Melissa Sechrist

Name:  Melissa Sechrist Position: 4th Grade Teacher Email:  msechrist@staindy.org Year started at St. Thomas Aquinas:  2010 Education: Indiana University – Bachelor's in Sport Marketing and Management Ball State University - Transition to Teaching Elementary Teaching License Favorite Book:  Charlotte's Web Favorite Quote:   “Be the change you wish to see in the world." "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is [...]

By |2016-08-10T13:37:00-04:00August 10th, 2016|Teacher Bio|Comments Off on Melissa Sechrist

Kara Bungard

Name: Kara Bungard Position: Elementary Differentiated Learning Email: kbungard@staindy.org Year started at St. Thomas Aquinas: 2012 Education:   Lee University, B.S. Mathematics and Science Education, Religion minor Butler University, M.S. Effective Teaching and Leadership, Favorite Book: Too many! East of Eden; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle; Everything that Rises Must Converge; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Favorite Quote: “You cannot hope to build a better [...]

By |2016-06-17T12:18:47-04:00September 23rd, 2014|Teacher Bio|Comments Off on Kara Bungard

Margaret Bennett

Name: Margaret Bennett Position: Kindergarten Teacher’s Aide Email: mbennett@staindy.org Year started at St. Thomas Aquinas: 2002 Education: Attended Indiana University and studied Art (1985) Fairview Early Childhood Program  - 1998-2002 St. Thomas Aquinas - 2002 - present Favorite Book: To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee Favorite Quote: “Start where you are. Use what you have. [...]

By |2016-06-17T12:19:10-04:00September 22nd, 2014|Teacher Bio|Comments Off on Margaret Bennett

Rose Sochacki

Name:  Rose Sochacki Position:  School Secretary Email:  rsochacki@staindy.org Year started at St. Thomas Aquinas: 1978 Education: St. John the Baptist Catholic School (elementary) in Dayton, MN St. Francis High School in Little Falls, MN (boarding school) Attended University of Minnesota. Favorite Book: To Kill A Mockingbird Favorite Quote: The greatest honor God can grant a [...]

By |2016-06-17T12:17:30-04:00September 18th, 2014|Teacher Bio|Comments Off on Rose Sochacki

Jane Gross

Name:  Jane Gross Position: 2nd grade teacher Email: jgross@staindy.org Year started at St. Thomas Aquinas: 2012 Education:  Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Purdue University Favorite Book: The Question Behind the Question Favorite Quote: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West About Mrs. Gross: I have [...]

By |2016-06-17T12:26:26-04:00September 18th, 2014|Teacher Bio|Comments Off on Jane Gross

Gretchen K Sullivan

Name: Gretchen K Sullivan Position: Science Lab Teacher for 1-5 grade Email: gsullivan@staindy.org Year started at STA:  2001, the year the science lab opened Education: B.S. in Biology from Mundelein College M.S. in Microbiology from Indiana University Favorite Book:  Yikes there are so many that I love but I think that Little Women by Louisa [...]

By |2016-06-17T12:27:04-04:00September 18th, 2014|Teacher Bio|Comments Off on Gretchen K Sullivan