Friday, August 22, 2014

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Meet the New Staff

Hamilton is pleased to welcome several new faces to our schools, some are familiar, others are new.  We welcome all of you:

Chelsea Brayton, Math/ Psychology 

chelsea picI am excited to start my position as one of the math teachers. I will be teaching Pre Calc, Algebra 2, and Psychology. I also have two math labs.

Donald Collier, Business
collierDon Collier  From Martinsville, IN, been an educator for 17 years.  Bachelors of Science in Business Education and Masters in Business Administration, both from Indiana State University.  Future Business Leaders of America Advisor.  

Juli Dorton, Art

I am the Jr. High and High School Visual Arts Teacher.  I have a masters in Art Education from Ball State University.  I enjoy all forms of art, with my specialties being drawing, painting and illustration.  I am looking forward to promoting the art program and involving our students in various exhibitions.  I can't wait to see what our students can accomplish.  My husband and I have recently moved here from Muncie, Indiana and we have three children.

Andrea Eggleston, Special Ed
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Mrs. Eggleston comes to us from Michigan.  She will be teaching special ed for grades 7-12. She is also coaching volleyball and basketball.  She has a fifth grade daughter and a second grade son. She loves to run and loves her Michigan State Spartans.

Dan Erbaugh, Physical Sciences
20140812 125237Mr. Erbaugh came to us from Garrett where he taught Chemistry for 8 years.  He enjoys science as both a hobby and a vocation.  He enjoys reading scientific things.  He enjoys yardwork, gardening and bicycling.  He also enjoys being with his family and his dog. He also enjoys politics. He graduated from Ball State with an BA and University of Tennesee MS.

Allen Hill, School Counselor
20140801 144102Mr. Hill has been in education for 35 years.  He comes to us from Yuma, Arizona where he was school counselor for 16 years.  He has three daughters who live in Arizona and Washington.  He enjoys outdoor activities such as golf and running.

Julie Hirons, Language Arts and JH Science
20140812 125021Hello! My name is Julie Hirons and I am the new junior high science and high school language arts teacher. For those of you how know me, I live in Hamilton and have three daughters, McCartney, Maggie and Leela who graduated from Hamilton Community Schools. I have a husband, Jeff, two son-in-laws, Andy and Zach, and now a grandmother to two lovely granddaughters, Clare and Nora. We are very family oriented and spend a lot of time together.

For the past 22 years, I have owned and operated North Star Daycare. I am proud of all the children that I have taken care of in Hamilton. I graduated from Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne in 2012 and have had several long-term substitute teaching positions at both DeKalb Central and Prairie Heights.

Have many hobbies that include our farm, Victory Farms and raising produce.  I enjoy running and spending time on Hamilton Lake.

I am very excited about this school year and look forward to seeing many students that I know as well as building new relationships.

Matt Holcomb, Health and PE
My name is Matt Holcomb and I am excited to be coming to Hamilton Community Schools. I am originally from the area as I graduated from Prairie Heights. After high school I attended the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. After graduating with my Bachelors from USI, I accepted a teaching position at Paoli Community Schools where I taught for 2 years. At Paoli, I also was very active in coaching where I coached Varsity Football, Girls Basketball, and Softball. I will also be the Head Girls Basketball coach here at Hamilton and I am extremely happy to have the opportunity. I will be teaching P.E. across all grades here. Feel free to contact me at any time through my school email. Thanks 

Christy Howard, Art

My name is Christy Howard. I am from Angola, Indiana and have lived in Hamilton the past 11 years. I have 3 children, 3 bunnies, 1 cat, and 1 dog. I graduated from the University of Saint Francis with a Bachelor of Arts degree and just recently finished my Masters degree from Ball State University in Special Education. I have worked at Hamilton the past two years as an instructional assistant and I am thrilled to be teaching elementary and high school art this year! I have been married for 11 years. My husband and I also have a farm ground in Dekalb and Steuben counties growing wheat, soybeans, and corn. I enjoy camping with my family, gardening, decorating, and creating artwork.

Orry Moughler, Social Studies
20140812 080842I grew up in northeast Indiana where I attended Eastside High School. I was active in FFA, DeKalb’s Voice, National Honors Society, Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Baseball.  After high school I attended Bluffton University where I majored in Middle Childhood education with concentrations in math and social studies. I also play basketball while I was there. The last two years I have been at Franklin County Indiana where I taught middle school math. I am excited to be teaching social studies here at Hamilton because it really is a passion of mine. My dad and I raise around 50 head of beef cows.  

Rebecca Travis, Language Arts
travisI'm Becky Travis and I'm excited to be a new English teacher here at Hamilton Jr./Sr. High. Here are some fun facts about me:

I'm a huge geek. I love Doctor Who, Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, you name it!

I love love love love reading.

I speak near-fluent German.

I have the world's cutest small children.

I am ready to whip you into fighting shape for the rest of your writing and reading careers!

Welcome to Hamilton Community Schools: Home of the 2014 State Runner Up Fine Arts Team!

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Congratulations Fine Arts Team:

The Hamilton Fine Arts team, coached by Sharon Baker and starring Megan Baugh, Lindsay Ackerman, Maddie McGrew and Tori Getts were named state runners-up at the 2014 Purdue Academic Super Bowl.  They lost to the third tie breaker.  Congratulations ladies!


A Message from the Superintendent

Welcome to the Hamilton Community Schools website. I hope you find the information on the website helpful. Hamilton has two excellent schools; Hamilton Elementary, and Hamilton Jr. /Sr. High School.

Hamilton Community has a long tradition of academic excellence. In fact, Hamilton Elementary 3rd graders achieved a 100% passed rate on the Indiana’s   I-Read test again this year. Hamilton has had many state Academic State Championship Teams in the past twenty years. This further demonstrates our students can compete successfully against the highest achieving students throughout Indiana.

We are proud of our 1-1 technology program where all K-5th grades students utilize iPads daily in their classrooms. The 6-12th grade students are assigned a laptop computer for use at school and home.

If you are looking for a school system that has high academic standards, small class sizes, a dedicated staff, and an innovative technology program I encourage you to contact our school to learn more about transferring your children to Hamilton.

You can reach our central office at 260- 488-2513 to make an appointment and become part of the Hamilton family.

Jon Willman


 Mission Statement

It is the mission of Hamilton Community Schools that all students shall demonstrate academic growth that meets or exceeds grade level standards, along with the support to achieve them in an environment that promotes achievement and lifelong learning. “It is the policy of the Hamilton Community School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title II, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. ” Questions and concerns should be directed to the Title IX, Title II, and Section 504 Coordinator as follows: Jon Willman, Superintendent of Schools c/o Hamilton Community Schools 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton, IN 46742 Phone:  (260) 488-2513

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Substitute teacher Vacancy


The following vacancies are currently available:
Substitute Teachers and Substitute Instructional Assistants:

Qualified and/or experienced individuals are being sought for these positions. Knowledge of and experience in working with students is preferred. The successful candidate must be professional in their approach, demonstrate the ability to work with a variety of people, and be able to take direction. Candidates must possess valid Indiana Teaching License or a valid Indiana Substitute Teaching Permit.

Rate of pay: $65.00/day

Application Procedure:

Persons interested should make inquiries by telephone, fax, or by email to:

Renee Kreischer, Human Resources

Hamilton Community Schools Corporation

903 S. Wayne St.

Hamilton, IN 46742

Phone: (260) 488-2513

Fax: (260) 488-2348

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An applicant’s file will be considered complete after the following sources of information have been received:

  1. Completed application form (Subsitute Teacher Application)
  2. Copy of Teaching License or Substitute Permit
  3. Completed fingerprinting/background check
The application form can be downloaded from our website: Documentation for Subsitute

“It is the policy of the Hamilton Community School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title II, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. ”
Questions and concerns should be directed to the Title IX, Title II, and Section 504 Coordinator as follows:
Jon Willman, Superintendent of Schools, c/o Hamilton Community Schools, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton, IN 46742
Phone:  (260) 488-2513

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Contact Us!

Hamilton Community Schools
Jon Willman, Superintendent
903 S. Wayne St.
Hamilton, IN  46742

Voice:  260-488-2513
Fax:  260-488-2348

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