made everything fun and interesting.  He taught a love of language and reading and understanding.

Education

  • B.S. in Secondary English Education from Indiana University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2006
  • Started in education as a substitute teacher in 2004 in Plainfield, Indiana

Mrs. Fishburn

Teacher - Bible

7th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3210

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Mrs. Fishburn

Renee Fishburn is the Bible teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS, returning to the classroom after four years of serving as KCS Middle School Principal.  Both of her favorite school memories come from third grade.  Her third grade teacher read “Charlotte’s Web” orally to the class and she became a book lover.  The same teacher also taught her how to put on her coat without it attacking her!

Education

  • B.S. in Education and Bible from Johnson Bible College
  • Master of Education from Indiana Weslyan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1989
  • Started in education in 1989 as a 3rd grade teacher at KCS
  • 5 years in adminstration

Mrs. Randall

Teacher - Language Arts

7th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3204

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Mrs. Randall

Angelique Randall is the Language Arts teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS. Her favorite memory from school is that her high school trigonometry teacher never gave up on her, even when she gave up on herself (and Math).  He helped her to see the big picture and is why she decided she wanted to make a difference in a child’s life, also.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University
  • M.Ed. from Indiana Wesleyan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2002
  • 14 years in the classroom

8th Grade

Mrs. Conger

Teacher - Reading

8th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3211

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Mrs. Conger

Heidi Conger is the reading teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS. Her favorite memory from high school is each and every class period spent with her AP English class and her teacher, Mr. Allen.  From Beowulf to The Grapes of Wrath to Julius Caesar, he made everything fun and interesting.  He taught a love of language and reading and understanding.

Education

  • B.S. in Secondary English Education from Indiana University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2006
  • Started in education as a substitute teacher in 2004 in Plainfield, Indiana

Mrs. Fishburn

Teacher - Bible

8th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3210

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Mrs. Fishburn

Renee Fishburn is the Bible teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS, returning to the classroom after four years of serving as KCS Middle School Principal.  Both of her favorite school memories come from third grade.  Her third grade teacher read “Charlotte’s Web” orally to the class and she became a book lover.  The same teacher also taught her how to put on her coat without it attacking her!

Education

  • B.S. in Education and Bible from Johnson Bible College
  • Master of Education from Indiana Weslyan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1989
  • Started in education in 1989 as a 3rd grade teacher at KCS
  • 5 years in adminstration

Mrs. Randall

Teacher - Language Arts

8th Grade

317.272.2227 ext. 3204

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Mrs. Randall

Angelique Randall is the Language Arts teacher for grades 6-8 at KCS. Her favorite memory from school is that her high school trigonometry teacher never gave up on her, even when she gave up on herself (and Math).  He helped her to see the big picture and is why she decided she wanted to make a difference in a child’s life, also.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University
  • M.Ed. from Indiana Wesleyan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2002
  • 14 years in the classroom

Guidance

Mr. Van Curen

Guidance Counselor

Guidance

317.272.2227 ext. 3265

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Mr. Van Curen

Mr. Van Curen is the Guidance Counselor at KCS.  His favorite memory from his childhood school days is his 5th grade teacher, Mr. Carpenter, who used to read to his class after recess.

Education

  • B.S. in Bible with a minor in Communications from Kentucky Christian College
  • Master of Ministry from Kentucky Christian University
  • M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Teacher Certification from Madonna University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS Staff in 2007
  • 22 years counseling experience
  • 6 years in school counseling

Kindergarten

Mrs. Gurley

Teacher

Kindergarten

317.272.2227 ext. 3238

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Mrs. Gurley

Charma Gurley is a kindergarten teacher at KCS. Her favorite memory from school is when her 4th grade teacher read “The Bobsey Twins” chapter books to her class after recess everyday.

Education

  • B.A. in Psychology with minors in Elementary Education and Business from Milligan College
  • M.S. from Butler University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1977
  • Started in education in 1975 as a teacher's aide in Johnson City, Tennessee

Mrs. Smarrella

Teacher

Kindergarten

317.272.2227 ext. 3233

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Mrs. Smarrella

Kerrie Smarrella is a kindergarten teacher at KCS. Her favorite memory from school is when her 2nd grade teacher was pulling down the map and fell off a chair into the trashcan!

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Greenville College

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2010
  • Started in education in 1987 as a 2nd grade teacher in St. Louis, Missouri

Mrs. M. Smith

Teacher

Kindergarten

317.272.2227 ext. 3270

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Mrs. M. Smith

Maria Smith is a kindergarten teacher at KCS.  Her favorite school memory is her high school senior trip to Washington, D.C.  She and her three best friends had a blast - but she is not sure everyone else around them appreciated their enthusiasm!

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education and Bible from Kentucky Christian University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1991
  • Started in education as a substitute teacher in 1990 in Mentor, Ohio

Mrs. Horton

Paraprofessional

Kindergarten

317.272.2227

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Mrs. Horton

Jennifer Horton is a kindergarten paraprofessional at KCS. 

 

Education

  • B.S. in Business Administration from Hampton University
  • M.A. in Health Services from Central Michigan University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2013

Mrs. Atwood

Paraprofessional

Kindergarten

317.272.2227

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Mrs. Atwood

Gina Atwood is a Kindergarten Paraprofessional at KCS. One of her favorite parts of her job is getting great hugs from the students and getting to watch them grow up.

Her favorite memory from school was any time one of her teachers would read a book to the class.

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2001

Library Media Center

Mrs. Pugh

Librarian

Library Media Center

317.272.2227 ext..3279

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Mrs. Pugh

Megan Pugh is the librarian at Kingsway Christian School. Her favorite memory from her days in school came from second grade when, for the first time, she had her own desk and own supplies! This made her feel very important.

Education

  • B.S. in Special Eduction from Indiana State University
  • M.A. in Educational Administration from Butler University

 Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2014
  • Started in education in 1998 at Richmond High School

Miss Walters

Volunteer Librarian

Library Media Center

317.272.2227 ext. 3271

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Miss Walters

Phyllis Walters is a volunteer Librarian at KCS. Her favorite memory from school is when she was chosen as the best candidate for the Future Teachers Club during her senior year.

Education

  • B.S. in Language Arts and Speech from Indiana State University
  • M.S. in Speech from Indiana State University
  • Library Licensure from Butler University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS family in 1990 when she retired from public high school
  • 53 years experience in the classroom

Nurse

Mrs. Roberts

Nurse

Nurse

317.272.2227 ext. 3219

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Mrs. Roberts

Lori Roberts serves as a nurse at KCS.  Her favorite memory from her school days is when she knocked Sister Anne-Regina's habit off her head by accident while they were playing soccer at recess!

Education

  • R.N. from Lutheran College of Fort Wayne

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2006
  • 20 years nursing experience

Mrs. Wall

Nurse

Nurse

317.272.2227 ext. 3219

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Mrs. Wall

Jennifer Wall serves as a nurse at KCS.  Her favorite memory from her school days was when she played "Fonzie" from Happy Days in the school play.  She enjoys her job because she loves being with children and the fun staff at KCS!

Education

  • B.S. in Nursing from Purdue University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2005
  • 11 years nursing experience

 

 


Office

Mrs. Yeater

Shannon Yeater

Office

317.272.2227 ext 3232

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Mrs. Yeater

Shannon Yeater is the Office Manager at KCS. She has lots of good memories from her school years. One involves Mrs. Verdugo, who she had for 2 years in a split Second and Third grade class. Mrs. Verdugo sewed her own dresses and one in particular had a full petticoat that was themed on farm animals. The animals on her dress could be removed and played with! She also challenged her students and pushed them to be successful. She also remembers in fourth grade she was selected to be a "math helper" and was able to assist other classmates who were struggling with their work.

Education

  • Attended California State University- Sacramento

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2014

Mrs. Reed

Admissions Coordinator

Office

317.272.2227 ext. 3243

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Mrs. Reed

Marcie Reed is the Admissions Coordinator for KCS.  Her favorite part about her job is meeting with new prospective families because she enjoys sharing with them information about Kingsway and showing them around the school. 

Her favorite school memory is difficult to choose because she loved school and enjoyed all her years.

Education

  • B.S. in Business Administration from Anderson University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2001
  • Started working in education in 1996 at Brownsburg Schools

 


Mrs. L. Clark

Administrative Assistant

Office

317.272.2227 ext. 3282

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Mrs. L. Clark

Linda Clark is our Administrative Assistant. Linda has 42 years experience managing a dental office.  She says the best part about her job is the interaction with all the people because she is definitely a people person!  Her favorite memory from her school days was her social connections with friends . . . we love that Linda loves people! 

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2013
  • Started working in education in 2013 


Mrs. Winely

Administrative Assistant

Office

317.272.2227 ext. 3276

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Mrs. Winely

Beth Winely serves as an Administrative Assistant and the Middle School Office Receptionist at KCS.  She joined our staff in 2004.

Her favorite memory from her school days is being a part of the marching band where she played trumpet.  (She even learned how to play bagpipes!)

The best part about her job is that she is blessed to be doing what God has called her to do at KCS.


Mrs. Graham

Administrative Assistant

Office

317.272.2227

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Mrs. Graham

Danna Graham is an Administrative Assistant at KCS. Her favorite thing about her job is helping the parents.

 

Education

  • Associates degree in Business Administration from Ivy Tech

Experience

  • Joined the KCS Staff in 2007

Mrs. Green

Staff Accountant

Office

317.272.2227 ext. 3234

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Mrs. Green

Teresa Green is the Staff Accountant at KCS. Her favorite part of her job is the kids.  She loves seeing them in the hallways and hearing the 3rd and 4th graders in her hallway sing and recite their Bible verses and the pledge to the Christian flag.  Teresa also loves working with families and knowing that Kingsway is being a blessing to them.  Her favorite school memory is the year she was in kindergarten and learned to read.  Her kindergarten teacher was the same teacher her Dad had as his teacher. 

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2012
  • Started working in education in 2008 at Heritage Christian School

Mrs. Heuss

Permanent Substitute Teacher

Office

317.272.2227

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Mrs. Heuss

Judy Heuss is a permanent substitute teacher for KCS. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the students and the office staff and learning how each teacher teaches. She loves the “God moments” when she can interject the truth of God into whatever she is teaching.

Her favorite school memory is from 3rd grade when she did a science fair project about the circulatory system.  "I did it all by myself and created a heart with valves all out of paper.  It didn’t look very fancy and I was sure that I wouldn’t get a blue ribbon but I was very proud that I didn’t have any help.  To my surprise, I DID get a blue ribbon and I was so happy!  My mom and dad were so proud of me and they even took a picture of me with my ribbon and project.

Education

  • B.S in Physical Education K-12 from Purdue University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1997
  • Started in education in 1981 as a substitute teacher in the Indianapolis area

Mrs. Heidlebaugh

Lunch Coordinator

Office

317.272.2227 ext. 3248 (voicemail)

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Mrs. Heidlebaugh

Angie Heidlebaugh is the Lunch Coordinator at KCS. She worked with us all last year as the caterer of Avon Community School Corporation, delivering lunches to our students.  This year she is in charge of Kingsway's school lunch program with Avon and she will also be helping us in the office.

 

Education

  • Attended IUPUI

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2013

Preschool

Miss Shelley

Director

Preschool

317.272.2227 ext. 3274

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Miss Shelley

Shelley Notter is the Preschool Director for KCS. Her favorite memories from her days in school were about her first grade teacher Mrs. Grayson. She had couches in the reading corner and allowed her students to wear slippers while they read!  She had animals of all kinds that they took turns taking home each weekend, and she made every student feel loved and important.

Education

  • B.A. in Elementary Education and Bible from Kentucky Christian College
  • M.A. in Early Childhood Education from East Tennessee State University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2009
  • 8 years in the classroom

Miss Stacey

Teacher

Preschool

317.272.2227 ext. 3274

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Miss Stacey

Stacey Whitesell is a preschool teacher for the 3 and 4 year olds at KCS.  She will always remember her 1st grade teacher, Mr. Lowe.  He influenced her to become a teacher.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary & Early Childhood Education from Indiana State University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2010
  • 4 years in the classroom

Miss Erin

Teacher

Preschool

317.272.2227 ext. 3274

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Miss Erin

Erin Miller is a preschool teacher at KCS. Her favorite school memory is when she was in first grade and Mrs. Lawson read Box Car Children books to the class. She loved it when people read out loud!

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Purdue University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011
  • 8 years in the classroom

Miss Angela

Teacher

Preschool

317.272.2227 ext.3274

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Miss Angela

Angela Tucker is a preschool teacher at KCS. 

Education

  • More details coming soon!

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011

Miss Lanham

Teacher

Preschool

317.272.2227 ext. 3274

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Miss Lanham

Kelly Lanham is a Pre-School teacher at KCS. She is also a KCS alum. 

Education

  • B.S. in Education from Johnson Bible College
  • Masters in Elementary Education from Johnson Bible College

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2013
  • Started in education in 2010 at Danville Christian Academy in Danville, Kentucky

Special Areas

Mr. Frazier

RTI Coach

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3205

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Mr. Frazier

 

Shannon Frazier is the RTI coach. His favorite teacher was from his high school years. He had Mr. Qualls for accounting. It was evident in his interactions with students that he was a Christian. Mr. Frazier remembers him as being compassionate and that he lived out his beliefs.

Education

  • B.S. from Johnson University
  • Special Education training from Carson-Newman University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2014

 

 


Mr. Biddle

Instructional Coach and Teacher - Computers 

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3269

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Mr. Biddle

Ben Biddle is the instructional coach and computer teacher for KCS. His favorite teacher was his high school art teacher, Mrs. Rightly, because she would let you try different things. In years 3 and 4, the courses were self-learning. She would give them a topic of study and then a project that was experiential. For instance, they would study Michealangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and then the students would get to paint ceiling tiles in the art room. He also remembers each year there would be a theme selected and then the gym would be decorated based on the theme. One year the theme was Disney characters, so they painted 12 foot tall characters dressed in the school's uniforms!

 

Education

  • B.A. in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Linguistics from Cedarville University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS Staff in 2014
  • Educational experience started in 2008 at Bethesda Christian School

Mrs. Collier

Supervision Coordinator/ Minds in Motion Coordinator

Special Areas

317.272.2227

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Mrs. Collier

acollier@kingswayschool.org

Angie Collier is our Supervision Coordinator as well as our Minds in Motion Coordinator at KCS.  She says the best part of her job is working with children of all ages in a Christian environment.  Her favorite memory from school is when she went to Disney World with her high school color guard.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana State University 

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2010

 


Mrs. Brock

Teacher - Art

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3212

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Mrs. Brock

Jenna Brock is an art teacher at KCS. Her favorite memory from school was in 6th grade when she and her classmates had the opportunity to throw water balloons at the principal during field day.

Education

  • B.A. in Visual Art Education from Ball State University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2008
  • Started in education in 2008 as the KCS Art teacher

Mr. Laninga

Athletic Director and Teacher - Physical Education

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3230

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Mr. Laninga

Richard Laninga is the Athletic Director and is a physical education teacher at KCS. His best memories of school were of running track and cross country.

Education

  • B.S. in Physical Education from Dordt College

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2005
  • 10 years in the classroom

Mrs. Able

Teacher - Physical Education

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3235

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Mrs. Able

Ronda Able is a physical education teacher at KCS. A favorite school memory from her childhood is of her 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Gallaway.  She had previously been a member of the Peace Corp and had lived in Guatemala.  During the school year Mrs. Gallaway shared the language of the country and made the idea of serving others sound like such a wonderful adventure.

Education

  • B.S.S.Ed. in Physical Education and Health from Taylor University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2003
  • Started in education as a K-4 PE teacher in 1983 in Union City, Indiana

Mrs. Shelton

Assistant Athletic Director

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3247

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Mrs. Shelton

Monica Shelton is our Assistant Athletic Director at KCS.

Education

  • B.S. in Recreation and Sports Management from Indiana State University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011

Mrs. Holsapple

Teacher - Choir and Music

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3203

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Mrs. Holsapple

Carolyn Holsapple is a choir and music teacher at KCS. Her favorite memory from her school years was when her high school choir traveled to St. Louis for a festival and fun at Six Flags. She came home with a huge stuffed bear that someone had won for her!

Education

  • Bachelor of Music Education/Choral-General K-12 from Indiana University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2006
  • Started in education as a high school choral director, private piano instructor, and elementary music specialist in 1986 in Middletown, Ohio

Mrs. Roth

Teacher - Band and Music

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3277

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Mrs. Roth

Heather Roth is a band and music teacher at KCS.  Her favorite school memory is when she was in marching band her senior year and her band made it to the state finals for the first time.  She still remembers the excitement she felt as they performed and the fact that her younger brother lost his shoe on the 50 yard line.  Mrs. Roth says, "To this day when I hear Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” it brings a smile to my face."

Education

  • B.S. in Music Education from Butler University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 1999
  • Started in education in 1999 as the Band Director/Librarian at KCS

Mr. Guess

Technology Director and Teacher - Computers

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3229

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Mr. Guess

Harry Guess is the Technology Director at KCS. 

Education

  • B.A. in Pre Seminary from Southeastern Bible College
  • Mathematics major from the University of Montevallo
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum/Instruction: Technology from Grand Canyon University
  • Certificate in Computer Applications from the Antelope Valley College
  • Studying for Distant Education Certification

    Experience
  • Joined the KCS staff in 2011
  • Started in education teaching at a Christian school in Alabama in 1970
  • Has taught on the college, high school, middle school, and elementary levels

Mrs. Dean

Instructional Coach

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3284

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Mrs. Dean

Noelle Dean is the Instructional Coach at KCS. She is a also a KCS alum. Here is her favorite memory from school: "My favorite memory is that of my 5th grade teacher from right here at KCS! Mrs. Trout was one of those teachers who had high expectations that you didn’t want to disappoint, but all the while you knew she genuinely loved you. She used to call us her little “punkins.” She would always have Jolly Ranchers for us to enjoy while learning. I remember that she would take small groups of us out to get a coke so that she could spend time getting to know us better outside of the classroom. Mrs. Trout is one of the main reasons that I am a teacher today!"

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education with Emphasis in Bible from Kentucky Christian University

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2004
  • 9 years in the classroom

Mrs. Amber Roth

Resource Specialist

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3205

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Mrs. Amber Roth

Amber Roth is our Resource Specialist at KCS through Avon Schools.  Her favorite school memory is her many wonderful teachers that really took the time to get to know her and the sports/extra-curricular activities were definitely some of her best memories throughout school.

Education

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from IUPUI
  • Dual license in Special Education from IUPUI

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2012
  • Started in education in 2009 as a paraprofessional in Speedway and Carmel Schools before her first teaching job in Special Education in Avon Schools in 2011

Miss Dunham

RTI Assistant

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3205

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Miss Dunham

Vanessa Dunham is the RTI Assistant at KCS.  Her favorite school memory is from 2nd grade when her teacher told her, that even at a young age, she knew she would become a teacher when she grew up.

Miss Dunham's favorite part about her job is working with the kids!

Experience

  • Joined the KCS staff in 2012

Mrs. Baldwin

Teacher - Spanish

Special Areas

317.272.2227 ext. 3206

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Mrs. Baldwin

Lynette Baldwin is a Spanish teacher at KCS.  Her favorite memory from her days in school is when she sang the solo for her high school choir Christmas concert.  She sang the first verse of "O Holy Night."  It was magical then and is still her favorite Christmas carol.

Education

  • B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Spanish & Religious Studies from Butler University

Experience

  • Joined KCS staff in 2010
  • Started in education as a teacher at the Goddard School in 2010

Mrs. Buescher

Middle School Paraprofessional

Special Areas

317.272.2227

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Mrs. Buescher

Maria Buescher is a Middle School Paraprofessional at KCS.  Her favorite school memory is from her sophomore year of high school.  There was a new teacher at school who offered a creative writing class.  He encouraged her to dig deep inside when writing, to try out many different writing styles and to keep at it.  Since then she have “placed” in writing competitions and has had a few pieces published as well as writing part of a Sunday School curriculum.

She thinks the best part about of working at KCS is getting to know the students and loving them as Jesus would.

 

Experience

  • Joined the KCS Staff in 2011