Meet Our Social Studies Staff

Mrs. Singleton

Shannon Singleton is the social studies department chair at Ben Davis High School, and she teaches government and AP government. She lives on the south side of Indianapolis, and is originally from the Chicago area. She attended the University of Illinois in Chicago to earn her undergraduate degree in history and political science, and she completed her master’s degree in educational technology through IUPUI in 2010. She spent a year working at the White House during college so she could better learn how our government works from the inside. She enjoys reading, taking pictures, scrapbooking and following politics in her spare time.

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Mr. Totton

James TottonJames Totton is in his first year of teaching with the Ben Davis Extended Day program and in his first year with Achieve Virtual. James is originally from Indianapolis but has spent the last 10 years in Lafayette. Before going into teaching, James worked in Public Relations and for Purdue University doing training and development. James is an avid sports fan who follows the Colts, Pacers, and Purdue athletics in his free time. He also works for the Indianapolis Indians during his summers off as the Audio Director. James is excited to be at Achieve Virtual and excited to be a new fan of Ben Davis athletics. Go Giants!

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Mr. Vetter

Michael Vetter is a teacher at Ben Davis High School. He has taught all levels of US Government and Geography History of the World and is currently teaching AP / ACP US Government and Geography History of the World. Michael received his bachelors and masters from Indiana University. He is married to Laura Vetter and they have 3 children, Joey, Matthew, and Claire. Mr. Vetter enjoys all sports activities, reading, travelling the world and being with his family.

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Mr. Doughty

DoughtyJerry Doughty is a teacher at Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center in Wayne Township. He has taught World Geography, World History, Current Issues, Government, and United States History. Mister Doughty received his Bachelor’s Degree in History at Indiana University and his license to teach Gifted and Talented students from Ball State. He has also taken graduate level courses from IUPUI, Purdue, and Butler. He is a life-long resident of Indianapolis and enjoys watching the Colts, the Pacers, and the Kansas City Royals.

Mr. Lewis

Robert LewisMr. Lewis attended Highland High School in Highland, IN where he played varsity soccer, football, basketball, and baseball. During his career, Bob received 11 varsity athletic awards as well as Academic All-State in each sport he played. Lewis graduated from Wabash College in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology and Education. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and played Varsity Baseball for three seasons until stepping down from the team to complete his student teaching in the Spring of 2006. This is his twelfth year as a member of the Ben Davis High School Social Studies Department where he has taught Geography, AP Human Geography, Government, History, Current Events, and International Baccalaureate History of the Americas. Mr. Lewis is also the head varsity soccer coach for the boys’ program at Ben Davis High School (2014-Present).

For AVE, Mr. Lewis teaches Psychology, U.S. Government, U.S. History 1, U.S. History 2, and AP Psychology. Mr. Lewis has been teaching with Achieve since 2013.

He and his wife Jenny have been married since 2006 and have two amazing sons named Jacob (9) and Joshua (7). They reside in Franklin Township on the Southeast-Side of Indianapolis, IN.

Mr. Wilson
WilsonDavid Wilson is currently a Business teacher at the Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center. He is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis. He has a love of tennis which he instilled in his two daughters who both played tennis at the collegiate level. Previous coaching experience in other sports includes Girl’s AAU Basketball. As a former graduate of Ben Davis High School, he has also been a lifelong resident of Wayne Township.

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Mr. Brown
WilsonMr. Brown is a teacher at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center and Ben Davis Extended Day. He is a native of Fort Wayne who has lived in the Indianapolis area since 2000. He earned a Baccalaureate degree in Business Finance from Indiana University Fort Wayne. He received his teaching credentials in History, Government, Economics, and English as a New Language from Indiana University Indianapolis. He added English to his teaching license in 2012. He earned a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis. He has worked at both the Middle & High School level, where he has taught or co-taught History, English, and Algebra.