Ms. Stacy O'Brien
Ms. O’Brien attended Plainfield Community Schools from Kindergarten through her senior year in high school. During high school, she competed in volleyball, basketball, softball, and cheerleading. She was her Class Vice President and a member of Spanish Club and Student Council. Ms. O’Brien graduated in 1994 in the top 10 of her class. After graduation, she attended the University of Indianapolis and earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. While at UIndy, she participated in cheerleading and intramurals. She graduated with honors from the University of Indianapolis in 1998. Ms. O’Brien began her teaching career as a 7th grade math, Pre-Algebra, and 8th grade Algebra teacher at Decatur Middle School. During her first few years as a teacher, she coached volleyball, basketball, softball, and cheerleading. After nine years of service in the classroom and being selected as Teacher of the Year for her building, she transitioned within DMS to become the Instructional Coach and then Master Teacher. Ms. O’Brien served as Assistant Principal and Interim Principal her last three years at DMS. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from IU and conducted her administrative license work at OCU. Ms. O’Brien and her family reside in Plainfield.
Mr. Jay Myers
Mr. Myers is from Greensburg, Indiana where he graduated from Greensburg Community High School in 2009. He was a three sport athlete participating in football, swimming and track and field as well as National Honor Society and Junior Optimist Club. After high school, Mr. Myers attended Indiana University and majored in Secondary Social Studies Education in 2014. He began his teaching career at Brown County High School teaching US History and AP Psychology and coaching football and track and field. After 6 years in the classroom Mr. Myers became a master teacher at Brown County High School for a year and then a master teacher at Brown County Middle School for a year where he also taught 6th grade Social Studies. He received his masters degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Ball State University in 2020. Mr. Myers and his family currently live in Columbus.
Mr. Chris Finkhouse
Mr. Finkhouse attended Fort Wayne Community Schools and graduated from North Side High School with the class of 2002. While in high school, he competed in marching band (going to state twice) and jazz band. Mr. Finkhouse was awarded a scholarship to perform music but decided to major in Biology at Purdue University in West Lafayette. In 2007, Mr. Finkhouse graduated from Purdue and started teaching Science at Southport High School. He attended Indiana Wesleyan University and earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2013. He saw that many of his students were passionate about the medical field and decided to write the curriculum and teach Anatomy and Physiology. Mr. Finkhouse received his Administrative License in 2018 from the University of Indianapolis and then transitioned to the Master Teacher role, where he supported the Science, EL, and PE departments. In 2020, he served as the Assistant Principal of Student Services at Southport High School. Mr. Finkhouse and his family currently live in Broad Ripple.