Meet Our Staff
Amelia Torres | Principal
Amelia Torres, Principal, Insight School of Indiana, 2018, MBA in Educational Leadership, MA in Technology in Education, BS in Physical Education, As an educator across the country from Virginia to California and currently in Indiana, I've continued learning as I've grown. Coaching High School and Middle School sports was a passion in my earlier career. I've also been fortunate to have many mentors in my teaching career and have enjoyed being a mentor to many new teachers. I performed in the World's Fair in Vancouver, Canada.
Corrie Barnett | CTE Instructor
Corrie Barnett/ CTE Instructor/ ISIN, since 2010, Elementary Education K-6 and CTE Health Science Licensure, I have taught 5th and 6th with Hoosier Academy both all virtual and Hybrid for the past 10 years. This year I'm so excited to advance my career with a CTE Health Science Licensure to help inspire our High School Students towards a Career in the Health Care Industry. I love music and travel with my family in a singing gospel trio encouraging families in different communities every weekend.
Aaron Baugh | CTE Instructor
Aaron Baugh, Teacher, CTE – ISIN, since 2019, BS History - Purdue University, 5 Years teaching experience at middle school and high school level in Technical Education and Social Studies, I'm a veteran of the US Air Force and served from 2002-2006.
Heather Baumann | High School English Teacher
Heather Baumann, High School English Teacher/Hoosier Academy, since 2019, Secondary English Language Arts with a minor in Literature I have been on this wonderful journey helping students to achieve success in the classroom for 6 years now. I won a trip to Maui through a radio station where I learned why you will never find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. (Rainbows are full circles and you can only see that from the air!)
Holly Bowers | Social Studies Teacher
Holly Bowers, Social Studies Teacher/ Insight High School, since 2015, Social Sciences, 15 years in Secondary Education, I love to travel.
Vickie Brandenburg | HS Math Teacher
Vickie Brandenburg, ISIN HS Math Teacher, since 2016, BS Mathematics Education. Prior to Hoosier, I taught middle school mathematics. I have been teaching since the 2011-2012 school year. I enjoy kayaking!
Crystal Daniels | Teacher
Crystal Daniels, Teacher ISIN, since 2014, Science Teacher, with 17 years teaching. I am an IU fan.
Brittany Eckhardt | Special Education Teacher
Crystal Daniels, Teacher ISIN, since 2014, Science Teacher, with 17 years teaching. I am an IU fan.
Carla Gehlhausen | Mathematics Teacher
Carla Gehlhausen, Mathematics, since 2019. I have a Bachelors in Accounting and Master's in Education. Bachelors in Accounting and Master's in Education. I train Paso Fino Horses and dogs.
Angela Gick | HS Math Teacher
Angela Gick, HS math teacher, since 2016, BS in Mathematic Teaching, MA in Education, MA in Mathematics. I love to quilt.
Lauren Heim | MS, MEd, BS
Lauren Heim, Insight, 2019, MS, MEd, BS, since 2011. I have been serving in virtual education, and love it! You may recall me as a virtual high school counselor from Hoosier Academy 2011–2015.
Nicole Helm | Biology MS Chemistry
Nicole Helm, since 2015. I have a B.A. Biology MS Chemistry Education, teaching Science to 7–12 graders. I like to go on bike rides with my family.
Sara Helmerich | World History teacher
Sara Helmerich, World History teacher ISIN, since 2019, Secondary Education Social Studies for World Comparative (5-12) and Government (5-12), student teaching and observations in Bloomington, IN; student taught in Dublin, Ireland. I am learning how to knit socks and love taking Polaroid pictures.
Steve Hurst | World History teacher
Steve Hurst, Insight High School Biology teacher, since 2012, Master’s degree in Secondary Education, 36 years in public schools as a high school biology teacher, football coach, assistant principal and athletic director. I think Indiana is an awesome state to live in because of the people you meet.
Heather Jenkins | Middle school ELA teacher
Heather Jenkins, Middle school ELA teacher, ISIN, since 2010, Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education and certified to teach middle school ELA, I taught adult education before coming to Hoosier Academy. I have gone sky diving.
Jade Jones | High School Science
Jade Jones, High School Science, since 2015. I hold a Chemistry Teaching License (Indiana); BS in Chemistry; MS in Chemistry; MA in Secondary Education. Before joining Hoosier Academy in February 2015, I taught in a brick-and-mortar setting for two years. Now in my 7th year of teaching, I've taught Chemistry, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Integrated Chemistry and Physics (ICP), Physics, Biology, and Middle School Science. In my free-time, I enjoy baking/cooking, going to the park with my dog, shopping, and going to [solidcore].
Lindsay Kellow | High School English Teacher
Lindsay Kellow, High School English Teacher, since 2019, Bachelor of Arts in English Education, Bachelor of Arts in English Education. I have two different colored eyes - one blue eye and one green eye
Stacey Kennon | HS ELA Dept Chair
Stacey Kennon, HS ELA Dept Chair/Insight, since 2013, English 5-12/BS Journalism, Master's in English Education, 21 years ELA. I have been very active in community theatre in the past.
Nikki Lynch | Special Education
Nikki Lynch Insight Special Education Certificate of Completion, since 2014, K-6 General education license, K-12 special education license, Developmental Preschool teacher 2008-2014. I like to exercise and garden.
Brian Nash | High School Social Studies Teacher
Brian Nash, High School Social Studies Teacher, Hoosier Insight, since 2011, Social Studies Education Undergraduate. I was in a TV commercial as a kid.
Amy Olson | 11th Grade ELA
Amy Olson, 11th Grade ELA at Insight, since 2016, Masters in Secondary Education – English, Junior High ELA teacher in OH. I do Public Relations for March of Dimes, I love to cook... and EAT! I visit no less than five different grocery stores a week getting all our favorite foods!
Lorie Pietz | English teacher
Lorie Pietz, English teacher, Insight School of Indiana, since 2014, Bachelor of Science in Education, Masters’ of Science in Education. I taught 8th grade ELA at Mt. Vernon Middle School for six years. I started with HANS after staying home with my children for several years and after I earned my Master's Degree. This is my fifth year with HANS! I was married on an island (St. Thomas, USVI)!
Susan Pylant | Special Education Teacher
Susan Pylant Special Education Teacher ISIN, since 2014, Bachelors in El. Ed, Jr High/ MS Endorsement, Minor Math, Masters in Secondary Ed, Special Education Minor K-12. I have taught Elementary, Middle School Math, High School Algebra, and MS/HS Special Education. I was a Financial Advisor for several years.
John Schellenberg | Business/CTE Teacher
John Schellenberg; Business/CTE Teacher, Insight School, since 2017, B.S. in Business Administration & Teaching License, 17th year teaching overall; 3rd with Insight. I worked in sales, marketing and management in the "business world" before becoming a teacher, My wife and I have been to four Coldplay concerts and three Earth Wind & Fire concerts; my two favorite bands!
Shannon Skoglund | ELA Interventionist
Shannon Skoglund, ELA Interventionist / Insight Middle School and High School, since 2017, B.A. in English Secondary Education / M.A. in Literature and Language English Teacher at Sanderson High School, English Instructor at Methodist University.
Connie Smith | CTE Coordinator/Teacher
Connie Smith, CTE Coordinator/Teacher, Insight School of Indiana, since 2018, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, B.S. Business Management, 15 years teaching experience, primarily at Indiana Charter Schools, 20 years’ experience as marketing manager in variety of industries. I taught IB business for three years in a Caribbean island, Curacao.
E.J. Swartz | Math Teacher
E.J. Swartz, Math Teacher, Insight School of Indiana, 2013, Masters of Education - Math Education, Worked 10+ years teaching math at Vincennes Lincoln HS (brick & mortar), 1.) I was on the Price is Right - unfortunately, I was not called as a contestant. 2.) I was in all-state choir in high school and minored in music in college. I have also played the drums since age 5. I also play keyboard.
Kathleen Tatone | Special Education Teacher
Kathleen Tatone, Special Education Teacher, Insight School of Indiana, since 2014, Masters Special Education, Bachelor of Science Agricultural Business. I've been a technical recruiter, massage therapist and a teacher. I've been teaching for the past 14 years, this is my sixth year with Hoosier/ISIN. My previous experiences has helped me a lot with our student population, I feel it brings a different perspective to the table. I am from California (not native to Indiana), I lived in Las Vegas for 11 years before moving to Indiana, I teach for VIPKid, and I LOVE BASEBALL!
Matthew Temple | Social Studies Teacher
Matthew Temple, Social Studies Teacher, Hoosier ISIN, since 2017, BA History with teacher certification, 10 years teaching experience. I am an award winning miniatures painter.
Laurie Thompson | Math Interventionist
Laurie Thompson, Math Interventionist for Insight, since 2014, Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, 6 years general elementary grades 2, 3, 5; mild disabilities grades K-3.
Berry Wells | Health & P.E Teacher
Berry Wells, Health & P.E Teacher Insight School, since 2014, BS in Elementary Ed, MS Library & Information Science/Certified as Media Specialist, Driver Education, P.E, Health & A.C.E Personal Trainer. Before coming to Hoosier, I taught all levels of elementary school as a general education teacher and a reading specialist/interventionist around central Indiana. I love obstacle courses, hiking, axe/knife throwing and pretty much anything that is outdoorsy and challenging. I have a life goal of hiking the Appalachian Trail and the Machu Picchu Trail one day.
Ryan White | Middle School Math Teacher
Ryan White, Middle School Math Teacher, Insight School of Indiana, since 2016, B.A. in Elementary Education, working towards M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Math Education, licensed Elementary Generalist (K-6), Reading Specialist, Middle School Math. Four years of teaching experience in elementary education, especially fifth grade, and middle school math intervention prior to joining Hoosier Academies in 2016. I'm a big fan of table top roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. I also love to read, camp, and travel.
Annie Wickersham | Special Education Teacher & Department Lead
Annie Wickersham, Insight High School Special Education Teacher & Department Lead, since 2012, Bachelor of Science in Education - Special Education, Mild Interventions Before coming to Hoosier Academies, I taught 6 years at Options Charter School in Noblesville, IN. I love to incorporate music in my classes and often speak in song lyrics.
Elizabeth Williams | English Instructor
Elizabeth Williams, English Instructor, Insight High School, since 2016, Special Education- highly qualified in reading and middle/high school English, 3 years high school special education teaching English classes, math labs, business math, and resources. I waited on Vince Gill back in my waitress days.