602 F Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-3102 Fax: 219-324-2142

Principal: Mr. Ben Tonagel
Associate Principal: Mr.Scott Upp

Special Education Teachers

Stephanie Hoke

What college(s) did you attend? Degree(s) earned? Indiana State University- Bachelors IUSB- working on masters.
How long have you been teaching at LPHS? At any other schools and for how long? Currently in sixth year at LPHS and taught fifteen years at Boston Middle School.
What classes do you teach? Math Problem Solving and Pre-Algebra
Words of Wisdom "Math is the berries!!!!"
 

Carolyn Gray

What college(s) did you attend? Degree(s) earned? Purdue North Central- BA in Elementary Education, Purdue University of Calumet-  two Special Education endorsements( LD and MiMH). Also licensed to teach students with special needs in grades K-12.
How long have you been teaching at LPHS? At any other schools and for how long? I have been teaching at LPHS for nine years.
What classes do you teach? Math Essentials & Problem Solving Mathematics. Co-teach English Composition 9 and English Literature 9.
Words of Wisdom "Much can be accomplished when you dream!"
 

Lynn Davis

What college(s) did you attend? Degree(s) earned? PNC- Elementary Education degree, IUSB- Masters in Special Education
How long have you been teaching at LPHS? At any other schools and for how long? I have been teaching at LPHS for 11 years.
What classes do you teach? Community-Based program, Life Skills and Work related skills
Words of Wisdom "Positive relationships between teachers and students begin with and grow from a single source: respect."
 

Ellen Bos

What college(s) did you attend? Degree(s) earned? Indiana State University- Bachelor of Science IUSB- Masters in Special Education
How long have you been teaching at LPHS? At any other schools and for how long? Four years at LPHS, worked in the Hammond School District for 5 years.
What classes do you teach? In School Jobs, Life Skills, Consumer Skills, Communication
Words of Wisdom "Savor Each Moment"
 

Vickie Nesmith

What college(s) did you attend? Degree(s) earned? IUSB- Bachelor in Education (endorsements in special education). Also licensed to teach students with severe, moderate, mild needs in K-12.
How long have you been teaching at LPHS? At any other schools and for how long? I have been teaching at LPHS for 16 years and taught at McKinley Elementary, Mishawaka for 2 years.
What classes do you teach? English, Communications, Life Skills, Vocations
Words of Wisdom "You can never get enough chocolate."
 

Tina Primm

What college(s) did you attend? Degree(s) earned? Ancilla College- Associates degree in Liberal Studies, IUSB- Bachelors of Science in Mild Disabilities K-12, endorsement in Earth science
How long have you been teaching at LPHS? At any other schools and for how long? I have been working at LPHS for 7 years
What classes do you teach? Co-taught biology, co-taught earth science, earth science essentials, biology essentials.
Words of Wisdom "Don't start your day out by locking yourself out of your house."
 
 

Cheryl Severa

What college(s) did you attend? Degree(s) earned? Ball State University- BS in Education with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Orthopedic Impairments. IUSB-Certified in Mild Disabilities
How long have you been teaching at LPHS? At any other schools and for how long? I have been teaching at LPHS for 16 years. Taught in Georgia and Texas. Also taught at St. Joseph School
What classes do you teach? Study Skills, Developmental Reading, Co-teach Algebra ISTEP and Geometry
Words of Wisdom  
 

Carol Shultz

What college(s) did you attend? Degree(s) earned? Purdue University, B.A., Physical Ed. & Health M. Ed., Millersville University, Special Ed./Mentally Retarded PE/Health Certification, Mild Disability Certification
How long have you been teaching at LPHS? At any other schools and for how long? Four and a half years substituting, 1978-81 at Boston Middle School PE/Health, 1981-present LaPorte H.S. special ed. with students of moderate/mild disabilities (Kesling middle school, 1981, special ed with mild students) PE/Health summer school
What classes do you teach? 9-12 Students; English, science, health, social studies, work experience
Words of Wisdom "I LOVE KIDS!"
 

Cindy
Lindgren

What college(s) did you attend? Degree(s) earned?
 
Indiana University- Bachelor of Science in Special Education
How long have you been teaching at LPHS? At any other schools and for how long? Second year at LPHS.

What classes do you teach?
 
Special Education ED/EH
Words of Wisdom
 
"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
                           -William Jennings Bryan
 
 

Gina Alber

What college(s) did you attend? Degree(s) earned?

William Rainey Harper Coolege, Palatine, IL. Assoc. of Arts.

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Bachelor of Arts.

How long have you been teaching at LPHS? At any other schools and for how long?

This is my first year at LPHS.

Before this I taught 4 years at the high school level in San Antonio, Texas.

What classes do you teach?

Vocations A
Vocations B
Vocations C
Job skills
Special Education Job Program Coordinator

Words of Wisdom Make ever day count.

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