• Welcome to Eighth Grade Math!
    Meet Mrs. Surma

    My name is Maria Surma and this is my seventh year teaching at Barker Middle School.  I have taught both science and math at Barker.  I graduated from Valparaiso University with a degree in Chemistry and Secondary Education then taught chemistry and physical science at high schools in Indianapolis, LaCrosse, and North Judson.  I earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Purdue University and taught the Elementary Science Methods course at Purdue University North Central for ten years.  Most recently I taught elementary science and seventh grade math at St. John’s Lutheran School in LaPorte.  I live in LaPorte with my husband Dave. We have two college aged daughters, Zoe and Amelia. 



  • Contact me at:
    Email: msurma@mcas.k12.in.us
    Phone and extension: (219) 873-2057, ext. 7306