Miss Amy Gaisser

Executive Director

 

Miss Gaisser is a 2013 graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. As an undergraduate, she studied Early & Middle Childhood Education, with minors in Spanish, English as a New Language (ENL), Teaching Reading, and Mild Interventions (Special Education). She also graduated from Butler in 2015 with a Master's in Effective Teaching & Leadership (METL) degree and International Baccalaureate (IB) certification. She was a teacher at Southport Middle School in Perry Township for five years, teaching EL classes for 7th and 8th graders. She has loved working with her EL students and is truly enjoying this new opportunity to share her passions with teens in Southport! She especially has a passion for tennis, dance, and art—activities which she began at the age of three. She has competed in these activities for many years and has played in National Father-Daughter tennis tournaments with Dr. Gaisser. For fun, she loves to read, write, run, play basketball, sing, hike, etc. Her favorite foods are fruit, pasta, and dark chocolate!

Mrs. Cindy Gaisser

Founding Volunteer

 

Mrs. Gaisser is a 1974 graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. As an undergraduate, she studied Music Education for grades K-12, specializing in Organ, Keyboard, and Voice. In 1976, She also earned a master's degree in Education from Butler, with an endorsement in Learning Disabilities. She was a music teacher for eighteen years in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis at Holy Spirit, St. Andrews, and St. Thomas Aquinas, working with students in grades K-8 and "Small World" for three-, four-, and five-year-olds. She also taught piano privately for twenty years. Additionally, Mrs. Gaisser worked with her family and a licensed rehabilitator for over thirty years to care for injured and orphaned ducks and geese from the Broad Ripple Canal. She is retired, and some of her passions include event planning, spending time with family, helping wildlife, and cooking! Her favorite foods are seafood, pasta, and steak.

 

Dr. John Gaisser

Founding Volunteer

Dr. Gaisser loves mathematics! He studied math for many years, earning a bachelor's degree in 1965 from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana; a master's degree in 1967 from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana; and a doctorate in 1971, also from Indiana University. His first teaching job was in California as a math professor at the University of Riverside. Then, he journeyed back to Indiana to become a math professor at Butler University, where he continued to teach for forty-three years! He taught a variety of courses, such as finite math, calculus, and probability, and he was instrumental in starting Butler's Actuarial Science program in the 1980s. He is now retired and enjoys playing tennis and golf, working on Math Monthly problems, solving Sudoku and crossword puzzles, and reading news from around the world. His favorite foods are steak and chicken.