Meet the 6th Grade STEM TEAM:

Mrs. Joyce Bower – Science/Art 

Ms. Joyce Bower is a 6th grade science teacher at Lewis Cass Jr. High School. She has been teaching for 35 years, and in a variety of grades and subjects.  Those subjects being 2nd grade, 4th grade, 6th grade and Art.  She has obtained both my bachelors and masters degree in Education from Indiana University.During her many years of teaching, she has raised 3 kids, which are all grown and have started families of their own. She has three grandkids.This is her 4th year teaching science and STEM.  She has really enjoyed teaching STEM and believes it is a very important part of the Science program. It challenges the student in many ways that your typical “book”  just can’t do by using problem-solving, higher level thinking skills, and working together.   Growth mindset is also used by integrating multiple subjects, especially creativity, which she believes has been lacking in our children’s lives. She is hopeful that the STEM program will help develop students who will have great critical minds, which will lead to new generations of innovative thinkers!


Mr. Nate Burrous – Social Studies/Physical Education

Mr. Nate Burrous is a 1994 graduate of Lewis Cass and a 2001 graduate of Indiana University. He also has a Master’s degree in Integrating Technology in the Classroom. This is his 20th year of teaching and his 24th year of coaching wrestling. Nate teaches 6th grade social studies and physical education. He has two sons. CJ is a freshman at Eastern Gateway College and Jensen is a sophomore at Lewis Cass. His wife, Kara, is also a teacher at Carroll Elementary. 


Mrs. Amy Scott – English/Reading

Mrs. Amy Scott is originally from Griffith, Indiana. She attended Indiana University and earned a B.S. degree in Elementary Education with a Language Arts endorsement in junior high English. She has taught grades 1-8 and has coached basketball and softball with kids ranging from ages 2-18. While teaching at Lewis Cass Schools, Amy has taught grades four, six, seven, and eight. This year at Lewis Cass Junior High School, she is teaching English Language Arts and Reading for sixth grade. 

Amy and her husband, Mark, have two children. Her son, Bailey, is a freshman at DePauw University running on the cross country and track & field teams. Her daughter, Liberty, is a sophomore at Lewis Cass and runs on the varsity cross country, track & field teams and is also on the varsity swimming & diving team. 


Mr. Jared Treadway – Math/PLTW (App Inventions) 

Mr. Jared Treadway graduated from Grace College in 2014 with my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in middle school mathematics. He is also certified as a Project Lead The Way teacher and will be teaching app inventors at the 6th grade level.  Jaret is starting his seventh year of teaching, and his third year at Lewis Cass Middle School.  He currently lives in Kokomo with his wife Hannah and daughter Gracelyn.  It is his desire for each child to grow academically and emotionally throughout the year.