• DSC 2021 Teacher and Employee of the Year Finalists 

    The Duneland School Corporation (DSC) will continue to celebrate excellence in education by selecting a Teacher of the Year at both the elementary and secondary level and a classified staff member as Employee of the Year.

    Selection Process
    Outstanding teachers and employees were nominated for recognition by students, parents, colleagues and Duneland community members in the month of February. In March, finalists were selected from those nominated by principals, supervisors and the Duneland Teachers Association.

    A selection panel representing students, parents, community members and district administration will interview and then select the Teachers of the Year and the Employee of the Year from those recognized as finalists during the month of April.

    2021 winners will be recognized at the May 3, 2021 School Board meeting, Beginning of the Year Programs in August, in DSC publications, website, and social media and on a plaque displayed at Central Office. Winners will also receive a classroom/office door banner along with a monetary stipend of $500. Thank you to 1st Source Bank, McColly Real Estate - Paul Boyter and Ellis Electric for continuing to sponsor the recognition program. In addition, both the elementary and secondary winner will represent Duneland teachers in the Indiana Department of Education’s statewide Teacher of the Year Program.

    2021 DSC Teacher of the Year Finalists

    Secondary Teachers:
    Doug Adams - Chesterton High School
    Kaylene Arizzi - Chesterton High School
    Rachel Blythe - Chesterton High School
    Liz Gyure - Chesterton High School
    Anne Stark - Chesterton Middle School
    Akiko Tsugawa - Chesterton Middle School

    Elementary Teachers:
    Elissa Dortmund - Brummitt Elementary School
    Dave Lashenik - Liberty Intermediate School
    Nancy Moats - Bailly Elementary School
    David Mueller - Liberty Elementary School
    Tammy Socausky - Yost Elementary School
    Kaitlyn Toweson - Westchester Intermediate School
    Marquita White - Jackson Elementary School

    2021 DSC Employee of the Year Finalists
    Classified Employees:
    Chris Hall - DSC Maintenance
    Lynne Jenks - DSC Human Resources
    David Nawotka - DSC Technology
    Mark Singer - DSC Maintenance
    Leslie Tarnowski - DSC Teaching and Learning
    Deeann Witek - DSC Technology