Certified iPE Instructors

Matt Barker has been involved in teaching/coaching for over 15 years. He currently teaches high/middle school PE and Health at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis. He also coaches varsity football and middle school track. He decided a career in education to give back and share with students all the experiences that he was able to obtain as a student- athlete.Matt Barker attended Valparaiso University on an athletic scholarship. After graduating from Valparaiso, he coached football at Manchester College. After 3 years at Manchester College he started his teaching career in Southern Indiana. While teaching/coaching at two different school corporations in Southern Indiana, he received his Master's Degree from Indiana University in Secondary Education. He has taught all grade levels and has coached all age groups from youth to college. He is also a basketball official at the Division 1 level. He has been married for 12 years and has 2 daughters, Mattalyn age 5 and Sophia 7 months.

Bo Belden has been a high school Physical Education teacher for twenty-two years. He has been through almost every type of program and fitness trend that comes to mind. The curriculum of IPE is one of the best that he has ever come across. It is laid out in very simple terminology and gets straight to the point of what is really important in physical fitness . . and it's fun too! Bo believes Physical Education is a necessity for everyone. Kids as well as adults need to know their body, how it functions and how to take care of it. This program gives everyone all the tools needed to do that for a lifetime.

Lisa Bugay is an experience school teacher, administrator and coach at the high school and collegiate level. She currently teaches at Ben Davis and has been the Dean of Students and Assistant Athletic Director. At the college level, she has been the head volleyball coach at Presbyterian College and been a coach at the University of Massachusetts and the University of South Carolina. Ms. Bugay has also worked with the NCAA on coaches committees, policy implementation, and regional organizations. She has her M.Ed in educational leadership from Indiana University and her Masters of Science in Physical Education and Health from the University of South Carolina. Ms. Bugay is licensed K-12 in Indiana and Ohio and South Carolina in Business and Marketing, Physical Education and Health.

Rob Church is a physical education & health teacher at Lawrence North High School. He has taught within Lawrence Township for 24 years and has coached basketball, track, cross-country, football and swimming. Rob earned his undergraduate degree from Taylor University and his graduate degree from Ball State University. Rob lives with his wife Barbara and two daughters Sarah and Emily.

Cindy DeWitt has a passion for fitness and health with over 30 years of teaching and coaching experience. She currently teaches at Zionsville High School where she has been recognized as teacher of the year. In high school, she lettered 13 times in five different sports. She was a three time state volleyball champion and a four time state softball champion. In college, she played volleyball at Indiana University. Ms. DeWitt has her own volleyball training program (Volleykats) where she shares her love of life and the game. Cindy has firsthand experience as an iPE blended learning instructor and knows that iPE allows students to explore their fitness personalities and discover their passion for staying active. She has never enjoyed teaching more than now!

Deanna Fowler has been married to her husband, Ken, for 35 years. They have two grown children, Stephanie - a pilot and husband Todd - a financial planner - and Brent, an Information Technology Specialist. She is a grandmother to two beautiful granddaughters. She enjoys reading, running all sorts of races, water sports, spending time with her family, and volunteering at her church. She taught a combination of Spanish and physical education at Noblesville High School. She is enthusiastic about teaching and wants to impart this enthusiasm to all of her students. It is empowering to feel in control of your health!

Diane Hearn graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a BS and MS degree. She is the department chair for Physical Education and Health at Seeger Memorial High school (since 1990). She has coached volleyball and track and championed a PEP Grant that transformed PE at her high school. She is an active member in IAHPERD serving as the Technology Council Vice President. Diane is also active with the Indiana State Teachers Association and the National Education Association. She has presented at the IAHPERD State and Regional Conferences specializing on bringing technology into the gym. She enjoys golf, photography, 4-wheeling, and cycling.

Sue Mathewson is in her 18th year at Hammond High School. She teaches Health and Physical Education as well as coaches swimming and tennis. She has taught all levels K-12 and is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a minor in Health Education and Music. Sue is married and has 2 grown children Michelle, 30 and Scott, 28. In her free time she enjoys playing golf, swimming, traveling, and spending time with family. Being able to teache iPE is so great to help students learn the importance of life-long fitness and including technology in the PE classroom.

Lori McFarland is very excited to begin this new phase of her teaching career. She has been a Physical Education teacher for 30 years. Along with Physical Education, she teaches Health and has taught Literature. She is involved as an Academic coach working with students to help them be successful. Ms. McFarland also coaches basketball and softball. She graduated from Marian College in Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Science and from Indiana University with a Master of Science. She loves to teach and to be active. Lori McFarland enjoys all sports as well as walking, hiking and biking.

Jason Lucas is looking forward to working with students during their Interactive PE experience. He is a veteran teacher of 19 years. During his teaching career, he has taught Algebra, PE, Personal Fitness, Health, Lifeguarding, and Drivers Education. Jason Lucas also has coaching experience with both middle and high school students - middle school basketball and football as well as high school track and basketball. His experiences as both a coach and physical education teacher guides students to a positive iPE experience giving everyone an opportunity to improve physical education skills and knowledge.

Deb McClurg is the department head for the Physical Education and Health at Center Grove High School. She has been teaching at Center Grove for the last twenty years and has also served as the head volleyball coach. She received her Master's Degree from the University of Missouri and her undergraduate degree from Indiana University where she played both basketball and volleyball. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and golf.

Phil McIntyre loves all types of sports as well as the performing arts. He has been teaching Physical Education / Health for 19 years. Phil graduated from Marian College where he received his BS degree in Secondary Education in P.E./Health/Computer Science/ Driver Education. He has coached college/high school Baseball for the past 23 years. Phil is the Assistant Executive Director for the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association. He is married with two children and enjoys travelling with them. One of his favorite quotes: "One day I would I like to teach just a few people many beautiful things that would help them when they will one day teach a few people."

Theresa Miller lives in Carmel with her husband and two dogs. Throughout her life, she has come to believe Abraham Lincoln's feelings when he said "We are about as happy as we make up our minds to be." She believes that living lives to our fullest potential should include goals that allow us to pursue such a lifestyle. To travel through the wellness path sometimes we have to wade through a myriad of jargon and trends that may or may not serve us in the best way. She wants to be a provider of useful and truthful information to guide others toward making positive, healthy lifestyle choices that last. Throughout her life, she has guided and directed many students as well as her own three adult children to make their goals a reality that goes beyond physical fitness to a dynamic, purposeful lifestyle.

Gina Naas     Every day we are presented with opportunities to learn something new, try something different or share what we have learned with others. Working with students through physical education is the wonderful combination of all these gifts. As a fitness fanatic Gina enjoys training experienced athletes as well as introducing fitness to exercise newbies. In her free time, she loves to be outside hiking, running, creek stomping, swimming, cycling or practicing yoga in the yard. When she is not exercising, Gina Naas enjoys cooking, photography and reading. She has been known to plank while reading or run to her son's soccer game. As a busy mom of four, Gina always finds creative ways to keep her life active and fun. Her goal is to help others feel the same way.

Bryan Neese is a graduate of Pike High School and Indiana University. He has been a teacher for 28 years in the Brownsburg School System as an educator in Science, Social Studies, Special Education and Physical Education. He currently serves as the director of athletic development for Brownsburg High School and works with more then 300 athletes a day on their strength and speed development for the particular sports. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach and a Senior level coach for United States Weightlifting. Bryan has won the Worlds Strongest Man contest for the US in 1999 and still competes as a professional in Master Level professional strongman competitions. He is married to Erica and they have three kids Steele 21, Becca 19 and Stone 18.

Kaylind Notz earned her bachelor degree at Indiana University. She is currently a Health and Physical Education teacher at Columbus East High School in Columbus, Indiana. She chose Health and Physical Education because of the demand in the communities today. Obesity is a growing trend that is affecting all different types of people. Learning about how to live a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong process that is different for each individual. She is excited to help students learn about physical activity in a way that is individualized and exciting. The skills and knowledge that are taken away from Interactive PE will be information that can be used on this lifelong journey.

Joe Riordan is an Indianapolis native who is the definition of a sports junkie! Joe is a graduate of Bishop Chatard High School who was fortunate enough to win a State Football title, who then graduated from Ball State University in 2011. It was during this time Joe found his passion in coaching football and was privileged to work as an intern and student assistant for Ball State's football team. Joe currently coaches varsity football as well as teach at Fishers High School. Joe is also a Program Coordinator for the Youth Mentoring Imitative, a program driven to help young adults develop life assets to help them in their future endeavors! Prior to his current job, Joe served as a coach at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA. In his down time, Joe enjoys lifting weights, running and has begun working on mountain climbing.

Jennifer Robinson was raised in Plymouth, Indiana and graduated Manchester College in 2009 with a degree in K-12 Health and Physical Education. She was a 3 year collegiate athlete in softball and was involved in many intramural programs. She also attended Indiana Wesleyan where I received my Master's In Education in 2013. Jennifer Robinson currently teaches Health and Physical Education for Franklin Central High School and resides on the Northside of Indianapolis. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Darren Simms has been a physical education teacher in Fishers, Indiana for five years. Prior to teaching, he was an instructional assistant for special needs students. He loves the challenge of coaching high school students and helping them succeed both on and off the court/field as a varsity assistant baseball coach and the head freshmen girls' basketball coach at Fishers High School. Darren is a graduate of Taylor High School where he lettered in baseball, basketball and football. He received his degree in Physical Education and Health from Anderson University in 2007 and played as an outfielder for the baseball team. He is married to Kayla and just had his first son, Carter, last fall. Darren loves to play sports, exercise, camp, fish and travel.

Lou Sipe attained his B.A. in Exercise Science from Anderson University and went on to attend Anderson's Transition into Teaching program. He is currently finishing his sixth year as a Physical Education teacher and coach at Columbus North High School. Lou was an assistant Varsity football coach and head JV coach and currently holds the position of the head boys and girls track and field coach. At Columbus North, he has been a part of the Safety committee as well as the committee formed to develop the curriculum and format of the online Physical Education program. He also teaches Hoosier Hysteria and Team Sports.

Shanda Steele has been teaching PE and Health at Noblesville High School since the 2006-2007 school year. She coached basketball for 6 years and softball for 7 years. Now she enjoys her time with her husband and 1 year old daughter. Shanda attended the University of Dayton, where she got a degree in Sports Management before completing a transition to teaching program and Masters degree in Education through Indiana Wesleyan University. At Dayton, Shanda was a member of the 2003 Women's Rugby National Championship team.

Pam Taylor has been teaching in Indiana public schools for 35 years. She has taught Physical Education, Swimming, Health, Biology and General Science in three different high schools throughout those years. Pam received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and followed that with a Master of Arts Degree from Ball State University. Pam has developed curriculum in General Science and Health, as well as a 40 station fitness curriculum for a Fitness Class at her current high school. She helped change the traditional General Physical class to include a fitness based curriculum. Pam has also been very active in the coaching arena as well. She has enjoyed much success coaching basketball for 25 years and volleyball for 10 years. Pam's greatest joy has been in raising two daughters that have graduated and are currently experiencing much success in their individual professions. Memberships include AAHPER, Crossroads Officials.

Andrea Teevan is a full time teacher at Center Grove High School currently teaching PLTW Biomedical Sciences and a dual credit fitness and wellness class through Vincennes's University. She is certified in P.E. Health Secondary Education with a Master's degree in Public Health completing her undergrad at Franklin College where she also played collegiate volleyball for 4 years. Her Master's was completed through Touro University with an emphasis on health education. Over the past 12 years she has had the privilege of coaching or leading various student groups including the JV volleyball and softball team, Ping-Pong club, HOSA, and the Rocky Mountain Trojans hiking group. Teaching especially in the field of Health and Wellness has become a passion having found it is the one subject one can apply directly to one's life on any given day. It is her goal to see kids change the way they look at fitness moving from what feels like a chore to a necessity they can't live without.

Lindsay Urbani is a Health & Wellness and Physical Education teacher at Franklin Central High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Indianapolis. She currently lives in Indianapolis with her husband Jeff and her dog Evie. Lindsay loves teaching and helping her students discover new skills. After spending twelve summers of her life performing in a circus (Peru Amateur Circus) and teaching high school for three years, she decided that she wanted to encourage and help students find a way to be active that they truly loved. To show students that you don't have dislike PE and that there are more ways than you can imagine to be active and stay healthy.

Julie Waggoner is a physical education teacher and the department head at Brownsburg High School. She is very involved in her school community and involved in coaching multiple sports. She is the head boy's Track & Field coach and is also the JV girl's basketball coach. She started her fitness career at a young age, and was involved in multiple sports. She earned 14 varsity letter awards throughout her high school athletic career. She continued at Indiana University, as a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. She plans to motivate and help her students achieve lifelong health and fitness goals.

Erynn Williams is an enthusiastic teaching professional with a talent for encouraging a cohesive work environment, classroom management and creating a fun learning environment through leadership and direction. Erynn graduated from Lawrence Central High School and attended Indiana State University where she cheered for the Sycamores for 4 years. She is currently teaching Physical education and Health at Lawrence Central and serve as a cheerleading coach. In her free time Erynn coaches an All-star competitive cheerleading squad "Top Flight All-Stars" and works with her church's youth group. She likes travel and spend time with her family. Erynn has a pekingese dog name Gizmo she has had since she was a young child. Her one and only niece at this time is now 18 months old.

James Zeller is currently the Assistant Athletic Director at Lawrence North High School. Jim participated in football, basketball, swimming and baseball while attending Bloomington South High School. He attended Wheaton College where he played football and baseball. After earning his Masters degree in Physical Education at Indiana University, he started his career as a High School Physical Education teacher in 1982. He has coached basketball, soccer and baseball throughout his 32-year career. Jim is also certified as a Water Safety Instructor. He has been an athletic director in Marion County since 1986 (Bishop Chatard 1986-97, Decatur Central 1997-2003, and Lawrence North 2003-current). Jim's family includes his wife, Wendie, who is a personal trainer and three adult children, Justin, Julia, and Jacob, all who participated in sports at North Central High School.