• Welcome to Our Class

     I am one of 3 Pathways teachers at the Pathways Program. We are located in the Elston wing of the AK Smith career center. Some rules to remember about our Pathways program:
    1. Your student has a work ethic component to their grade (it is worth 50% of their final grade). Work ethic includes things like being in dress code, being prepared for class, and being a student who actively participates.
    2. We have the same attendance rules as AK Smith- the big numbers to remember are 3, 5, 8, and 11. Each of these will result in a disciplinary action. 
    3. Our program is based around achieving a credit every 2 to 3 weeks. We will be doing everything we can to make sure our students stay on track, especially the seniors who are graduating soon!
  • Meet the Teacher
     
    Welcome! My name is Daena Sisk, and I am happy to be working at the Pathways Program this year!
    Some of my personal history: 
    • I graduated from Mishawaka Marian High School in 2000, where I played basketball and softball and participated in theater.
    • I graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio in 2004 after majoring in Education and minoring in English and History. While at Wittenberg I was involved in Sigma Kappa Sorority, NCAA division 3 Softball, and Future Educators Association. I also acted and worked technically in several college theater productions.
    • I have been with MCAS for 15 years. 9 of those years were in middle school and 6 at MCHS. I have coached basketball and directed middle school play productions. I am also heavily involved with Chicago Street Theater in Valparaiso, where I serve on boards, act, and direct shows with adults. 
    • I am working toward my master's degree at Indiana University South Bend. I am studying Mental Health Counceling and will be done THIS YEAR.
  • Contact me at:
     
    dsisk@mcas.k12.in.us
     
    Phone: (219) 873-2000, ext. 7511