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If you're taking an Indiana University High School course and wonder about the "face" behind the comments on your lessons and the grades on your exams, take this opportunity to meet the IUHS faculty!

Faculty Members
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Helen Bastin
Earth and Space Science

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Angela Berzins, B.A.
Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art

Angela Berzins has been teaching high school art in Bloomington, Indiana, since 1997. She has a Bachelor of Arts in fine art from Indiana University, concentrating in metalsmithing and jewelry design, and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. She has taught a wide variety of media at her arts-friendly school, including computer graphics, calligraphy, fiber arts, drawing, painting, stained glass, and photography. Currently, Ms. Berzins teaches multiple levels of both stained glass and jewelry and metals. She was a 2006 recipient of the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship and has been an instructor with IUHS since 2003.

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Dan Bopp, M.S., J.D.
English

Dan Bopp has more than 20 years of experience teaching high school English in public and private schools in Missouri, New Hampshire, and Indiana. He has been an instructor for Indiana University's Independent Study program since 1976.

In addition to his education background, Mr. Bopp holds a law degree from Indiana University. He served as a judicial clerk for the Indiana Supreme Court and as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Monroe County, Indiana.

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Karen Chafin
Algebra 2

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Jody Duncan
Biology

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Rebecca Elkins, B.S.
French 1, 2, 3

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Thomas Frey, M.S.
AP Calculus

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Courtney Gaylord, M.A.
English 9, 10, 11 and Creative Writing

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Nancy Grabner, B.S.
Health and Wellness

Nancy Grabner received her B.S. in K-12 physical education/health from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. She started teaching physical education to grades 1-9 and coaching volleyball, softball, and basketball in the Bloomfield, Indiana, school district.

Ms. Grabner also taught at the DePaul School for learning disabled children, as well as in the Monroe County Community School Corporation and the Richland Bean Blossom Corporation. She has been teaching health for IUHS since 2001.

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Gloria Hasler, M.S.
English

Gloria Hasler has a bachelor's degree in English education from Indiana University and a master's degree in English, U.S. history, and world history from Butler University. She was on the faculty at North Central High School in Indianapolis for 10 years before leaving the profession to open an art business with her husband.

In 1981, Ms. Hasler joined the faculty of the Indianapolis Public School Corporation's Center for the Humanities, where she taught English and U.S. history. She joined the IUHS faculty in 1996 and also teaches at Ivy Tech Community College.

In her free time, she loves to read and travel.

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Christine Hitchcock, M.A.
World History

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Kristen Johnson, B.S.
Algebra 1

Kristen Johnson received a B.S. in mathematics from Ashland (OH) University, where she attended school on a softball scholarship. She went on to The University of Akron (OH) to earn a secondary teaching certificate. Ms. Johnson has taught mathematics at the junior high and high school levels since 1997 in both Ohio and Indiana. She has been involved in mentoring programs for students and new teachers, has presented project ideas to district colleagues, and has created lessons for team instruction.

When not teaching, Ms. Johnson spends time with her husband and two daughters in their home in New York. She has been teaching for IUHS since 2007.

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Dennis Massengill, M.S.
Pre-algebra, Geometry

Dennis Massengill has a bachelor's degree English and mathematics education from Indiana University, and a master’s degree from Walden University in technology and education. He has worked at Bedford North Lawrence High School in Bedford, Indiana, for 17 years, teaching pre-algebra, geometry, and algebra II. He also teaches college algebra at Ivy Tech Community College. He has taught courses for IUHS since 2005.

Mr. Massengill has been married to his wife for more than 11 years and has a son, Alexander, born in January 2008. He enjoys movies, music, reading, baseball, and playing with his two Boston Terriers, Bailey and Bruin.

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Susan Carter McGlasson, M.Ed.
Economics, U.S. Government

Susan has more than 27 years of secondary teaching experience. She has a bachelor's degree and master’s degrees from Indiana University and holds a current Indiana Teaching License in secondary social studies. She has taught high school economics, AP economics, U.S. history, U.S. government, sociology, and psychology. Susan also taught in a gifted and talented program at the high school level. She helped develop the early versions of the Indiana Core 40 social studies end-of-course assessments for the Indiana Department of Education. 

Ms. McGlasson spent a year living in Athens, Greece, and still likes traveling in the U.S. and abroad with her husband. She currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren and her two children and their spouses.

She says, “I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you. My goal for you is to have you relate your schoolwork to your everyday life and the real world around you."

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Vanessa Domizlaff
German 1 and 2

Kristen Lidstrom
Computer Applications,  Technical/ Business Communication

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Steven Philbeck, M.A.
Geography and History of the World

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Kevin Raney, M.S.
Precalculus

Kevin Raney has been teaching mathematics for 18 years. He received a B.S. in mathematics in 1988 and then entered the business world. After two years, he returned to school to pursue his teaching certification. In 1992, he began teaching mathematics at the high school level and in 1996, earned his master’s degree. He currently teaches AP calculus in public school and has been an instructor for IUHS since 1999. 

In his free time, Mr. Raney enjoys running, bicycling, lifting weights, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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David Schuth
Physics, Chemistry

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George Smith, M.S.
Psychology

George Smith has enjoyed a 40-year career in education. He has worked as a psychology teacher, counselor, coach, and advisor in public high schools. An active participant in Indiana University High School, he has served as a psychology instructor, academic advisor, and interim director.

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Stephen Sobiech, B.A.
Spanish 1, 2, and 3

Stephen Sobiech has taught for 25 years in Colorado, Texas, Indiana, and Hungary. He is certified to teach German, Spanish, English as a second language, and music.  

Mr. Sobiech studied at the Berklee College of Music (MA), Indiana University, the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Texas, and Indiana Wesleyan. He has taught and been an administrator in summer language camps at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and he was a Fulbright scholar in Budapest, Hungary.

Mr. Sobiech has done considerable work as an interpreter and has travelled throughout the U.S., Mexico, Central America, Europe, and parts of Asia. 

He is also a professional musician.

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Daniel Brandon Swart, M.A.
American History, History Through Film

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Teresa Tresslar, B.S.
Interpersonal Relationships, Nutrition & Wellness, Consumer Economics

A graduate of Indiana University, Teresa Tresslar has been teaching family and consumer science in Indiana for the past 26 years. She and her husband have raised four children and currently reside in Bloomington, Indiana. She has been on the faculty at Bloomington High School South since 1991 and started teaching for IUHS in 2010. 

Her hobbies include reading, baking, movies, soccer, and eating anything chocolate.

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Anthony Young, B.A.
AP United States History

Tony Young is a history teacher at Sycamore School, a private, independent school for gifted and talented students in Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds a B.A. in social studies education and a license in gifted and talented instruction from Purdue University and has been teaching for nine years.

Mr. Young loves the challenge of teaching IUHS students, because they come from diverse backgrounds. His students have included Olympic athletes and a Buddhist monk. He enjoys helping students improve their writing abilities and teaching them skills that will prepare them college. 

He is married and has one child.