Linda Lewis started the Early Childhood Program at Harmony and has remained a teacher there since its inception in 1993. Born and raised in Brown County Indiana, Linda currently lives just a couple blocks from Harmony with her husband and two children. Linda values play-based learning all the way through Kindergarten and advocates for preserving early childhood as a time for joy and discovery. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adam Lehman, K-2nd grade teacher, was born and raised in Indiana and has made Bloomington his home since 1999. Upon his completion of an education master’s program at Indiana University, he was very grateful and excited to become a part of Harmony School. He sincerely appreciates the strong community and unique learning opportunities that Harmony provides. In his spare time he enjoys reading, listening to music, making things, daydreaming and spending time with his wife Hannah and two sons Henry and Teddy. (email@example.com)
Elaine Bonadies, K-2nd grade teacher, was born in Chicago, IL but has lived all over southern Indiana, landing in Bloomington in 1999 for college at IU. Elaine met an amazing guy, Matt, in Bloomington in 2009, and Monroe County became their permanent home. Elaine and Matt have two amazing kids. They love traveling as a family and have enjoyed vacations to places like Washington DC, Disneyland, and North Carolina! Elaine also enjoys snuggling on the couch under blankets with her kids and two kitties or listening to audiobooks while driving in her car. She also enjoys working at Toy Chest in Nashville when she’s not teaching. She has taught at Wonderlab, with English Language Learners, and with many students, before and after school, in MCCSC.
Todd Riggins, 3rd & 4th grade teacher, has been teaching elementary students since 2008 and has been at Harmony since 2017. He was born and raised in Bloomington and loves getting out in the beautiful nature of Southern Indiana. He has three children at Harmony; Evelyn, Sam, and Oliver. His family enjoys reading, swimming, hiking, camping, and canoeing. He loves music and enjoys sharing his love of knowledge with his students. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Noelle Wanchic, 3rd & 4th grade teacher
Zevon Adkisson, 5th & 6th grade teacher, is from Rockport, Indiana where he lived until moving to Bloomington in 2008 to attend Indiana University for Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Zevon grew up playing baseball, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with friends and family. He was a 21st Century Scholar allowing him the opportunity to attend IU and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Math and Math Education. While in college, Zevon observed and student taught in the Middle School for a few years before graduating. After graduating from IU, he taught as a substitute teacher in the Monroe County Public School System before getting a job in Harmony’s 5th & 6th Grade Class. Outside of school, Zevon is an avid disc golfer, playing other sports, cheering on the Atlanta Braves, hiking, fishing, reading, and spending time with his lovely family. (email@example.com)
Stacy Blair, 5th and 6th grade teacher, found her way to teaching through working at French summer camps in Minnesota and teaching English in France. After these years of working with kids, she finally gave in to becoming a teacher just like her mother. She spent a decade teaching French at a small, project-based public school in lower Manhattan upon completing her Masters in language education at NYU. Stacy returned to her home state of Indiana in 2020 and feels lucky to have landed at Harmony School. She spends much of her time cooking, piddling in the garden, and reading when she’s not teaching. She also loves new sewing projects, playing volleyball, dancing, kayaking, and recently fell hard for pottery.
Jamie Schmiechen teaches English and theater. He grew up in San Francisco and attended Lick-Wilmerding high school where he learned to rock climb and make things out of wood. In 1997 he received his B.A. in English and Film-Studies from Colorado College, a small school in Colorado Springs. He lived in Austin, TX and built houses for a year before returning home where he taught Language Arts in San Francisco public schools. He moved to Bloomington in 2006 with his wife Sarah to raise kids and tomatoes. The kids, Jacob and Hannah, turned out well. He hopes to imbue his students with an appreciation of vivid stories, passionate arguments and homemade food. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The National School Reform Faculty organization is a professional development initiative of the Harmony Education Center in Bloomington, Indiana. NSRF trains educators around the world to use protocols and activities in the development of Critical Friends Group® work which seeks to empower educators to create meaningful learning experiences for all, by collaborating effectively in reflective democratic communities that foster educational equity and social justice.
Harmony School is upheld by talented and dynamic faculty and staff that come together to create an open, welcoming community and to cultivate a unique, creative, and flexible environment for students. We work collaboratively with our students to achieve outstanding results.
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