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Mrs. Rachel Blythe

I graduated from Indiana University (Bloomington) in 2006 with a degree in Secondary English Education. I started my teaching career in Avon, Indiana and taught there for four years prior to coming to Chesterton High School in 2010 to teach in the English department. I also earned my master's degree in Language Education from Indiana University (Bloomington) in 2010. Outside of teaching, I like to spend time with my husband, our three children, and our dog.

Classes Taught: English 9, English 9 Honors, Advanced Composition

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Mrs. Jennifer Breitzka

I didn't always want to be a teacher, but it has become my greatest passion and my most gratifying accomplishment. Outside of work, I love spending time outdoors, especially with my own children. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, anything Harry Potter, watching tv with my husband, doing yoga and running, and making our house a home. My job is my creative outlet, and I feel beyond fortunate to work for Duneland schools!

Classes Taught: 9th Grade English, 10th Grade English

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Mrs. Sara Gleason

I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in English. After exploring a variety of careers, I found myself back at school studying for a Masters in Education. In the fall, I will begin my 16th year of teaching. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my two children and husband and being outside as much as possible.

Classes Taught: English 9 and 10

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Miss Letitia Gray

I have been an educator in the field of English in middle and high school classrooms for 15+ years. I enjoy camping, traveling with friends and family, and corgis.

Classes Taught: English

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Mrs. Jennifer Jendrzejczyk

I earned a BA from Purdue, an MS from IU, and an MA from Moorehead. I coach/sponsor the yearbook, prom, Academic Super Bowl English and Fine Arts teams, Class of 2026, and Spell Bowl. I am on the MTSS, Advisory, and Handbook committees. I am the CHS Food Drive sponsor and a graduation coach.

Classes Taught: English 10H, Advanced Composition, Yearbook

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Mrs. Doretta Kurzinski

I graduated from Valparaiso University with Bachelors, Masters and Teaching English as a Second Language degrees and after teaching in the freshman program and graduate school there for 10 years, I transitioned to teaching high school at Hebron in 2016. I recently completed a second Masters degree at Indiana University Northwest in Educational Leadership.

I love working with students to help them discover their own ideas and develop a love learning beyond the classroom. I enjoy discussing film and good books with friends and colleagues. I sponsor the Creative Writers Club here at CHS. 

Classes Taught: English 9-12, 10 Honors AP Lit & Lang, Film Lit, Biblical Lit, Poetry

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Mr. Michael Livovich

I am a graduate of Chesterton High School and Indiana University. Dedicated to the idea that studying literature can help to build empathy and prepare students to cooperate in a complex world, I aim to challenge kids while offering warm support.

Classes Taught: English 11, IB English, AP Language and Composition

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Mr. Jacob Lukach

I am an English teacher (and former student -- 2010) at Chesterton High School. I also am the Director of The Sandscript, the CHS student newspaper. I am an avid sports fan, following Purdue (my alma mater), the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Blackhawks. I'm the 8th grade Boys Basketball coach at CMS, and look forward to continuing to give back to the community that raised me for many years to come!

Classes Taught: English 10, Novels, English 11, and Newspaper

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Mrs. Kayla O’Neill

Hi! My name is Kayla O’Neill and I am an English teacher at Chesterton High School. I graduated from Loras College in 2020 with a degree in English literature and secondary education. This is my fourth year of teaching. I am from the suburbs of Chicago and have recently moved to Chesterton. I love being part of this wonderful community. Outside of school, some of my interests include dance, the Chicago White Sox, and anything Disney! Family is a big part of my life, so I love spending time and traveling with them.

Classes Taught: English 9, 10, 11, and 12

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Mrs. Kirsten Reed

English Department Chair

I've been a CHS teacher in the English department since 1999. In that time, I have taught 9th-12th graders, AP Lang. & Comp., IB Literature and even coached some speech and debate.

I love traveling, reading, theater, and gardening.

Classes Taught: English 12, World Literature I & II, Rhetoric & Argument

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Mrs. Lei Sensibaugh

I taught Spanish levels 1-4 at the high school level for 25 years, but have worked with Duneland Schools since 2004. Currently, I am an ELL Teacher of Record in the Duneland School Corporation. I work with students K -12. I earned a BA in Spanish and a BS in Education, teaching Spanish in 1995. I completed a Master's in Language Education with an ELL endorsement in 2008. I truly enjoy working with kids and learning about different languages and cultures. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, hiking, taking pictures, exploring different art mediums, and reading.

Classes Taught: ENL English

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Ms. Anne L. Sharp

I have been teaching at CHS since the fall of 2008. A native of Scotland, I travel to my homeland every year to see family and escape the Indiana summer heat. I enjoy Theatre, hiking, reading, and a wide variety of music genres.

Classes Taught: AP Literature & Composition, Film Literature 

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Mrs. Rebecca Uehling

I have been teaching at Chesterton since 2003. I have my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University.

Classes Taught: English 9 Honors, IB Film, English 12

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Mrs. Shellie Wise

I earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Purdue University and began teaching at Chesterton High School in 2017. My current courses include English 11 as well as IB English 11 and 12. In the summer I love to spend time on the lake and reading as much as I can! During the school year, I enjoy coming up with new ways to deliver material that is engaging to my students.

Classes Taught: English 11, IB English

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