Welcome to the exciting and fantastic world of Mathematics!!!
Math....what a beautiful thing.

Three St. Barnabas educators (Mrs. Schaller, Mr. Schnarr and Mr. Bauman) spent some time at the University of Notre Dame during the summers of 2015, 2016 and 2017 participating in the Trustey STEM Teaching Fellowship. The goal of this three year program was to increase awareness and implementation of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines. Now serving as Senior STEM Fellows through the University of Notre Dame, Mrs. Schaller, Mr. Schnarr and Mr. Bauman are spearheading efforts both in and out of the classrooms which allow the students at St. Barnabas to experience the STEM disciplines in very unique and enriching ways. To learn more about the University of Notre Dame Trustey STEM Teaching Fellowship, click on the link above.

STEM in Action

Creating Filters to Produce Clean Water

Hanging Gardens Made from Recycled Materials

Magnetic Darts on a "Windy Day"

Here's the cliffnote version of my life.....  
 I am a lifetime southsider, graduating from St. Mark grade school and Roncalli High School (where I met Mrs. Bauman in 4th period Spanish class our junior year). Graduated from Indiana University (B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education) and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (M.A. in Pastoral Theology). Married my high school sweetheart! Taught 2 years at Cardinal Ritter High School (Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Probability & Statistics) and 5 years at Roncalli High School (Math Problem Solving, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry).  Was given the amazing opportunity to become a stay-at-home dad and jumped at that chance. I was a stay-at-home dad for 5 years and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! Best 5 years of my life! Teaching is great, but being a stay-at-home dad is the BEST job around!!! Those years and memories will forever be engraved on my heart.  I am in my 8th year teaching middle school mathematics at St. Barnabas Catholic School. 
  • Proud daddy of three beautiful girls!!!
  • We are parishioners of St. Barnabas Catholic Church.
  • Serve as a small group leader for Confirmation preparation.
  • In my 8th year teaching Middle School math at St. Barnabas.
  • Earned my Master's Degree in Theology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.