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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
SCI 11E, SCI 12E

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Angela Berzins, B.A.
ART 03A

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.
ENG 09S, ENG 11E, ENG 12E, ENG 30G, ENG 32L, ENG 41W, ENG 43L, ENG 44L, ENG 51A, ENG 52A

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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Patrick Carter
SCI 41P, SCI 42P

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Karen Chafin
MATH 21A, MATH 22A

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Jody Duncan
SCI 21B, SCI 22B

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Rebecca Elkins, B.S.
FR 11F, FR 12F, FR 21F, FR 22F, FR 31F, FR 32F

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Thomas Frey, M.S.
MATH 51A, MATH 52A

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Nancy Grabner, B.S.
H_ED 11B

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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Taji Gibson
ENG 31L, ENG 41L, ENG 42L

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Gloria Hasler, M.S.
ENG 05W, ENG 21E, ENG 22E, ENG 47L

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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Matt Hoagland
SOCS 11W, SOCS 12W

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Kristen Johnson, B.S.
MATH 11A, MATH 12A

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.
MATH 11P, MATH 12P, MATH 21G, MATH 22G

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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Cheryl Maxwell, B.A.
ART 31H

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Susan Carter McGlasson, M.Ed.
SOCS 41E, SOCS 41G

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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Edwynna Nolan, M.S.
FACS 01F

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Amy Norris, B.A.
GER 11G, GER 12G, GER 21G, GER 22G

Mary Notter
B_ED 21C, B_ED 31E

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Mary-Carol Paul, M.Ed.
M_ED 01V

Mary-Carol Paul has more than 30 years' teaching experience in the public school system. She has held a faculty position at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and has also worked at the IU Kelley School of Business as a career counselor, career coach, and course assistant. Ms. Paul holds a B.S. and an M.Ed. from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

When not teaching, she enjoys playing tennis, exercising, and quilting.

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Steven Philbeck, M.A.
SOCS 21G, SOCS 22G

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Kevin Raney, M.S.
MATH 41P, MATH 42P

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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Edward Roe, M.A.
LATN 11L, LATN 12L

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David Schuth
SCI 21P, 22P, 31C, 32C

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George Smith, M.S.
SOCS 01P

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.
SPAN 11S, SPAN 12S, SPAN 21S, SPAN 22S, SPAN 31S, SPAN 32S

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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Teresa Tresslar, B.S.
FACS 11N, FACS 12N, FACS 41C

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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Debra Tyree
SOCS 01S, SOCS 31A, SOCS 32A

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Anthony Young, B.A.
SOCS 51A, SOCS 52A

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.