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2018-9 Executive Committee 
Indiana Chapter of AATG


President: Cornelia Langheinrich 
Vice-president: Tim Malchow
Secretary: Charlene Heinzman 
 Treasurer: Angelika Becker 
Membership: Hannelore Weber 
Testing Chair: Troy Byler 
Newsletter Editor: Kim Warner 
Northern Rep.: Annemarie McClung 
Central Rep.: Beate Westerhouse 
Southern Rep.: Erika Cantin 
Webmaster: Nichole Mathews 
Former President: Michelle Stigter 

Get to know our board...

President: Cornelia Langheinrich  

I was born and raised in Nuremberg, Germany and moved to the U.S. (Pennsylvania) in 1990, after attending the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen for just one semester (following my husband). We moved to the South Bend area in 1994 in order to be closer to at least one set of grandparents.

Eventually, I went back to school to obtain my Masters of Education and since 2012 I have been teaching at Saint Joseph High School, South Bend. I am currently teaching PLTW (Human Body Systems), Anatomy Honors, and German 1-4, coordinate the GAPP exchange and moderate German Club.

I love teaching my students not only my native language, but also the culture. AATG has been a wonderful support to me in the last few years and in 2015 I received a scholarship to travel to Leipzig for the MINT workshop. This has been an amazing experience to me and I decided to get more involved with AATG.

I am excited to be the president of the Indiana chapter and hope that together we can create a network of support for each other and collaboration.  

My husband and I have three grown children, Katharina, Karoline, and Sebastian. I enjoy my time with our spoiled (farm) animals, being outdoors, reading a good book, visiting my children and knitting.

Vice-president: Timothy Malchow
Timothy Malchow is an Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Valparaiso University, where he serves as the head of the German program and Director of the Kade-Duesenberg German House and Cultural Center. He holds a Ph.D. in German from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. in German from the University of Wisconsin--Madison. 

He learned German from Walter Klaffenboeck at Shorewood High School in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He studied abroad for a semester in Bremen and Vienna while an undergraduate student at Macalester College, where he earned a B.A. in German and English and a secondary teaching license. Upon graduation, he spent a year in Nuremberg with a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship, followed by a year of volunteer social work at the Wichernhaus in Altdorf, near Nuremberg. He taught German and English for three years at North Branch High School and Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota. He also spent two summers teaching German courses for high school credit at the Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota. As a graduate student, he studied for a year at the Freie Universität in Berlin. He also served 2011-2013 as Resident Director of the Valparaiso University Study Center in Reutlingen.
He researches German-language literature and film since 1945 and has published in venues including The German QuarterlyGerman Studies ReviewSeminar, and the Modern Language Association's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. He is currently completing a book on gendered memory in the work of Günter Grass. He also co-facilitated two multi-day, AATG-sponsored seminars with Jennifer Redmann (Franklin & Marshall College), focused on strengthening small undergraduate German programs (at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta in 2015 and the German Studies Association Conference in 2017). In these seminars, he drew on his experiences in the Valparaiso University German program, which the AATG designated a "Center of Excellence" for undergraduate German in 2012. He co-led a similar workshop on small language programs at the Summer Seminar North of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages in 2018. He is a past president of the Eta of Indiana Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana with his spouse and two children and especially enjoys cooking and hiking, whether in the Swabian Alb or the dunes of northwest Indiana.

Secretary: Charlene Heinzman 
Charlene was born an army brat at Ft. Hood in Texas, but moved to Germany before she turned one.  Born to an American father and a German mother, Charlene grew up speaking both German and English at home with her parents and younger brother.  Her cat, Maxinne, understood both languages too.  She attended Kindergarden, 1st and half of 2nd grade in Germany before moving back to the US, this time to Chicago.  The stay in Chicago was short and 18 months after coming stateside, Charlene and her family were in

Charlene graduated from Lawrence North High School in 2002 and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, completing her BA with majors in French and German and a minor in Economics.  Convinced by her mother not go to into teaching (yet), Charlene tried her hand at several different jobs, but never found any happiness or satisfaction.  She did find a husband though.  She met Kurt shortly before leaving to go to graduate school full time, earning a master's degree and teaching credentials from Ball State University.  Charlene has found her happiness teaching at Northwestern High School in Kokomo and spending time with her husband, Kurt, and their son, Keaton.

 Treasurer: Angelika Becker 

Frau Angelika Becker

Angelika Becker Ist Deutschehrerin an der Carmel High School in Indiana, wo sie die Stufen I, III, V, AP und IB unterrichtet. Sie ist AATG Workshop Consultant, College Board Consultant und AP Question Leader. Ihre besonderen Interessen sind Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, in allen Stufen mit authentischen Materialien zu arbeiten und Deutsch durch Differenzierung allen Schülern zugänglich zu machen. Für AATG Indiana kümmert sie sich derzeit als Schatzmeisterin in die finanziellen Angelegenheiten unseres Landesverbands.

Membership: Hannelore Weber 

Testing Chair: Troy Byler 

Newsletter Editor: Kim Warner 
Kim Warner grew up in Jasper, Indiana, and initially studied German to be able to talk to her paternal grandmother who still spoke some German.  She was a participant in the IU Honors Program in Krefeld, Germany in 1981.  She continued studying German at Ball State University and graduated in 1986 with a degree in German Education and Business Education. 

2018 is her 29th year of teaching German at Indiana high schools including Milan, South Montgomery, Anderson Highland, and Tipton.  She married her German professor's son, Calvin, and their grown children are Colin, Cole, and Carlise Warner.  No longer required to spend hours on bleachers, she and Calvin enjoy playing pickle ball.  Kim also crochets in her past time.

Northeastern Rep.: Annemarie McClung

Annemarie was born and raised in Kaufbeuren, a small town in Bavaria, Germany. She graduated with an M.A. in English Linguistics, with minors in French Linguistics and Communication from Augsburg University in Augsburg, Germany in 1992, when she also got married, and moved to Indiana.

She has been teaching English, French and/or German in Indiana since 1993.  After she was hired as an English and French teacher at Jay County High School in Portland, Indiana, she was lucky to be asked to develop a German program.  Today, German is a full-time program with levels 1 through AP at Jay County High School, where she still teaches.


She and her husband, Kent, who teaches Government, Political Science 101, and German at Winchester Community High School in Winchester, Indiana, have three grown children, Ian, Lillian, and Julia.  In her free time she loves to travel, visit her family in Germany, read, cook, ice-skate, ride her bike, and spend time with her husband and children.


Northwestern Rep: Candis Carey

Candis Carey currently teaches German at Crown Point High School and is in her 12th year of teaching.  Crown Point is her third school and she hopes to stay there for the rest of her career...only about 30 years left!  Candis feels larger schools have a lot to offer students and was really looking for a position with another German colleague.  She is lucky enough to teach alongside Heidi Marek.  Candis studied at Purdue University in West Lafayette.  In her free time Candis enjoys volunteering with dogs at an animal shelter, knitting, going to the gym or Skyzone, traveling, breaking out of escape rooms, and spending time with her husband, friends and family, her dogs and hedgehog.  

Central Rep.: Beate Westerhouse 

Southern Rep.: Erika Cantin 

Southeastern Rep: Andrew Cambron

Andrew Cambron attended Indiana University for his undergraduate studies, where he graduated with departmental Honors in Telecommunications, with minors in Music and Spanish. After graduating from IU he worked in the film industry in Los Angeles, before moving to Munich, where he continued to freelance, before enrolling full time in an intensive Sprachschule (BWS Germanlingua). Upon returning from Germany, he began teaching when an emergency vacancy was posted at his hometown High School. After finishing his first year on an emergency license, he enrolled and completed a Transition-to-Teaching program from Indiana University East. This year will mark his 3 school year at Batesville. In addition to teaching German, Andrew teaches Radio and Television at Batesville and is the sponsor of the BHS AV Club where students produce their own short films to be shown at a local movie theater. In his free-time Andrew enjoys cycling and hiking and the opportunity to sit in with various music groups.

Webmaster: Nichole Mathews 

Nichole Mathews grew up in Westerville, Ohio.  She had a rather international 6-12 grade school career, having had home stays in France, Austria and Japan.  Her first foreign language was French but then she tried German and fell in love with it.  That next summer Nichole had the opportunity to add a language through the Ohio State University Youth scholarship program and took 9 college credit hours of Intensive Japanese.    

Not originally pursuing education, Nichole double majored in Japanese and International Business and Economics and minored in German.  She spent 9 months in Japan and a semester in Germany through her college study abroad.  She then spent a little time in International Business before going back to school to become a teacher and got her Masters of Education from the Ohio State University. 

She has taught Japanese and German in IPS, then Muncie Schools before her dream of teaching in the same district where she lived came true.  Nichole now teaches German at Hamilton Southeastern High school where she is involved with German club, and German Honorary.  In additional to German and Japanese, Nichole has taught Etymology and Credit Recovery.  She is also licensed in:  English as a New Language, U.S. and World History. 

Nichole participated in the Neuer Blick program in Belin, Sommer am Pazifik and Sommer in Seewanee immersion programs.  For two years, Nichole was the Host School Sponsor for the Indiana Association of Students of German, the group who puts on Staatskongress at Ball State.  She continues to be involved as a Sponsor and the last two presidents have been current or former students.  

Nichole has been the American Association of Teachers of German Indiana Chapter webmaster for the past three years.  In her free time, Nichole can be found reading, singing in choir and working as scholarship committee historian for her church, playing with new organizational techniques, volunteering at the Library for the Doctor Who youth club, taking Zumba classes and doing Yoga.     

Former President: Michelle Stigter


 2017 Executive Committee 
Indiana Chapter of AATG


President: Michelle Stigter
Vice-president: Cornelia Langheinrich
Secretary: Tara Deppert
 Treasurer: Joshua Payne 
Membership: Hannelore Weber 
Testing Chair: Troy Byler 
Newsletter Editor: Kim Warner 
Northern Rep.: Annemarie McClung 
Central Rep.: Beate Westerhouse 
Southern Rep.: Erika Cantin 
Webmaster: Nichole Mathews 
Former President: Candis Carey


2016 Executive Committee
Indiana Chapter of AATG

President: Candis Carey
Vice-president: Michelle Stigter
Secretary: Tara Deppert
 Treasurer: Joshua Payne
Membership: Hannelore Weber
Testing Chair: Troy Byler
Newsletter Editor: Kim Warner
Northern Rep.: Annemarie McClung
Central Rep.: Beate Westerhouse
Southern Rep.: Erika Cantin
Webmaster: Nichole Mathews
Former President: Laura Šešet 


2016 Executive Committee
Indiana Chapter AATG

PRESIDENT:Candis Carey
Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St. Crown Point, In. 46307

Phone: (219) 663-4885

Hannelore Weber, Ph.D. - Email:
University of Notre Dame, 305 Decio Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone: Off. (574) 631-7751; Fax: (574) 272-9248

Michelle Stitger - Email:
Modern Language Center Director Butler University Jordan Hall 391 4600 Sunset Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46033

Phone: (317) 940-9894

Tara Deppert - Email:
Bedford North Lawrence High School 595 Stars Blvd Bedford, IN 47421

Phone: (812) 279-9756

Joshua Payne-
Cathedral High School, 5225 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46226

Phone: (317) 542-1481; Fax:(317)-542-1481

Annemarie McClung-
Jay County High School, 2072 W. State Rd. 67, Portland, IN 47371

Phone: Off.(260) 726-9306; Fax:(260)-726-9760

Beate Westerhouse - Email:
Perry Meridian High School 401 W. Meridian School Road Indianapolis, IN 46217

Tel. (317) 789 - 4400 Fax (317) 789 - 4479

Erika Cantin-
Terre Haute North High School, 3434 Maple Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804

Phone: (812) 462-4312; Fax:(812) 462-4204

Kim Warner-
Tipton High School, 619 S. Main St., Tipton, IN 46072-99732

Phone: Off. (765) 675-7431 - Ext. 199; Fax: (765) 675-9519

Troy Byler-
Senior Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator - Germanic Studies, Indiana University, 1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Ballantine Hall 644, Bloomington, IN 47405-7103

Phone: (812) 855-7013; Fax: (812) 855-8927

Nichole Mathews-
Hamilton Southeastern High School, 13910 East 126th Street, Fishers, In 46037 

Phone: Off. 317-594-4190, ext. 8002


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