Staff Achievements

Staff Achievements 2018-11-28T13:01:00-05:00


Matt Levell Achieves Google Certified Trainer Status

As the HS/MS eCoach, a big part of Matt’s job is to show teachers how to use technology in their curriculum and is their classroom. Switzerland County is a Google school district and teachers and students use Google on a daily basis. Google Trainers help educators better integrate Google Tools by direct training and other services.


Michelle White Named American Legion 2018 Educator of the Year

The American Legion 9th District recognizes an outstanding educator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels each year. Awards are based on career, community service, family involvement and letters of recognition. Michelle teaches HS special education.

Amanda Alford Featured on Google Education’s Applied Digital Skills

SCMS 7th grade science teacher uses Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum to build students’ digital literacy skills. This is the first year for offering this course as a rotation class. She also wrote a guest blog post for EdTechTeam about how she is utilizing this curriculum – check it out here!



Adam Dennis Awarded 2018 PGC Transformational Coach of the Year

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association has named Adam Dennis as its’ 2018 PGC Transformational Coach of the Year.  This is an award that is co-sponsored by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association as well as the Point Guard College.  One boys basketball coach receives this award throughout the state and Switzerland County High Sch

ool is honored that our coach received this award.  It is awarded to a coach who has had a transformational effect on the lives of their players and coaches, and has had a significant positive impact at their school and within their community.  The recipient is respected by their players and fellow coaches for their dedication, their positive approach, and their integrity on and off the court.  Coach Dennis will officially receive this award at the IBCA coaches clinic on April 20th.  Along with this award he is given a free spot at the Point Guard College Basketball Camp to allow him further opportunities to bring basketball and life lessons to our student/athletes.


Nine Switzerland County Teachers Earn Google Certified Educator status

Since becoming a Google school district in 2013, all staff and students have worked to learn and integrate Google Apps in the classroom. Teachers can earn certifications demonstrating their skills at various levels by passing exams: Level 1, Level 2, Trainer, and Innovator. Congratulations to these educators for their achievement!

Level 1 certification

  • Amanda Alford – MS science
  • Donna Baker – MS/HS art
  • Cory Bougher – MS/HS ecoach
  • Alexis Braun – HS English
  • Matt Jung – HS PLTW, math, science
  • Matt Levell – JC eCoach
  • Jamie Slone – MS/HS band
  • Ashley Wehner – HS agriculture
  • Natalie Wheeler – HS business, social studies

Level 2 certification

  • Amanda Alford – MS science
  • Cory Bougher – MS/HS ecoach
  • Matt Levell – JC eCoach

Trainer certification

  • Amanda Alford – MS science
  • Cory Bougher – MS/HS ecoach

    matt levell google cert Jung Wehner Google cert


Two Teachers Featured on IXL’s Elite 100 for 2017

Elementary teachers, Breanna Pietrykowski and Molly Toomey, were featured on IXL’s Elite 100 of 2017 for their students’ time working

Molly Toomey IXL featureMolly Toomey

Brenna Pietrykowski IXL quote Breanna Pietrykowski


Switzerland County Awarded Indiana Dept of Education’s 2017 Digital Learning Grant

A team of 4 made the trip to Indianapolis March 2017 to deliver a presentation to the Indiana Department of Education (INDOE) the corporation’s plan on how grant monies would be spent to support professional development for teachers and enhance student learning. The team of Cory Bougher, Gregg Goewert, Amanda Alford and Melissa Mullen, had a successful presentation and were announced among the winners on March 7th (see Madison Courier’s article). SCSC is one of 32 districts to receive a grant this round in which 64 districts applied.

DLG grant team


Travis Griffith Awarded 2018 American Legion Certificate of Recognition

The Erwin C. Danner American Legion’s Children and Youth Committee recognizes local educators who have had a significant impact on our community. Travis Griffin was chosen, with the endorsement of his school, to receive this recognition.  The American Legion is proud to identify Travis as one of Switzerland County’s traditional examples of excellence in teaching. During this trying time, he remains in our thoughts and prayers. Congratulations to Travis on his selection as Educator of the Year.

Travis Griffith AmLeg 2018 award travis-griffith

American Legion 2017 Educators of the Year

The American Legion 9th District recognizes an outstanding educator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels each year. Awards are based on career, community service, family involvement and letters of recognition. Each winner receives an $500 award.


National Association of Agricultural Educators Awards Greg Curlin Outstanding Educator of the Year

The NAAE Outstanding Teacher Awards go to agriculture teachers that have kept a tradition of excellence in their program along


with the inborn love for agriculture. For the past fourteen years, Curlin has taken the Switzerland County agricultural education program from a 40-student program struggling to stay a loft to an amazing 176 students enrolled. When Curlin began teaching he knew that he had to develop a curriculum that would be of interest to a larger more diverse audience. Today, Curlin teaches courses in animal science, horticulture, landscape, food science, agribusiness and agricultural mechanics. Curlin has been active in the ag teacher’s organization in Indiana, and served as NAAE president in 2011.

Greg Curlin NAAE award