Mrs. Becker

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Mrs. Becker

After living and teaching in Europe for many years, we moved to Chesterton and I returned to school for my degree in education from Western Governor University. Since graduating, I have taught 5th grade in Portage Township Schools. I am very excited about teaching English at Chesterton Middle School with such a wonderful team of teachers. Outside of school I enjoy traveling, reading, gardening, quilting, hiking, and running in addition to spending time with my husband and family.  I am part of the Justice League.

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English 8

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Ms. Boy

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Ms. Boy

This is my third year at CMS, and I am glad to be back here as I go into my sixth year of teaching. As a proud graduate of Purdue University, I look forward to sharing what I know and learning along with my students this year. This will also be my second year joining Ms. Graupner with Drama Club. Come see the plays! They will be awesome!

When I’m not doing something related to teaching or Drama Club, I can either be found working with my horses or out racing an auto cross with my car!

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Mrs. Clindaniel

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Mrs. Clindaniel

Mrs. Clindaniel is a certified AdvancED Lead Evaluator for Indiana. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English, speech, and theater, and a Master’s degree in Special Education, with a focus in emotional and behavior disorders, and a Driver’s Education Certification. In the fall of 2019, Mrs. Clindaniel will have her license in High Ability Education. The 2019-2020 school year marks Mrs. Clindaniel’s 24th year of teaching. 

Mrs. Clindaniel enjoys traveling, reading, and spending as much time outside as possible. Her favorite activity is playing with her grandchildren, Lucas & Emma.

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Mrs. Fath

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Mrs. Fath

I graduated a semester early with honors from Portage High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Indiana University Northwest while working as a nursing assistant. I have earned my master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Ball State University. I taught seventh grade English for four years at Kankakee Valley Middle School in Wheatfield; this is my fourth year at Chesterton Middle School.

I am married and have four daughters (expecting a boy this January)! We attend St. Patrick's Parish and Queen of All Saints Parish, where we spend most of our free time. I also enjoy symphonies, plays, and musicals. 

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Mrs. Finner

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Mrs. Finner

Hello! This is my fourth year teaching, my first year at CMS. I have previously taught at New Prairie Middle School and Crown Point High School. I am coaching 7th grade volleyball, and am a co-coordinator of the Response to Intervention Program at CMS.  I am an alumni of CMS and am happy to be teaching here! I currently live in Valparaiso with my husband, Jason and dog, Kirby. In my free time I enjoy running, practicing yoga, and visiting my friends and family.  I am on the X-Men team.

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English 7

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Ms. Graupner

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Ms. Graupner

In 2016, graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in English Education. I also studied Counseling Psychology and English as a New Language Education. I have worked at Chesterton Middle School for my entire teaching career! In the past I have taught Public Speaking and directed the school play.

Outside of school, I enjoy reading, gaming, crocheting, snowboarding, and chilling with my pet tortoise, Mo.

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Mrs. McMurtrey

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Mrs. McMurtrey

I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in English Secondary Education with a minor in U.S. History Education. More recently, I have studied Culturally-Competent Teaching and Trauma-Sensitive Teaching. I have taught English at Merrillville High School and Brownsburg Junior High School, and I have taught the Elementary Education student teaching course as a University Supervisor for Purdue University, West Lafayette. I'm excited to be back with middle school students!

I enjoy reading, knitting, bookbinding, and spending time with my husband and sons. 

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Mrs. Stark

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Mrs. Stark

I attended Indiana University Bloomington and earned a BA in Political Science in1985. After 8 years as a Paralegal in Chicago law firms and 10 years as a stay at home mom, I attended IUN and earned my teacher certification in 2004. I have worked at CMS since 2005 as an English teacher.

I enjoy reading, Knitting, Volleyball, IU Basketball-Go Hoosiers!!!!

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