An Industry Education Partnership

Staff and Instructors

Jim Hernandez
Executive Director

Jim is a long time Starke County businessman. He is a volunteer for (CADA) Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, (CASA) Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children. Serves on the Starke County Chamber Board of Directors and has received a letter of congressional recognition of community service.

Linda Lewandowski
Administrative Assistant

Linda joined the SCILL staff as Administrative Assistant in February 2016. Prior to working at SCILL, she spent many years in office management for a local company. Her passion lies in the needs of children and teenagers of Starke County. In 2013, she established Kid’s Closet Ministry at the North Judson United Methodist Church and serves as the volunteer executive director. Linda was named Starke County's Schricker Award (service before self) recipient in 2021.

Levi Schleg
1st Year Automotive Technology Instructor

Jacob Pearson
2nd Year Automotive Technology Instructor

Jacob is a SCILL Automotive Alum, graduating in 2014. He went on to University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), earning an associate degree in Automotive, Diesel, and Agriculture Equipment Technology. Since graduating, Jacob has been employed in the automotive industry.

Rachel Moore
Welding Technology Instructor for CTE and the Adult Program