Phone: 219-983-3600 (ext 1036)

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Degrees and Certifications:

Tonia Kitchel, Ed.S., IPE

Tonia is a graduate of Indiana University and has been a licensed School Psychologist for 20+ years in the region.  She is also a Psychologist with Indiana First Steps and Vocational Rehab.  Tonia has also been a Behavior Therapist and Intake Coordinator for a private mental health agency.  Her experiences and interests have led her to the Early Learning initiative, as her passion has always been supporting families, particularly the caregivers, in hopes that they get connected to the right resources, learn more about their child and family strengths and weaknesses and use effective strategies for managing their child’s behavior.  Tonia resides in Chesterton with her husband and three kids.  

Phone: 219-983-3600 ext 1036

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Amy Curtis, M.Ed

Amy is a graduate of both the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa, and she has been an elementary educator for eight years.  As an educator, she has experience in both rural public school settings and urban public charter settings, and she has proudly taken on the roles of general education teacher, special education teacher, at-risk teacher, and team leader.  She believes in the power of family engagement and prioritizes family and school partnerships in her work.  Her graduate level courses helped her develop a passion for equitable access to learning opportunities in Early Childhood Education, which has led her to her current work as Duneland's Early Learning Co-Coordinator. Amy resides in Chesterton with her husband and daughter.