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Math Department - Teachers



Mr. T. Beres

Mr. Beres attended Marquette High School in Michigan City. He attended college at Indiana University for his B.S. in Business and Bridgewater State College for his post baccalaureate program. Mr. Beres has also taught at Sharon High School. He has a wife, Sue, who teaches at Crichfeild elementary; a daughter Melanie; and he presently holds two records in the Guinness book of World Records. Mr. Beres teaches Algebra-1,2,3 and Accelerated Geometry -1,2.

Mrs. K. Feltz

Mrs. Feltz graduated from Marion High School. She attended college at Purdue University. She has also taught at New Prairie High School and Fike High School. Mrs. Feltz has a husband, 2 daughters, and 2 sons. Mrs. Feltz teaches ; Geometry - 1,2; and Accelerated Algebra/Trigonometry II - 3,4,5.

Mr. Nick Garstka

Mr. Garstka attended New Haven High School in New Haven, IN. He graduated from Trine University with a B.S. in Mathematics. He is the head boys' and girls' tennis coach at the High School. Mr. Garstka teaches ISTEP Algebra 1,2,3 and Acc. Geometry 1,2.

Mr. Brian Hanawalt

Mr. Hanawalt teaches algebra I and geometry.


Mr. B. James

Mr. James attended New Buffalo High School. He attended college at Western Michigan University. Mr. James has also taught at Kesling Middle School and at Centreville High School. Mr. James is also a football and track coach at La Porte High School. Mr. James teaches Adv. Algebra II-3,4 and Geometry - 1,2.

Mr. Tom Korell

Mr. Korell teaches algebra I and algebra II.


Mrs. D. Layer

Mrs. Layer attended Madison Heights High School in Anderson, Indiana. She attended college at Purdue University for her bachelors and Purdue Calumet for her masters. She has also taught at Hobart Junior High and Wheeler Junior/Senior High School. Mrs. Layer has a son and a daughter. Her family also owns a dairy farm with about 128 cows and calves. Mrs. Layer teaches Algebra I - 1,2,3 and in the Freshman Academy.

Mrs. Kathryn Metrish

Mrs. Metrish graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture. After working a few years in her field, she took time off to raise her two children, Heather and Doug, with her husband, Don. She went back to work as an aide in math classes at Kesling Middle School and was inspired by the teachers she worked with to return to school to become a teacher herself. Mrs Metrish received her license for secondary math education from IUSB. She currently resides with her husband in La Porte. Mrs. Metrish teaches algebra I and math lab.

Ms. J. Mount

Ms. Mount graduated from Portage High School. She attended college at Ball State for her B.S., at Valparaiso University, and at IUSB. She has also taught one year at Triton Central High School. Ms. Mount teaches Advanced Algebra II - 3,4 and Algebra I - 1,2,3.


Mr.  Dan Olson

Mr. Olson attended both Chesterton and Portage High School. He received a B.S in Mathematics from Purdue University and an M.B.A from Indiana University. He has been teaching PreCalculus, Statistics, and sometimes Calculus since 1994 and even left a 6 figure salary to return to teaching. In short he loves his job more than life itself. He has a daughter McKenna, and a son Keaton, who are both fantastic students. He can solve the Rubiks Cube in 48 seconds and it is whispered he can sing every song on The Simpsons with perfect pitch.


Mr. Cohen Sangster

Mr. Sangster teacher Algebra I.


Mr. Andrew Schoff

Mr. Schoff was a 2005 graduate of La Porte High School. He attended Purdue University North Central in Westville, IN.  Mr. Schoff currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education.  Mr. Schoff resides in Mill Creek, IN with his wife, Lauren and daughter, Winnie.  He teaches Algebra- 1, 2, 3 (ISTEP) and Geometry- 1, 2.


Miss Sarah Stef

Miss Stef graduated from Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago, IL and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She taught 9th grade Math at Hammond Academy of Science and Technology before coming to La Porte High School.  Miss Stef currently lives in La Porte and teaches ISTEP Algebra I and Geometry.


Mrs. Martha Terhune

Mrs. Terhune graduated from Westfall High School in Williamsport, OH. Mrs. Terhune obtained her B.A. in Mathematics and licnese for Seconday Education from Malone University in Canton, OH.  Mrs. Terhune previously taught Seconday Math at Community Christian School in Manhattan, IL and High School Math at Granger Christian School in Granger, IN.

Mrs. J. Welling

Mrs. Welling graduated from Clay High School. She has a B.A. from Indiana University and at M.A. from Northern Arizona. She has also taught at Kesling Middle School. Mrs. Welling teaches Calculus - 1,2,3 and Pre-calculus 2.

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