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Wes Allen
219-567-9119 ext. 1509
HS/MS Asst. Principal/Ath. Director
Casie Allen
219-567-2534 ext. 1200
MS Office Staff
Vicky Alva
219-567-9119 ext. 1503
HS Office Staff
Last updated: 02/07/2017
Bill Amsler's Profile
219-567-9119 ext. 1532
Practical Arts
Kris Aschbrenner
219-567-9119 ext. 1521
Support Services
Lisa Baker
129-567-9119 ext.1516
Language Arts
Ashley Bean
219-567-9119 x1562
Mary Chesser
219-567-2534 ext.1214
Special Needs
Michelle Clapp
Josh Cooper
219-567-2534 ext. 1213
6th Grade
Alicia Cotner
219-567-9119 ext. 1514
Library/Media Center Director
Pam DeMoss
219-567-9119 ext. 1514
Instructional Assistant
Hillary Durie
219-567-2534 ext.1210
Language Arts
Monica Gainor
219-567-2534 ext. 1510
MS Guidance
Marc Hall
219-567-9119 ext. 1527
Social Studies
Mike Harter
219-567-9119 ext. 1526
Social Studies
Shaw Haselby
219-567-9119 ext.1533
Kelly Jackson
Instructional Assistant
Jennifer Johns
219-567-9119 ext.1579
Health Occupations
Last updated: 02/07/2017
Marci Kennedy's Profile
219-567-9119 ext. 1508
HS Guidance
Hello! My name is Mrs. Kennedy and I am the Guidance Counselor for grades 10-12 at West Central High School. I am starting my fourth year in this position but I have worked as a counselor or administrator in the West Central School Corporation for over 20 years. I am married to Roger Kennedy and have one daughter, Natalie.
Janet Kruger
219-567-2534 ext.1562
Lindley Laposi
219-567-2534 ext. 1216
Language Arts
Amber Leman
219-567-9119 ext. 1524
Special Needs
Angel Mendiola
Monica Miller
219-567-9119 ext. 1502
HS Office Staff
Kathy Minnick
219-567-2534 ext. 1204
Jessica Murray
219-567-9119 ext. 1542
Food Services Director
Deb Nedza
Instructional Assistant
Brad Odom
219-567-2534 ext. 1208
Social Studies
Shane Pack
Visual/Ceramic Arts
Tammy Perry
Instructional Assistant
Brian Pilarski
219-567-9119 ext. 1545
Becky Reed
219-567-9119 ext. 1561
Language Arts
Chelsea Reed
219-567-9119 ext.1541
Special Needs
Scott Ritchie
219-567-9119 ext. 1501
HS/MS Principal
Sarah Sensibaugh
219-567-2534 ext. 1206
Last updated: 02/07/2017
Joanne Stevens's Profile
219-567-9119 ext 1565
Welcome back! Let's finish this school year in the right way. I have an Associate of Science degree from Muskegon Community College, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Education degree from Indiana University. I grew up in Muskegon, Michigan and moved to Indiana in 1979 when I began teaching at West Central. I married my husband in 1985. We have three boys, all of whom have attended West Central. Justin, the oldest, has graduated from Trine University with degrees in Marketing and Golf Management. He currently works as an Assistant Golf Pro at Long Beach Country Club in Michigan City. Jordan, our middle child, is finishing his senior year at St. Joe College in Rensselaer, IN. He is a math major with a teaching minor. Our youngest, Jake, is still at West Central. Within the next year or two, he will be deciding on his future educational endeavors. I currently teach Accounting I and II, Interactive Media, ICE, Internship, Business Foundations, Computer Applications, and Personal Finance. I am involved as the girl's golf coach, the yearbook advisor, and the BPA advisor. In addition, this year, I will also be the boy's golf coach. I feel very fortunate that all three of my boys played golf under the tutelage of Mr. Rob Evans.
Jordan Stevens
219-567-9119 ext. 1564
219-567-9119 ext. 1523
Support Services, Business
My name is Laura Stout and I will be teaching in the Trojan Opportunity Academy for the 2016-2017 school year. I believe this is by far the 'best fit' for me in my career as a teacher. I currently hold a K-3, Elementary (1-6) teaching license that includes an endorsement in teaching reading grades 1-9. I have experience in teaching reading for students from the preschool years through adulthood. I also am licensed to teach Business. I am excited to be a part of the West Central School Family.
Heather Straus
219-567-9119 ext.1549
Instrumental/Vocal Music
219-567-9119 ext 1518
Practical Arts
I am a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Kitchen Design. I have been employed in design for over 20 years, owning my own business for 10 of those. I owned Stephanie's Interiors in Rensselaer, IN. In 2007 I received my license in teaching from Purdue University for Art and Career & Technical Education. I am married to Phil Thilges and we have 4 children. Chris who is a graduate of Computer Science from Purdue and working at IU Methodist in Indianapolis. Sam who also attended Purdue and Ivy Tech graduated with Electrical and is employed with Norfolk Railroad. Jennie graduated from Purdue University with two degrees Family, Child, and Adult Services and Human Services. Jennie attends IUPUI working on her masters in Social Work. Andrew our youngest is a sophomore at Indiana University. I am very proud of all of my children and their accomplishments thus far. My husband and I are originally from Iowa, but our children are from Indiana. Two were born in Iowa but moved here when they were 2 & 3 so consider them Hoosiers 100% youngest were born here, St. Anthony Hospital in Crown Point, IN. We consider this area home and have many friends here. We belong to St. Augustine Church in Rensselaer since moving here in 1988. I have been at West Central Schools since 2011 and have felt very welcomed and hope to be here for many years, God willing. I enjoy teaching and the dynamics of each and every student, some more challenging than others but all a blessing.
Tonya Wall
219-567-9119 ext. 1548
Kevin Wenzel
219-567-9119 ext.1559
Language Arts
Natalie Wenzel
219-567-9119 ext. 1556
Support Services