• Mrs. Toppe

      Northside Instructional Strategist in Room 111

      My goal is to provide support and help so that my students can overcome behavioral challenges on their way to becoming lifelong learners.  

      I have been teaching 16 years with 13 years here at Northside.  I live in the country with my 5 dogs, 2 cats, and 10 chickens.  I am a graduate of Indiana University.  I am a proud mom of 3 adult kids.  Jordan is a SSgt in the Army, Erica works in insurance, and Jamie is working in the criminal justice field.  I love to read tons of books, and I have recently read all of the Young Hoosier books for this year.  

      This is my 7th year as Northside’s Media class teacher.  Media class produces a yearbook and various media productions throughout the year.  This year’s theme is Spartan Life.

      I can be reached at school: 812-376-4403 or by email:  toppel@bcsc.k12.in.us.  


    Guided Resource


    The Guided Resource class at Northside Middle School is designed to develop, strengthen, and improve the skills of students for positive academic performance and achievement.

    Success in this classroom is attainable by each student. Working together (student, teacher, and parents) allows the opportunity to attain academic success and achievment of goals. Success is accomplished through content area course work and the reteaching of previously taught skills in a smaller classroom environment. As your teacher, I will not ask you to do anything that you are not capable of doing, but I will ask you to challenge yourself academically.

    Another component of Guided Resource is learning self-advocacy skills and participating in transition planning for the future. Each student's progress is monitored and reviewed throughout the year according to his/her IEP (Individual Educational Plan).

    Guided Resource Grading


    Guided Resource is a pass/fail class. To earn a passing grade, the student must work cooperatively with peers and adults, adovacate appropriately for academic needs, organize materials, and use class time wisely.

    Finding Success


    In order to be successful in Guided Resource:

    1. Utilize time wisely

    2. Follow classroom rules

    3. Keep materials organized

    4. Be at school every day

    5. Actively participate in your learning

    6. Ask for help! Ask for help! Ask for help!

Last Modified on August 5, 2019