OUR STAFFPete Swartz
Degrees and Certifications:
Kentucky University University of Indianapolis
Mr. Pete Swartz
Hello, my name is Pete Swartz, and I'm starting my 24th year of teaching, but this my first year with IPS. I've been hired to be a special education teach here at Shortridge. My years of coaching football and wrestling are what brought me to teaching, because I believe in empowering young people to become 'self thinkers' and leaders in the future. My life in these professions has taken me to four states, and I have taught and coached every level from preschool to college.
I am an original Indianapolis south-sider who graduated from Roncalli High School and the University of Indianapolis. I have completed postgraduate work at Western Kentucky University and the University of Indianapolis. My wife, who is a grade school principal, and I are proud parents of four children. We enjoy being with our family and attending all of their many sports functions.