• Welcome to Our Class
    Welcome to room 116 at Joy school.  I am looking forward to an exciting year for me and for the students.  It will be filled with new learning, hands-on activities and lots of fun times.  I hope you enjoy this website as a way to stay in touch and enhance home and school communication.  Be sure to stop by and see all the photos and new things we will be learning on our journey.
  • Meet the Teacher
    Hi! My name is Amy Bartels, a first grade teacher at Joy school. I am super excited about this school year because this will be my 8th teaching here at Joy.   I have been working in the Michigan City Area school system since 2009 as a long-term substitute for kindergarten and for special education.  Prior to that, I was the computer lab assistant at Lake Hills. I received my teaching certificate and bachelor's degree from Indiana Wesleyan.  I have always loved helping children and the best way I can help them was by becoming a life-long educator.   
  • Contact me at:
    Email: abartels@mcas.k12.in.us
    Phone and extension: (219) 873-2090, ext.6323