Independence Faculty & Staff

From administrators to teachers to counselors to cafeteria managers, you can find a member of our IHS family below. If you cannot find who you are looking for, call our front office for assistance.

NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Matt Behringer
Assistant Principal, 12th Grade
Dr. Niki Patton
Principal
Steven Pickerill
Assistant Principal, 11th Grade
Dr. Trae Weiss
Assistant Principal: 9th Grade, Athletics
Naomi Williams
Assistant Principal, 10th Grade
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Vanessa Adams
School Psychologist
Allison Battles
Mercy Clinic
Katy Bert
Parent Services
Shannon Cannon
Nurse
Amy Cole
SRO
Allison Creasman
RTI Coordinator
Jeremy Edge
Literacy / RTI
Lauren Engle
Front Office Secretary
Ben Green
SRO
Kary Hines
Registrar
Tracy Kerouac
Cafeteria Manager
Linda Kunberger
Student Services
Capri Lofaro
Social Worker
Jenna Monforte
STARS
Rita Pfeiffer
Speech Language Pathologist
Carlotta Rutter
Math Tutor
LeaAnn Smith
Secretary - Principal
Cindy Todd
Bookkeeper
Patti Twaddle
Nurse
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Vanessa Adams
School Psychologist
Napoleon Amos
Biology, Chemistry
Jennifer Baltimore
Visual Art I, II, III
Matt Balzer
TV and Film, Tennis Head Coach
Allison Battles
Mercy Clinic
Matt Behringer
Assistant Principal, 12th Grade
Catherine Bellottie
AP Lang, Basketball Cheerleading Head Coach
Laura Bentley
Spanish I, IV, Dance Head Coach
Katy Bert
Parent Services
Scott Blade
Wellness, Varsity Football Head Coach
Deborah Bohn
AP Literature, ACT Prep
Ashlie Brown
SSS - Transition 1, Softball
Betsy Brown
Counselor (Ni-Si)
Hope Brown
Teacher Assistant
Shane Buchanan
World History, Softball Head Coach
Janet Buche
Teacher Assistant-Learning Lab Coordinator
Greg Burns
Business and Marketing, Football
Angela Burrell
Spanish III, AP Spanish
Deborah Caldwell
Pre-Calculus, Statistics
Shannon Cannon
Nurse
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Matt Balzer
TV and Film, Tennis Head Coach
Greg Burns
Business and Marketing, Football
Kelly Cole
Nursing Education, Diagnostic Medicine
Tanner Crow
Coding, Autonomous Vehicles, AP Computer Science
Elizabeth Grindstaff
Fashion, Nutrition, Sports Health, Football Cheerleading Head Coach
Sharon Malloy
Early Childhood
Brandi Mangrum
Health Science, Rehab, Athletic Trainer
Stephanie Prewitt
Digital Arts and Design
Lisa Richter
Architecture & Engineering Design
Miki Sheppard
Criminal Justice
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Catherine Bellottie
AP Lang, Basketball Cheerleading Head Coach
Deborah Bohn
AP Literature, ACT Prep
Katie Danihel
English I
Mark Every
English IV
Diane Fender
English II
Derek Folven
English IV
Lindsay Freese
English III, JV Cheerleading Head Coach
Jenna Jann
English II, III
Belinda Juergens
English II
Laura Kim
English II, Yearbook
Samantha Lambright
English I
Myla McCoy
English I, AP Seminar
Jonathan Meeks
English IV, Film as Literature, Greek and Roman Mythology
Jill Runser
English I, Tennis
Amy Thorpe
English III
Casey Ward
English II
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Jennifer Baltimore
Visual Art I, II, III
Tyler Dieterich
Band, Dance
Melissa Dufrechou
Orchestra
Justin Kirby
Chorus, AP Music Theory
Katy Lane
AP Art History, AP Studio Art
Becky Williams
Theatre I, II, III, IV
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Chuck Fields
JROTC
Eddie Slusser
JROTC
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Deborah Caldwell
Pre-Calculus, Statistics
Lindsey Chesak
Algebra II, JV Cheerleading Head Coach
Alyssa Dimon
Algebra I
Stephen Dorris
Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus
Patti Glover
Algebra II
Katharine Greeley
Algebra I
Jared Grindstaff
Geometry, Assistant Athletic Director, Golf Head Coach, Wrestling Head Coach
Megan Hardin
AP Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Girls Track Head Coach
Doug Keil
Geometry, Boys Basketball Head Coach
Randy Locke
Geometry
Rebecca Moss
Algebra II, Pre-Calculus
Aleesha Ostrander
Algebra II
Misty Riley
Statistics, Geometry
Mark Shepperd
Bridge Math, Statistics
Elizabeth Taylor
Algebra I
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Carol Quinn
Library Assistant
Christy Sweeney
Librarian
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Betsy Brown
Counselor (Ni-Si)
Heather Fitzhugh
Counselor (Co-Gl)
Madison Grebe
Counselor (A-Cl)
Dominique Hill
Counselor (Go-Ki)
Kary Hines
Registrar
Teresa McCombs
Counseling Secretary
Caitland Sharp
Counselor (Sk-Z)
Cassie Smith
Counselor (Kl-Ng)
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Napoleon Amos
Biology, Chemistry
Luke Finley
AP Physics, Astronomy, Boys Cross Country Head Coach
Timothy Genter
Biology
Wolf Gholson
Physical Science, Boys Basketball
Donna Henderson
AP Environmental Science, Chemistry, Bowling Head Coach
Kelsey Hood
Chemistry
Christopher Manor
AP Chemistry, Chemistry
DeeDee Montgomery
Anatomy, AP Research
Dylan Russell
Physics
Hannah Saragusa
Biology, AP Biology
Jennifer Sower
Chemistry
Adam Taylor
Biology
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Shane Buchanan
World History, Softball Head Coach
Terrence Cormier
US History, AP Government
Dean Darnall
Psychology, Baseball
Katey Earles
AP Euro, History of Ideas
Jennifer Gaujot
Government, AP Government
Bryan Glasner
Personal Finance/ISS, Girls Basketball Head Coach
Clint Jezierny
World History
Natalie Leonard
US History, AP US History, Football Cheerleading Head Coach
Jimmy Neal
US History, Economics, Baseball
Jeff Parker
ISS / Personal Finance, Football, Boys Basketball
Mike Ragland
AP Human Geography, AP US History
Melanie Robe
AP US History, AP Psychology
Brandon Swayze
US History, Football
Lance White
World History, Football
Stephen Williams
Economics, AP Macroeconomics
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Ashlie Brown
SSS - Transition 1, Softball
Hope Brown
Teacher Assistant
Janet Buche
Teacher Assistant-Learning Lab Coordinator
David Cordero
Teacher Assistant, Girls Soccer Head Coach
Mark Dickinson
SSS/Inclusion
Chad Gates
Teacher Assistant, Freshman Football Head Coach
Karen Green
Teacher Assistant, Softball
Candice Halko
SSS
Jenna Harland
Gifted Education
Day Henderson
Teacher Assistant
April Jackson
Teacher Assistant
Stacey McBride
SSS
Zamyra Molesworth
SSS
Kelly Myers
SSS
Sarah Newcome
Teacher Assistant
Denise Ocker
Teacher Assistant
Sarah Roelke
SSS
Cheri Sodl
Teacher Assistant
Gisele Standbridge
SSS
Megan Thomas
SSS
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Scott Blade
Wellness, Varsity Football Head Coach
Dominique St. Louis
Wellness, Girls Basketball
Mike McLaury
Wellness, Baseball Head Coach
Mike Riazzi
Wellness, Football
Mary Beth White
Wellness, Athletic Director
NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Laura Bentley
Spanish I, IV, Dance Head Coach
Angela Burrell
Spanish III, AP Spanish
Rachael Carson
French I, II, III
Ilza Harrell
Spanish II
Tadd Himelrick
German I, II, III
David Housewright
Latin
Jennifer Jezierny
Spanish II, III
Kim Nayakwadi
Spanish II
Xiaohua Wei
Chinese