At a recent meeting, Barb Kauchak told Kiwanians about her life in the monthly Meet Your Kiwanian program.
Barb was born and lived in downtown Indianapolis, attended Tech High School, graduated from Normal College of the American Gymnastics Union (now IU School of Physical Education) and later from Indiana University with majors in PE, health, and English.
She first taught at Northwest High School in Indianapolis, where she met her husband. Her career changed when she became the mother of a son and a daughter. She also taught gymnastics and baton-twirling at the Memorial Building.
She was an office manager, obtained a master’s degree, and she worked at IU Hospital in the microbiology and radiology departments.
She has also taught at Greenfield-Central High School and Vincennes University campus in Indianapolis.
She retired with her husband to Brown County, where her career expanded to include managing a store in Nashville and being a bookkeeper at a church.
She recently returned to Greenfield from Brown County and continues to have a varied career in retirement, playing the Dulcimer, working at the Hancock Regional Hospital Gift Shop, serving on the Nameless Creek Youth Camp and Springhurst Healthcare boards.
In addition to being a member of Kiwanis, she also belongs to Tri-Kappa.