New Vistas Staff

Welcome from our principal.

I am so very excited to serve as principal of Neighbor’s New Vista High School.  As the instructional leader, it is my mission to continue the success of New Vista by ensuring there are various opportunities for all students to not only achieve their academic goals but are also prepare to pursue their career goals as well. 

I received my Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Indiana University Northwest.  I began my teaching career in the Gary Community School Corporation where I taught for 20 years.  During the first 16 years I taught both 7th and 8th grade science in the middle school.  The last four years of my classroom experience has been in a New Tech high school where I taught biology using project based learning.   I received my Masters of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University where I also obtained my administrative license.

I look forward to the many success stories we will create together.

-Anna Swope, NEO's New Vistas High School principal


Ms. Bustos


Mr. Cvelbar

Social Studies

Mrs. Fomby-Hunt

Online Learning Supervisor

Ms. Schmidt


Mrs. Valtierra

English & Spanish

Ms. Kochan


Ms. Jackson


Mr. Nelson

Business & Manufacturing

Administrative Support

Mrs. Chandler-Felton

Social Worker

Ms. Giddeon

Food Service

Ms. Lewis

Special Education Coordinator

Mr. Pryor

Instructional Coach

Ms. Rose

Guidance Counselor

Ms. D. Williams

ISS & Parent Liaison

Ms. Y. Williams

Student Support

Leticia Munguia


Classroom Support

Ms. Anderson

Para Educator

Ms. MacDonald

Para Educator

Ms. Reid

Para Educator

Siara Burks

Communities in Schools Liaison

NEO's New Vistas High School and Adult Education

5201 US Hwy. 6 | Portage, IN 46368


Fax: 219-850-4445

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