There are many new faces in the Mishawaka High School (MHS) classrooms this year, and it’s not just the freshman. This story is the first in a series highlighting the new additions to the MHS staff including Sarah Deshone, Tyler Dendy, and Jessica Marsh.
Deshone is a daily Algebra 2 teacher. She graduated from Ferris State University. She became a teacher “to work with kids and help them work to become the best version of themselves.” Deshone is a first year teacher and decided to come to Mishawaka because she enjoys the people here. She grew up in Elkhart and played professional basketball in Denmark for a year. Deshone coaches boys’ varsity tennis and girls’ junior varsity basketball.
Dendy teaches Economics. He grew up in Bremen and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University South Bend and a Master’s degree from Grace College.
He decided to teach Economics because “Econ teaches us about choices and decisions.” Dendy came to MHS because he “was impressed with all the great things going on in School City of Mishawaka and Mishawaka High School.” Dendy said “Mishawaka has a great staff, student body, and administration.” This is Dendy’s fourth year teaching. He has taught at Christ the King High School and Marian High School. Dendy coaches basketball. He has been coaching for ten years and coached for the semi-championship game for the Marian High School football and basketball teams in 2012.
Marsh teaches Intro to 2D and Intro to 3D art. She came to MHS because she was impressed by the innovative art department and there was need for an additional art teacher. “I am really enjoying being here. I really like the students in my classes,” said Marsh. She grew up in Plymouth and went to John Glenn High School. Marsh was first inspired to teach as young girl. “I had a teacher in first grade who was amazing and she seemed to love what she was doing. At that moment, on a rug during story time, I decided that I wanted to emulate a genuinely amazing human being and be a part of the same profession,” said Marsh. In high school, Marsh discovered her love for art. Marsh decided to combine her two passions in college and become an art teacher. Marsh enjoys metalworking and making jewelry. Her husband, Kyle Marsh, is also a new teacher at MHS this year.