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Mr. Mark Anderson

I graduated from Indiana University in 2000 and earned a master’s degree from Ball State University in 2008. I previously worked at Hebron Middle/High School before I began working at CHS in 2007 teaching Health and PE. In addition to teaching, I am a co-sponsor of the Intramurals program here at CHS. Outside of school, my interests include spending time with family, traveling, hiking, playing basketball, watching just about any sport in person or on TV, and relaxing outdoors during the summer and fall with some good music in the background.

Classes Taught: Health/PE

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Ms. Jamie Anselm

I graduated from IUPUI in 1997 with a degree in Exercise Science. In 1999, I received my Physical Education/Health Teach Certification from Valparaiso University and my Masters in Physical Education/Coaching Specialization from Ball State University in 2008. I have been working at Chesterton High School since 1999 teaching Health and Physical Education and am currently coaching Unified Track and Field. Outside of school, my interests include spending time with family, traveling, hiking and lake life.

Classes Taught: Physical Education

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Mrs. Marnee Flinn-Smith

I am originally from Ohio. I graduated from Valparaiso University in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education. I am also a certified Athletic Trainer. From 1994 to 1998 I worked as an outreach athletic trainer for Portage High School. In 1998 I took an athletic training position with Michigan City High School. I remained there until 2016, when I took my first teaching job here with Duneland.

Classes Taught: Health

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Mr. Mathew Pavlovich

I received my degree from Ball State University. Upon graduation, I took my first teaching/coaching position at Fountain Central HS. After that, I returned to Northwest Indiana and taught at both Merrillville HS (Alma Mater) and Munster. Currently, excited being in my third year at Chesterton!

Here at Chesterton, I teach Physical Education, Aquatics, and Swimming. I also am the Head Coach of the Swimming & Diving teams which is a huge time commitment.

I enjoy working with students and athletes each day and week. Outside, of school I spend most of my time with my family. My wife Elaine and I have two little girls, Lucy & Grace. We also are planning on getting our second dog this summer, and likely will name him Boston.

Classes Taught: Physical Education, Lifeguarding, Aquatics & Swimming

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Mr. John Snyder

P.E./Health Department Chair

I have been a teacher and coach in the Duneland School Corporation for 26 years. I currently sit as the Head of the PE and Health Department. A position I've held for 21 years. I have been a Head Coach of the Varsity Football and Varsity Track Teams. In addition, I've acted as an assistant for Football, Basketball and Track at various times. I've been married to Barb Snyder for 33 years and have three children who have all attended Chesterton High School; A.J. (Class of 2013), Shelby (Class of 2015), and Cole (Class of 2023).

Classes Taught: Physical Education and Health (9-12)

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Mr. Bernie Stento

I started working at CHS when it opened in 2000. I teach Health classes as well as the Introduction to Athletic Training and Advanced Health classes. I also work with all the sports teams after school providing athletic healthcare as a certified athletic trainer. I have no hobbies and no life outside of work. I like being around sports and positive people!

Classes Taught: Health, Advanced Health, Intro to Athletic Training

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Mr. Andrew Trevino

I graduated from Calumet H.S. in 1991. Then I went on to Indiana University to receive a degree in Kinesiology and Teaching in 1996. I've taught at Lake Central, East Chicago and Calumet before starting here at Chesterton in the 2021-2022 school year. I am also the Head Wrestling Coach for Chesterton H.S.

Classes Taught: Physical Education/Substance Abuse

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Mr. Marc Urban

Graduated from Indiana State in 2006. Taught and coached at Lake Central for 10 years prior to moving to Chesterton. I have been the head boys basketball coach here at Chesterton for the past 7 years.

Classes Taught: Credit Recovery

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