Duneland School Administrators presented their monthly report of personnel
appointments, transfers and resignations to the School Board during the
The report for August listed many coaching appointments to Chesterton Middle
School and elementary school aides.
Effective for the 2014-15 school year, assistant football coaches at CMS
will be Dan Lynch, Evan Steiner, Sam Marshall, Josh Tudor and Kenneth Florek.
For CMS Volleyball, Ashley Gordeneer will be the 8th Grade Coach, Kellie
Roberts the 8th Grade Assistant Coach, Kelly Williamson will be the 7th
Grade Coach and Diane Mrak the 7th Grade Assistant Coach.
Also, Luke Starkey has been appointed as Head Boys Cross Country Coach at
CMS. Dan Paff will be the CMS Assistant Boys Cross Country Coach. For the
CMS Girls Cross Country, Kathryn Evans will be the Head Coach and Lindsey
Megyesi the Assistant Coach.
There were also coaching appointments made at the high school. Kathleen
Maple will coach 9th Grade Volleyball. Jim McLaughlin will coach Girls J.V.
Soccer and Cynthia Fish will be a volunteer coach.
In another appointment, Mariann Chapman will be the Extra-Curricular
Accounting Treasurer at CHS.
Two new teaching positions were also announced. Kayla Prow will teach 1st
Grade at Jackson Elementary and Kellie Cahillane, a Chesterton graduate,
will teach 5th Grade at Liberty Intermediate.
The administration also hired Amy Snyder as an Ability Aide and Amy
Ott-Lutterman as a High Ability Aide for the Duneland Schools.
At CMS, Jill Balcerak has been appointed as an Instructional Aide and Cathy
Schuster as an Instructional Aide-Lifeguard.
At Yost Elementary, Jennifer Furgye has been appointed as a Recess Aide,
Michelle Bryant as an Instructional Aide, Lisa Bass as an Instructional
Aide, Cindy Johnson as a Title 1 Aide and Katie Armstrong as a Title 1 Aide.
At Liberty Elementary, Shannon Loney has been appointed as a Title 1
Lunchroom Aide, Michelle AmRhein as an Instructional Aide and Melissa
Stringham as an Instructional Aide.
Amber Hiser and Ann Harding will be kitchen helpers for Duneland.
Resignations this past month included CMS Remediation Aide Anne Martin,
custodian Tony Breed, Westchester Intermediate Tech Aide Jennifer Staresina,
CMS 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach Emily Frikken, CMS 8th Grade Boys
Basketball Coach Nick Bamber, Brummitt Elementary 4th Grade Teacher Pamela
Moore, and Brummitt Elementary Title 1 Aide Mariann Chapman.
Also, CHS Spanish Teacher Kayleen Arizzi will be on child care leave until
Transferring from her teaching position at Liberty Elementary to teaching
6th Grade at Westchester Intermediate this year is Amy MacLaverty.
The school board approved the staffing appointments as part of its consent