Principal & Teachers

 

Teaching Staff

 

Aaron Baugh | CTE Instructor

Aaron Baugh

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

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!)


 

Vickie Brandenburg | High School Math Teacher

Vickie Brandenburg

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!


 

Brittany Eckhardt | Special Education Teacher

Brittany Eckhardt

Brittany Eckhardt, Special Education Teacher, ISIN HS, since 2017. I hold a Bachelor's in Exceptional Needs K-12 and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.I taught 3 years at Delta Middle School and 6 years at Oak Hill Junior High and High School as a Special Education Teacher. I love watching cooking shows and cooking. My favorite things to cook and eat are Thai and Indian curries.


Carla Gehlhausen | CTE instructor

carla gehlhausenCarla Gehlhausen, Computer Education teacher, CTE – ISIN since 2019, BS in Accounting from Brescia University and a MA in Education from Oakland City University.  I taught in a brick and mortar schools for 7 years before joining Insight before that I worked as an accountant for 30 years. I am married to a wonderful man and we have 4 awesome kids, 2 grandkids, 4 German shepherds, a yorkie, an African grey parrot and 3 Paso Finos.  My favorite thing to do is go horseback riding and spend time with my family and my critters.


 

Steve Hurst | Biology teacher

Steve Hurst

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.


 

Tim Kasper |  Middle School Mathematics

Tim Kasper photoI graduated from Ball State University in 2000 with a B.S. in Mathematics Education. This will be my 19th year in education. I've been a classroom teacher for 12 years and a Director of eLearning for two years. For four years I was a teacher and an assistant administrator at a private school. I am a proud Hoosier and a big Colts fan! I've been married for 20 years and have 3 kids and 2 dogs. I am happy to be at Insight School of Indiana!


Lindsay Kellow-Free| High School English Teacher

Lindsay Kellow

Lindsay Kellow, High School English Teacher, since 2019, Bachelor of Arts in English Education. I have two different colored eyes - one blue eye and one green eye


Mallory Kindig | Middle School Language Arts

Mallory Kindig

Mallory Kindig, MS English Teacher @ Hoosier Indy, since 2012, English Education. I did my student teaching at Hoosier and was hired on the next year! My husband and I had our first child Lincoln this past year in December 2019. He's the light of our lives!!


Susan Kuckie | High School Business Teacher 

susan kuckieSusan Kuckie/ CTE Instructor/ ISIN, since Fall 2020, Family and Consumer Science Education, Business and CTE, I have taught
7th through 12th grade throughout my 20 year teaching career. My mission is to educate, inspire and motivate young minds to build positive relationships, pursue their passions, and embrace happiness as a direction not a destination. My family and I love to travel, camp, and spend time in nature exploring. A few personal hobbies of mine include: reading, sewing/quilting, crafting and cooking.


Nikki Lynch | Special Education

Nikki Lynch

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.


 

Michelle Myers  |  High School English Teacher 

Myers photoMichelle Myers is new to Insight, but in her third year of teaching. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Secondary English/Language Arts, license additions in English as a new language and as a reading specialist, and a minor in education policy. She lives in Greenfield, IN with her dog and cat.


Brian Nash | High School Social Studies Teacher

Brian Nash

Brian Nash, High School Social Studies Teacher, Hoosier & Insight since 2011, Social Studies Education Undergraduate. I was in a TV commercial as a kid.


Jon Osborn | High School Science Teacher 

jonosburnMr. Osborn teaches math and science in Insight School of Indiana.  He as a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Master degree in physics from the University of Arkansas.  He has been teaching high school and middle school for eight years now.  He has been a adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech community college since 2007.  Before he was a teacher, he was a computer engineer, so you can ask him about unix commands.  He is a strong Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) advocate.  His life long teaching goal is that one of his students will go to Rose-Hulman to help build the future.


Libby Powell | High School English Teacher 

Libby PowellLibby Powell, high school English teacher at ISIN. I have a B.A. in English Education from Ball State University and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Olivet Nazarene University. I previously taught at Shenandoah School Corporation for 23 years teaching various English classes, as well as dual credit through Indiana University. I am married to my husband of 25 years,
and we have 3 grown children, a son, Carson, and two daughters, Avarie and Eden. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing the piano, and taking my dog Teddy for walks. 


Susan Pylant | Special Education Teacher

Susan Pylant

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

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!


Brian Shepherd | High School Social Studies Teacher 

shepherd photoMr. Shepherd is a science teacher from Indianapolis, IN. He obtained his B.S. in Geology, with a minor in Chemistry, from Indiana State University. Additionally he has obtained a M.S. in Athletic Administration from Ohio University, and has been a successful track & field coach in the past.

Mr. Shepherd is married with 3 daughters, and enjoys various sports as well as the outdoors. When his career comes to a close, he will be moving to rural Washington to enjoy the beaches and mountains on the west coast.


 

Vicki Slinker High School Mathematics Teacher

Vicki SlinkerVicki Slinker, Mathematics Teacher for Insight School of Indiana since 2021, and has a BS in Mathematics Education from
Indiana State University. I have been in education at the high school or college level since 1992. My husband and I have two grown children, one of whom went to a charter school in high school and the other spent his freshman year in a virtual school. I love the outdoors and enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing. I am certified to teach mathematics, grades 9-12. 


Connie Smith | CTE Coordinator/Teacher

Connie Smith

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.


Kathleen Tatone | Special Education Teacher

Kathleen Tatone

Kathleen Tatone, Special Education Teacher, Insight School of Indiana, since 2014, Masters Special Education. I've been a technical recruiter, massage therapist and a teacher. I've been teaching for the past 14 years, this is my seventh school year with Hoosier/ISIN. My previous experiences have helped me a lot with our student population. I feel it brings a different perspective to the table.

 


Annie Wickersham | Special Education Teacher & Department Lead

Annie Wickersham

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.