Marquette Catholic High School has welcomed longtime Valparaiso University lecturer Stacey Cassady and math teacher/former Roosevelt College and Career Academy interventionist William Messer to its teaching staff for the spring 2020 semester.
Cassady, who will teach composition, rhetoric, justice in literature, and AP language, was heavily involved at Valparaiso University since the fall of
2012. She served as a lecturer of the Valpo Core program througho
ut her entire tenure.
Additionally, the three-time Excellence i
n Teaching Award nominee was a lecturer of university writing and an instructor of "Go Teacher!", a language methodology program that worked with teachers from Ecuador.
Cassady holds a M.A. Degree in Liberal Studies from Valparaiso University along with a Masters of Arts Certificate in Teaching English in Speakers of Other Languages.
Messer, who will teach algebra, instructed at the high school and community college level before arriving to 10th Street. He most recently taught at Gary 21st Century following a year at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy. Messer taught dual-credit pre-calculus while at Bowman Academy.
Messer possesses a B. A. in Liberal Arts from Indiana University, where his focusing content was mathematics. He began his teaching career at Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy in Gary during the 2014-2015 school year as an algebra math-interventionist. While there, his students surpassed the math portion of the E.C.A. by 11% above the expectancy rate. Messer also taught honors mathematics at Victory Preparatory Academy in Commerce City, Colorado.