Merry Carmichael

Founder

Merry Carmichael,  ABC-Stewart School Founder, Board President  

MERRY STEWART CARMICHAEL, ABC-Stewart School Founder, began ABC Early Learning Centre in 1969 and added Stewart Elementary in 1977. She had previously taught in Indiana public schools. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Education from Indiana University.

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Mike Gorday

Director

Mike Gorday, Director

MIKE GORDAY became Director of ABC-Stewart School in August 2007. He has earned an ED.S. Degree in School Administration from Indiana University, a M.S. Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee, and a B.S. Degree in Education from Troy State University. Mike worked for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) for 34 years--25 years as Assistant Director of Special Education and 9 years as a teacher.

 

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Linda Becker

Administrator

Linda Becker,  Administrator, Board Secretary/Treasurer            

LINDA BECKER joined the staff in August 1981 and is honored to be the Administrator at ABC-Stewart. She spent her youth in Kansas, and attended the University of Kansas before moving to Kentucky and Southern Indiana, attending the Indiana University Southeast Campus in New Albany. Over the years, Linda has attended a number of regional and national Montessori conferences, as well as the Administrators Program at MECA-Seton Montessori Training Center near Chicago in 2007.


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Kathryn Glover

Accounting

Kathryn Glover, Accounting

KATHRYN GLOVER has worked part or full-time at ABC-Stewart since her sophomore year at Columbus East High School in 1989. Kathryn is a graduate of ABC-Stewart and holds a B.S. in Applied Health Sciences (Human Development and Family Studies) from Indiana University. 

 

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Lisa Burns

IT

Lisa Burns, IT

LISA BURNS joined ABC-Stewart School in 2003 as the Stewart Computer teacher and soon became the entire IT department. After a brief absence in 2013, Lisa returned to ABC-Stewart in 2014.

 

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Nikki Crawford

Two's

Nikki Crawford, Two's "More or Less" and Splendid Days

NIKKI CRAWFORD returns to the Twos' More or Less Classroom and Splendid Days classroom. She began at ABC-Stewart in 2002.  

 

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Laura Donovan

Two's

Laura Donovan, Two's "More or Less" and Splendid Days

LAURA DONOVAN continues in the Twos More or Less Class where she began in 2003. She is a Columbus native who attended Indiana University. During the summer of 2010 Laura attended a Montessori Training Session. She has been an active parent since 2001 with her daughters enrollment at the school. 

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Stefanie Stafford, Two's "More or Less" and Splendid Days

STEFANIE STAFFORD, a graduate of Stewart, returns for her second year in the Twos More or Less Classroom and Splendid Days.   

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Ashlee Murray, Two's "More or Less" and Splendid Days

ASHLEE MURRAY 

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Larry Powell

ABC

Larry Powell, ABC Preschool and Kindergarten            

LARRY POWELL is returning in the ABC Pre-school/Kindergarten program, where he began in August 1985. He manages the math/social studies area. 

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Susie Signorino

ABC

Susie Signorino, ABC Preschool and Kindergarten

SUSIE SIGNORINO returns as the ABC classrooms' art teacher. Prior to this position she taught in the Twos More or Less classroom and in Splendid Days for 8 years, beginning at ABC-Stewart in 2004. 

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Brianna Cockerham, ABC Preschool and Kindergarten

BRIANNA COCKERHAM

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Amy Kiel

Children's Garden

Amy Kiel, Children's Garden Preschool and Kindergarten

AMY KIEL began her career at ABC-Stewart in January 1992.  She will continue team teaching in Children's Garden.  Amy attended Ball State and Indiana Universities.  

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Kymberli Rockhold

Children's Garden

Kymberli Rockhold  

KYMBERLI ROCKHOLD returns to the Children's Garden classroom.  She joined the staff in August of 1997.  She received her Montessori certification from the American Montessori Society

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Cheryl Farrar

Educare

Cheryl Farrar, Educare Preschool and Kindergarten

CHERYL FARRAR began at ABC-Stewart School in September of 2013 in the Splendid Days program.  A graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, with a B.A. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Cheryl was the Head Start Director for Lutheran Social Services, Chicago.  

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Amy Howe, Educare Preschool and Kindergarten           

AMY HOWE

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Lori Lynn

First Year

Lori Lynn, Stewart First Year

LORI LYNN joined the ABC-Stewart staff in 1995.   Lori earned a degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University Bloomington.  She completed an Orton-Gillingham graduate reading course at Butler University.  Lori received the Reams Family Awards for Teaching Excellence for 2007-08, from the Heritage Fund of Bartholomew County.

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Tonnie Lane

First Year

Tonnie Lane, Stewart First Year

TONYEL LANE joined the ABC-Stewart staff in the spring of 1998, and returns to the first year room in Stewart.  A graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Tonnie received a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a kindergarten endorsement.  She completed an Orton-Gillingham reading graduate course at Butler.  

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Jerry Maulin

Reading Room

Jerry Maulin, Stewart Reading

JERRY MAULIN has been a Reading Room teacher for Stewart since 1998.  In his time at Stewart he has coached basketball and Spell Bowl.  He has also led many summer workshops for the students that include creativity and drama.  

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Christine Butler

Reading Room

Christine Butler, Stewart Reading

CHRISTINE BUTLER returns to the Stewart Reading room. She received her B.S. in elementary education from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is an avid reader of children's literature and is looking forward to sharing her love for reading with the students at Stewart.

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Christina Varo

CHRISTINA VARO

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Terry Hileman

Stewart Science

Terry Hileman, Stewart Science

TERRY HILEMAN returns to the Science room of Stewart School, where he began in 2001. A graduate of IUPUC with a degree in elementary education.

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Amie Smith, Stewart Culture            

AMIE SMITH will return to the Stewart Culture Room this year, after having taught there from 2009 thru 2013.  She also taught in Childrens Garden for five years and much earlier in Splendid Days.  She has substituted in many of the classrooms of ABC-Stewart since 1994.  

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Natasha Brockhaus, Stewart Culture

NATASHA BROCKHAUS

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Nancy Hiquet

Math Room

Nancy Hiquet, Stewart Math

NANCY HIQUET began teaching at ABC-Stewart in the spring of 1995 in the ABC Classroom.  She also taught at BCSC for several years, before becoming a permanent member of the Stewart elementary math program.  She received her elementary education degree at IUPUC.  

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Autumn Hileman

Math Room

Autumn Hileman, Stewart Math

AUTUMN HILEMAN will return to the Math Room at Stewart Elementary. She began in the Twos' classroom in 1998, moved to the ABC Pre-school/Kindergarten Science area, and is now in the Stewart Math area. Autumn received her B.S. in elementary education from Indiana State University. 

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Sue Breeding

Math Room

Sue Breeding, Stewart Math

SUE BREEDING began at ABC-Stewart in the fall of 1997 thru 2002, working in Splendid/Extended Day and the Stewart math room, under the leadership of Founder Merry Carmichael.  She returned in August 2014 to the math room.  

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Pat Anderson

Music

Pat Anderson, Stewart Music

PAT ANDERSON began in February 2013 teaching Stewart Elementary Music.  She also teaches private piano lessons after school at ABC-Stewart.  She holds a B.A. in Music Education from Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, N.C., and has completed graduate studies at Holy Names College, Oakland, CA.  

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Bobbie K Owens

Art

Bobbie K Owens, Stewart Art

BOBBIE K OWENS, international artist and Columbus resident, returns to ABC-Stewart School as elementary art teacher.  He taught in this capacity in the early 1990's, and returned in 2002.

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Allison Watters, Stewart Physical Education           

ALLISON WATTERS began teaching physical education at Stewart Elementary In January 2011.  She holds a Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration and Supervision from Ball State University, and a Bachelor of Arts, Physical Education (K-12), Health and Safety and Sociology from Hanover College.  

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Brandy Gilliatt, Stewart and Splendid Days

BRANDY GILLIATT

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Marian Rodriguez

Splendid Days

Marian Rodriguez

MARIAN RODRIGUEZ joined the Splendid Staff in 2007. She has also been a volunteer parent helping with lunches, grading spelling and in Splendid Days.

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