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Show profile details from Paige AnlikerPaige Anliker
Instructional Assistant
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Show profile details from Marilyn BernalMarilyn Bernal
219-567-9741 ext. 1063
1st Grade
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My name is Marilyn Bernal. I graduated from West Central in 1985 and continued my educational path by graduating from Ball State University in 1989. I moved to Texas and taught 1st grade at San Antonio for 8 years. During that time, I received a Masters degree and Endorsement in Gifted Education. I moved back to Indiana in 1998 and began my teaching career at West Central in 2nd grade in the fall of 1999. After 1 year in 2nd grade, I switched grade levels and began teaching 5th grade for 18 years. In the spring of 2018, I decided I needed a change in grade levels and was fortunate enough to be able to move to First Grade. I enjoy the smiles on my students faces and the enthusiasm that they come to school with daily. My husband, Jonn, and I live in Francesville. Our daughter, Sara, graduated from West Central in 2016 and is currently living in Arizona. My son, Jonn, will be graduating from West Central in the spring of 2019.
219-567-9741 ext. 1032
4th Grade
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Hi! My name is Michelle Biggs. I am a 4th grade teacher at West Central Elementary. I have been teaching for 35 years! My family includes my husband, Mike and my son, Tyler. Hopefully, I will have the pleasure of teaching your son or daughter someday. : ) Oops, I almost forgot the most important member of the family.... my dog JoJo! She is a big sweetie!
No profile details for Mike CarlsonMike Carlson
219-567-9741 ext. 1001
Show profile details from Allison CarnahanAllison Carnahan
extension 1064
Instructional Assistant
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Show profile details from Alicia CotnerAlicia Cotner
219-567-9741 ext. 1029
Library/Media Director
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Hi, I'm Alicia Cotner. This is my 4th year here at West Central.In the past I've taught 1st grade for 2 years and 4th grade for 8 years. I really enjoy my time in the library now. I've been married to my husband, Josh, for 7 years. We have a 4 year old daughter, Caroline. She is such a joy to watch grow and learn.
Show profile details from Becky DeWittBecky DeWitt
219-567-9741 ext. 1010
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I have been teaching at West Central since 1987. I received my Bachelor's Degree at Indiana State University and my Masters Degree at Purdue University. I live in Brookston with my husband Billy. I have two children, Ian and Emma (husband Tyler). I taught the Transition Room for 11 years and now am teaching Kindergarten. It is a fun age to teach!
Show profile details from Sheryl FritzSheryl Fritz
Instructional Assistant
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No profile details for Devin GreenDevin Green
219-567-9741 ext. 1052
Show profile details from Doreen GudemanDoreen Gudeman
Instructional Assistant
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219-567-9741 ext. 1012
1st Grade
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Welcome to 1B! I'm Kellis Gutwein. I graduated from Saint Joseph's College and Purdue University. I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. I have taught at West Central Elementary since 2006 in many different positions (1st, Kindergarten, 4th, and Title I). My husband, Fred, and I have three children. Gretchen and Elliott currently attend West Central and Waylon is a future Trojan in Training. I am a West Central Alumni and a proud Trojan!
219-567-9741 ext. 1036
Guidance Counselor
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Hello! I am West Central Elementary's school counselor. I have had the privilege of working at West Central since 2010. In previous years, I have worked in Title 1, and have taught 3rd and 2nd grade. I'm originally from Laporte, Indiana, but my husband and his family are from around this area, so I have lived here for the last nine years. I love it! I have had opportunities to go work at other schools, but I always tell people that I love where I work. It is the best school with the best staff. I have three children, and one is already attending West Central. He is in kindergarten this year. My other two are still in diapers, but one day they will hopefully be a West Central Trojan as well.
No profile details for Brooke HughesBrooke Hughes
219-567-9741 ext. 1026
5th Grade
Show profile details from Megan KalufMegan Kaluf
219-567-9741 ext. 1035
Speech (part-time)
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Show profile details from Kasey LowryKasey Lowry
219-567-9741 ext. 1064
Special Needs/Title I Teacher
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Hello! I have taught at West Central Elementary since 2007. Most of my day is spent providing support in class for special education students. My three children, my husband and I are happily settled in the Francesville area.
Show profile details from Lisa MarlattLisa Marlatt
Instructional Assistant
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No profile details for Jennepher MarrsJennepher Marrs
Instructional Assistant
Show profile details from Dianna MaxwellDianna Maxwell
219-567-9741 ext. 1009
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My husband and I have resided in rural Francesville since 1979. We have two adult daughters and we especially enjoy being grandparents to three grandchildren. After my daughters were in elementary school full time, I enrolled at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, and graduated Summa Cum laude in 1993 with a BS. Ed. Degree. I was the 2006 West Central Teacher of the Year and one of ten finalists for the 2006 Indiana Teacher of the Year. My favorite activities are family times, reading nonfiction books and tending to my perennial flower garden.
Show profile details from Jennifer MellonJennifer Mellon
219-567-9741 ext. 1035
Speech (part-time)
Hi, my name is Jennifer Mellon. I am currently working 2 days a week as a Speech-Language Pathologist in elementary, middle, and high school settings. I live in Francesville with my husband and 3 children.
No profile details for Kristin MellonKristin Mellon
219-567-9741 ext. 1004
School Nurse
Show profile details from Leanna NielsenLeanna Nielsen
219-567-9741 ext. 1013
3rd Grade
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Hello! I'm Leanna Nielsen. I graduated from Purdue North Central and majored in Early Childhood Education. This is my third year as a first grade teacher at West Central Elementary and I really enjoy it. I am married to Wyatt and we have a one year old daughter named Hattie who is always getting into something! :)
Show profile details from Jenna PelsyJenna Pelsy
219-567-9741 ext. 1043
4th Grade
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I was born and raised in Francesville and graduated from West Central in 2010. I moved to Lafayette to attend Purdue University to double major in Special Education and Elementary Education. After teaching a couple of years, I was excited to come back home and teach at West Central! I love teaching and making learning fun for everyone! I enjoy running, spending time with my family, playing piano, baking, and photography.
Show profile details from Brian PilarskiBrian Pilarski
219-567-9741 ext. 1545
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219-567-9741 ext. 1015
Special Needs
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Hi! I am Mrs. Rausch and currently am teaching Special Education. I am a West Central High School graduate. I attended college at Indiana Wesleyan and later earned my Masters at Walden University. I have 12 years of teaching experience. I have taught 2 years at Mississinewa and 5 years at MSD of Wabash County. While at MSD I was the girls varsity basketball coach at Northfield Jr- Sr High School for four years. At West Central, I am a co-sponsor for the elementary Student Council and co-plan Family Literacy Night. I am married to Matt. He is a farmer and has a trucking company. We have a son, Ryan. We enjoy spending time with our son and playing sand volleyball, Purdue basketball games, and time with our families. I have two wonderful parents who raised me on a farm. I also have three sisters, Ashley, Kayley, and Riley, and three nephews and five nieces. Spending time with friends, enjoying the outdoors, gardening, and cooking are all activities I enjoy when away from school.
Show profile details from Terri RayTerri Ray
219-567-9741 ext. 1033
3rd Grade
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Hello! I'm Terri Ray. I began my teaching career in 1983, after I graduated from Purdue University. When I first started at West Central, I was a Title One teacher. When a position became available, I taught 4th grade. A few years later, I moved to third grade and I've been there ever since! I love third grade!! :) I live in Monticello. My family lives near me, and we enjoy spending time together. I frequently visit my sister's home in the summer to go swimming!! I'm the proud aunt of two nephews, Nick and Tanner!
No profile details for Teri RickabyTeri Rickaby
219-567-9741 ext. 1017
No profile details for Cathy RisnerCathy Risner
219-567-9741 ext. 1038
Cafeteria Manager
219-567-9741 ext. 1051
2nd Grade
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Welcome to fourth grade. I am thoroughly excited to be teaching your child. My name is Joy Schlatter. I am the daughter-in-law to Jodie Schlatter. I married her son Joey. Johnson Bible College was my school of choice. I graduated cum laude with a masters degree in elementary education. I now have 3 children: a boy, Timothy and 2 girls, Kayla and Leah.
Show profile details from Estie SchultzEstie Schultz
extension 1015
Instructional Assistant
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Show profile details from Lori SkalonLori Skalon
219-567-9741 ext. 1002
Office Staff
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Hi! I am Lori Skalon, I graduated from West Central and I have worked at West Central since 1990. I have been an aide, lunch clerk and for the last 20 years I have been the Attendance Secretary. My husband Dewayne and I have 2 kids, Thomas and Kylie, a daughter in law Amber and 3 grandkids Reagan, Huxley and Finn.
Show profile details from Sally SmidlerSally Smidler
219-567-9741 ext. 1041
ELL/Instructional Assistant
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Show profile details from Lacey SteeleLacey Steele
219-567-9741 ext. 1023
2nd Grade
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I recently graduated from Western Governors University where I obtained my B.A. in Elementary Education. My experience within the school system has helped shape me into the person I am and teacher I aspire to be. My fiance and I live outside of Monon and enjoy spending time with family and friends. In my free time I like to create and design home decor.' I look forward to working in this school system and for this community.
Show profile details from Haley TapperHaley Tapper
219-567-9741 ext. 1011
5th Grade
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I've been a classroom teacher at West Central since 2016. I grew up in Walkerton, IN and live with my husband in Rensselaer.
No profile details for Kara TrentKara Trent
219-567-9741 ext. 1033
1st Grade
Show profile details from Suzanna WilcoxonSuzanna Wilcoxon
Instructional Assistant
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No profile details for Elyse WilliamsElyse Williams
219-567-9741 ext. 1019
Instructional Assistant, Pool Director
Show profile details from Jessica WilliamsJessica Williams
219-567-9741 ext. 1061
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I joined the West Central School Corporation in 2012. I spent 2 years in Title 1 and moved to 5th grade in 2014. The 2017-2018 school year will be my 4th year teaching 5th grade. I am a 2010 graduate of Ball State University and have enjoyed working with kids of all ages since high school. I live in Monticello with my husband and 3 boys I enjoy scrap booking, bowling, and traveling.
Show profile details from Connie WuethrichConnie Wuethrich
219-567-9741 ext. 1000
Office Staff
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Hello! I'm Connie Wuethrich. I live in Francesvile with my husband Kevin. I graduated from West Central. Our 3 daughters (Kara, Kristy, and Kaitlyn) also graduated from here. And now I get to see some of my grandchildren go to West Central. I love working with all the parents and children here. I'm very thankful to have the opportunity to work here at West Central Elementary!
Show profile details from Lisa ZeyenLisa Zeyen
extension 1016
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'Hi, I'm Lisa Zeyen. I am the Visual Arts teacher here at West Central Elementary. I currently work with students in kindergarten through 6th grade. I have been working here since 2012. Creating art has always been a passion of mine, and I love seeing my student explore their creative side! I have 2 daughters, Sara and Claire. I live with my husband, Jon Simmermaker, in Winamac.'