FTCSC Staff Shout-Outs

2023-2024 FTCSC Staff Shout-Outs
#WeAreFlashes

FTCSC is blessed with a fantastic staff. Do you have a compliment or something nice that you would like to say about an FTCSC staff member? This is an excellent opportunity to bring a smile and be a positive difference in someone’s day! If you do, please fill out the form below. #WeAreFlashes

*Each Shout-Out must be for 1 individual staff member. We do not process a group or multiple staff members in 1 Shout-Out request. You are welcome to make multiple Shout-Out submissions, giving a Shout-Out to multiple staff members. Finally, we may make minor edits to your message. 

FTCSC Shout-Out Submission Form

Want to view last year’s Shout-Outs? Visit our 2022-2023 page!


Table of Contents

Wanamaker Early Learning Center
Acton Elementary
Adams Elementary
Arlington Elementary
Bunker Hill Elementary
South Creek Elementary
Thompson Crossing Elementary
Edgewood Intermediate
Kitley Intermediate
Franklin Central Junior High
Franklin Central High School
Franklin Township Learning Center
Facilities Department
Transportation Department
Central Office


Wanamaker Early Learning Center

Zina Scaggs is a wonderful addition to WELC. She is friendly and hopeful toward the children and the staff. Thank you, Zina!

Michelle Carr, words cannot accurately express how thankful we are that our daughter is in your room at WELC! Miss Michelle goes above and beyond every single day to ensure that each one of her Cardinals is enjoying the learning process and the Pre-K experience. We are so grateful for her!

Miss Julia Hedden is so warm and welcoming to all the kids in the morning! My daughter loves her, and it makes drop-off so much easier knowing she is going to someone who cares about her so much! 

Amy Morrical is an amazing Pre-K teacher. Our son Graham has soared in so many ways in her class! She always makes learning engaging and creates fun ways to enrich his learning! We have been so blessed to have Ms. Amy. She is truly making a difference every day!

Miss Megan Davis is a wonderful teacher who truly cares about guiding her students and helping them do their best. I am very thankful for her dedication and hard work.

Miss Shawna Russell is so great with the kids. She always wants to see them smile and give them a warm welcome each day to school. She is very much appreciated for her hard work and dedication to their learning experience.

Miss Reda Gorske is dedicated to helping each child feel special and cared for. Her outgoing personality and passion for teaching are evident in the amazing growth you see in the kids. We are so thankful for her amazing heart and kindness.

Julia Hedden is a great assistant in a Developmental preschool classroom. She is hardworking, patient, and kind. She is happy and smiles. She does everything that is needed. I love working with her!

Eugenia Catanoiu is a very good assistant in a Developmental preschool classroom. She is helpful, patient, kind, and hardworking. She meets all of the expectations. She works well with me and the students. I love working with her!

Mrs. Stephanie Farmer shows the patience of a saint while working with her class. She ensures that everyone is playing well together but also has a fun environment. My daughter has absolutely loved going to school, and she is the main reason behind that. Thank you so much for all you do!

A Shout-Out to Kelcie Reiman! You are a really good teacher!

It’s never easy leaving your baby, but Ms. Debra Reid makes it easy. She loves and adores each and every baby and vice versa. Watching the babies light up at drop-off when they see her is the best! She works hard to provide the best care and learning experience for the babies, and it shows!

Nichole Webb is a wonderful Director at WELC. She always has a positive attitude and is willing to step in and help her staff with anything we need. I love coming to work each day knowing I have this kind of support! Thanks, Nichole!

We are so, so thankful for Miss Amy Morrical this year! She has made our son’s transition to preschool a breeze. She really gets to know her students well. Ellison lights up any time he talks about his day. Thank you for being so passionate about teaching and instilling a love of learning into Ellison.

Dysheka Graves is WONDERFUL. My daughter is crazy about her and I’ve gotten to witness how much all the kids love her. She is such a blessing!! 

Amy Steinhofer has been such a blessing to our family! My son enjoys speech and says it’s fun. She has set him up for success in Kindergarten. He has made huge improvements in his speech in a year, and it’s all due to her patience with him when he gets frustrated and her approach to making speech fun!

We’re so grateful for Miss Amy Morrical! She’s been amazing with our son, Jack G, this year. She’s really fostered his love for learning, and now he’s reading! We appreciate her love and patience with him every day. She really cares about Jack as a whole – academically, emotionally, and socially.

We are so thankful for Miss Kalyn Davis! She has been an amazing support for our son and is a great resource as we navigate his world at school. We love hearing about the growth he’s making with her and appreciate her in everything she does for the students at Wanamaker!

We love Miss Ciera Ochoa! She’s consistent and kind! She brings a lightness to the classroom climate, and she cares so well for the students. Her bright smile at the end of the day at pick-up is so appreciated! Thank you for all you do, Miss Ciera!

Miss Ivie Sumner is amazing! The mornings can be hard transitions for the littles, and she always finds a way to bring comfort to each child. She welcomes each student with a big, warm smile. Thank you for being exactly who the students need, Miss Ivie!

Charlotte Baker is so friendly and welcoming, even in the wee hours of the morning. She has a genuine charm and warmth to her. She helps everyone’s day get off to a better start. Thanks for all you do. Miss Charlotte! We appreciate you!

Miss Michelle Carr has been a wonderful teacher for our son this year! She is incredibly patient and caring. She is always willing to go the extra mile to make a student feel secure and special and to figure out what works best for them. Our son will be ready for Kindergarten because of her!

Thank you, Dianna Huse, for being an amazing co-worker and IA. You always ensure that I have a smile on my face and always keep me moving forward. The kids and I are lucky to have you in our lives.

Katie Land is always such a positive person! She is a great listener, supportive, and always there to provide positive feedback! Thank you, Katie!

Miss Michelle Carr is a dynamite teacher! She provides engaging, hands-on instruction which is setting such a solid foundation for student learning! She strikes such a beautiful balance of creativity and structure in her classroom. We are so thankful our daughter is in her room this year!

Thank you, Dysheka Graves, so much for giving love to our baby! We appreciate all you do!

Ms. Reda Gorske at WELC has revolutionized our kid’s experience with school. It is evident that her passion for these kids extends far beyond the classroom. We are incredibly grateful for the positive impact she has had on our Pre-K students. Her kindness, patience, and genuine care have made all the difference.

Thank you, Ms. Rachel Trbovic, for your kindness and support in helping make our first year at Wanamaker great!

Thank you, Ms. Robin Danz, for your consistent communication and effort to make my child’s education the best it can be. We appreciate you!

Ms. Dysheka Graves has been outstanding this year! My daughter absolutely loves her and has grown so much in her class. We are so thankful for her!

Ms. Stephanie Farmer is the BEST! She has played a vital role in strengthening my daughter’s confidence in making friends and trying new things. My daughter feels happy and safe in Ms. Stephanie’s classroom, and we are so appreciative of her!

Mrs. Robin Danz is a great first teacher for our child! She is caring and creates a warm and inviting space for the kids. She is also always at after-school events to show support! Thanks, Mrs. Robin!

Thank you, Ms. Megan Davis, for all your hard work and compassion. We appreciate you!

I am so thankful for Miss Michelle Carr at WELC. My son is having a wonderful year in her class and learning so much! She is so very kind, and I really appreciate how much she truly cares for her students.

Ms. Dysheka Graves goes above and beyond! She is a wonderful teacher and she cares about her students with her whole heart. Thank you for teaching and loving our children!

Where to start? Kristen Maxey is such a great member of the WELC staff! She is very knowledgeable and insightful. Always such a kind person to interact with. Thankful for her kind words about our child. Keep up the great work, Kristen!

Thank you, Kyara Torres-Rodriguez, so much for being there for me. Not only are you an amazing coworker, but also a true friend! I am so grateful for everything you have done to help me get through the tough days!

Miss Amy Morrical has been amazing at helping push our daughter along with her learning this year. Our daughter has always been passionate about art, and this year, she has really found her person with Miss Amy. We are grateful to have someone who not only has been a wonderful teacher but has also helped inspire and grow her personal interests.

Miss Karly Burgett is a wonderful teacher to our daughter and all of the Bunnies. She has loved on her for the last year, and it is amazing to see how much she has grown physically and intellectually under her watchful eye. We are grateful to have her in our daughter’s life.

Charlotte Baker is the best! She’s Always there when you need her!

We are so thankful for the wonderful, kind, funny, and positive Mrs. Erin Worman! She is such a light, and we’re extra thankful she’s a part of our daughter’s early education.

Michelle Carr is a one-of-a-kind, loving, and supportive teacher. Her students know that she loves and cares for them. She plans engaging lessons and activities that my daughter loves to show off as soon as she walks in the door every day. Thank you, Miss Michelle!

We are beyond grateful to have Dysheka Graves as our child’s teacher. Her kindness and patience are exactly the support he needs. Thank you, Miss D, for making a difference in Vincent’s life!

Mrs. Dysheka Graves is such a wonderful teacher. She truly has made such an impact on my daughter. Mrs. D cares about her students, and it truly shows when you enter her room. We are so thankful for Mrs. D and all she does!

I’m so thankful my daughter is in Miss Amy Morrical’s class this year. Whether she falls and bumps her knee or is having an off day, Miss Amy offers her hugs and compassion. What a relief it is to know your kid is loved and cared for in your absence. Not to mention she has the best arts and crafts! Thanks for all you pour into your students, Miss Amy!

A Shout-Out to Debra Reid! This was our first time doing a school-age camp at WELC. Not only was our child thrilled with all of the fun and engaging activities she provided, we were as well! Ms. Debra has a passion for what she does, and it clearly shows in her work with the children. We hope to have many more camps with her!

Ms. Dysheka Graves is a wonderful person who is always willing to help out a staff member or a student. Thanks, Dee, for being so wonderful!

Miss Ivie Sumner is so warm and welcoming to students in the morning. She seems to always have a smile on her face and a positive demeanor. Some mornings, my daughter has a hard time letting me leave, but Miss Ivie greets her with patience and takes her hand. It’s comforting to know I’m leaving my girl with someone whose care for kids just radiates into the room. Thank you, Miss. Ivie!

Acton Elementary School

We appreciate Mrs. Jayne Adams! She is fun and keeps the kids active and motivated. Thank you for being a positive influence on my daughter’s life. You are the best! From Dhaliwal family!

The Dhaliwal family would like to give a shout-out to Mrs.Amanda Stevenson. Her music classes are engaging, encouraging, and full of student participation. She has been an awesome teacher for my daughter this year. Thank you for all you do!!

We would like to give a shout-out to Ms. Melani Ryan. She is an amazing teacher. I cannot thank her enough for all the hard work she puts into helping the students become successful !! My daughter looks forward to her class. Thank you for your hard work! ~The Dhaliwal family

My Daughter loves Kelly Eickleberry!! She is awesome, and all her kiddos enjoy her. We love you, Mrs.Eickleberry!!

Thank you, Virginia Dunn, for being such an important part of our daughter’s development. A teacher requires many positive qualities, like care, compassion, commitment, and patience. You have all of these qualities in abundance. We are so grateful to have you as our daughter’s teacher.

Mrs. Maggie Rutledge has been wonderful this year. She is so sweet, and my daughter thinks the world of her. She is always quick to respond to questions I have. My daughter has really excelled this year with her help. We really appreciate everything she does!

Mrs. Toni Godsey is truly a phenomenal teacher. She has the kindest heart. She is creative in motivating kindergarteners to learn, love, care, and succeed in school. She goes above and beyond for her students and is always one email away if you need anything. Thank you for all you do! From Dhaliwal family

Shalini Mitchell works tirelessly for her EL students. She is always happy to see them and willing to help them with anything. My students love small group time with her, and it is clear from their progress she has a huge impact on their learning!

Leon Howland is a very fun teacher to have, he makes his kids love to be at school!

Ms. Katie Dill is a great teacher who, in her first year at Acton, has already really connected with her students!

Mrs. Melani Ryan leaves a lasting impression on her students. All 3 of my kids have loved having her as a teacher, especially my 6th-grade son, who was only with her for 1 year but still gets excited to see her! Thank you for all the wonderful work you do with our students!

Mrs. Teresa Minton has been an excellent Kindergarten teacher for our daughter. She is incredibly patient and kind to everyone. Our daughter has made great strides in reading and math skills this year. I am so thankful Mrs. Minton joined the Acton staff this year!

We appreciate Mrs. Gwen Rabourn so much!! My son loves school because of her. She is so dedicated to her students and makes learning fun! I’m amazed at how quickly my son learned to read under her guidance. Thanks for being so caring and awesome!!!

Kim Houston is a nice and kind person to everyone. She was the best 3rd-grade teacher ever!

I miss Mr. Jacob Hildebrandt as my First-Grade teacher! I remember when we snacked on Swedish Fish!

Not every teacher could come in part-way through the year and take ownership of a class, but Mrs. Jeanne Royer has done just that! She has made sure, since day 1, that all of her students know they are loved and safe in her room. Mrs. Royer isn’t afraid to think outside the box and encourages others to do as well!

Mrs. Rebecca Houston is the most reliable, patient, and prepared IA I have ever worked with. She encourages all the students she works with to do their best. Her positive attitude and love for her job are contagious and always brighten my day!

We thank you, Kim Houston, for all you have done for our son! He has excelled this year more than we could have imagined, and it’s all because of you. You go above and beyond to help each student in your classroom. I can’t imagine what this year would have been like for our boy without you. We Appreciate You!

Ms. Katie Dill embodies a unique blend of creativity, kindness, intelligence, and passion, particularly evident in her unwavering dedication to meeting the needs of her students. It’s truly an honor to have her as a colleague. Her work ethic and care for others make her an outstanding role model.

Ms. Annalyse Lerch welcomes all of her kids with a smile each day. She makes school fun and works tirelessly to help students who are struggling.

Mrs. Amanda Miller is always making sure her students are succeeding in whatever they are doing! I want to be a teacher one day, and she is who I aspire to be!

Thank you, Mrs. Brook Wessel-Burke, for always going out of your way to make your staff and students feel seen and appreciated! We know you care for us and always have our best interests at heart!

Mrs. Kelly Eickleberry has been a wonderful Kindergarten teacher. Her patience and kindness have not gone unnoticed. Watching my child grow in kindergarten this year has been wonderful, and a lot of that is due to his teacher. Thank you for being wonderful!!

Ms. Ashley Heath is always there to help and de-escalate situations. I appreciate her kind words and knowledge to get students regulated and back to class, as quickly as possible! Her love always shines for our students!

Holly Sutton, you are a ray of sunshine in our building! You are friendly and patient with everyone who walks into the office and is always willing to help out in whatever capacity is needed. We know we can always count on you for your positive messages and uplifting morning PA announcements. Thank you, Holly!

Mrs. Danielle Bardy has been an amazing Resource teacher!!! She is ALWAYS there to support anyway she can! I appreciate all the ways she encourages, supports, and cares for the students that are shared from the classroom and the resource room! Thank you, Mrs. Bardy, for all you do!!! We appreciate you so much!

Mrs. Christin Hendrix is an amazing Kindergarten teacher. She is gentle and patient with the students and teaches more than just academics! My son has shown growth in so many interpersonal skills this year, and we are so grateful for her!

Mr. Gabriel Jones from Acton went out of his way to find my son’s lunchbox. He found it around the perimeter of the school in a grassy area and made sure it got back to him. He went above and beyond to help my son, and I am so grateful!

Mrs. Amanda Miller is a wonderful, kind, and engaging teacher! Our daughter has loved being in her class and has grown leaps and bounds this year. We are thankful for the welcoming and supportive environment that Mrs. Miller has created for her students.

I thank Katy Keppner so much for helping with my daughter during her difficult times. She doesn’t give up and strives to help make my child succeed.

Our school community would like to thank Tammy McMaster for taking on an important role in the Franklin Township Education Association to ensure that educators feel supported and heard throughout the township! You make a difference, and the positive work that you do is greatly appreciated.

Our school community would like to thank Toni Godsey for taking on an important role in the Franklin Township Education Association to ensure that educators feel supported and heard throughout the township! You make a difference, and the positive work that you do is greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Sarah DeNeal is the best. My son loves her. She is positive and uplifting, always willing to go above and beyond to be sure that students are being supported. She is a blessing to our family.

Mrs. Christin Hendrix is a great teacher! We are so thankful to have her this year for our son. He has learned a lot thus far, and I imagine much more by the time summer break comes. Thank you, Christin, so much for your dedication.

Ms. Giennie Dunn is an amazing teacher who goes above and beyond for her students! Thank you, Ms. Dunn!

Tricia Couch is a valuable asset to the cafeteria staff at Acton. She has done a wonderful job engaging the students and staff alike. Students look forward to seeing her daily. She always greets them by name and with a smile. Thank you!

Mr. Jacob Hildebrandt is one of the BEST teachers ever! He shows so much compassion for his students. He is such a special person, and I hope he knows how much of a difference he makes. Mr. H is a great mentor, and we appreciate him so much in our family! Thank you for all you do! The Lowe family

Mrs. Jessica Miller is always willing to help all students with their work and facilitates great problem-solving skills among our BSR students. She keeps our room clean and tidy while instilling the same great skills in our students. Without her, I would lose my head!

Ms. Kaila Doan brings much-needed calm to BSR! She is always willing to help wherever is needed and is flexible when things get hectic. I don’t know what I would do without her peaceful demeanor in our room each day!

Miss Jaycee Erisman brings so much joy to the BSR. She is always willing to play with students on the playground or in the gym, help them with all their work, and teach new card games. She keeps us laughing and caffeinated!

Thank you, Toni Godsey, for all the love, care, and dedication that you put into teaching our child. Oliver loves having you as a teacher.

Mrs. Jeanne Royer has been an awesome Third-grade teacher! My son, Levi, loves her and is always telling us how kind, helpful and supportive she is throughout the year. She is definitely a wonderful addition to the Acton family!

Thank you, Holly Sutton! There are some people in life who leave a glimmer or lasting impression with each encounter, and Holly Sutton is one. Walking into Acton feels like coming home! Her bright smile and heartfelt welcome create an atmosphere of joy and light. Thanks for making each delivery something to look forward to!

Dana Urbanek brings so much knowledge to the Assistant Principal position. She constantly uses data to drive instruction and brings joy to those around her on a daily basis. Mrs. Urbanek is an advocate for all students, a true marigold.

My son is so happy to be in Mrs. Christine Minnick’s class! It’s a joy to have lunch with him and hear him talk about the fun things he is learning, and as it’s time for him to rejoin, I’m always happy to get a chance to talk with Mrs. Minnick as well! She’s a wonderful teacher!

Rachelle Steele, you have been a tremendous support to my daughter since the first day of Kindergarten. Although the work you do is tough, you handle it gracefully. Thank you for your continued support, positive attitude, and smile on your face while doing so. I pray you know the wonderful impact you have made. We cannot thank you enough!!!! Many blessings to you!

Mrs. Kelly McConaha has helped my son find a new book series to enjoy and encouraged him to try new books. Reading is not his first choice, but she has helped him find joy in looking for books.

Thank you, Mrs. Kim Houston, for all you do! I love the amazing example you give these kids of what a kind-hearted person looks like. I know my sweet girl will take it with her to intermediate next year!! Thank you for giving her the hug she needed when our mornings were rushed, and I missed it! We appreciate you!

Mrs. Gwen Rabourn is the best Kindergarten teacher. She made my son’s transition to school very easy. She always goes above and beyond for her students. We love Mrs. Rabourn!

Ms. Kate Nichols has been wonderful for my son this year. She knows exactly what he needs to succeed. His growth has been amazing this year, and I contribute a large part of that to her. We love Ms. Nichols!

My son has learned so much in first grade this year, and we owe it all to Mrs. Christine Minnick. She does a phenomenal job teaching the students, and I can tell she truly wants each and everyone to succeed. Thank you so much for all you do!

Ms. Kate Nichols is one of the most dedicated teachers I know! She has gone above and beyond this year making sure my child feels welcome and safe at school while supporting him academically by being patient with him and meeting him where he is at. This year, he is excited to come to school, and it makes my heart so warm to send him to school each morning, knowing that Ms. Nichols is there for him!

Ms. Allison Kight has been a wonderful teacher to my son. Her dedication to being a good role model goes above and beyond. I see her at most outside-of-school events, making everyone feel so welcome. She had also attended one of my son’s (at his ask) soccer games. She has made a real impression on his life. “My favorite teacher,” he said. Thank you, Ms. Kight!

Devon Overton is an amazing asset to the Acton Family!! She works so hard with our kiddos, and they truly love her! I’m so glad she is a part of my classroom each and every day! She is definitely passionate about her job!!

Ms. Kate Nichols is a huge asset to the Acton family! She is always willing to help everyone at school and is always going above and beyond for her class.

Mrs. Katy Keppner is an amazing teacher! We were nervous about school starting, but our son has transitioned so well with her as his teacher. She is very good at communicating with parents, and our son has so much fun in her class! We are very lucky we got her as a teacher!!

Miss Annalyse Lerch has been a huge asset to our students here at Acton! She has such a kind heart and is willing to do whatever it takes for students! Every day, she shows up with a smile on her face and thinks of new creative ways to best support her students! Thank you for all you do at Acton!

Ms. Katie Dill has been a great addition to our Acton Family! Her upbeat personality and great smile bring a positive mood to any conversation or situation. She cares for each and every one of her students and works hard to help them work to their highest potential!

It is evident every day that Mrs. Amanda Stevenson loves her students, teaching music, and being a part of Acton! She has a calm, caring demeanor that makes everyone love being near her. Thank you, Mrs Stevenson, for sharing your joy with everyone at Acton!

Kendyll Smith has done an amazing job here at Acton! She has been leading in the cafeteria very well and has built great relationships with our students! She is an amazing asset to Acton! We are so glad you are here! Thank you for all you do for our students!!

Miss Sami Carmer goes above and beyond every single day! She is always smiling and has such a positive outlook. Thank you so much for all you do for us and the kiddos we share! You are amazing!

Mrs. Alex Warr is wonderful! She works with some of the students in my classroom. She is very calm but still assertive when working with them. I really appreciate her and how she supports them on a daily basis. She is always willing to help in any way she can!

Miss Kendyll Smith works with our son in a small group. She has also subbed in his classroom recently and had lunch with the students. He just loves working with her. Thank you so much for helping him learn and grow! We appreciate you!

Mrs. Jessica Reck is a wonderful addition to our Acton Family this year! She has such a positive attitude, is flexible, and works so hard with our kinder students. They are growing so much with her support and guidance.

Miss Ashley Heath is a wonderful teacher and co-worker! I love sharing students with her. She always has great ideas and works so hard to help our students to succeed. Thank you so much for all you do!

Mrs. Courtney Venable is an amazing teacher! She creates wonderful hands-on learning experiences and fun rewards for her students. She has gone above and beyond helping our son Nolan this year. He absolutely adores her! We are so thankful for you!

Christin Hendrix is a wonderful co-worker, teacher, and friend! I am so thankful that I get to work with her here at Acton. Thank you for always being there to help me problem solve and create all of the wonderful experiences for our sweet kinders! You are the best!

Mrs. Brook Wessel-Burke goes above and beyond for both her staff and students! Her door is always open, and always has a listening ear. She is an amazing leader and makes Acton a wonderful place to work! She has gone above and beyond helping my son, too! I just hope that she knows how appreciated she is. Thank you for all that you do!

Thank you, Allison Kight, for being such an amazing teacher and working closely with your students. Me and Celeste love and appreciate you!

Ms. Kendyll Smith always has a smile on her face when working with the kids. In return, the kids always look forward to working with her.

The kids are always so happy to start each day with Ms. Alicia Hansen. She has made a big impact with her hard work and positive attitude.

Thank you, Mrs. Godsey, for being such a loving, kind, fun & patient teacher. We appreciate all that you do to help Alexander grow and to make learning fun. In just a few short months, he has grown so much in reading and writing, all thanks to you. We are so thankful he is excited to go to school and start his day in such a warm, happy, and welcoming classroom. He loves having you as his teacher!

Thank you, Marlene Gilkerson, for making learning so much fun this year! Maverick loves having you as a teacher!

Amanda Stevenson is an amazing teacher. She has greatly helped my child with his transition into Kindergarten wonderfully. She gives him so much encouragement and positive reinforcement. She also communicates with me well.

Holly Sutton, your warmth and efficiency greet everyone who steps through the doors, making our school feel like home from the very first moment. Your organizational skills and attention to detail keep everything running smoothly. Thank you for being the heart of our front office with your kindness and professionalism.

Brook Wessel-Burke, your leadership shines brightly through your unwavering support and dedication to both your staff and students. Your commitment to fostering a positive school culture, where collaboration and growth are encouraged, creates an environment where everyone feels valued and empowered to excel. Your guidance and mentorship inspire confidence and promote excellence. Thank you for being a great principal.

Gwen Rabourn, your unwavering compassion and dedication to your students make you an exceptional teacher. Your ability to connect with each student on a personal level, offering support and encouragement, creates a safe and nurturing learning environment where every student feels valued. Thank you for being an incredible educator who truly makes a difference in the lives of your students.

Teresa Minton, your dedication to nurturing young minds and fostering a love for learning is truly inspiring. Your patience and genuine care create a nurturing environment where children thrive and develop both academically and emotionally. Your impact extends far beyond the classroom! Thank you for being an extraordinary Kindergarten teacher!

Annie Lerch has been an amazing part of the BSR Team. She came at the beginning of the school year and jumped right in! She is kind, witty and works wonders with our students. We’re so happy to have her apart of the team! Thank you, Annie! -Your BSR gals

Mrs. Mitzi Parsons is such an amazing teacher. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Mitzi. I appreciate her understanding and support. Lunch bunch on Monday has been my daughter’s favorite thing all year and her highlight of each week. Thank you so much for everything you do and patience each day. You are doing an amazing job!!

We are so thankful our daughter has Mrs. Sarah DeNeal as her teacher this year! She is so kind and committed to her students. Thanks for all you do, Mrs. DeNeal!

Mrs. Heather Jackson is a blessing to our whole family. We are so grateful for the time that she takes to get to know students. She really and truly cares for each one. She goes above and beyond to smile, be friendly, and build relationships with all kids. She makes each school day a little brighter for our son.

Mrs. Courtney Venable is such a blessing to our family. She makes learning fun for my son. Every day, he comes home and can’t wait to tell us the exciting lessons he participated in during class. She is patient and kind and really and truly cares about her students. I am so grateful that she is his teacher.

Mrs. Jayne Adams is such a wonderful Gym Teacher. She always has a positive attitude and always does her best to encourage students when needed. She is very patient and kind to the kids as well. We are thankful for Mrs. Adams.

Mrs. Courtney Venable is a wonderful teacher. She has helped my daughter truly exceed her Reading and Math goals this year. She is a great communicator and truly goes above and beyond for her students. Mrs. Venable cares deeply about her students, and it shows both in and out of the classroom.

Rachelle Steele, you are doing an awesome job!

Kelly Eickleberry, you are an awesome teacher!

Marrie Rutledge, you are an awesome teacher!

Mr. Leon Howland is an amazing teacher- he has many qualities that make him a wonderful role model and mentor for our kids. We love his passion for teaching and kind and caring demeanor. He is always positive and makes 2nd Grade a lot of fun!

Ms. Jessica Reck has been an amazing addition to the Acton Staff. She has developed relationships with the students, and the students are excited to work with her every day!

Leon Howland makes learning fun for my kiddo and always makes her day with his fun personality and jokes!

I am so appreciative of Kristin Lipinski! I know that I can count on Kristin to go the extra mile in supporting, collaborating, and assisting whenever she can! Kristin has been nothing but an amazing addition to our team.

Danielle Bardy is an amazing teacher who shows up every day, radiating a positive outlook. She is patient and kind to both students and teachers. She is collaborative and always goes above and beyond to help her students!

Ms. Melani Ryan was not only my Art Teacher in elementary school, but she has taught 4 of my children over the years. Her kindness, along with her love of art, has made a lasting impression on our family. So, a big thank you to our favorite Art teacher!! This will be our last year with her, but we will never forget her!

Thank you, Holly Sutton, for your kindness and understanding. We know you carry a lot of hats, and you do a wonderful job. We appreciate you.

Thank you, Sarah French, for stopping and acknowledging Elise. You make her day, and that means a lot to us. God bless you for having a big heart. ( we love your outfits too!)

We love Mrs. Teresa Minton! At times, our daughter has needed some extra support at school when she misses her family, and Mrs. Minton has been incredibly kind and helpful during that process. She makes every day a fun day at school. Thank you, Mrs. Minton!

Heather Jackson has been a blessing to the Acton students and staff again this school year. She is always willing to help provide food safely and easily to all students, especially those who may not have the means to provide extra food for snacks or over school breaks. She has the biggest heart, and it shows.

Mrs. Dana Urbanek joined the Acton school family this year, and she has been a blessing to our students and staff. Her leadership has kept our students and staff safe and learning.

Kelly Eickleberry is an amazing Kindergarten teacher. You can tell she cares about her students. Keep up the awesome work!!!

Kelly McConaha does a wonderful job in the Library at Acton. She is so positive, kind, and caring. Mrs. McConaha takes the time to build relationships with students, and they adore her. She loves her job, and it shows. The Acton students are so lucky to have her!

Adams Elementary School

Shout to Mrs. Gretchen Lough! Gretchen has been a great addition to The Adams Elementary Family! She brings so much knowledge, fun, and energy to our school. The Adams students really enjoy working with her every day! Thank you, Gretchen, for all that you do. We appreciate you!

The Adams students really enjoy working with Mrs. Harpreet Atwal daily. Thank you for all that you do at Adams Elementary! We appreciate you, Mrs. Atwal!

Mrs. Becky French made this year so much more valuable for my son. She meets him where he is and how he’s feeling that day. She leaves space for him to have his feelings and is a true source of comfort for him. She sees the very best in her students as well as their potential. We will miss her next year!

Mrs. Nancy Campbell always has a smile on her face and pep in her step. Her love and passion for our students show daily. She always has a hello for fellow staff and students. Keep bringing the joy!

Mrs. Kelli Lewis has done a fantastic job in the art classroom this year. Her organization and structure help our little artists thrive. The projects that have come home have been inspired, and my son can tell me the vocabulary behind them. Keep up the great work!

Lindsey Elliott has been so amazing this year. Anytime I need to talk to her, she is available. She is open, honest, and willing to help no matter what.

Jaci Greig is one of the best Principals I could ask for. She is kind and caring, and she truly cares about each and every one of her staff members.

Mrs. Felicia Clark is a terrific teacher! She has taught both of our kiddos, and each one has absolutely loved being in her class. She motivates, encourages, and makes sure everyone feels included and loved! We appreciate all of her hard work and dedication!

Ms. Emily Able is a fabulous teacher, and we are extremely appreciative of her and everything she does for her class. She goes above and beyond for her students, and our kiddo has truly enjoyed being in her class. We can’t thank her enough for all of her hard work and dedication!

Thank you, Mrs. Stacey Oden, for all you do for not only my student and your class but all the classes you have taught before. A teacher has a huge privilege to guide young hearts and minds. You are always so welcoming, and you always have a smile and a happy attitude. We appreciate all you do!

Mrs. Kristie Oden is such an amazing 2nd-grade teacher! My student loves school and really enjoys class every day. Thank you, Mrs. Oden, for all your efforts to make learning fun. The students are doing great. Your hard work has helped a lot and we are thankful for you!

Kristie Oden is such a phenomenal teacher. My kiddo loves going to school every day because of her kindness, energy, and fun learning environment. I am so thankful that he learns from her every day! Thank you, Mrs. Oden, for all of your hard work and dedication to students at Adams!

Mrs. Darcey Back is a WONDERFUL & ENCOURAGING teacher! We are SO LUCKY to have her at Adams! She regularly provides excellent communication to the families of her students and has personally helped keep our child on track reading and classroom behavior. Her commitment to her students is commendable.

I am so glad Mrs. Amy Lambrecht is my child’s teacher. I have seen my child have so much growth in academics this year. I also appreciate that Mrs. Lambrecht works hard to teach beyond Math and Reading to good morals and love of animals.

Mrs. Jamie Tucker has created an environment where kids thrive while also feeling known, valued, and loved. My child has grown so much in every facet of life. Nothing better than seeing your child learn so much while also telling you they feel loved by their teacher and that they love their teacher!

Mrs. Ashley Nicoson, you are a great teacher! You make me happy!

Mrs. Betty Adams’ morning hugs always make my day! She is a great teacher. She is always teaching us something new.

Nick Hershey is a great asset to Adams. He is extremely helpful and easy to work with!

I want to thank Mrs. Jennifer Frost! She is an absolutely awesome teacher! She’s sweet, patient, and super fun! She’s such a big inspiration to both her students and everyone around her. We love you, Mrs Frost!

I would like to say thank you to Mrs. Jennifer Frost for her hard work with each child and for her love and dedication to teaching. I feel very blessed that she is my daughter’s teacher. She is an inspiration for each of her students. Thank you, Mrs. Frost, for the love you put into each child every day.

A Shout-Out to Nancy Ferguson! Thank you for being a positive light in my daughter’s life! She can come to you about anything! We appreciate you!!

Mrs. Amy Matters has such a kind spirit. She always finds joy and does her best to highlight all her student’s strengths and talents.

We are so thankful for Mrs. Lora Hoover! She goes above & beyond every day to make learning fun & engaging for the students!

Mrs. Amy Matters is always so sweet. She is kind and loving, and my daughter adores her! Thank you for being you!

Thank you, Opal Greensides, for all your help in the cafeteria during HSCC. Your positive attitude is a pleasure to be around on that long day!

Becky French leads by example. She is kind, diligent, focused, and purposeful in all she says and does. Grateful to have her as a coworker!

April Trimby is always willing to help others. She has time to listen, encourage, and support her coworkers and students at all times.

Thank you, Emily Able, for going above and beyond to make your students feel special and loved. Simon goes to school every day excited to spend the day in your classroom. You encourage him to do his best and notice when he is kind and a good friend. We are so thankful for you!

We are so thankful to have Amanda Futrell at Adams!

Lisa Hannah is extremely busy but always has time to listen and help her coworkers.

Angie Smith is a ray of sunshine each and every day.

Mary Hoots is a wealth of knowledge! She is a phenomenal teacher and coworker.

Betty Adams is a kind, caring, and compassionate teacher and coworker. We are so fortunate to teach alongside her.

Shout-Out to Nancy Ferguson – Thank you for always being encouraging to me and my son!

Brittany Rairdan is a wealth of knowledge. She connects with all of her students and consistently goes above and beyond. She is an amazing coworker!

Betty Adams is an amazing person. I can always count on her for a laugh or to be a listening ear, no matter how her day has gone. She is truly a light here at Adams. Thank you for all you do each and every day to help your students and everyone else around you! 

Thank you, Kristie Oden, for being the most kind and patient teacher. You bring joy to education, and you are so appreciated.

Emily Quinn is a wonderful teacher. She is always willing to jump in whenever needed. The students love spending time with you. Thanks for all you do.

Thank you, Mrs. Darcey Back, for all that you do at Adams! You are a very thoughtful & caring teacher!

Mrs. Lisa Hannah has done a great job at Adams. She keeps everything running smoothly & she has a great work ethic. Thank you, Mrs. Hannah, for all that you do at Adams!

Mrs. Harpreet Atwal is a very kind and caring person. She is very friendly and helpful too. Thank you, Mrs. Atwal!

I wanted to express thanks to Kaitlin Vahle for your impact on my son. Your dedication and passion are inspiring. Your patience and encouragement have not gone unnoticed, and I am grateful you are his teacher. I admire how you challenge him to think critically and support his learning. Your positive attitude and commitment make you a great teacher. Thank you!

I would like to thank Jennifer Beiers for all the hard work and passion you bring to the class. Your commitment to helping my child learn and grow is inspiring, and I feel lucky that she has you as a teacher. Your patience, kindness, and support have made a positive impact. How you make the most challenging subjects interesting and engaging is a gift.

Nancy Ferguson is truly a bright light who shines love on all those around her. No matter how busy she is with her students, she doesn’t hesitate to stop what she is doing to help a colleague in need!

Miss Alana Devoy is such an incredible teacher. She makes my son, who often struggles, feel so comfortable and loved. She has many tricks up her sleeve that allow for learning to be fun and engaging. We are so lucky to have Miss Devoy this year!

Mrs. Natalie Brown is a very kind and caring Music Teacher at Adams! The programs that she organizes are awesome! Thank you, Mrs. Brown, for all you do for the students at Adams!

Mrs. Jennifer Frost is a wonderful teacher. She leads with kindness and grace, and her students are better for it. Our First Grader has made tremendous academic progress and has also grown so much in how to treat others and be a good friend. Thank you for all you do- you are making a life-long impact on your students!

Mrs. April Trimby is such a great teacher! She is very caring & kind. Thank you for all you do at Adams!

Emily Quinn is an asset to Adams! Emily is always looking for ways to help others and make their day brighter. Her caring and nurturing personality makes students feel safe and loved. Emily is constantly going above and beyond to be helpful and proficient in her duties. We are lucky to have her in our Adams family.

Desi Hawkins-Goodwin is such a valued staff member at Adams. She is always willing to help where it is needed. Her heart is huge, and it shows. Desi has a strong knowledge of classroom activities and teaching methods. She is great at working with the students to help them understand and apply principles taught by classroom teachers. We are lucky to have her here at Adams.

Summer Parks goes above and beyond for all the students at Adams. She works hard on a daily basis to support the path of life-long learning. We are lucky to have her diligence, commitment, and impact as students grow, develop skills, and gain knowledge. All the students adore her, and we are so blessed to have her here at Adams. Thank you, Summer, for all you do!

Mrs. Lisa DeWitte is a very warm and kind person. She truly cares about each one of her students. Thank you, Lisa, for all you do at Adams Elementary School.

My daughter LOVES school, thanks to Mrs. Stacey Oden. She has created a wonderful learning environment for her students. We are grateful for her hard work and for all that she has taught our daughter this year.

We have been part of Adams music programs for the last 3 years, and Mrs. Natalie Brown has always gone above and beyond for all the kiddos. She’s a bright spot in their days. The love and care she shows comes home with our kiddos. Even after the kids have moved on, my daughter loves seeing Mrs. Brown, and Natalie always has a smile for her. She is a much-loved teacher at Adams!

Mrs. Natalie Brown, you are an awesome music teacher! You share your love of music with your students every day. All of your music programs are amazing! It was moving to see a veteran stand up & the audience stand up when you sang God Bless The USA! The Kindergarten Christmas programs are always so special for the kids & their families. Thank you, Mrs. Brown, for bringing joy to Adams Elementary!

Nick Hershey is always polite and respectful. He’s dependable and a joy to be around. Thank you for all you do!

Lindsey Elliott always listens to any comment, suggestion, and concern shared with her. She works in a situation until the problem is solved. She makes Adams a better place!

Wendy Martin is an amazing teacher! She loves her students and works to make sure their individual needs are met. She is a pleasure to work with!

Mrs. Jamie Tucker has created a loving, safe learning community in her K class. Having the opportunity to volunteer once a week, I’ve witnessed incredible emotional growth in her very diverse students. Geared with a plethora of tricks of the trade, Mrs. Tucker empowers her students to be themselves, builds up young minds with authentic praise, and creates a safe space for the kids to thrive. TY!

Could not ask for a better teacher than Mrs. Amy Lambrecht! She has clear expectations and has taught my kiddo so much in such a short time. She truly cares about her students, and it shows every day! I love that she pushes them just hard enough to get out of their comfort zones… thanks for making it a great First-Grade year!

Nancy Campbell is such a hard worker who will do whatever my students need. She is willing to do anything I have asked, all while being flexible if the plans change. I appreciate that she also takes the reins sometimes and plans her own activity or reading for her group. Thanks for all you do each day!

Opal Greensides goes above and beyond to make relationships with students as they come through the serving line each day. She is patient and caring with students who may not be having a good day. She is a real team player at Adams, and we are glad she is here!

Mary Turgeon goes above and beyond to make relationships with students as they come through the serving line each day. She calls them by name and remembers things about them as she talks with them. She wishes them a good lunch as they leave the line. She delivers important smiles to students each and every day. So glad she is at Adams!

Shout out & Thank You to Mrs. Patty Coons! She has served Adams Elementary School for many years!

Lori Jacob is an amazing addition to our team. She is so hard working and is always looking out for her students. She is so kind and so thoughtful. She has so much patience and works so well with her students. I am so grateful she is at our school. I couldn’t ask for a better friend!

Mrs. Jamie Tucker is such a kind and thoughtful teacher. She truly cares about the student’s emotional well-being and creates a fun classroom environment with her music and fresh takes on lessons. We’re so thankful our daughter is in her Kindergarten class.

Mrs. Claire Rollins has gone above and beyond for my child at Adams! She is caring, listens, and is supportive. My child loves going to school to see Mrs. Rollins every day! Thank you for making elementary school such a positive in my child’s eyes.

Thank you, Mrs. Kelli Lewis, for going out of your way to help make my son, Simon, feel comfortable in Art class. The note that you wrote him was all it took for him to be excited to come to your class. It was such a small gesture, but it made a huge impact! Thank you!

Susan Wolski always has a smile on her face and is willing to help students in any way that she can.

Mrs. Lori Jacob is such a kind and caring teacher. She goes above and beyond to make sure our son has an enjoyable first year of school in Kindergarten. I have volunteered in the classroom a few times and seen how much all the kids adore her! It means the world to me that my son has a teacher that makes him feel safe and loved.

We feel so blessed that our son is a student in Mrs. Felicia Clark’s first-grade class. She is so kind, and you can really tell and feel just how much she loves what she does. I simply cannot say enough good things about Mrs. Clark.

Mrs. Lori Jacob goes above and beyond in making my child’s experience at school as amazing as it is. We love her and want to let her know we appreciate her!

Thank you, Amy Roberts! My student really loves going to gym class. It is one of her favorite classes. You do a fantastic job with the students so that they are learning skills and having fun. We appreciate all your hard work!

Mrs. Victoria Coney does an amazing job in the Library at Adams. She is kind, fun, and has clear expectations for her students. She is very organized and puts a lot of thought into her lessons. The students at Adams are lucky to have her!

Arlington Elementary School

Rieley Widmann is a phenomenal teacher! I cannot thank her enough for constantly including my students in her class! Arlington is so lucky to have her! 

Miss Andrea Adams really cares about her students. She goes above and beyond to make her students feel welcome and loved in her classroom!

Lexis Featherstone is a valuable member of our Special Education team. She builds connections with students and is willing to do what is necessary to ensure that every student is as successful as possible. Her flexibility each day is extremely helpful. I love working with her every day!

Jennifer Richards is loved by our students and is willing to do what is necessary to ensure they succeed. She recently joined our special education team and fit right in. She is flexible and always has a smile on her face. I love working with her every day!

Mrs. Reba Corbin does a wonderful job building relationships with students. Our students love her and get excited when she is in their classroom to help. She is extremely helpful and willing to do whatever is asked of her to ensure our students succeed. I love working with her every day!

I was a teaching assistant for Ms. Madison Odendahls’ class last year, and she is an amazing teacher who is super positive and cares about all of her students. She was very kind and understanding toward me as well, and I’m so thankful I was able to be a part of her class last year! ~ Airiana Albarran

Mrs. Maggie Ravor is the best teacher! Her communication with parents is wonderful, and her guidance in the classroom has made my student thrive this year. She sees the good in all of her students and knows how to give them the extra nudge to make them successful in all they do and learn. Thank you!

Miss Ariana Roedeske has been so wonderful with our daughter during her time at Arlington. We are going to miss Miss R so much. She did so much for Ellie, and we will never forget the positive influence Miss R had on her. She was patient and kind, and she was definitely the right teacher for Ellie.

Erica Feltner is an amazing Resource teacher. She is thorough and detailed when writing IEPs, and she always wants what is best for her students. Arlington is lucky to have her!

The Brown family would like to give a shout-out to Ms. Nicole Baggett. Your patience, kindness, and understanding have helped me grow and succeed in ways that I never thought possible. Your kind and caring nature has made a world of difference in my life. Thank you for always being there for me!

The Brown family would like to give a shout-out to Mrs. Michelle Hamilton. Thank you for all the love, care, & dedication that you put into helping my child! We are beyond grateful for your guidance and support. Your hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed. Words cannot capture our appreciation!

It does not get better than Mrs. Lisa Eck! Her guidance and love for the students at Arlington Elementary is absolutely remarkable. Thank you, Mrs. Eck, for everything you do for the students and families at Arlington!

Mrs. Paula Ross always goes above and beyond to ensure all students are getting the best education possible. She plans and implements wonderful lessons for students in First through Third grade and shares everything that she makes with others. Arlington is lucky to have her!

Mrs. Megan Brewer has been extremely welcoming and helpful since I joined her team. She is willing to share everything to ensure that her students and fellow teachers have what they need to be successful. I appreciate her willingness to answer questions at all hours. I love working with her every day!

Mrs. Erica Feltner is a wonderful teacher who works hard to ensure all of her students are as successful as possible. She is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure her students and the other teachers that she works with are supported. I love working with her every day!

Nurse Sonya Rutledge is such a warm, compassionate soul. She genuinely cares about her job as the school nurse and takes the children’s health seriously, no matter how big or small the illness. Her area is clean, warm, and inviting. She cares for all the children like they are her very own!

Arlington is lucky to have Mrs. Lisa Eck! She has been a positive person for me the last few weeks. She has helped me so much. She is such a blessing! Thank you, Mrs. Eck!

Miss Madison Campbell has been a great addition to our team! She has jumped in without any hesitation. She has been a great help. We are thankful to have her in our classroom!

Miss Kim Bray is always bringing a smile to our faces! We are so thankful she is back at Arlington!

Mrs. Lauren Curry has been so amazing and patient with our son this year. He has improved his reading, and just overall confidence in his schoolwork. We are so thankful for how much she has helped him.

Thank you, Bridgette Smith, from the IT department, for holding your students accountable. The Chromebook Commitment “contract” you had them sign outlining safe and responsible handling of their devices. Seeing this made the 1:1 repair team very happy!

A Shout-out to Mrs. Peggy Porter! Her patience, dedication, and hard work make her a wonderful teacher! Her students are so lucky to have her!

Mrs. Krista Rader is a wonderful teacher! She is extremely hardworking and organized, and she makes learning SO much fun for her Kindergartners! Her students adore her!

Mrs. Jennifer Baker is a wonderful IA! She is always doing what’s asked of her and stepping in where she’s needed. She builds great relationships with all students, and they are always so excited when they get to work with her!

Mrs. Joanne Warner is an amazing coach! She is always going above and beyond for our staff and students. Her support and communication do not go unnoticed. She is phenomenal!

Ms. Bridgette Smith makes learning so much fun for her students! She cares about each and every one of them and makes school a happy place to be. My son looks forward to school each day because of her!

Ms. Rieley Widmann brings such a positive atmosphere to Arlington! She is always smiling and is a joy to be around. She is the definition of what a teacher should be!

Mrs. Kayla Ausbrooks goes above and beyond for her students each and every day. Her classroom is full of love and joy! She makes school a place kids want to be and can be excited to learn. She is an inspiration to everyone around her! 

Ms. Lexis Featherstone is the BEST! She takes such good care of EVERY student. Her calm attitude makes her such a great IA, ready to handle anything.

Mrs. Megan Brewer is such an amazing teacher! She goes above and beyond to make sure her student’s needs are met! We adore you!

The Brown family would like to give a huge shout-out to Mrs. Kayla Ausbrooks. She is an incredible teacher, warm spirit & always upbeat. My son speaks of her daily and looks forward to going to her class. She challenges her students to be the best version of themselves yet still delicate & understanding.

Mrs. Jennifer Bauman has such an open mind and radiates positivity and happiness wherever she goes. You can always be sure to find a smile on her face. She goes above and beyond to help her students succeed. We are so lucky to have her at Arlington!

Mr. Tanner Bair does an AMAZING job meeting the needs of and building long-lasting relationships with our students. Thank you for being a safe person for our kiddos when they need a little extra love. The students are so lucky to have you!

Jessica Johnson, you are always there to bounce ideas off to better support all of our kiddos. You are incredibly supportive and uplifting. Thanks for being there for your staff! You are loved!

Thank you, Matt Nysewander, for going above and beyond for your staff. You are the most motivating and supportive administrator I have ever had, and I’m very lucky to get to grow under your leadership.

Mrs. Lauren Curry is such an amazing team player. She thrives in collaboration and is always there when someone is in need of help. She goes above and beyond for her team and her kiddos- they love her so much. Shout out to you, Mrs. Curry, for being such an asset to Arlington Second Grade.

Mrs. Maggie Revor is one of the most innovative teachers I have ever worked with. She also problem solves and goes the extra mile, even if that means brushing up on her Spanish to ensure she can reach every student! She deserves a “you’re amazing” shoutout!

Emily Fry is an amazing educator with so much love for her kiddos. She is an amazing leader and such a hardworking teacher. She deserves to be celebrated, everyday!

Ms. Rieley Widdman is a true blessing. She really cares for her kiddos and always responds to this helicopter mom quickly. I could not be happier that my daughter has her as a teacher!

I don’t know where I would be without Jess Stephens! Her love for her kids and want to make learning fun is contagious. I am beyond appreciative of her! Thank you for all you do to ensure every student feels loved and appreciated!

Melissa Kieper is wonderful with her students. You can tell by talking with the kids. How much fun they had in the library.

Miss Emily Fry is a wonderful teacher. One of her students says, “She is the best at teaching!” She is always smiling and making sure her students all feel loved.

Miss Madison Odendahl is an amazing teacher. She goes above and beyond to make all of her students feel welcome and loved. She truly is the kindest person and has the biggest heart.

Ms. Rieley Widmann is an amazing teacher. Her communication and adaptability do not go unnoticed. My grandson/son absolutely adores her, and I understand why. She is exceptional.

Thank you, Mr. Matt Nysewander! The experience of having a young child in school again gave me anxiety. I have a child with an IEP, and I’ve heard horror stories from other parents in other districts prior to enrolling him. I can say this is by far 1000% the best decision I made for our family. Mr. Nysewander has been accommodating, patient, supportive, and kind. Couldn’t ask for better.

Jessica Johnson is an amazing Assistant Principal. She is always present, communication is great, and she loves all her students. You can tell she truly cares.

Ms. Rieley Widmann is a wonderful teacher! She is an advocate for her students and is inclusive to ALL students. She has had such a positive impact with one of my students this year! She always has a huge smile on her face. I am so thankful that Ms. Widmann is at Arlington!

Miss Lexis Featherstone is an amazing Sped IA! She loves the students. She is always willing to do whatever is asked of her. They are so lucky to have her!!

Jess Johnson is one of a kind! I am so thankful I get to work with her at Arlington every day! She is always willing to jump in whenever she is needed. Arlington is lucky to have Mrs. Johnson!

We are so lucky to have Mr. Matt Nysewander at Arlington! He is one of the best administrators I have ever worked with. I am so thankful that he is always willing to help whenever we need him! Thanks for always having a positive mindset and reminding me, “It’s going to be great.”

Ms. Jennifer Richards is a joy up in the front office at Arlington. I always love being greeted by her positivity and warm smile. She makes everyone feel so welcome when they enter.

Shout out to Mrs. Lauren Curry! We are so thankful that she has joined our Second Grade team here at Arlington! Her kindness and positive energy is always so appreciated!

Mrs. Jennifer Bauman is such an amazing 2nd-grade teacher. She builds strong connections with kids and always makes learning so fun. Her positivity is so contagious, and I love working with her every day!

Michele Church is the best! Her dedication and love for the students in our classroom is unmatchable! We are so lucky to have her in our classroom!

Nicki Baggett is an amazing IA! She loves the students in our class. She is always willing to do whatever is asked of her. We are so lucky to have her in our classroom!

Shout out to Rieley Widman! We are so thankful for Rieley joining our school family this year! She is always so positive and makes learning so much fun for our Kindergarten students!

Melissa Kieper is amazing in the Library. She is extremely knowledgeable, organized, and caring. She takes the time to get to know her students. Melissa has wonderful ideas and makes lessons fun. The Arlington students are so lucky to have her in the Library!

The Brown family would like to compliment IA Mrs. Michele Church from Mrs. Ausbrooks’ classroom. She’s a delightful, dedicated, understanding, and warm soul. My son talks about her every day after school and all she has helped him with. She’s so loyal to the classroom and kiddos. I don’t know how she does it, but I’ve never heard him say she’s missed a day, only that she’s happy! Thank you for your kindness. You rock, Mrs. Church!

Bunker Hill Elementary School

Mrs. Sarah Weck was a marvelous teacher. I distinctly remember her always smelling of lavender. The most noticeable thing I recall is her Monarch butterfly project. When I was 8, she had us grow, raise, and release Monarch butterflies. Those have always been my favorite butterflies.

Sarah Weck, you might not remember me, but my name is Jack Sterling Brown. I had you back when you taught at Kitley. I have decided to state you as the most notable teacher in my life. May the Monarch Butterflies we raised live together in harmony. Sincerely, Jack Brown.

Ms. Ashley Hyatt is amazing for our daughter this year! She makes each student feel so special and loved. The little things she does to make her classroom fun will create wonderful memories. You would never guess she was a first-year teacher because of her professional and polished teaching.

Mrs. Lori Christy is the queen of all trades at Bunker Hill! She shares her love, guidance, and insight with everyone, and her genuine concern for the well-being of this school district is evident in everything she does. Thank you, Mrs. Christy, for being a role model to my children!

Mrs. Kris Goodman has made my daughter’s last year in elementary school wonderful and productive. Without her, I am confident my daughter’s confidence and work ethic would not have progressed to the level that it has this year. Thank you, Mrs. Goodman, for all you do for FT students and families!

Miss Amanda Milligan is a wonderful Kindergarten teacher who instills a true love of learning in her students. My son has thrived this year under Miss Milligan, and I know she is one of the main reasons he enjoys coming to school each day. Thank you, Miss Milligan–FT is so lucky to have you!

Thank you for all you are doing with the folk dance club, Miss Julia Wahl! Our daughter is having so much fun, and it was wonderful to see what they have been working on at the school arts event. We are excited for the performance on May 8th!

Miss Kim Wuest is an amazing teacher and always goes above and beyond, including being at the school’s recent Festival of the Arts and doing pottery demonstrations for families!

Mrs. LaDonna McWhorter is a wonderful teacher and leader. She immediately made my son feel at ease and welcome in her classroom. She goes above and beyond to make sure the children are comfortable, safe, and loved while at school! We appreciate you!

Randy Rensink is always so kind to everyone in the school. He always has a smile on his face, and he’s ready to help out in every way he can. The kids and staff are so lucky to have him at Bunker Hill! 

Mr. Justin Koomler is always willing to listen and brings calmness during difficult moments. He can easily find the positives in any situation. Bunker Hill is lucky to have you!

Allison Bingham is amazing at building relationships with students and finding ways to accommodate and support them. She is flexible and patient and is a wonderful part of the Bunker Hill school family!

Julia Quinlan is an amazing School Psychologist! She is always willing to collaborate with staff and is kind and professional with students, staff, and parents.

Mr. Justin Koomler has been an amazing addition to our Bunker Hill Family this year. We appreciate his willingness to listen, take on challenges, and just jumping in to be a part of our team. We appreciate you!

Mrs. Hilary Huff is always acknowledging each child by name with a warm smile on her face! She’s out in the carpool line with so much energy, and it makes me smile just watching her enthusiasm for the day!

I absolutely love Mrs. Amanda Morris! She loves her kids and shows compassion towards them! She also does this to her Kindergarten team and other staff members! She is kind, loving, compassionate, encouraging, and so much more! Her methods for teaching are amazing and fun! Mrs. Morris ROCKS!

Amanda Merk does an amazing job of building connections with her students! She works hard to provide students with engaging learning experiences and ensures that her students will leave Kindergarten with positive memories.

Amber Anderson is a wonderful addition to the resource team! She is so organized, and she is an amazing team player and collaborator. She is committed to supporting her students and providing them with the support and accommodations they need.

Mrs. Amanada Morris is a wonderful teacher who has taken on students in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program. She approaches teaching them with grace and understanding, taking the time to learn about their differing needs, and is consistently an advocate for them. She is a blessing to those students!

My son had Miss Amanda Merk last year, and she was one of the kindest souls! She helped my son love reading. He still talks about her all the time!! Thanks for making such an impact on his life!

Thank you, Bella Schrump, for being an awesome addition to Ms. Ross’s class. Lillian has really enjoyed your extra help with her classroom work and your positive attitude. You rock!!

Mrs. LaDonna McWhorter is an amazing teacher!! My son loves being in her class! She always sends little updates on him, and when he was sick, she called and checked on him. Means the world to a mom when you know their teacher truly cares about your child! Thank you!

Mrs. Sabrina Cooper, you are a role model for all of us! Your patience, perseverance, and positivity keep us motivated! It is truly a blessing to be by your side everyday working with ELLs! Thank you for all you do! You truly make a difference in the BH family!!

Ms. Kirsten Burris is a wonderful teacher to work with! I feel included and appreciated in her room as we work together to support each student’s success! Thank you for making me and your students feel valued and important everyday! You are doing an amazing job. Thank you for all you do!

Mr. Ethan Ogle has done an awesome job in P.E. this year! He is always positive, friendly, and enthusiastic with students and staff. He is doing an amazing job with Jump Rope for Heart motivating the kids to get fit and support a great cause! Thank you for the positivity you bring to BH every day!

Ms. Ashtyn Henry has been an absolute rock star this year! She has shown kindness beyond measure towards my child. She is patient and understanding and has such a big heart and loads of love for her kiddos. She has made school fun and enjoyable for my daughter this year, and I am so thankful for her!

Go, Mrs. Megan Martin! My daughter has QUADRUPLED her reading and spelling skills. Thank you for all that you do!!!

Amber Anderson was my daughter’s teacher last year and helped her soo much! My daughter would not be reading as well and like to read as much as she does if it wasn’t for her. The Sumner adore you, and you will always have a special place in our hearts for the love you have shown to both our kids!

Miss Ashtyn Henry has been amazing with my daughter this year! She loves going to school every day to see her!

Mrs. Amanda Hlava is an amazing educator and a wonderful collaborator! She works hard to be inclusive and accommodate for all of her students. She is patient, flexible, and is always there to provide a calm presence.

A Shout-Out to Ashley Hyatt! You are Super Cool!

Thank you, Amanda Morris, for being great and always patient with Jasleen. Thank you for working hard with her. You and the rest of the team of teachers that work with her. Please let them know as well, I really do appreciate all the hard work you all put in when working with Jasleen. It does mean a lot to us.

Mrs. Amy Cannon’s teaching is beyond measure. She is extremely compassionate and empathetic. My daughter has had her best year yet and is excelling in all subjects. My husband and I couldn’t thank Mrs Cannon enough for the dedication she gives her students!

Thank you, Sabrina Cooper, for being a committed, responsible, dedicated, patient, and reliable person, for your kindness and wisdom, and for every teaching. Infinite thanks, God bless you. Thank you, Mrs. Cooper. Axel y Gael.

Mrs. Tammy Martini is passionate about helping all Bulldogs grow. We are so thankful to have her at Bunker Hill.

Mrs. Christan McMillin is a treasure at Bunker Hill. She makes learning fun and accessible.

My son absolutely loves going to school, and that is because of Miss Amanda Milligan. He absolutely adores her and the way she makes learning fun, and her calm voice is just a perfect fit for him.

Mrs. Sonya James is such a wonderful 2nd-grade teacher. She has helped our daughter transition into FT from a school she loved seamlessly. She is so loved by the children while also ensuring they excel academically and socially. Teachers are heroes, and we thank Mrs. James and the FT for all they do!

Thank you so much for all you do for your students, Ms. Alexa Davinroy! We are so happy to have you as our daughter’s teacher this year!

Thank you, Ashley Hyatt, for welcoming our daughter into your classroom with open arms! Given your confidence and poise in the classroom, one would guess you are a seasoned veteran teacher, as opposed to this being your first year. Bunker Hill is lucky to have you back home!

Thank you, Randy Rensink, for all you do for us at the BH. Anytime you are asked to check, clean, or help out with anything! I know you will be positive and friendly, and it will be done quickly! Thanks for all you do for staff and students every day!

Mrs. Betsy Matlock does a great job as Cafe Monitor at BH. She is organized and dedicated to making lunch run smoothly for students. She is able to communicate well with kids, teachers, and staff while keeping Cafe clean and calm. Thank you for being so nice to work with. You do a great job!

Ms. Amanda Merk is an amazing Kindergarten teacher! I love being in her class and working with her! She is so warm and welcoming to all of the support staff in her room! In her class, she brings enthusiasm, energy, fun, patience and calm whenever it is needed. Thank you for all you do every day!

I’m so thankful for Ms. Julia Wahl. My daughter started late and had a hard time adjusting to Kindergarten. Now she’s so excited to come home and tell me about her day in Music class. She tells me how nice Ms. Wahl is to her. I’m so thankful for you, Ms. Wahl. Thank you for making my sweet girl smile and excited for school.

Miss Maya Mash is an awesome Second-Grade teacher. She looks out for and meets the needs of all her students. She collaborates with her team and all who come to her room. We are so thankful Miss Mash is a Bulldog!

Students build great relationships with Mrs. Faith Warner. They want to learn from her because they love her. We are so thankful she is at Bunker Hill!

Jamie Chandler possesses a quiet confidence that has assisted her smooth transition into the role of Child Nutrition Manager this year. Her positive personality creates strong relationships with both staff and students. Additionally, her calm demeanor serves as a valuable asset in handling stressful situations effectively. Jamie is a true asset to both the Child Nutrition Department and Bunker Hill.

Mrs. Anna Knaup is a treasure at Bunker Hill. She spreads positivity and smiles throughout the building. Her students are so lucky to receive her guidance and expertise. All staff benefit from her presence every day. Bunker Hill is very lucky to have Mrs. Knaup as our SLP!

Tammy Just is amazing! She is very organized, reliable, and helpful. Tammy goes above and beyond. She is always willing to jump in and help in any situation. Tammy is such an important part of the Bunker Hill staff. Thank you for all you do, Tammy!

Miss Lily Roler is a natural educator with the littles. She notices each child and ensures they all feel safe and loved. Thank you for all you do, Miss Roler!

Thank you, Mrs. Jordan Brewer, for all that you do for our daughter!! She gets excited about class and is happy she has you as her teacher! Thank you for a great first half of the Kindergarten year!

We love Ms. Olivia Poole! As a first-year teacher, she has taken on her classroom with compassion and dedication. She is making our daughter’s last year at Bunker Hill a great one. And according to my daughter, “She is very, very kind!” We appreciate Ms. Poole so much!

Mrs. Amanda Morris is a passionate teacher who always strives to create a successful learning environment for all of her students. She does an amazing job of meeting students where they are and building routines to help students find success at school.

Mrs. Sarah Wood is patient, flexible, and encouraging. She does an amazing job of connecting with students and is consistently there to support students and help them grow.

Thank You, Mrs. Tracy Knox, for caring for our 500+ students every day. From every loose tooth to scrapped knee, you do your job with ease. We Appreciate You!

I just want to thank Mrs. Kristen Wootton for always being willing to help our families when they walk in our doors. She takes the time to help with all of their questions, concerns, and IT problems while answering phones and helping our staff. We Appreciate You!

Mrs. Alison Pickett plays a huge role in the classrooms at Bunker Hill. Her love, support, and guidance for students and staff do not go unnoticed. Her positive and calm demeanor comforts students when they need it most. She provides staff with the skills they need to support their students through social-emotional learning. We are so thankful for Mrs. Pickett!

This is a BIG SHOUT OUT to Alexa Davinroy, an amazing 3rd-grade teacher! You ROCK IT!

Miss Amanda Milligan is such an amazing teacher, and we are so lucky to have her this year! I am grateful my child loves school as much as she does, and it’s all because of Miss Milligan!

Thank you, Miss Susan Ross, for all you do for your students. Lillian comes home after school with a smile on her face and always has a positive story to tell about you. You are one of a kind.

Thank you, Miss Susan Ross, for providing a structured and loving environment for little learners! Our son repeatedly mentions how his class is the “best” in the whole school- because his classroom is such a smoothly run machine, he loyally believes it with all of his heart 🙂

Mrs. LaDonna McWhorter has been so patient and kind with our daughter! She has our daughter’s best interests at heart, both inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you, Mrs. McWhorter, for being an advocate for little ones!

Mrs. Shaina Brown is doing amazing in her new role at Bunker Hill in the Media Center. She is so patient, organized, kind, positive, and caring. Mrs. Brown takes the time to build relationships with students. Bunker Hill students are so lucky to have her in the Library!

Mrs. Shaina Brown goes above and beyond to make the library fun and engaging for all of our students. She has such a warm and caring personality! We are so grateful for her presence in our children’s school day! Thank you for all you do, Mrs. Brown!

South Creek Elementary School

Nurse Erica Wood cares deeply for every student. She genuinely loves her job and it shows in the extraordinary work she provides. We love you!!

Stephanie Green is one of a kind and an integral part of the South Creek office staff. We appreciate her hard work and dedication to the school!

Laura Evans is the best of the best! She keeps South Creek running safely and smoothly, all while keeping a smile on her face!

Mrs. Torrie Smith is a great asset to the South Creek administration team. She always has the students’ best interests at heart and is a great leader.

Mr. Patrick Guilfoy is a fantastic principal, and we are lucky to have him at South Creek! He has great relationships with students and staff and works hard to create a safe, positive school environment.

Stephanie Green is one of a kind and keeps South Creek running behind the scenes! She wears so many hats with ease and I am very appreciative of all she does to help our PTO! You are the best, Stephanie!

Laura Evans is the most welcoming and friendly face to have to greet you when coming into South Creek! She can multitask like a pro, is always willing to lend a helping hand to facilitate our PTO endeavors, and stays kind and helpful in all circumstances. I appreciate you!

Mrs. Torrie Smith is such an asset to South Creek! I appreciate her kind and warm demeanor. She clearly has the best interests of students at the heart of all she does. Thank you for helping to make South Creek feel like a second home for my son!

Many thanks are due to Stephanie Green, who not only manages to keep the school’s finances in order but is also an advocate for the school community, a consistent smiling face and greeter who is always there to step in and help in any way she can.

Laura Evans juggles many tasks in her position. She manages the front office at South Creek with grace and is incredibly thorough, keeping safety as the top priority. I am very grateful for her!

Mr. Patrick Guilfoy is an amazing principal! He is communicative, engaged, and present. When I send my son to school each day, I know he is walking into an environment with a great leader who cares about all students. Thank you for all you do to make South Creek a wonderful place, Mr. Guilfoy!

I have been blessed to have Mrs. Amanda Hedden as my “boss” in the cafeteria. Her patience & humor make each day fun. Here’s to a great lady – Boo Ya!

Every day, Mrs. Kailey Hocker shows up positive and ready for the day. You can tell how much she loves her kids, and it is inspiring to watch her teach.

Torrie Smith builds meaningful relationships with our students at South Creek. She goes above and beyond to put our students’ needs first. She is a very busy AP but always does her work (and MORE) with a smile and grace. Our students love being in her small groups on Thursdays and Fridays!

Last year, I did my student teaching with Mrs. Dahlia Sirilla, and I am so grateful for that opportunity. Thanks to the resources and experience she gave me, I feel empowered to create lessons with technology integration and make my class work for a variety of learners.

Jennifer Soboleski, or Sobo as the kids call her, is a treasure. Both of my children have had her as their teacher, and both kids enjoy reading because “she’s so good at making books come to life,” as my son says.

Paula Butterfield is an amazing friend and IA. You can always tell how much she truly loves her 1 on 1. She is ready to listen and offer help or advice whenever you need it. I love getting to work with her every day!

Mrs. Leslie Kortzendorf has had a HUGE impact on my son overall. She is his biggest protector at school, and as a parent, I have no words to express how grateful I am for how she has helped my son Andrew along the way over the past two years. There’s not enough space here to say all she has done. She #1 teacher!!

Mrs. Megan Burton took her personal time to paint my son Andrew a very nice painting of his favorite character in a show he likes. She takes building my son’s confidence personally and I feel that she treats him as she would her own child. As a parent, this is the best type of teacher to have. She’s great!

Mrs. Jill Vick is an amazing art teacher! She puts a lot of effort into creating fun and unique art projects and really fosters creativity in her students. The artwork that comes home is impressive at every grade level!

Mrs. Brittany Feldman goes above and beyond to make her students feel special! She is so good about uplifting them and her efforts are so appreciated! She really cares about her students, and it shows!

Mrs. Wood is the best nurse in Franklin Township and always makes sure to give me new clothes when I have an accident. Keep doing a great job!!!

Mrs. Kristen VanVleet is constantly thinking of new ways to engage, support, and include all of her students regardless of their wide variety of needs and academic levels. She has the patience of a saint. Thank you for leading with kindness! You are appreciated!

Mrs. Ashlee McCloud’s students are blessed to have such a caring teacher who encourages them to be the best version of themselves each day. It is clear to see that forming connections with her students and supporting the whole student, not just the academic piece, is her focus. You are appreciated!

I work in close proximity to Kailey Hocker every day, and she never gives up. She works tirelessly day in and day out with her students, and no matter what- her tone of voice remains calm, reassuring, and encouraging. She fills them with love and confidence through her words and actions. She is a ROCKSTAR!

Mrs. Dana Moody has shown great dedication to ensuring that her students are not only well prepared for 3rd grade but for life. She leads by example. She embraces the occasional curveballs that life throws at us and shows her students never to give up! You are appreciated!

Mrs. Kara Sweetman is dedicated to guiding her students to be the best versions of themselves. Thank you for choosing to make a difference in the lives of your students! You are appreciated, and South Creek is blessed to have you guiding our youth!

Thank you, Garrett Rauch, for everything that you’ve done. You were the best teacher I ever had!

I’m so thankful for Amanda Hedden! She is a great co-worker and friend! Thank you for always showing up for the students and always having a positive attitude!

We are very thankful that Mrs. Brittany Feldman is our son’s teacher. She is patient and kind. Connor enjoys going to school every day and loves that Mrs. Feldman is his teacher. She understands her students’ needs and finds the best way to help them learn in their own way.

Miss Nicole Cradick was my favorite throughout elementary because she was nice to me. She was fun and nice. She also made me feel happy to walk into school every day and say hi to her. And every time I see her outside after picking up my brother, I say hi, Miss Cradick. I miss her SOOO MUCH!

Mrs. Sherri Burns is a Saint! She is patient. She is consistent. She is teaching. She coaches kids to solve problems and pushes them beyond their reached goals. Mrs. Burns is growing the minds of young people daily. She is also shaping the future by refusing to lower the bar in learning!

Madalynn Dunlap is always doing an amazing job with her kids and comes in every day to better herself and her students. She works well with her coworkers and her kids. You can tell how much she loves working here!

We are so thankful for Mrs. Brittany Feldman! We are so blessed to have her as our daughter’s teacher. She is very responsive and communicates with her parents. She truly cares about her students and goes above and beyond to make sure they succeed. Thank you for all you do, Mrs. Feldman!!!

Miss Kelsey Cobb is an amazing teacher and really cares about her students. My daughter comes home every day telling us something fun or neat Miss Cobb did with the class. She makes sure all students are set up for success. Our daughter will be ready to take on intermediate school, thanks to Miss Cobb!

Mrs. Missy White constantly goes above and beyond to make the 2nd grade REACH class fun and engaging – but they also push and challenge the kids to do their best. Just recently, the students were building Rube Goldberg machines! So fun!

Mrs. Dahlia Sirilla constantly goes above and beyond to make the 2nd grade REACH class fun and engaging – but they also push and challenge the kids to do their best. Just recently, the students were building Rube Goldberg machines! So fun!

Amanda Hedden is always ready to help. She heard a call that wasn’t for her, but she came to see if she could help.

Mrs. Megan Bengs is always more than happy to mentor and lead professional development for new teachers while guiding her Kindergarten students into becoming responsible and caring individuals. She leads with compassion and encouragement. You are appreciated!

Mrs. Missy White always has a positive attitude and a beautiful smile to share with her students and teammates at South Creek. She is more than happy to mentor new teachers with love and compassion. Kindness radiates from her while inspiring students to be proud of the choices they make each day!

Sophia Genovese embraces new ideas and perspectives to help guide her students to be proud of who they are by making positive choices as 3rd-Grade leaders at South Creek. It is clear to see that she has a love for learning and a passion for making strong connections with her students. Thank you!

Our school family would like to thank Mrs. Torrie Smith for always being positive and supportive of the staff members at South Creek. She leads by encouraging, understanding, and acknowledging that the role of an educator is challenging yet rewarding at the same time. You are appreciated!

Our school family would like to thank Mr. Patrick Guilfoy for encouraging and supporting his staff members to lead by example. He trusts and embraces his staff to plan exciting ways to motivate and inspire the students at South Creek while strengthening their bonds with one another.

Thank you, Mrs. Jennifer Soboleski, for making a difference at South Creek by sponsoring the Writing Club and Student Council! Your students are blessed to have such a kind, compassionate, and dedicated teacher who encourages them to find new ways to be creative! You are appreciated!

Our school community would like to thank Mrs. Sarah Eads for discovering ways to inspire and encourage the students at South Creek to be active each and every day! It is clear to see that she finds joy in searching for new programs and fun opportunities for her students! You are appreciated!

Mrs. Christy Letourneau guides her 3rd Graders to make choices that they can be proud of each day. She is always encouraging them to be kind, respectful, and accountable for their actions. Our school community appreciates her communication and patience in educating our future leaders! Thank you!

Mrs. Kailey Hocker is positively impacting the lives of her 1st Graders at South Creek by guiding them with love, compassion, and the patience of a saint. She is a remarkable educator, and her hard work is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Fletcher Schoene works hard to support the staff and students at South Creek! He is always happy to respond and assist with a smile on his face. He does a remarkable job, and his effort does not go unnoticed. Thank you for being such a wonderful Custodian!

Thank you, Renee Alger, for all of your dedication and support that you provide for our ENL students at South Creek. Your hard work and effort do not go unnoticed! Thank you for seizing the opportunity to brighten someone’s day through laughter, keeping a smile on your face, and sharing your love!

Thank you, Leslie Kortzendorf, for taking the time to listen to teachers who share concerns through the Franklin Township Education Association. The extra effort and hard work you dedicate to ensure that teachers are supported does not go unnoticed. You are appreciated!

Thank you, Amy Trieb, for taking the time to listen to teachers who share concerns through the Franklin Township Education Association. The extra effort and hard work you dedicate to ensure that teachers are supported does not go unnoticed. You are appreciated!

Thank you, Angelica Martinez, for always putting so much positivity in your efforts to make South Creek one of the most enjoyable places to work by heading up the Social Committee! Your effort does not go unnoticed, and all of the planning you do is greatly appreciated! You Rock!

Dahlia Sirilla goes above and beyond, working with students to prepare weekly announcements for the entire school! Thank you for all of the extra time and dedication behind the scenes that you provide for these students to help them shine and become leaders for our school!

Nicole Slone encourages her students to find a love for reading! She keeps the Book Vending Machine stocked with the most popular titles for the students’ birthdays! She also works hard to decorate and make the library a fun place for her students! Thank you!

Rachel Mappes finds unique ways to let her students shine through music. She works hard to ensure the students have the opportunity to share a winter musical with their parents, that the choir performs at Sounds of the Season, and don’t forget those beloved recorders! You are appreciated!

Mr. Garrett Rauch’s reputation as an awesome teacher is absolutely accurate. Our daughter has learned so much this year and has excelled. Mr. Rauch is more than a great educator. He cares so much for each and every student. It’s clear why they all love him. We appreciate him so much.

It is clear to see that Jill Vick finds joy in sharing her appreciation for artwork with her students as you walk the halls of South Creek. The carefully created art displayed throughout the school instantly fills you with happiness. Thank you for inspiring our future artists! You are appreciated!

Sarah Eads is a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day! She spreads positivity and happiness throughout the school. She is always thinking of new ways to strengthen our school community here at South Creek with Furry Friend Fridays and an upcoming Variety Show! Her hard work does not go unnoticed!

Paula Butterfield is a hardworking staff member at South Creek. She may be a 1 on 1 aide, but still goes out of her way to help anyone in need! We appreciate all that she does for staff and students! Such a blessing to have her at South Creek! P.S. – Thank you for making cupcakes on Valentine’s Day!!

Missy White is a blessing to her students. Not only are they learning, but also growing in confidence and grace as humans…and that is simply because Mrs. White, while setting the example, helps each of her students see it in themselves first. She teaches the whole child and does so beautifully.

Kelly Russell has been an amazing help to everyone at South Creek! She’s always putting the students before herself. You can tell how much she loves the kids and her job. She’s always fun to talk to.

Mei Bennett has joined the Essential Skills Classroom this year and has done a phenomenal job. She makes sure to care for each and every one of the kids. She has been a team player and makes a great addition to the team!

Ms. Brookly Miller has an energy that is contagious. She has mastered how to make kids smile and feel like they have an important place in the school. She is always willing to go the extra step to help our son feel special, and she has helped build his confidence along the way. We appreciate her so much!

Torrie Smith has been a wonderful addition to our South Creek family. She always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude. Her communication is timely and effective. We are so happy that she joined our Gator Nation as the Assistant Principal.

Kaleigh Sieminski has been amazing at keeping our students happy and smiling. She is creative and always assists them in finding their own creativity. She is a joy to have at South Creek! 

My son adores Mrs. Brittany Feldman. She is such an amazing and supportive teacher. So thankful for her!

Mrs. Debbie Dick is a hard worker, and she goes above and beyond to help our students learn and grow! She does a great job stepping in when needed to get our students back on track both emotionally and academically. Thank you for your commitment to our South Creek Family!

Mrs. Maggie Nolder comes to school every day with a smile and a team approach attitude. She jumps in wherever she is needed, and she takes the initiative to get things done! Mrs. Nolder recognized that our lunch cart needed to be cleaned and organized. She took the time to do this for us, and it was greatly appreciated!

Shannon Adkins exhibits loving and positive interactions with adults and children alike. She handles difficult situations with grace and poise. Shannon is a team player!

A Shout-Out to Mrs. Leslie Kortzendorf for her willingness to always step in and help when needed! Whether it is an academic need or helping with a behavior, she is always there! She is a team player and wonderful at what she does!

My Shout-Out goes to Ms. Angelica Martinez. She went above and beyond to help one of my students look for a book that he had requested. Although she could not find the book, she offered her IPAD and found the story online. I appreciate her kindness and the inclusive environment that she has created for my students! You Rock, Ms. Martinez!

Debbie Dick is lovingly devoted to the students with whom she works. She shows up daily, is ready to work, and is dedicated to offering consistent help to them!

Mei Bennett’s positive energy towards the kids with whom she works is contagious. She is dedicated to her student’s individual learning needs and is willing to help wherever.

Madalynn Dunlap brings with her fresh energy and a positive attitude each day. She is truly a loving adult in her student’s lives.

Brookly Miller works tirelessly to help students amidst changes to their lives both outside and inside of school. She does the same for her fellow coworkers. No matter how busy she is with her required job tasks- she doesn’t hesitate to stop and help students and colleagues alike.

Leslie Kortzendorf works tirelessly to keep her students engaged in General and Special Education environments. Her communication and flexibility are admirable.

Naja Chimbanda is so loving and dedicated to the individual needs of her students. Her dedication to their day-to-day educational and social/emotional needs is admirable.

Kiersten Robbins was new to FTCSC and was handed a large load. She jumped right in without skipping a beat. Her flexibility and willingness to collaborate at any time make her a true asset to our school!

Brooke Horan is dedicated to all of her students’ learning. She is always up for trying a new approach while staying dedicated to her student’s daily needs. Her sense of humor and flexibility made her a pleasure with whom to work!

Meg Cade does an amazing job at communication. She is flexible, loving, and encouraging to anything offered by a team member. Her dedication to her children’s learning is admirable.

Jenny Mascari is a fantastic colleague with whom to work! She is detail-oriented, positive-minded, flexible, and always child-focused. We are lucky to have her.

Both Emma and Owen adore Ms. Brookly Miller! She brings so much happiness, positivity, and encouragement to the kids – from the smiles, the high fives, the hugs, and being a safe outlet for all they are going through. She truly cares about the well-being of all her little friends. As a mom, I can’t explain how thankful I am to have her supporting my kids and being an advocate for them over and over and over!

Thank you, Mrs. Missy White, for all you do for our daughter in the REACH program! She loves the challenges, the friends she has made, and especially the teachers! You are a fantastic teacher!

Nicole Slone does a wonderful job in the Library at South Creek. She is passionate and dedicated. Mrs. Slone has wonderful ideas and does a great job encouraging students to read. She puts in so much time and effort into making the Library an exciting and inviting place for her students. Thank you for all that you do, Mrs. Slone!

Mr. Garrett Rauch not only makes learning fun, but he has helped to grow my son’s confidence this year. We appreciate everything that he does to help create such a supportive learning environment.

We love Mrs. Amanda Hedden at South Creek! You do so much for our students and we appreciate all that you do to help make our school run smoothly.

Mrs. Sheri Burns is a terrific teacher! My son’s reading and writing skills have progressed so much this year under her instruction. My son loves going to school and is so happy to be in her class. Thank you for all you do, Mrs. Burns!

Laura Evans is the best! She always has a smile on her face and a warm greeting when you enter the building. Her positive attitude, even when dealing with difficult parents, is such a bright light. Thank you, Laura, for all you do!

Mr. Matt Waterfield is truly an amazing person! He is helpful, kind, and selfless. All the students love him! He knows exactly what needs to be done or how to help before you even know you need something or need help. South Creek is so lucky to have him. Thank you, Mr. Matt!

Thompson Crossing Elementary School

Ms. Andrea Boyle is an outstanding educator. She is always willing to go above and beyond to help her students and fellow teachers at Thompson Crossing. Ms. Boyle is very passionate about teaching and making sure that her students are equipped with everything they need to succeed. We love Ms. Boyle! 

My daughter loves Mrs. Krista Garcia. She is so kind to all the students and patient in teaching them Spanish in the Dual Language program. My daughter was reluctant to speak Spanish at home before, but now she thinks it is cool because Mrs. Garcia speaks it. Thank you, Mrs. Garcia; you are a great teacher!

Mrs. Christine Stevens is a fantastic teacher! My daughter has learned so much this year, and I am so impressed by how much she has improved in reading and writing during the school year. We are so thankful for her knowledge and patience!

Nathan Fellerman does a phenomenal job both inside and outside of the classroom. It was a wonderful experience to watch him instruct students in the Folk Dance Club. The students are so blessed to have him! He is knowledgeable, kind, and patient.

Abbey Cooper’s morning Brain Smart Starts are so peaceful. I am so honored when I can be a part of this process. It creates such a positive start to her students’ days. Her room is calm and nurturing!

Mrs. Christina Enyart is so welcoming and kind. She is a professional who works tirelessly to ensure that her students learn. She has not only taught our child the joy of Reading and Math but also nurtured him as a new student in the corporation. She is beyond measure a phenomenal educator and person!

Mrs. Rickil Jaynes is such a blessing to our school! She is a safe place for students and staff to land every day. The dedication, support, and care she provides for those around her is inspiring and very much appreciated!

Mrs. Jessica Grismore is a light that shines bright in our school! Her encouragement and willingness to find the good is unmatched! All students and staff that work with her are incredibly blessed to do so!

Christina Enyart works hard to gather data for all of her students. She works hard to push her students where they need to be. She is organized, and students in her classroom know her expectations each and every day. Thank you for always working so hard for all of your students, Mrs. Enyart!

Mrs. Robin McQuitty does an amazing job with our student data, working with teachers, and really prioritizes her work with students. The total package!

Ms. Carol Moore has been working so hard to make sure everyone is ready for testing. Her organization and communication have really helped everything go smoothly!

Mrs. Rickil Jaynes tirelessly cares for the students and staff in our school. She is thoughtful, follows through, and follows up. Thompson Crossing is so lucky to have her!

Mrs. Krista Garcia takes the time to really get to know her students and provide them with an amazing Kindergarten experience as they are learning in Spanish!

Erica Oliver is such an amazing behavior coach. Her flexibility and dedication to helping our students be successful is admirable. She goes above and beyond to help teachers problem-solve and will help support them in any way she can. We are incredibly lucky to have her as part of our school family.

Ms. Erin Chester is a wonderful teacher and a wonderful person. Thank you for shaping Rehmat’s growing mind. The world needs more teachers like you. Thank you for all that you do, Ms. Chester!

Angie Freeman is such a good advocate for her students and a valuable team member for TC. I appreciate her willingness to take an idea and bring it to fruition to support students. What a blessing for FTCSC!  

Mrs. Arveena Maini gives 100% while she is here despite taking graduate classes and being a mom. Thank you for your hard work!

Miss Jackie Donovan has been the best first teacher we could ask for. Our daughter has really enjoyed her Kindergarten year thanks to you, and she is excited to go to school each day. We can’t thank you enough for being awesome!

Our son is so lucky to have Lindsay Dow as his teacher. You’re very communicative and we value that so much. Thank you for being YOU, and we appreciate you.

Mrs. Lindsay Dow is amazing! She has done so much to help my child to be successful in First Grade. He loves coming to school each day! I have seen so much growth in him this year. She values open communication with parents and works hard to help all children grow and love learning. 

Ms. Mellissa Rath is such a dedicated teacher. She is always willing to help her students grow no matter what the situation may be. She is dedicated and driven to help every child be the best they can be.

Mrs. Kylie Gerbofsky is always willing to step up no matter the task. She is willing to help with any task no matter if it is in her job scope or not. We are so lucky to have someone as amazing as her in our front office. I will forever be grateful for her help.

Mrs. Kristin Burmeister is such an amazing teacher. Always going above and beyond to ensure that each child is challenged but never over worked. She has such a gift for helping those that need it.

Mrs. Talia Flewelling is such an amazing person. Always willing to take on new tasks. She is always willing to help new kids at the drop of a hat. We are so grateful to have such a loving person in our school.

Mrs. Erica Oliver is always willing to take on any task, no matter how hard. She is always there for the kids as well as the teachers. The school would not be the same without her, and we are thankful to have her.

Mrs. Angie Freeman is always working so hard to help our kids and is always willing to go above and beyond.

Ashley Herrod is such a positive teacher! The kids love her! And her passion is inspiring!

Jessica Grismore is the most caring teacher I have ever seen. She loves her kids and works so hard to help them, and the kids love her!

Ms. Emily Jobe is so calm and consistent with the students she works with. She is great at finding ways to help when our students are struggling. She is many students’ safe place. We love Ms. Emily!

Ms. Courtney Mink is the calm, smiling, safe, but firm person that our kids who work with her need. Her ability to turn a student’s struggles around and get them on the right track is something I am so thankful for as a classroom teacher. We love Ms. Courtney!

Ms. Alaina Harter is amazing! Kids are excited to go to school because she makes learning fun. She works so hard every day. I am beyond grateful for her.

Wow! What a wonderful teacher Ms. Cara Shaw is. She is so positive and encouraging with her students. Her happy smile brightens each day. She has such a calm attitude that she makes all of her students feel safe and cared for.

Stacia Reed is kind, caring, and sweet. Works great with the students. She is very helpful and willing to take on any task asked of her! TC is lucky to have her!

Ms. Mellissa Rath is an amazing teacher with the BIGGEST heart!! I am so thankful that we were so blessed to have her as Emma’s teacher. She’s very consistent and makes sure to teach above what is expected. I’m so thankful that we have been blessed to know her. Ms. Rath, we could not ask for a better teacher!

Mr. Nathan Fellerman is an incredible resource for developing philosophy, curriculum, activities, classroom procedures, authentic assessments, and more. He promotes collaboration and communicates well with others. He has a deep passion for teaching music and, more importantly, for teaching little humans.

Ms. Alaina Harter is a wonderful teacher. She works so hard to make sure each one of her students is learning and growing. She always has a smile and a positive attitude.

Ms. Cara Shaw is the BEST! She takes such good care of EVERY student. Her calm attitude makes her such a great teacher, ready to handle anything.

Meggan Marshall has been a great mentor for me. She is always happy to help and lend a supportive hand when needed. It has made my transition to teaching at TC easy. I am grateful for her and all of her wisdom and guidance.

Mrs. Angie Freeman works hard to support her students and go the extra mile. She is always looking for new and creative ways to help her students learn and grow. Her room is a safe place, and students know that Mrs. Freeman only wants to best for them. Thanks for all that you do, Mrs. Freeman!

Mrs. Natalia Beagle takes time to get to know her students and help them grow. She works hard to help students feel successful and learn. Thank you for all you do, Mrs. Beagle!

Mrs. Jasmine Ramsey works hard at building relationships with students and staff at TC. She makes sure students have an opportunity to learn and grow, and that staff feels supported when she works in their rooms. She always has a positive attitude! Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Ramsey!

Jasmine Ramsey has been such an asset to our team this year. She is hardworking and willing to help out wherever she’s needed. She will do whatever it takes to make a positive connection with a student. We appreciate you so much, Jasmine!

Nathan Fellerman is such a great Music teacher. Children just love him. We are so lucky to have him in our school.

Mrs. Crystal  Livesay is a lead-by-example Principal. She is hands-on, positive, and always willing to help. She builds up her staff by focusing on their strengths and inspires growth through encouragement and compassion. Her fun personality and servant leadership make Thompson Crossing an amazing place to work. Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Livesay.

Miss Makenzie Fowler has a beautiful heart for her students and excellent patience! She cares about things that are usually not important to adults but are big things to first graders. I can tell how much she cares about my child and the other children in her room as she teaches and handles situations with grace and love.

Mr. Eric Simmons has made immeasurable strides with our daughter and how much she enjoys school. She looks forward to going every single day, and she has gained confidence, better listening skills, and an appreciation for what others are feeling since being in Mr. Simmons’s class. Mr. Simmons goes above and beyond for all the kids, and we are SO grateful!

Ms. Pamela Ames has been such a great help this school year. She is always quick to respond to my messages, and I can tell how much her students love her by the way my daughter talks about her at home! She provides structure while also letting them have fun. I’m so appreciative of her this year!

Mrs. Crystal Livesay is such a supportive Principal. She strives to help everyone (staff and students) in any way she can. There isn’t a minute that goes by that she isn’t busy helping, offering support, leading by example, or brainstorming ways to make things even better than they already are. She is such a benefit to our school and district.

Makenzie Fowler, you are simply amazing, understanding, and patient. Keep up the good work, and know that the kids love you. Thank you for being a part of my village. Allie is a lot to handle.

Your dedication and patience, Christine Stevens, make a lasting impact on the lives of your students! You play a crucial role in laying the foundation for their education and fostering a love for learning. Thank you for your tireless efforts in creating a supportive and engaging environment where my little one can explore, discover, and grow!

Ms. Melissa Rath is a fantastic Kindergarten teacher! Her students learn so much in her class each and every year. She cares for all of her students and takes great pride in teaching.

Mrs. Jessica Grismore’s students know she is looking out for them and taking care of them.

No one works harder than Mrs. Jessica Grismore to make sure kids are getting the best education possible.

Mrs. Kyra Christensen’s students love her so much. She takes time with them, especially when they are feeling overwhelmed. She is always calm and kind, and they know they are in good hands when she is around.

Mrs. Lisa Denton works to meet the needs of every student. She meets them right where they are and helps them grow. She is an amazing, great teacher!

Mrs. Erica Oliver’s patience and kindness with students are so appreciated. She really works to be sure that the emotional needs of students are met every single day. It is wonderful that kids have someone they can count on to watch out for them.

Mrs. Angie Freeman’s love for learning is evident in the way she helps ALL students learn and grow. I am grateful for Mrs. Freeman.

Mr. Eric Simmons has made so much of an impact on my child’s life; because of him, she enjoys school. That matters! We think he is the best.

Sondra Wooldridge is a wonderful asset to the Library at Thompson Crossing. She has a passion for reading and books. She is organized and thoughtful and loves sharing books with students. The students at Thompson Crossing are lucky to have her!

Mrs. Kelly Thomason is so patient and caring with a heart full of love! She’s kind and makes sure each little one is well taken care of. My Kindergartener looks forward to seeing her after his bus driver each day! We’re so grateful to have Mrs. Thomason as part of our story.

Mrs. MarySue Nadler is a great asset to the staff at Thompson Crossing! She is kind and loving with all students and works with them to reach their highest potential! We are lucky to have her at TC!

Mrs. Jessica Grismore has many qualities that make her an amazing educator! At the top of that list is her patience and calm nature. My son loves being in her class because he feels comfortable every day! She is great at creating an environment that promotes student success! Thank you for ALL you do!

Mrs. Christina Enyart is passionate about her students and works hard to provide them with what they need to be successful! She is very dedicated to her job.

Mrs. Ashley Herrod is such an amazing educator. She is creative, engaging, and patient, and, most of all, makes my daughter feel loved each day she is in her classroom. As an educator, I am in awe every time I get to watch her teach. Thank you for all you do, Ashley. You have given me #TeacherGoals, for sure.

Kristin Burmeister is a rock-star Resource Teacher! Her wisdom, guidance, and ability to collaborate have helped me become the Resource Teacher I am today. She is a true asset to this township. I am incredibly grateful to have her as my teammate and friend. YOU’RE AMAZING KRISTIN!

Ms. Sofie Garcia is so caring to her students! She’s loving, compassionate, and funny! Essential Skills and Thompson Crossing are so fortunate to have her. You’re a superstar, Ms. Sofie!

Mrs. Irene Garcia is compassionate to all her students in Essential Skills. She’s such a great IA. She goes above and beyond! Thompson Crossing is so blessed to have her!

Mrs. Sharon Eldridge is a wonderful IA. She’ll do anything for her kiddos in Essential Skills. She’s so caring, loyal, and has so much love for her students!

Ms. Sofie Garcia is really great with her kids at Essential Skills. She’s so fun to talk with. She makes all of her co-workers laugh and her students! She’s a very straightforward and honest person. She explains things very well, and she’s s very reliable!

Ms. Talia Flewelling is so amazing to her students and her co-workers. She goes above and beyond. She is loving and patient with her students. She’s happy, always in a good mood, and always willing to help her students and her co-workers. She’s a great addition to the Essential Skills team. Thompson Crossing is lucky to have just an amazing, caring IA.

Makenzie Fowler has really shown resilience this school year. She doesn’t give up and works to find the solution. She is a great addition to our school.

Thank you, Mrs. Jennifer Cooper, for always going above and beyond for your students by embracing them as individuals, identifying areas of weakness & implementing an approach to strengthen their independence, self-esteem, and education. You truly encompass what every parent & child hopes to have as a teacher. Your impact on Jaxson will be everlasting & we will forever be grateful for all that you do! A truly remarkable Teacher!

Bri Simmons, you are an amazing person & teacher. These kids are so very lucky to have you!

Mrs. Sondra Wooldridge at Thompson Crossing is amazing! My kids adore her so much. Her loving attention to the library, the books, and her students made the library my son’s favorite place to be when he was there and now my daughter’s favorite place to be.

We are so lucky that our daughter has Mrs. Lindsay Dow as her teacher! Lindsay goes above and beyond for her students. She treats them like her own children and makes sure everyone in her class feels safe and included. Thank you for all you do for our daughter, Stella, and all the children in your classroom, Mrs. Dow!

Robin McQuitty does a great job making sure all of our RISE and Math groups are set up for us! Thank you for keeping us on track!

Andrea Nobbe, I want to thank you for pushing Addison to her fullest last year. She has truly grown so much, and I thank you for that!

Alaina Harter, Thank you for everything you have done this year with your class! I am truly grateful you are my daughter’s teacher!

I couldn’t imagine our front office without Mrs. Grace Stackhouse’s humor. Her enthusiasm & silly demeanor when wishing students good morning, goodbye, or happy birthday when they get birthday pencils either leave them with a laugh or a big smile. The kids love her occasional songs & dances. Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Stackhouse!

Mr. Eric Simmons has been an absolute lifesaver this year. There is absolutely nothing he won’t do for his kids to make sure they know they are loved and are learning. He is the best!

Bri Simmons goes above and beyond for every single one of her students! She is an absolute gem. I can’t imagine my kiddo ever having a better, more loving teacher than Mrs. Simmons.

Mrs. Erica Oliver has been a HUGE support this year in her role as Behavior Coach at TC. I am so thankful for her extra help each day. Our students and teachers are very lucky to have her at our building!

Edgewood Intermediate School

Mrs. Kyle McClarnon is an amazing counselor! The level of support that she provides our students and staff is phenomenal. We are so lucky to have her at Edgewood Intermediate, and we can’t thank her enough for all that she does!

Ms. Jacqlyn Menchhofer brings a positive attitude to work each day. Her vibrant energy makes working alongside her an absolute pleasure. Her commitment to the success of her students is awesome!  

Mrs. Kristin Afana makes learning Math fun. She uses games, activities, and competitions to help her students learn Math every day!

Edgewood is extremely lucky to have Mrs. Tammy Gottlieb number-crunching Math with our Flashes! She does a great job of explaining Math and helping students who need extra guidance get back on track. We are happy she is part of the Edgewood Family!

Wow, Mr. Andrew Roets is such an awesome teacher. Social Studies is my son’s favorite class, and he excels in it! He always tells me what he learned in that class. It’s amazing to see him enjoying the things they are learning!

Anika Powelson is an amazing Band teacher! This is my son’s first year doing band, and she has been so helpful. She is always available for extra help and any questions we have! He loves Band, and I think it has a lot to do with Ms. Powelson!

Edgewood is lucky to have Traci Cash as one of the Night Custodian team members! She does a great job of communicating with others and getting Edgewood prepped and ready for the next day to welcome our Flashes! We are glad she is part of the Edgewood Family!

Abby Cody has made Science so enjoyable for my son this year. He talks about Science class all the time and how much he enjoys it!

Mr. Tony Lawson has been an amazing teacher for my son this year! My son talks about how much he enjoys Mr. Lawson’s class. Language Arts has been one of his favorites this year.

Mrs. Kristin Afana has been an amazing teacher for my son this year. She goes above and beyond to help him (and me) when we have questions or concerns!

I remember Mr. Tony Lawson being a great teacher who really helped me enjoy Reading more. He also really liked Pokemon! ~ Jareem Goodwin

Ms. Danielle Sanchez is by far one of the best teachers ever!! She is so kind and thoughtful.

Mrs. Toni Hillman has high expectations for her students and is also understanding and cognizant of their strengths and needs. She made me, as a parent, feel heard and appreciated. Thank you, Mrs. Hillman! 

From day one, Mrs. Theresa Duncan brought her smile to the Edgewood Family. She is always helping and she does it with the biggest smile on her face! Mrs. Duncan does an unbelievable job of making sure teachers get what they need for their day to go smoothly. We are lucky to have her at Edgewood!

Edgewood is very lucky to have Mrs. Wendy Jackson’s calm, cool demeanor with all of our Flashes. Mrs. Jackson is very dependable and can be called on to assist with more than awesome English Language Arts instruction. She is very versatile, and we are happy to have her as part of the Edgewood Family!

Kylie Palmer is the definition of amazing! She creates an environment where students feel comfortable and ready to learn. It’s obvious that her students love her. But more than that, she’s the best colleague anyone could ask for. She supports us with everything we could ever need. She deserves all the love!

Amanda Ell always has a smile on her face. It is appreciated!

Adrienne Haynes is so patient with her students and is always working hard to meet their needs!

Have you ever met Mrs. Rachel Yergin? She is fantastic! She is a HUMONGOUS fan of the kids. She observes, listens, and then pours out herself for the kid’s success. Another wonderful quality is the devotion to her family. She replicates her devotion to Edgewood. THANK YOU, MRS. Y!

Wow! What an amazing human being, staff member, and friend. Ms. Stacy Johnson jumps right in with her whole heart to serve our kids, our community, and her cohort. She is an extremely hard worker – she has three jobs now. Ms. Johnson, thank you for being a part of our Edgewood community. You ROCK!!!

Day in and day out, hallway, bus duty, classroom – Mrs. Renelle Hui not only serves our great country, but she also serves our kids. Your time, your energy, your own money – I see you. Thank you for being a part of the Edgewood team and thank you for loving our kids unconditionally.

What a great asset! Mrs. Pauline Johnson is a blessing to the Edgewood family. Not only does she continue to educate herself, but she is willing to listen and be a voice, and be flexible for her students. Thanks, Mrs. Johnson, for being a team player!

Mrs. Jamie Alexander is always willing to serve others in our school community and beyond. Thank you!

Mr. Tony Lawson was my 6th-grade ELA teacher. He was always a lot of fun! He constantly found ways to make the class enjoyable, made a collection out of our paper origami accessories, and encouraged me to be a better student. He is a teacher I will never forget! – From Jonathan (Buddy) Flannery

Mr. Andrew Roets is by far one of my favorite teachers I’ve ever had! He always made learning fun, and his lessons were entertaining every time. The projects were fun, and there was never a dull moment. Plus, he’s hilarious! He is a genuinely great person, and I’m thankful to have had him as my teacher.

Alysia McDougal is so kind! My son accidentally damaged a book he checked out, and she was so sweet to reassure him that she understood that accidents happen, books can be replaced, and the most important thing was that his love of literacy continued to grow! Thanks for your support, Ms. McDougal!

Adrienne Smith is such a team player! She is detail-oriented in her own roles and responsibilities while willingly helping out in other areas of the office. Adrienne, I appreciate you!

Edgewood is lucky to have Mr. Michael Smith as a Flash! His lessons are always interesting, and kids love coming to his class. His contributions to our 6th Grade Social Studies team are innovative and helpful. Thank you for all that you do to make Edgewood a great place to be!

Mrs. Cynthia Howery was so amazing when she was my IA during Middle School. She helped me so much with English. Being a senior now, you made an impact on my Middle School experience.

Christina Veal, we are so grateful for the love, care, and support you provide for Marley. She has grown and progressed so much this school year because of you! As parents, we appreciate you always communicating with us about how Marley is in class each day. You’re an amazing teacher and a blessing to our family!

Mrs. Kelli Snow’s patience, planning, and organization are always on display. She is not only a vital part of our 6th Grade Math Team, but she is also the planner extraordinaire. The balancing act she has put on this semester is much appreciated! Edgewood is lucky to have her as a Flash!

Mrs. Paula Delfin is always willing to help all Flashes. She is so flexible and the ultimate team player. Her kindness and willingness to assist is on display every day with our students and staff. Our Flashes are extremely lucky to have her here at Edgewood!

Mrs. Lisa Sedoris is the epitome of a champion for kids. I asked her to push my daughter in ELA and she’s done just that. Eloise’s most recent Clearsight score grew by 124 points, putting her in the HE category. I’m grateful for her, and for the positivity she shows to each student that she teaches.

Mrs. Faith Barnes-Taylor does an excellent job of motivating her students and getting them to do their best! She is always looking for ways to inspire our Flashes! Her flexibility in assisting in any situation is greatly appreciated by her peers. Edgewood is lucky to have her as a Flash!

Victoria Sayler is a hard worker, a helpful collaborator, and a massive encouragement. She is a life-long learner, passionate about music, and has a deep love for her students. Her patience, work ethic, and desire to help others all make her a fabulous team member.

Mr. Eric Scott makes Art class very fun and engaging. He encourages kids to tap into their creativity and bring it to life. The kids at Edgewood are very lucky to have him!

Miss Anika Powelson truly instills a love of music into kids and encourages them to work hard to reach their greatest potential. She’s an excellent Music and Band teacher!

Mrs. Heather Cooper is such a fantastic educator and teammate. She makes each day a blast, and she is such a joy to be around.

Ms. Elena Check has such positive energy that she shares with her students and teammates every day! She is so treasured and loved by all who know her.

Ms. Stacy Johnson has been doing an amazing job of implementing the new Science curriculum. She is making Science a daily hands-on learning experience in her class! Students and teachers love being around her laughing and smiling. We are lucky to have her as an Edgewood Flash!

Miss Alysia McDougal is our Media Center Queen! She does a great job of creating fun and quirky connections with our Flashes! Our Flashes love hearing her read a story or get help from her to find a story that keeps them reading! Edgewood Intermediate is lucky to have her as a Flash!

Mr. Devin Anderson makes Physical Education enjoyable for all! Flashes, who come to his class, not only learn a new skill but also learn what sportsmanship looks like. Mr. Anderson does an amazing job of including students of all skill levels. Edgewood Intermediate is lucky to have him as a Flash!

Rachel Davis gracefully juggles the needs of parents, students, teachers, and the constant radio calls. She is a true “Jackie of all trades.” Thank you so much for your dedication.

Maya Booth’s heart for our students is evident in all that she says and does for them. Whether that’s simply listening, planning speech sessions around their interests, or encouraging them with her words, she’s always looking out for their speech, language, and social-emotional needs.

Mrs. Laura Winton is a wonderful resource for helpful Chrome extensions that help with our ELL students. Her excitement is contagious, and her offers of help are thoughtful.

Mrs. Kyle McClarnon is a wonderful Counselor at Edgewood. She really cares about the students and has gone above and beyond to help our son. We truly appreciate her kindness and time.

Mrs. LeAnn Webb is a Conscious Discipline guru! Her patience and persistence with all of our Flashes show each and every day. If a Flash isn’t smiling when they enter her room, they will be smiling before they leave. Mrs. Webb does an unbelievable job of making meaningful connections with her engaging lessons and the kindness she shows to all Flashes.

The Edgewood Family is extremely lucky to have Mr. Brian Keller assisting our students on a daily basis. Mr. Keller’s compassion and knowledge about math build confidence in our Flashes. Mr. Keller can always be counted on to tackle any task. His dependability is top notch and he makes Edgewood a better place to be each and every day he is here!

Thank you, Danielle Maiden, for allowing me to use your office when my little guy was struggling and seeing my daughter, who was in high need of a pick-me-up and listening ear.

Mr. Eric Scott does a great job creating and facilitating Art projects that encourage students to think creatively and express themselves.

Thank you, Amber Hubbard, for always being a positive influence on your students. My daughter talks about how much she enjoys being in your class all the time. Your support in and out of the classroom is so appreciated. Keep being the wonderful teacher you are!

Mrs. Cynthia Howery has been such an amazing help to my son this year in Math. Her patience for helping him all year has been a blessing and she is greatly appreciated. We love Mrs. Howery!!

A Shout-Out to Danielle Maiden! When she was asked to make a 504 change, she asked no questions and made the changes. 

A Shout-Out to Tony Lawson for always being willing to help my daughter when she has questions and for making school fun!

A big shout out to our amazing Child Nutrition Manager, Marilyn Nuttall! Your dedication to providing nutritious and delicious meals for our students is truly commendable. Thank you for making a positive impact on their well-being every day!

Laura Winton is so incredibly passionate about what she does! She loves using new elements of technology to increase differentiation, and she brings equitable learning to the forefront by prioritizing options for students with limited English!

Tammy Gottlieb is amazing at what she does! She works collaboratively, holds her students to high standards of achievement, and creates a structure for students to flourish. She is such a pleasure to watch teach and connect with the next generation!

Ms. Kim Rohrman is an amazing asset to the school. She always greets the students and is just a breath of fresh air to them. My son tells me that there hasn’t been a day where she didn’t say hello to him.

Mrs. Benita Mullins does amazing work with our Flashes! She shows patience and kindness with each student she comes across. Teachers at Edgewood are blessed to have Mrs. Mullins come into their rooms to assist. Flashes cannot wait to work with her on a daily basis. The Edgewood Family is lucky to have her as a Flash!

Nikki Curlin’s positive attitude in our Clinic with our Flashes and their parents is much appreciated! She does a fantastic job of putting our Flashes at ease, and she provides exceptional care. We are extremely lucky to have Nikki as an Edgewood Family member!

Mrs. Kyle McClarnon is a very important part of the Edgewood Family! She is like a multi-tool you have in your garage, and you can’t live without! She does car duty, meets with kids, meets with adults, makes sure our kids feel safe, helps out wherever she is needed, and much much more. Edgewood is lucky to have her as a Flash!

Ms. Sophie Foley is one of the best first-year teachers I’ve ever seen! She takes challenges in stride, leans on her team, gives her all, and creates the most welcoming classroom environment imaginable. Edgewood is so lucky to have her!

Mrs. Carol Torres is one of the kindest and fiercest advocates for our ELL students at Edgewood. She is constantly looking to improve how she teaches students and works collaboratively with staff. We are so lucky to have her!

Mrs. Danielle Maiden is so kind and goes above and beyond for all of the kids. I appreciate so much her always watching out for my daughter and making my daughter feel like she has someone she can go to at school!

Amber Hubbard has made such an impact on our daughter! She loves going to your class and always knows that if she needs anything, you are there! Thank you for all you do!

This year, when our daughter started at Edgewood, we immediately heard about how great Mr. Steve Forey was! You pay attention to our daughter’s needs, go above and beyond to make learning fun, and have created such a great environment for her! Thank you!

Mr. Matt Gaudin has been awesome! Molly absolutely LOVES his stories about all the cool things he’s done and knows. She’s always so excited to get to school to hear something new from him! He really seems to love teaching these kiddos and it shows! As Molly says, he’s “THE BEST”!

Mrs. Crystal Warfield is such a blessing to all of her classes.  She is amazing with the students and gives it her all to help them. Thank you, Mrs Warfield, for your dedication to Edgewood and the students.

Ms. Danielle Sanchez is a very caring person! She has a heart of gold!

Miss Sohpie Foley cares greatly for her students. She is an essential part of our Edgewood community and is a joy to work with.

So this is my son’s first year at Edgewood, and Miss Courtney Nusbaum is his teacher. I can’t ask for a better teacher who is very understanding is willing to do anything for my son to make his day better. Each day, he is able to learn new things, and she helps with his life skills. He is learning new things she has placed an amazing group of IA’s with her, and I’m so thankful for all of them. Thank you so much for caring for my son. I appreciate it more than you know.

This is my son’s first year at this school, and I know it’s a lot for him. Shawna Roberts has been his one-on-one (IA person), and I know he can be a lot sometimes, but she has lots of patience with him. I feel like they have a good bond. With that being said, I feel like he works really hard with her and learns different things each day. I really appreciate her for everything she does with him. It means the world to me that she does not give up on him. Thank you, Shawna, for being Amazing!

Mrs. Crystal Warfield has made Math FUN for all of the kids she teaches. They’re excited to go to her class, which is such a nice change from the norm. We love Mrs. Warfield!

Noelle Hall is such a positive leader to her team(s). She does whatever she can for others and has the patience one can only dream of. We love & appreciate you, Noelle!

Mrs. Jamie Alexander is a great mentor. Her insight has been invaluable, and I appreciate the way she balances her own guidance with probing questions to help me come to my own conclusions. Thank you for your support of me and my students!

Thank you, Ms. Toni Hillman, for the many after-school hours spent supporting the robotics team as a first-time coach! You facilitated teamwork, independent problem-solving, and critical thinking skills in a young team that made it to semi-state and earned a team award. You instilled confidence in the team to learn coding without knowing how to do it yourself. Thank you for a memorable season!

Thank you, Mrs. Cheryl Leonardo, for the many after-school hours spent supporting the robotics team as a first-time coach! You facilitated teamwork, independent problem-solving, and critical thinking skills in a young team that made it to semi-state and earned a team award. You instilled confidence in the team to learn coding without knowing how to do it yourself. Thank you for a memorable season!

The kindness and detailed care that Mrs. Jessica Isom shows to our kids is not only very comforting to them but almost always immediately calms them…and at times, me too!

Mrs. Amber Hubbard amazes me! She has a way of multitasking that appears to be effortless. All while assisting other teachers, keeping her positive mantras at the forefront of her thoughts, and aggravating Mr. Forey as much as possible.

Mrs. Kylie Palmer is so patient and calm with not only her students but the staff as well. She’s a wonderful example of how we want our children to grow up to be.

Thank you, Taylor Wessel, for making my son feel loved and valued at school! It’s teachers like you that make a difference! Your efforts do not go unnoticed! Thank you for all you do!

Kitley Intermediate School

Mr. Paul Yoo is an awesome teacher. He brings good vibes into class and does a good job teaching students how to play their instruments. He also makes jokes that light up the room.

Mrs. Makayla Wampler is a kind, helpful person. She helps me whenever I´m stressed or sad. Mrs Wampler is a loving person she helps our school so much she is a role model I love seeing her at breakfast. She makes me so happy😁

Christy Wampler is the best! I love going to lunch now because she is always there for me.

Mr. Will Thoman is a respectful, helpful, and fun teacher who tries to relate to all of his students. He is an amazing teacher who really deserves a lot of respect. I mean, he really does deserve more for all of the work he has put in. (P.S. He likes cheeseburgers, so keep that in mind.)

Mr. Will Thoman is a fun and deserving teacher who deserves to be appreciated for his accomplishments.

Mr. Will Thoman is SO funny! I literally love it when I come into his classroom and he welcomes me in. He helped in a tough situation, and it helped. He is always making us laugh!

Billie Sumner is always here on time, and she loves to learn new things and help other students. She is kind.

Rhonda Spillman is the best teacher. I love her teaching me about maths problems. She is nice and kind.

Bett Spence is so funny and can make anyone laugh. She also has such good teaching methods and is so sweet and awesome!

CJ Smerdel was funny, nice, and had a very fun class. I looked forward to his class. He made class super detailed but so fun. If I could have him again, I would pick him over everyone.

CJ Smerdel is the most inspiring person I will ever meet. He is so funny and fun to be around.

Mr. CJ Smerdel is a great teacher who always thinks positively. He is very kind and funny and is always willing to give everyone second chances.

Mrs. Pam Shuck is so kind and teaches students Math so well.

Mrs. Alexis Scott was a very funny and kind teacher and helped me get through 5th grade. Her projects were very fun, and I had a good time doing them.

I really want you to tell Mrs. Alexis Scott that she was the best teacher I have ever had. She was a good joker and roaster, and I wish I hadn’t left early in 5th grade. I really enjoyed the best times I ever had with Mrs. Scott and wish I could have stayed longer.

Miss Sonya Schkabla was my 5th-grade teacher. She was so nice and came to my softball games. She also made the class really fun, and I never wanted to leave her classroom. I’m so glad she got to be my teacher.

Katie Ryan always helps me and makes me laugh. She made her class so much fun.

Miss Katie Ryan always pushes her students to practice creating an amazing environment for them to learn in. She is not just an amazing teacher but a wonderful friend who is always willing to help and teach those around her.

Katie Ryan is an AMAZING teacher. She helped me learn, is so fun, and is always free to help if needed. 

Mrs. Cyndi Russell was my 5th-grade teacher. She is so nice and still talks to me every day. She helped me become a better reader and writer, and I am so thankful that I got to have her as a teacher. I wish she could be again:)

Kyler Rogers is always finding new ways to better the students in the BSR program. She is constantly making sure the students are taken care of inside and outside of the classroom. It is a pleasure to work alongside her every day. 

Mrs. MaKenzie Rodrigez is really sweet, and I will miss her. She was my fourth-grade teacher, and she was really helpful and good to talk to about things. I really appreciate her and love her.  

A Shout-Out to Sandy Robertson! Even though I have been here at Kitley for about a month, I want to thank you for helping me with tricky math problems that I needed to work on. Have a good summer break, Mrs. Robertson.

Gym is my favorite class, and Miss Michelle Raupp makes gym so fun every day I look forward to her class. She is so nice and fun to be around.

Ms. Michelle Rauup is the BEST! I loved her class and still miss it so much. She went over and beyond every day, and I will miss her every day next year! You’re the best!

Jennifer Pryor has always been a role model to me. She has always had a girl-boss vibe and amazing hair.

Hannah O’Friel is always happy during class, and she greets everyone with a smile. She can also be really funny. She is very good at teaching, and I always learn during her class.

I had Hannah O’Friel as my Math teacher last year, and she was one of my favorites because I could talk to her about my problems at home and at school. She was someone I could relate to because we are both ginger. Mrs.O’Friel is an amazing teacher. Never quit!

Mr. Todd Norcross made a subject I never thought I’d like into one of my favorite parts of the day. He jokes around with me and the class and makes everyone burst out laughing. He always puts a smile on my face and is very organized.

Todd Norcross is really kind, and he makes everything fun. He also gives everyone time and sometimes gives people second chances.

Ms. Sara Nickolich is super bubbly and really funny! I love her because my first day ever coming into Kitley was hard, but she welcomed me into Kitley Intermediate with open arms! I miss her sweet voice and all the songs she’d put on. I have three words to say: THANK YOU, MS. NICKOLICH!

CJ. Smerdel is one of the coolest teachers I´ve had in 4th and 5th grade. His dad’s jokes are so corny but funny. They make me laugh. Every day at the end of dismissal, we have a little talk about our day. He’s super cool, too. Thank you, RR

Mr. Clayton Moore is a spectacular teacher. I was in his class from 2021 – 2022 and 2022 – 2023, and he made every day so much fun! We always had a fun way to greet each other. This simple foot bump brought me joy every day and still does! We love you, Mr. Moore! I will remember you forever! – Maddie H.

Mr. Clayton Moore always brings a smile to everyone’s face. He wears fun ties and plays games with the class. He teaches us in a fun way and has great relationships with his students. We love you, Mr. Moore!

Spring Martin always has a positive attitude! And she is a great mom!

Mrs. Theresa Leyba is so funny she is sooooooooo nice, and she cares about all her students!

Mrs. Theresa Leyba is the best because she is very funny, nice, and teaches my favorite subject.

Mrs. Theresa Leyba is an amazing Math teacher. She uses whiteboards and games to help students learn in a fun way.

Mrs. Abbie Kinder is so nice. She is an amazing Math teacher. She is so understanding and always makes me happy about Math. She is also so funny! Thank you, Mrs. Kinder!

Mrs. Abbie Kinder was my 5th-grade teacher. She made class fun and helped me improve my Math skills. She was so nice, and I am so happy that I got to have her!

This is my first year at Kitley, and Mrs. Shannon Knaack made it the best couple of months for me. Mrs. Knaack has helped me through all of this year, and she has got me better at writing and getting better at ELA.

Shannon Knaack is the best ELA teacher I have had in all three of my years here at Kitley. She is so kind and loving to everyone, and her fun style inspires me to be who I want to be. There is never a dull moment in her class, and she is never afraid to express herself. She is funny and loves everyone. She is very good at teaching; she has been teaching for a while, though I had her this year. I will always remember her as my sixth-grade ELA teacher Thank you, Mrs. Knaack!

Mrs. Shannon Knaack is a loving teacher who is patient with all her students. She is also kind and always says hi to me every day. She is absolutely the best teacher; everyone loves her! Shannon is outgoing, nice, and has fun teaching methods. She adores all of her students. I love seeing her face every morning when I visit her in her classroom. She gives great advice and cares about not only her students but also her co-workers. She inspires many people.

Mrs. Shannon Knaack is a funny, kind, and loving teacher who cares so much about her kids and loves to teach. She’s very nice to everyone. She puts a smile on my face when I see her. She is a very good teacher. She is there for you and fun to talk to. I love her class so much.

Mrs. Shannon Knaack is a kind and thoughtful person. She makes learning ELA content fun and entertaining. She is also nice and always makes my day more fun. Thank you for being a great teacher. You are amazing. Keep doing what you are doing. 

Thank you, Justice Allen, so much for teaching me this school. Because of you, I can speak English and do so many things. Thank you so much.

Justice Allen, I am grateful to her. I have always known her since I was in 5th grade, and now I am in 6th grade together and we have advanced. She speaks more Spanish and more English. I love her very much. Blessings!

Miss Celeste Jefcoats was the best teacher I ever had. She always made learning Math fun, and learning Math with her was the best experience ever. She will always be my favorite teacher. I spent one year with her, and she was absolutely amazing. The things she taught are the things I remember to this day. Miss Jefcoats is a teacher that I will never forget. She is an amazing and outstanding teacher.

A Shout-Out to Ms. Celeste Jefcoats! I was in her 4th-grade math class and always looked forward to her class every day. She never failed to put a smile on my face and was always so kind. Ms. Jefcoats is a great teacher and will always be my favorite.

Ms. Celeste Jefcoats is an excellent and funny teacher. Teachers usually yell at me a lot, but Ms. Jefcoats rarely yells at me. I had Ms. Jefcoats in 4th grade, and now I am in 6th grade. Almost every day, she says hi and has a great day with me because she knows that she’s my favorite.

A Shout-Out to Stephanie Flannery! Choir is now my happy place! She makes me feel safe here, and she has made me love singing.

Mrs. Kaylea Dominguez is an excellent teacher. She is really nice, and her teaching style is so entertaining! She has made me like Science and Social Studies way more! Her teaching skills improved my Science and Social Studies grades. She is also very funny. I am very lucky and grateful that I had a teacher like her.

When Mrs. Kaylea Dominguez teaches, she does it in an exciting way. She is a very fun teacher. She works very hard to make all her students smart and happy. She makes it exciting to come to school and learn. Whenever I see her, she puts a smile on my face. In the future, she will still be considered one of my all-time favorite teachers. Mrs.Dominguez is the most amazing teacher ever!

Kaylea Dominguez is very caring in her teaching, keeps up with the trends, and I always say hi to her at buses. She is very nice in her teaching and has been my favorite teacher! Last year, when I had her in Science, it was one of the best classes I had because I could always talk to her about problems at school or at home. I wish I could take her class again. Thank you, Mrs.Dominguez!

Kaylea Dominguez is an amazing teacher. She is kind, funny, and a great influence! She brings the fun to school, teaching her amazing lessons with joy and making them fun! She has helped me through things and gave me great advice. She is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She is a loving and supportive teacher, and I’m so thankful to her!

Kaylea Dominguez is such a kind teacher. She cares a lot about her students and makes everyone feel welcome. And she is great at teaching. I don’t think there is one thing that she has explained that I haven’t understood. Mrs. Kaylea Dominguez made my day all last year. She is an amazing teacher who goes above and beyond every day for each and every one of her students. She was the reason I would wake up and be excited about school. She has shown me incredible kindness and compassion every day.

Kaylea Dominguez is a ray of sunshine! She is so kind and inspiring. Mrs. Dominguez is an amazing teacher. She made me smile every single day and helped me through my problems. I loved having her last year and am sad she is not my teacher this year. I know her current students love her just as much as I did last year. We have the best staff here at Kitley, but Mrs. Dominguez is one of the very best. Thank you for all you have done, Mrs. Dominguez!

Mrs. Kaylea Dominguez made me wait and wonder in my classes, “What will she have planned for us today?” I would never know but I knew that she would make it amazing. Mrs Dominguez made the school day filled with wonder and amazement. This is why I thank her for being my teacher. ~GH

Mrs. Kaylea Dominguez has been the best science and social studies teacher I ever had. I am so thankful to have her as a Social Studies/Science teacher. She always makes silly jokes, making everyone laugh. She was the best teacher I ever had. I hope to see her again in the future.

Kaylea Dominguez was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I was in her class last year, so it was because we were one of her first classes ever, and she was so amazing. She also let us have fun while still learning. Mrs. Dominguez still remembers her students and waves if you wave at her. 

Thank you so much, Mr. Pascual Cubero, for everything you have done for me throughout the year. You have been a fantastic mentor and friend, and I appreciate all of your help both in and out of the classroom. You have made a real difference in my life, and I will never forget all you have done for me.

Mr. Pascual Cubero is an amazing teacher of ELA. I love his welcoming classroom. Kitley is Lucky to have him. Mr. Cubero always gives second chances and never disappoints in creating a light, calm mood throughout the class. He never puts too much work into his students. I believe that he deserves this shoutout.

Mrs. Rachel Coy made me really like Math. She makes my day no matter what the day brings.

Shelley Christiansen inspires me so much and makes me want to learn. She is here every day and always tries to make students understand the lesson. I look forward to Ms. C’s class every day. Her fun simulations and lessons are so fun and teach me so much. We love you, Ms. C!

Shelley Christiansen is always helpful, kind, and understanding to other students. Whenever a student has a problem with a question, she always helps them. She is a good teacher because she wants you to do your best. She also cares about our future and pushes us to do our best.

Shelley Christiansen is so funny, and she is one of the nicest teachers I´ve ever met. She pushes me to my limits but in a good way. I just wanted to give a shout-out to her because she is one of the best teachers I have ever met. She has been there for me a lot of times this year, and i have learned so much more History from her this year.

Alan Burrell always makes sure every student is happy and enjoying his class. He has become one of my favorite teachers, and I am so glad he is my teacher. He brought kindness and awesomeness to Kitley.

Alan Burrell is such a kind teacher. He cares for his students, is helpful, and always makes class fun. His kindness is something you can remember for a lifetime.  He is really funny. He is one of my favorite teachers in the whole building. He makes his class so much fun. He makes so many dad jokes. I enjoy going to his class daily.

Alan Burrell is one of the most deserving people to get a shout-out. He is so kind and always helps students. He teaches his students so much more than Science. With his Friday notes and Monday goals, he makes every day a great day. I hope that people are lucky to have a teacher like him. Mr. Burrell is one of the nicest teachers I have had. He made me actually like Science.

Alan Burrell makes Science so much fun. I can not express how excited he makes me to learn. He is so nice and understanding. He is definitely one of my favorite teachers. Mr. Alan Burrell is the best teacher! He is friendly and sweet. 

Price Brown is nice, and I see him at the shuttle every day. We talk about sports and it is a highlight of my day!

David Blaser is so funny. He never fails to make me laugh. He brings light to the room. He is very inspirational and makes learning history and Social Studies fun! I love his teaching method! 

David Blaser is an amazing 6th-grade teacher. He is nice and seems to make any part of history fun. Even if you are upset, he somehow has that calming voice that will tell you that everything is alright. I am so grateful to have him as my 4th-period teacher.

David Blaser is the funniest teacher I have ever met. I look forward to his class every day because he always has great lessons. He gives us really cool facts every day, is really funny, and keeps the class interesting. I am glad that I am his student. He has the best teaching methods and makes Social Studies the best subject. Mr. Blaser helps so many people and is so kind to others.

David Blaser is a very elegant and skilled teacher. I love the way he teaches, and I love his jokes. When he’s teaching, he always makes me giggle. He is so kind and always makes the entire class giggle and laugh—written by Landon Christopher Vanskyke

David Blaser is one of my favorite teachers because he is so funny but also so serious. He helps us learn in a fun way, is really helpful, and is just a good person. He also makes very interesting stories and facts about what we are learning. Overall, he is a very good teacher who teaches us very well. Thank you for being my history teacher. You are so funny and entertaining. PS History class is my favorite.

David Blaser is a phenomenal teacher in every way. He loves history and knows so much about it. He inspires me and makes me want to learn as much as I can about history. He explains history so well and in so much detail. He is kind, funny, and, overall, a great teacher. His lessons are well-organized and entertaining. Each time I leave his class, I’m either smiling or horrified.  I love that he tries his best to explain and help us understand.

David Blaser is a great teacher because he makes history learning fun. He never forgets to make us all laugh, and I love the way he teaches with his detailed slideshows. I enjoy discussing conspiracy theories with him, and I am always looking forward to his class. Mr. Blaser is nice and incredibly understanding when it comes to home or school life. He is genuinely my favorite teacher.

David Blaser always makes his class fun, and I look forward to it. His lessons are amazing, and he never fails to put a smile on my face. Mr. Blaser is super nice and teaches people very nicely. He’s a super funny and nice teacher!

David Blaser is soo much funny. He was so friendly. his period was always fun. He is the Social Studies teacher of the year. He provides a great amount of wisdom to all his students. Mr. Blaster always shares information from both sides and uses words that make sense to all his students. Mr. Blaser even has a conspiracy of the day! – Anonymous

David Blaser is an extraordinary teacher. His class is wonderful, and I personally feel like I will always remember what he teaches. I hope other schools and kids are lucky enough to get a teacher like him. Even though he just arrived in Kitley, it always seems like he’s been with us the whole year. I hope he never leaves.

Morgan Bennett is one of the most fun teachers I have ever had. She always plays with us (and sometimes cheats), but she is fun. That is why I like Ms. Bennett!

Morgan Bennett is a very nice teacher. She dresses up, and we love her style. She is a gym teacher, and her games are so fun. She’s one of the kids’ favorites. We could not have a better teacher than her.

Morgan Bennett has had a big influence on me. She is a very nice and funny teacher. She teaches my favorite class and subject (PE), and I really like her overall.   

Morgan Bennett is very nice. She always makes everyone laugh, and she is very encouraging to all of her students. She gives us lots of freedom, and she makes the class really Fun and entertaining. She always gave second chances.

Tammy Beechler helps everyone in class when they don’t know how to do something. She made me laugh. 

Tammy Beechler was my 4th-grade teacher. I understand her teaching style, and she is a nice teacher. I have big memories of my classmates with her.

Leslie. Beck is like a mom to me; I can talk to her about anything, and she is very understanding about it. She has helped me through hard times. She is the best.

Leslie Beck is the best person I have ever met. When I see her, she always has a smile on her face, and she makes me smile, too. She can help you when you are sad and feeling down. If you need her, she is there when you need her. She never has a sad face; she is always happy. Keep what you’re doing.

Mrs. Kelly Barnes has been an amazing teacher throughout my second semester. She loves the artwork I make and loves making art. She puts up with the chatty kids, and she really is the best.

I liked Kelsey Baker a lot as a teacher because she was really nice and she taught my favorite subject.

Mr. Brian Hackler is a nice and funny teacher.

Sydney Allman is one of my favorite teachers. She is really nice and sweet. Her 6th-period class is the best and one of my favorite classes, too. I never would want a different ELA teacher in this school.

Sydney Allman is an amazing teacher who can help me with just about anything. She will always do as much as she can to help anybody, which I appreciate. She always gives good advice and leaves amazing compliments on my work. Thank you, Miss Allman, for being the best you can be!!

Sydney Allman is a nice, caring, wonderful teacher who helped me when I struggled with things and helped me become a better person. She is my ELA teacher, and I’m so grateful to have her. She makes sure that I’m okay and safe. She’s funny, and I can tell her anything without being scared of getting in trouble. I love having Mrs. Allman as my teacher, and I’m so grateful for her.

Sydney Allman is a very nice and funny teacher. She always finds a way to make my favorite subject, ELA, fun. She is always caring and a great teacher. We can tell her all about tea, but she is also such a good teacher. She knows how to have fun with us and also teaches us really well. I am very grateful to have Ms. Allman as my teacher, and I will surely miss her next year!

Sydney Allman is one of my favorite teachers. She is really nice and sweet. Her 6th-period class is the best and one of my favorite classes, too. I never would want a different ELA teacher in this school.

Sydney Allman is so nice and funny, and she is a really good teacher. She is the most amazing ELA teacher ever. She always gives fun lessons and keeps the class interesting. She cares so much for her kids and really engages with them, making them laugh, understanding even when it’s hard, and giving assignments that really show how smart you can be!! I am very happy to have her as my teacher!

Although I was only part of Sydney Allman’s class for a day this year until I got switched, I really appreciate all the things she does for her students. She always tries to make people laugh, even in the saddest times. I loved Mrs.Allman’s class last year, and if I had the option, I would take her class next year.

Sydney Allman is such an outstanding teacher! I always enjoy my lunches with her, and her lessons are fun and eventful. She never fails to show kindness towards me and is an inspiration to me every day! She has helped me grow as a better reader and writer. Thank you for being amazing!

Sydney Allman is a great English teacher! She’s super kind and has a great sense of humor. Her teaching style makes English easier for me, even if she’s having a bad day. She is always kind and willing to help. She makes English fun and interesting and always puts a smile on everyone’s face.

Sydney Allman is one of the sweetest teachers I’ve ever known. She makes ELA fun and helps everyone with their work. She is the BEST TEACHER; she helps me with everything. She will help you solve the problem. She is nice and kind. She teaches and inspires me every day.

Sydney Allman always checks up on students to make sure that they are okay because we get to talk about things, and I get to tell her everything. We have a strong bond together, and she believes that every student can improve no matter what. Her amazing humor can make any room burst into laughter. Thank you for being amazing!

Sydney Allman is the kindest person I know. She is so patient with her students and is amazing to be around! She has been one of the biggest supporters I have ever known and has taught me so much. She Jokes around and explains everything in great detail. She has helped me write better, improved my academics and socially, and, overall, made me a better person.

Justice Allen is my favorite English Language Learner (ELL) teacher and holds the top spot as my favorite.

Ms. Justice Allen is so helpful and is so kind! She is the best teacher I have ever had because she is nice and kind, she helps me with everything, she never says no to anything, she never yells at kids, and she teaches really well. She is the BEST TEACHER!!

Our PD this morning about Essential Skills was informative and moving. Mr. Matt Taylor’s passion for his students and this work shone, and it made me so glad that he was a part of our team. His students adore him, and he continues to build them up academically and socially. We are thankful for the ES team!

Christy Wampler is the person you can call anytime for anything, and it will absolutely get done. She is an incredible encouragement and an awesome co-worker. She is so humble—never above any task and never too busy to help. Kitley is blessed to have her!

Ms. Rhonda Spillman helps the ELL room at Kitley run smoothly. She is always there to support and assist students in any way she can. Thank you, Ms. Spillman, for all you do!

Mr. Smerdel has gone above and beyond to help out the 6th grade ELA team this year! He is always willing to help out when needed. Mr. Smerdel is a colleague that we can always count on for support, no matter the situation. Thank you, CJ, for being such a team player!

Angela Cochran works very well, keeping students engaged with the variety of activities in her classroom.

Thank you, Celeste Jefcoats, for welcoming me to your team. It has been a pleasure working in your classroom.

Our school family is so grateful for Miss Verna Gilman! Thank you for your unwavering dedication to keeping our students safe, holding them accountable, and for being a guiding mentor in their lives. Your commitment to their well-being and growth doesn’t go unnoticed. We’re grateful for everything you do!

Jennifer Deal, Kitley would be lost without you! Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed!

Mr. Brian Hackler is a “quiet” teacher who is always there for you! He is always very patient and understanding with his students. Students love his class and his sense of humor!

Cynthia LaFara has been an amazing addition to the BSR team. Her commitment to making the program better is motivating. We are lucky to have her.

Ashley Stump, you are the BEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!

Since moving to Kitley, Miss Abby Deal has jumped right in and helped wherever and whenever needed. She strives to help her students in any way possible. She has been a tremendous help to the students at Kitley!

Katie Lane’s teaching style helps students want to learn. Her personality and sense of humor make learning fun. As a teacher, I enjoy going into her classroom.

Mr. Pascual Cubero is the best teacher, at least one that we have had. He is very understanding and cares a lot about each and every single student he has. He strives to push the students to be better and push themselves to be great. He leaves no student behind and makes sure everyone succeeds. He is just the best!!!!!

Thank you, Eric Godsey, for always supporting and advocating for the safety of all Kitley students and teachers. You are so appreciated!

Christy Wampler is so nice every time I see her! She helps so much in the building. I just wanted to thank her for all she does for us. So Wampler, THANK YOU, from all of us at Kitley.

Jala Hart cares so much about everything she does as a Child Nutrition Associate. She meticulously prepares her food items each day. As a cashier, she truly cares about each student. Her giving heart makes her a true asset to Star Express and Kitley!

Ryan Torres is a great Science teacher! His teaching style creates a fun learning environment, which helps his students develop a love for science. He’s down-to-earth, and students really enjoy his class.

Kelly Berleman has really jumped in and built a great rapport with students. Since starting in January, she has formed relationships with the kids; they know they can count on her. The patience she shows her students really goes a long way!

David Blaser is super kind and funny. I look forward to his class every day because he makes history fun. His lessons are very detailed, and he never fails to make us laugh. He is such an amazing teacher, and I am so grateful to have him as my teacher.

Ms. Kelly Weaver turns numbers into magic, transforming confusion into clarity. With every equation, she proves that learning can be as infinite as pi and as beautiful as a perfectly plotted curve. Thank you for making the world add up!

Mr. Pascual Cubero’s ELA class is so inspiring; even the dictionary sticks around after the bell rings to take notes!

Mr. David Blaser teaches Social Studies, but his sense of humor is so sharp you’d think he minored in stand-up comedy!

A student once asked me, “What does it mean to be a great man?” I referred him to Mr. Alan Burrell. Burrell is a superstar and a bit of a celebrity among the students. Not only do his students look up to him but many of his co-workers do as well!

Mr. Michael Jones has been an excellent addition to Kitley. He brings thought-provoking ideas to the team and, one might say, the philosophical ideal of excellence to the classroom.

Brian Hackler is a warm and loving teacher. His students have referred to him as “a living legend,” “kind of like my father figure,” and “my favorite.”

CJ Smerdel is the man. His students love his sense of humor and the vast array of knowledge on all things Social Studies (and all things not). The students have ranked his moustache as Moustache of the Year 2024.

Mrs. Billie Sumner does a great job making her lessons accessible to the students. She cares deeply for her students and works hard to create the best atmosphere in class.

Mr. David Blaser stepped into a class midway through the year and has been great at making the transition seamless. Mr. Blaser cares for his students and is determined to get them to make their own conclusions and think deeply.

Mr. Brian Hackler is a consistent and fair teacher who cares about his student’s education. He is a great coworker and is secretly hilarious.

Mr. Ryan Torres cares for his students and always conducts himself professionally. He uses unique techniques to get the students to think in a new way!

Miss Lauren LaShell is nice, kind, and patient. Even when she is having a bad day, she is always nice.

Sara Nickolich is a good teacher because she is nice and kind all the time and lets us do fun things. She is always nice and helpful.

Mr. Erik Godsey has done an excellent job of preparing everything for ILearn. It is a massive undertaking to organize school-wide testing and scheduling. He problem-solves, supports teachers and students, and humbly walks through each new challenge. Thank you, Erik, for your hard work!

Thank you, Bett Spence, for always playing along with silly accents when I call your room! You are part of what makes my job fun!

Thank you, Linda Lamberth, for being an amazing 4th-grade teacher and co-worker! Scarlet and I appreciate you so much!!!

Mr. Will Thoman is a thoughtful, reflective teacher who constantly strives to be better. He encourages others and is a fabulous example of the “lifelong learner” we all try to be. I am thankful for his work in making music fun and accessible to his band students.

Mrs. Kaylea Dominguez always provides her students with a variety of incredible learning opportunities and greets them every day with an “all-in” attitude. She is such a blessing and an important part of the great Kitley Staff.

Miss Verna Gilman needs a Shout-Out because she is the best Dean EVER! She gives everyone a bunch of strikes. She is fair and effective in her discipline. She always cares for others. She celebrates you when you do a good job. She is always nice and kind. When you are bad, she does some good stuff. ~ Kassidy

Chad Koke has been a great addition to the Kitley Team! Serving as our long-term substitute, he consistently excels in engaging his students and radiates an abundance of positive energy and enthusiasm each day.

Shannon Knaack goes ABOVE and BEYOND each and every day here at Kitley, not only for her students but also for her colleagues. She is always willing to help out with anything, no questions asked, and she does it with a smile. We are so blessed to have someone of her caliber here at Kitley!

Renee Dannenbring has gone above and beyond as a long-term stub. She loves her students and brings positive energy and enthusiasm to her classes daily. She is a valuable asset to our school community.

Spring Martin is amazing! She always greets all students, staff, and parents with a smile and has the most genuine heart that shows daily to everyone here! We are lucky to have her!

Michelle Wolfe is a huge asset to our team. She has welcomed me and helped me out many times. She truly has made this first year at Kitley an amazing year for me. I couldn’t have made it without her!

Kaylea Dominguez is such an awesome teacher. She has fun ways to teach and fun ways to entertain. She is such a ball of joy, and she is so kind and caring to everyone!

Mrs. Shannon Knaack is one of the nicest and funniest ELA teachers I have ever had. She has made learning really fun and easy. If we are struggling, she will take her time to help us and walk us through what we need help with. I hope Mrs.Knaack will get a raise for how many shout-outs she has gotten.

Terri Amos is a really good Math teacher!

Miss O’Friel is a phenomenal teacher and person. She works tirelessly to provide a welcoming environment for her students. She not only teaches complex musical concepts, but she also shows students the joy and love of making music. Our students are blessed to have her as a guide on their musical journey.

Sophie Cahlamer, you are the world’s best teacher ever!!!!

Mrs. Sara Nickolich is a great teacher; she is very fun and serious, which I think would be great for a teacher.

Thank you, Theresa Leyba, so much for ALL you do on the Social Committee!

Thank you, Catherine Lane, so much for ALL you do on the Social Committee!

Thank you, Kelsey Baker, so much for ALL you do on the Social Committee!

Coach Michelle Raupp is the best soccer coach! She has built our girls’ program from the ground up, and her record proves it. The kids absolutely adore her. Every fall season is a joy to work with her, and I am so thankful for the friendship that has developed with her as our coach.

Mrs. Billie Sumner shows up daily for the kids and will go above and beyond for them. She is always excited to learn new things and be the best educator she possibly can be!

Mr. Pascual Cubero is one of the most passionate, caring teachers our son has come across. From day 1, you could feel his excitement for helping his students be the best they can be. My son feels very encouraged by him and definitely looks up to him as a positive role model. He’s the best of the best!

Mr. Michael Jones is amazing!! He is stern but caring! He works hard to make sure our kids succeed!!!

Not only a fantastic PE teacher, Michelle Raupp does a tremendous job leading the Social Committee at Kitley. From arranging for Food Trucks to visit to organizing fun activities for staff, she is very much appreciated! Her efforts really raise the spirit of everyone she comes into contact with.

Michelle Wolfe is everything you want a registrar to be: knowledgeable, organized, a great communicator, friendly, and so much more. Her smile is so welcoming to students and families when they walk into our doors for the first time to enroll. Kitley is so blessed to have her!

Mr. Howard Snorden’s exceptional efforts have truly made a difference in maintaining a clean and safe environment for all of us at Kitley. From keeping our hallways spotless to ensuring our facilities are in top-notch condition, he does it all. We are very thankful for your effort and leadership.

Mrs. Kelly Barnes is an amazing person and teacher. She always goes above and beyond, even offering Art Clubs and Art Camps so that our students can do what they love. My daughter has absolutely loved being in her class this year. We appreciate her so much!

Mrs. Kim Clayton always makes my daughter smile every day she comes into the cafeteria. She makes sure she has everything she needs. If she doesn’t see her in line, she will wave to her. This is the highlight of her day! She absolutely loves Mrs. Clayton! Thank you for being amazing!!

Mr. Josh Madden is a reflective practitioner who supports teachers in so many ways. Specifically, I appreciate the way he is open to and supportive of his staff taking advantage of learning and collaborative opportunities in the township. I have grown so much this year because of it!

Mrs. Shannon Knaack is super sweet towards everyone. She encourages people and makes everyone’s day just by seeing her. She is an excellent English Language Arts teacher and gives great advice.

Verna Gilman is such a wonderful person to work with. I feel so supported by her and everything she does for us. Kitley is so lucky to have her!!

Shannon Knaack is very kind and loving towards everyone. She has a great sense of humor. She is just overall terrific and a very good teacher.

I am so lucky to have Ashley Stump as a part of my team. She always steps up to help and has done so much to make me feel welcome! I am grateful to you! 🙂 -Sophie Cahlamer

A Shout-Out to Megan McCamey! Thank you so much for having us during instructional rounds! It was so amazing to learn from you! – Sophie Cahlamer

Terri Amos has done so much to help me feel welcome in my new home at Kitley. I am so very lucky to get the opportunity to work with and learn from her!

Mrs. Katie Ryan always manages to make my days so much brighter! She helped me start playing my violin from the very first note, and I can’t wait to see what is in store for the rest of this year! She has sparked my love for music, and I appreciate her work very much!

Miss Sophie Cahlamer is super nice, funny, and hard-working. She is also our FAVORITE TEACHER. Love, Presley & Tatum.    

Miss Sophie Cahlamer is so organized, kind, and has alot of patience. She has made Reading fun! You are the best ELA teacher in the world!-pais #3

Mrs. Ashley Stump is my favorite Science/Social Studies teacher ever! I have learned so many new things. You are the best teacher ever!

Terri Amos is the best Math teacher I have seen in my entire life. Thank you for the ways you have been teaching us. You help me with Math, and I know you get mad at us, but we love you a lot, and you are the best Math teacher in the world. You made Math my favorite subject!

Alexis Scott is super nice!

Brooklyn Jones helped me to learn about Math, and I love how she made Math Lab so fun. She has helped me with the Math I didn’t know -pais <3

Miss Jaia Fouts goes above and beyond for her students. She is always the first to give a hand wherever it is needed. We appreciate her dearly every day.

Melanie Kerr is always doing her best and always is looking out for her staff members!! She is always on top of things and I want her to know her work doesn’t go unnoticed! She works so hard and makes sure all the kids get fed. I’m so grateful to you!

Sara Nickolich is always nice and kind and tries to keep everyone in line.

Miss Lauren LaShell is always kind and respectful. She is always trying to help students have an easier and funnier time in her class. No matter whether she is happy or sad, she will always be there for a student.

Mrs. Sandy Robertson ROCKS! She excels at math and loves her students! Her love for them is seen every day. Her methods for teaching are incredible and mind-blowing! Mrs. Robertson is loving, kind, and intelligent! Keep on doing what you are doing!

MaKenzie Rodriguez is a great teacher! She cares so much for her students and also does a wonderful job with the Student Council club!

Kat Greene has been a tremendous help. She has been able to assist when a question arises. Her guidance is really appreciated and does not go unnoticed.

Thank you, Leslie Beck, for always being available for my daughter to talk to and lean on while at school. Middle school is hard, but knowing she has someone like you to help her with great advice and guidance makes it easier. You’re wonderful!

I had some concerns about my daughter’s grade in Miss Kelly Weaver’s class and sent her an email with questions. The response I received was so detailed and well thought out. You could clearly see she cared and was willing to work with me to help her grade. Thank you!

Have you ever watched Mrs. Dawn O’Friel and her excitement for learning? She loves learning from others and sharing her own experiences. The passion for educating staff and students cannot be measured. She loves to teach, just like Jesus!

Thankful for Ms. Ashley Stump and all she does for her students! She’s patient, kind, understanding, and always looks for positives in her students. She helps students excel and is excellent at communicating with parents. She’s a great asset for Kitley!

Terri Amos is a driven, organized, and inspiring math teacher. She cares so much about her students and does everything she can to help them grow and succeed in all areas. Her passion and dedication make us all better.

Mike Jones is a learner who is always ready to take on something new. One of the neatest things he has done in his time here at Kitley is to lean into his love of music and use it to reach kids who need extra time and care. Thank you for all the time you take out of your day to invest in other people!

Jennifer Deal is constantly looking for ways to support others in the building. Whether it is students, coverage, teachers, or other staff members, she never ceases to be the right person in the right place at the right time. Her addition to the staff has been a huge blessing!

Paul Yoo did a fabulous job playing flute at the Kitley Choir concert. He is always ready to serve, and with his extreme talent, his music is always a gift.

Belinda Day is a ray of sunshine. I am thankful for her daily support and encouragement as she passes in the hall. Those brief interactions always lift my spirit. It is wonderful to work with someone who makes your day brighter.

Evan Arnold faithfully fulfills all of his many duties at both Intermediate schools and is always ready to cover holes, learn new ways to support students, and help out wherever he is needed. He is the ultimate team player, and he keeps a good attitude in all things.

Kelly Barnes is always ready to help others and is invested in the lives of her students and coworkers. Kelly constantly innovates her projects and processes to give students new and exciting opportunities to explore new mediums and concepts.

Katie Ryan is a marvelous Director. She is an inspiring leader, poised and graceful. Her students love her. Watching her patiently rehearse her massive ensemble and getting such musicality and focus out of so many kids was mind-blowing. She is a teacher who changes lives.

I’m thankful for Jennifer Tinsley and everything she does for her students! We’re so happy you are at Kitley!

Sophia Cahlamer has been a great addition to Kitley. Her enthusiasm, fresh perspectives, and passion for teaching are already lighting up our classrooms.

Ashley Stump has been an amazing team member. She always brings her A-game and displays her dedication to our scholars.

Hannah O’Friel is an amazing member of the Kitley Music Department. She is a talented and passionate musician who shares her love and appreciation for music every single day with her students. They are so lucky to have her teaching them!

Mrs. Ashley Stump IS MY FAVORITE TEACHER. She is nice and fun. Thank you for making my SS and Science classes my favorite and being the best homeroom teacher ever!

Ms. Terri Amos is the nicest and funniest Math teacher I ever met. Thank you for teaching me Math and helping me all the time on tests.

Thank you, Terri Amos, for helping me through Math and the Math test that I needed help with. You are the best. She is one of the best Math teachers ever!

Thank you, Ashley Stump, for teaching us in fun ways. She is very nice and loving.

Heather Koke is the best Counselor!!

Ashley Stump, you are the best teacher in the world!

Mr. Todd Norcross is funny, kind, a great teacher, intelligent, and loves his students! He never gets mad and yells at his students when they are talking or not following directions. He always delivers everything in a calm, peaceful way! Mr. Norcross is a great teacher and an amazing human being!

I wanted to give this to Mrs.Shannon Knaack because she is the BEST! I have seen myself improve in her REACH ELA class and the way I interact with my peers. Mrs. Knaack is kind, loving, dependable, intelligent, believes, and loves her students! Mrs. Knaack is the BEST English teacher ever!

Ms. Katie Pemberton is so supportive of staff and students. She is a great leader, and we are lucky to have her.

Jen Pryor supports ELA education, and her students and teachers. She always offers a smile and is always willing to jump in to help.

Ms. Lauren LaShell has done a great job with our students and building great connections with them.

Mr. Josh Madden is so supportive of families and his staff. He is a great addition to Kitley.

Ms. Sara Nickolich makes learning fun! She does a great job keeping kids engaged in the lessons and helping all of her students feel welcome.

Ms. Ashley Stump is so caring. She loves her students and is always trying to build positive relationships with those in her class.

Ms. Terri Amos is so fun! She loves to have a good time while learning, and her kids love having her in class.

Linda Lamberth always goes above and beyond for our students. She gives so much time to help students understand and is always willing to help when someone is struggling. Thank you, Linda. 

Ms. Sophie Cahalmer is such a great addition to the Kitley staff. She is supportive of her students and has done a great job building relationships with all of them.

I’d like to give a special Shout-Out to Ms. Debbie Skaggs from Mr. Taylor’s Essential Skills class. Ms. Debbie has been a beacon of light and motivation for my daughter, Lola, who has multiple disabilities. Ms. Debbie is always so welcoming of Lola and all of her challenges, and we are so grateful for her!

Ms. Belinda Day goes above and beyond for her students. She always has a positive attitude towards each challenge. She wants what is best for her students and will do whatever it takes to help them be successful. She is a great asset to Kitley!

Rachel Coy stopped by on her lunch and danced with my 4th-grade kiddos. We had an odd number in the class, and it was a very involved dance. She made it so much easier for me to help the kids, and she did a fabulous job getting the second reel going with her patient redirection and enthusiasm!

Pam Shuck jumped right into Folk Dance Friday with her kids and lit the room up with her smile and encouragement. I love that she gave up some of her time to enjoy being with her students and that she always is so supportive of me in all things.

I am so glad Mrs. Jennifer McIntire joined her class for a little folk dance! Her kids love her, and she tackles everything with such joy. It is a genuine blessing to work with her. She is a positive person and a fabulous educator. She is such an encouragement and role model!

Clayton Moore is the funniest teacher in the world and so much fun to learn from. He is still the best.- Merab. J

Kitley is very lucky to have Mrs. Kelly Barnes as a Flash! She is willing to help out wherever needed with all Flashes and all situations. Mrs. Barnes always has a kind heart with whomever she is working with or in whatever situation. She is awesome!

Mrs. Kelly Weaver cares! She goes above and beyond for her students outside of just being a teacher and makes a huge difference!!

Kelsey Baker made me love Math even more. She also tries hard to help me and my classmates know about math, the terms, and how to do something. She is really fun to be with. Will miss her when I move on to 6th grade next year. -Mary M

A Shout-Out to Pam Shuck because whenever I get sad, mad, etc., she always tells me to ignore them, and she always spreads that kindness whenever I need it. She spends countless hours planning, and she does everything she can for the kids. She is always there whenever somebody needs it. – Kassidy

This is Lauren LaShell’s first teaching role, and she has spent so much time and dedication to teaching us. She is a new teacher, and she is always saying, “People make mistakes, which makes me smile every time she says that. I’m just incredibly grateful for everything she has done for me! – Kassidy Wilhelm!

Kaylea Dominguez is a great team member! She is creative, organized, and loved by all her students. Kaylea does our weekly newsletter and has organized our field trips- all without skipping a beat. The time and effort she put into the Wax Museum was amazing and a project all the kids greatly enjoyed.

Mrs. Stephanie Flannery is an amazing Choir instructor! Thank you for instilling a love for music and creating confidence in my daughter! You have started what I hope to be a long journey of Choir and performance for the rest of her school career.

A Shout-Out to Verna Gilman! She is really cool!

Mrs. Rhonda Spillman is such a great asset to the EL team! She is dedicated to helping the students learn and practice skills taught in class. We also appreciate her positivity and flexibility with schedule changes and her “go with the flow” attitude. Thank you for all that you do for our students!

Alexis Scott is the best. She always tries her best to interact with anyone. She teaches us really hard to know about history and science. She is a cool teacher. I am lucky to have her this year. I will miss her when I move on to 6th grade next year. -Mary M

Ms. Belinda Day is wonderful. Every morning, I come up to her, I give her a hug then she says to have a great day. One time, I smiled at her and said I had a beautiful smile. It gave me positive vibes. She always helps my classmates when they are stuck on a problem. I am glad she works here. Love her. -Mary M

I really love Meagan McCamey. Every morning I come to her class, she always brings a smile. She teaches me really well and helps us to earn good grades in her class. I will miss her when I move to 6th grade next year. -Mary M

Thank you, Matt Taylor, for always sharing your knowledge. Thank you for stepping into the leadership role and checking in on the teachers you work with. Your dedication to the special education world is exceptional!

Mrs. Renee Dannenbring is such a ray of sunshine! She is always willing to lend a helping hand, and she does it with a smile. Mrs. D’s hard work is so appreciated. Thank you for everything you do!

Kim Sutton is an amazing teacher. She does so much to meet the needs of her students. She is a wealth of knowledge, and Kitley Intermediate is lucky to have her!

Mrs. Linda Lamberth and the other Team 4-1 teachers are a gem! They are truly a rockstar group, and I am so grateful my daughter has had the opportunity to learn from each of them this year. Mrs. Lamberth makes learning fun and interesting!

Mrs. Jill Hayes is always finding ways to engage her students – salt dough maps of Indiana, sediment model cups with real food, a “mock” underground railroad experience, and more! She also spent time on a Saturday to watch some of her students swim, which meant so much to my daughter.

Mrs. Jennifer McIntire is a teacher who is constantly pushing her students to do their best and holds them to a high standard – but is super engaging and keeps learning fun. She also took time out of her Saturday to cheer some of her students on at a swim meet, which meant so much to my daughter!

6th-grade math teacher Shannon Betz is a joy to work with! Her commitment to continuous self-improvement has encouraged her colleagues to try new techniques while preparing their students for the upcoming state tests. She has led several PD sessions this year with enthusiasm and professionalism!

Mrs. Jill Hayes supports her students not only in the classroom but outside of the classroom! It was as if a celebrity entered the room when Mrs. Hayes arrived at my daughter’s swim meet this past weekend! Thank you for the cookies, it helped her swim her 500 and mile!

Mrs. Jennifer McIntire supports her students not only in the classroom but also outside of the classroom! It was as if a celebrity entered the room when Mrs. McIntire arrived at my daughter’s swim meet this past weekend! Thank you for making an impact that will last a lifetime!

Kat Greene really cares about the students and has gone above and beyond to help our son. We truly appreciate her kindness and time.

Mrs. Sara Nickolish (Though when I had her, she was Miss.Claiborne and was teaching regular 4th grade) Throughout my time with her, I struggled socially. She recognized my issue, and we became good friends. We would talk about shows we both watched and so on. My favorite teacher for eternity- Leah Markey

Mrs. Renee Dannenbring goes above and beyond for all of our students! They all love her and know how much she cares for them. We truly are blessed to have someone who puts so much dedication into our students.

Ms. Theresa Leyba is an amazing Math teacher who thinks of creative ways to reach all of her learners.

Cyndi Russell is such a wonderful coworker! Her experience, willingness to help, and dedication create the ideal collaborative work environment. The positivity and encouragement are overflowing on our team. We are so lucky to call Cyndi a teammate this year!

Emily Ireland is such an amazing coworker! She always has a positive attitude and is helpful in whatever aspect we may need her. She is also a wonderful math teacher. Many of our students love math because of her dedication and passion. I am happy to call Emily my teammate!

Mrs. Pam Shuck has been so amazing this year! We are lucky to have her teaching. She makes learning math as fun as learning math can be! We got lucky with some of the best teachers at Kitley this year and are thankful for Mrs. Shuck and her kindness every day!

Mrs. Sara Nickolich has been such an awesome teacher this year! We are so fortunate to be learning from her. She is kind and thoughtful and really cares about the kiddos in all of her classes. She always makes sure the kids are doing their best. So thankful for her!!

We just want to say how awesome Miss Lauren LaShell has been! She came into our kiddo’s class after the winter break – in her first teaching role…talk about having to hit the ground running! She has been so sweet and kind to the students and parents during this crazy time. We are so thankful for her.

Mrs. Meagan McCamey is an ideal team player and a tremendous teacher! She has opened her room to her colleagues on two separate occasions to model E/LA instruction, which has been an invaluable time of learning for our new teachers, and serves as a leader in our building. What an asset she is to Kitley!

It has been said that rising tides raise all ships, and this saying is true of Miss Sydney Allman. She modeled instruction for teachers who were so excited about what she was doing that they immediately implemented ALL OF IT the next day. Thanks for “raising ships in our harbor” by your superb example!

I want to extol Mrs. Shannon Knaack for all she did to support the 6th-grade E/LA team this year with her leadership, resources, planning, and grading. She has been selfless, putting kids first in all she has done, and is a shining example of what it means to bear the honored title “teacher.” Thank you!

Kitty Meredith is a kind, servant-hearted, and conscientious member of the staff as our Media Clerk. She does a great job of keeping devices in working order and ensuring that kids (and staff) have the computing tools they need to be successful. “Thank you, Kitty, for all you do!”

Our students are never better off than when they have gym class with Mrs. Donna Chatham. Her curriculum is rigorous, enjoyable, high-quality, and so beneficial to the classroom/team environment. She is also an outgoing, supportive, and encouraging coworker. Thanks for all you do!

Mrs. Jen Pryor is a fabulous VP. She goes above and beyond every single day to make sure classes are quality places for learning and community. She is fair-minded, organized, hard-working, and committed to the KI team. I love the way she listens to students and makes them feel truly heard.

Mrs. Stephanie Flannery is constantly looking for ways to get things done, and to make our school better. She is very organized and good at making sure tasks get carried out all the way to the end. She advocates for her Department and for the needs of teachers with great passion.

Mrs. Katie Ryan continues to challenge herself with new opportunities, information, and higher goals. She pushes herself to be excellent, and her students benefit from both her expectations and genuine empathy. She is a great teacher and a fantastic counselor to her students and coworkers alike.

Mr. Paul Yoo is an encourager, someone who is always ready and willing to help others and who will do everything to the best of his ability. His patience with students, his knowledge, and his sense of humor make him a dynamic teacher in any context.

Mr. Will Thoman is an excellent Band Director who is constantly encouraging his students to be better musicians and people. No matter what comes up, he adapts, works hard, and takes pride in what he does. We are blessed to have him at Kitley Intermediate!

Mrs. Katie Pemberton has been a huge blessing to Kitley! She has helped many teachers grow this year and has been a huge support to new staff. Mrs. Pemberton is extremely organized and has shown so much leadership within the Special Education Department at Kitley. Thank you for your dedication!

Ms. Makayla Wampler’s dedication to the BSR program of Kitley has not gone unnoticed! Makayla always gives her best, even with the daily challenges she faces. Thank you for sharing your passion and helping Kitley’s students grow!

Mrs. Stephanie Basile is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and so kind to her students. Mrs. Basile is always willing to help students and is eager to create life-long learners.

Mrs. Lexi Scott always gives 100% to her class! She is an amazing teacher and she is so passionate about teaching. Her dedication is a huge asset to FTCSC!

Josh Madden has made a real difference at Kitley in his first year as principal, and we are very thankful to have him here. Wisdom, empathy, a warm smile, and a positive attitude – these are just some of the attributes that come to mind when thinking of Josh. The kids love him! And the culture he is creating here is exciting. Glad he’s a Flash!

Brooklyn Jones has come to Kitley with a strong commitment to doing what is best for students, which is such a blessing! Her work as an interventionist is marked by a positive attitude and genuine love for her kids. We are thankful for all she does to help students grow in reading and math and are glad she is a part of the Kitley Flash Family.

Gabby Dye leads our grades 4-5 Reading Lab Intervention and does such a great job of helping kids grow in their ability to read, spell, and write. She is dependable, hard-working, and humble – always willing to learn more so she can move kids forward in their skills and content knowledge. Our school is better for having her here.

Jen Pryor is everything one would want in an administrator. She is responsive to the needs of students and staff, data-driven in her decision-making, and dedicated to her work. The professional development she leads is relevant to the work teachers must do, and her organizational skills are spectacular. Kitley is blessed to have such a competent AP!

Mrs. Dawn O’Friel is a tremendous asset to Kitley Intermediate School, as well as FTCSC. She leads by example and understands the challenges that teachers may face in the classroom as she models and brainstorms best practices. She is empathetic yet positive in her coaching and always steps in to do whatever she can do for anyone.

Sophie Cahlamer has been a wonderful addition to Kitley. I am very lucky to have her on my team! -Ashley Stump-

Terri Amos has been an amazing addition to Kitley. I am so lucky to have her on my team! -Ashley Stump-

I asked each of my music classes to name something they are really good at as a class. Most groups answered jokingly or couldn’t think of anything. Without hesitation, Miss Lizzie Smith’s group said, “We are REALLY good at Math!” What a testament to her positive attitude, encouragement, and the classroom environment she creates. Way to go, Lizzie!

Ms. Theresa Leyba has created a wonderful environment in which her students feel welcome. She has committed to making every child feel included. She fosters a sense of belonging, making Math not only a subject to learn but also a joy!

Thank you, Mrs. Samantha Warner, for all your time put into robotics after school and on the weekends. Your time and effort does not go unrecognized. We appreciate you!

Mr. Eric Godsey is such an asset to Kitley Intermediate. His calming presence, understanding, and problem-solving skills are superior. He is doing an amazing job as Assistant Principal, and we hope he stays with us for the long haul.

Mr. Josh Madden has made such a difference in his first year here at Kitley. He is so kind, compassionate, understanding, and so easy to approach and speak to about anything. We are so happy to have him as the leader of our “family.” Thank you, Mr. Madden. We want you to stay forever!

Ms. Shannon Knaack, to this day, is still the teacher I remember the most. She was always so kind and cared so much for all of us. She wanted to make us better students and better people. She taught us English, but also about life. Even when I knew she was having a bad day, she still smiled and gave her all. Thank you, Ms. Knaack, for being who you are.

Kayla Robbins is a huge asset to Kitley! Her willingness to help out wherever needed does not go unnoticed. She is a safe place for so many of our students (and staff)! We are truly blessed to have a treasurer who often goes out of her way to make sure everyone in the building feels supported. Thank you, Mrs. Robbins!

A Shout-Out to Jennifer Deal! You are amazing!!

Mrs. Michelle Wolfe is the best! She is incredibly helpful, welcoming, and resilient. She’s a reliable worker. Kitley is lucky to have her! I can’t say enough good things about Mrs. Wolfe! Thank you for everything!

A Shout-Out to Alan Burrell! In times when education becomes a challenging field, it is such a blessing to be able to work with a human being who not only masters & excels in the academic requirements but also has conquered the beauty of life lessons. He has become a light, inspiration, and supportive friend & colleague for me, students, teachers, and all the community. We love you, Alan!

Mrs. Jill Hayes is one of the most creative teachers my son has ever had! The skits, songs, stories, etc., she uses in teaching are so fun, and all the kids love her class!

Mrs. Jennifer McIntire has played such a pivotal role in helping my 4th grader not only improve his Math scores but also love Math! She creates a fun environment, and you can tell she is incredibly dedicated to her students!

Melanie Kerr is a dedicated Child Nutrition Manager, navigating the challenges of starting the school year without a kitchen with grace and determination. Melanie’s passion for her work and commitment to providing nutritious meals, an overall experience for students, and creating a positive work environment for her employees make her an invaluable asset to Kitley.

Thank you, Jill Hayes, for making Science and History so much fun! Maximus is loving your class!

Thank you, Jennifer McIntire, for challenging Maximus this year. He is loving Math!

We appreciate everything Mr. Dan Moses has done for our son. He has learned so much this year and really loves creating different stories. Thank you for all your support.

Sandy Robertson has great parent-teacher communication! Thank you for all you do!

We are very thankful for Mrs. Angela Cochran at Kitley Intermediate. She makes history fun and connects so well with her students! My daughter comes home constantly, talking about how much she loves her class. Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Cochran!

Thank you, Will Thoman, for being dedicated and supportive of all of your students and going above and beyond in your efforts. You play a significant role in why my son enjoys band!

Everyone who works with Ms. Belinda Day is a better human because of it. She is a ray of sunshine and a breath of fresh air to have at Kitley. She treats all of the students and staff with kindness and compassion. Ms. B takes the time to get to know her students and connects with them in order to establish and maintain relationships. Thank you, we are so grateful! 

Mrs. Shannon Knaack is one of the most dedicated, hardworking, and passionate teachers I have ever met! She is a leader inside and outside of the classroom. I am so thankful to have her as a colleague and mentor. Thank you for all you do!

Mr. Pascual Cubero is the definition of a team player. He is always there to support his colleagues as well as his students in any way possible. His positive attitude makes him a joy to work with. Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Christy Wampler joined Kitley this school year as our Office Manager- and you would have thought she had been at this job for years! She is always there to help staff no matter what the issue is and always has a smile on her face. She is a true blessing to Kitley! Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Stacey Gibson has completely turned things around for my daughter. Prior to this year, she never had anyone give her the attention needed to be successful. She was also skipped over. Her grades are now As & Bs, and she is excited to go to school each day! Learning has changed for my 5th grader & we couldn’t have done it without the support & attention of Mrs. Gibson. Can’t thank her enough!!!!

Mrs. Angela Cochran, thank you for being such an amazing teacher for Norah. She loves coming into your class. She said that you make Science and Social Studies a lot of fun. Thank you for all you do! You are the best!!

Sara Nickolich has always been there when I needed it. She is a great Social Studies and Science teacher. She has always been kind and patient with me when I did something wrong or am frustrated. She goes above and beyond for me all the time, and I appreciate everything she does for me. I love coming to your class because you always spread the joy and all the stuff you bring to me !! She is always considerate of everybody like a lot and is always great if you need anything. – Kassidy your student!!

Pam Shuck has helped my Daughter Kassidy achieve more ability in her Math skills. She talks about Mrs. Shuck helping her when she needs it. I know she kinda can get frustrated and mad a lot and talk back to all the teachers, but Mrs. Pam Shuck has helped her with that. She has learned so much from Mrs. Shuck. I appreciate you being there for my daughter when she needed it!!

Heather Koke recently offered to come into classrooms, provide teachers with Calm Down Corner kits, and teach students how to use the Calm Down Corner in a safe, respectful, responsible way. I am so glad that she did this because it has forever changed the way I introduce this space in my classroom, the way I help students deal with their emotions, and the time I dedicate every day to self-awareness. The kids were totally engaged, and my class was forever changed. Thank you for making me better!

Heather Koke is so helpful and is always working so hard to build positive connections and relationships with her students. She plans amazing activities and always goes above and beyond.

Stephanie Basile works so hard to plan engaging lessons for her students. She is structured but loving and always pushes students to be their best.

Pam Shuck works hard to make sure all of her students know she cares. She is so helpful and does a great job of engaging her students.

Jennifer McIntire has such a fun way to engage her students. She worked with another teacher to make learning fun. They did an experiment with their team and made snow. The kids were very engaged and had smiles on for the rest of the day. Thank you for making learning fun!

Jill Hayes has such a fun way to engage her students. She worked with another teacher to make learning fun. They did an experiment with their team and made snow. The kids were very engaged and had smiles on for the rest of the day. Thank you for making learning fun!

Alan Burrell is such a shining light in our building. He is spreading positivity, and his energy has heightened the culture of the building.

Erik Godsey is a great addition to the Kitley team! He supports the staff and students and has jumped in to make a difference. He is a great team player and leads with confidence. We are lucky to have him.

Shannon Knaack is a great leader and has pitched in to help her team. She is so supportive and is always willing to go that extra yard to help wherever she is needed. We are truly blessed to have her at Kitley.

We are so appreciative of Ms. Lizzie Smith and all the hard work she does as my daughter’s Math teacher. She has taken the time to help my daughter in ways that work best for her so she can be successful in class.

Ms. Nicole Bilotto has been incredible to my daughter. She is kind and patient and has inspired her to read more and she has truly made great academic growth so far this year!

Sara Nickolich helped me when I was having a rough time. She had me go to a safe place, and she said that I could have a conversation with her during winter break. She let me email her for any information that needed to be shared. She has always been there when I needed to talk to her about anything.

Verna Gilman – I miss you! You’re, to this day one of my favorite teachers, and I’ll never forget you! I can’t believe how old I am now and how long it’s been since I’ve seen you and Lincoln! I miss you so much, and I will always remember you! – Samia, your now SOPHOMORE student! (PS- I saw you at Dollar with Lincoln, but I got too nervous to walk up to you) I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU! 

Mrs. Shannon Knaack was very supportive of my son when she noticed he was overwhelmed and having an emotionally challenging day. She invited him to eat lunch with her and helped to reassure him and calm his anxiety. She reached out to me as well and updated me. I’m happy she went out of her way to help him when he needed it!

Franklin Central Junior High School

Mrs. Michelle Alcoe has such a fun and nice soul. Sometimes, she would keep me in check, but at the end of the day, she would say I love you. She played games with us, and I just love her. I wish she still worked here, though.

Mrs. Michelle Alcoe was a kind teacher who never got mad at anyone. She was fun because she did many fun activities while learning at the same time. She was kind and fun and loved every one!

Thank you, Satvinder Juss, very much for the wonderful opportunity to learn about and practice turban tying. It was a meaningful experience that I’ll remember fondly.

Satvinder Juss gave me a chance to learn about turbans at the International Fair and tied a turban on my head, too. I loved this new experience, which was unique to me.

Mrs. Elizabeth Crumble-Graham has done a phenomenal job of leading the charge for our ILEARN testing. Thank you for helping our students and staff be successful in our ILEARN process!

Thank you, Dawn Grace, for being the best lunch lady you can be. Thank you for serving me breakfast every day and always making me smile in the morning. I will miss you when I get to high school. Thank you, Ms. Grace, for being nice to me since I started junior high.

Mrs. Rae Ann Woodrow goes above and beyond for her students! I listen to her every day having so much fun with her kiddos. She comes to her classroom every day with a positive attitude, a funny joke, and a beautiful smile! I am unbelievably blessed to be her classroom neighbor and friend.

Lindsey Stiffler is an unsung hero! She shows up to work every day and is willing to do what is best for her student-athletes, the athletic staff, and FCJH. Her ability to be so flexible in constant change is amazingly admirable! Thank you, Lindsey, for all that you do for the JH Athletic Department!

Courtney Cooper works so hard and makes sure she does all her work and does it perfectly! (I love you :] -Sol)

Shanna Brinegar, you are the best Athletics Secretary FCJH has ever had. YOU ARE THE BEST!

Ashley Carmany is a fantastic teammate! She is caring and kind and goes out of her way to help those around her. She is passionate about her students and does all she can to support them!

Marilynn Pfaunmiller, you are awesome!! Thank you for being so kind to everyone you help in the library. FCJH is very lucky to have you!!

We love Michelle Alcoe at FCJH!!! Michelle is truly a team player, and I am so grateful I get to work with her every day! Michelle is always so kind and patient to students and staff members and works so hard. Thank you, Michelle, for everything you do!!

Mrs. April Metzler is by far my favorite teacher. As I may no longer have her as a teacher, she has taught me a lot of things, not just about Science, but about my own mental health and the way of life. She and I had a very strong bond when I was in 8th. She is truly a blessing.

Leaders are individuals who influence and guide others. Mrs. Catherine Whitson is a great leader for FCJH! She is an awesome example for all to follow and an outstanding communicator of our school’s mission. She has the courage to stand up for what is right and possesses great humility.

Mr. Christian Dawson shows love for students daily. He has worked with my daughter for the past 2 years concerning her medical issues. He has been understanding and genuinely concerned for her wellbeing. His class is the one that she looks forward to daily. Thank you for everything you do for her!

Susan Denzler was great and very kind!

Ms. Kyle Belting goes above and beyond for my daughter’s success in her class. She recognizes her weaknesses and will help my daughter by asking her opinion on how she is doing on certain assignments and will assist if needed. Thank you for encouraging my daughter.

Mr. Caleb Parkes was a great teacher! He helped us with the balloon project. He was really chill and a great encourager. He was all around an amazing teacher! I really enjoyed his class. – From Jonathan Flannery

Barbi Bashaw goes above and beyond for the students that she cares for. She is a caring and loving person who makes a great addition to FCJH!

Mr. Christian Dawson teaches with such passion. I have witnessed this as he taught both my son and my daughter in the Orchestra. Also, BOTH of his Jazz orchestras at the Junior High and the High School got GOLD at the ISSMA organizational contest! His hard work and investment in these kids is truly appreciated. 

Mr.  Charles Gillmore is the best teacher at Franklin Community Corporation. He helps me physically, mentally, and emotionally. He supports me in my education and my soccer.

NaTazah O’Neill is a phenomenal teacher. Not only is she incredible with our daughter, but it’s so nice to work with someone who knows their stuff and cares about kids. She is an absolutely incredible addition to FC and has made all the difference for our daughter. So grateful to Ms. O’Neill! 

Mrs. Alejandra Chavez is an amazing Math teacher. When somebody needs help, she is always there. She is so nice and super good to be around!! I can tell her about anything, too. She gives great advice about things.

Thank you, Laura Reilly, for helping me and Collin with the math homework when we were confused and stuck. We are very grateful for your help and for how understanding of us you are when we come to ask you questions almost every day.

Thank you, Keegan Cline, for understanding and allowing me and Braden to go see Mrs. Reilly to get our math questions answered and get the best grade we can. Your class is very entertaining and fun to be in, so thank you again!

Thank you, Laura Reilly, for helping me and Braden with the Math homework when we were confused and stuck. We are very grateful for your help and for how understanding of us you are when we come to ask you questions almost every day.

Thank you, Charles Gillmore, for helping us out when we had questions about our Math homework. We greatly appreciate you and are thankful for your help! Collin and Braden

Mr. Caleb Parkes is a fantastic teacher. He makes Science fun and is incredibly knowledgeable. I have learned so much from him. This school and its students are incredibly lucky to have him!

Mrs. Kallie Palmer is a great teacher, but above all else, she is a kind and caring person. She makes Math fun, and all of her students are really lucky to have her!

Mrs. Nancy Moore is an excellent teacher and an even better leader! Every student that has had the opportunity to have her as their science teacher is lucky! She has been an outstanding Science team lead during a difficult transition this year, and I am very thankful for her!

Ms. Alejandra Chavez is the best Math teacher ever. She helped me understand math when I was absolutely clueless. I was at a really bad point in my life, she was so understanding and was so patient with me. As I am a senior now and almost done with school, I want to thank you for everything.

Mr. Jason Lucas is one of the nicest teachers I have ever had. He is always willing to help out, have a conversation, and is really funny.

Ms. Andrea Zappia was the best Science teacher I’ve ever had. She never stopped believing in me, and was so patient, and was all together the best. Even though I’m a senior now, I will never stop thanking you for the impact you had on my life.

Nate VanDeventer is a team player! He is dependable and always willing to help others. Thank you for everything you do; it does not go unnoticed!!

Elizabeth Crumble-Graham is a great support for the students and staff at FCJH. I always feel comfortable around her and like I can come to her when I need help. She expects nothing but the best but helps us all get there! I always like her insight on different topics and appreciate the support she gives us!

Brian Dunn is a great support for the students and staff at FCJH. I trust him and I know he is someone I can come to when I need help. I appreciate him and enjoy working with him!

Thresa Thompson is always so kind and positive. She is genuinely interested in others and how they are doing. I always feel nice after talking with her during the day!

Mr. Ben Belt’s the most loving, kind, and helpful person I’ve ever had in all of my school years. It doesn’t matter what, but he’s always ready to help his students. I love getting high-fives from him almost every day, and seeing him anywhere in the building just makes my day!! We all love ya, Mr. Belt!!!

Mr. Ben Belt is really, really nice and helpful. Seeing him anywhere in the building makes my day!! He definitely deserves all the credit he gets!! We all love and appreciate you, Mr. Belt!!!

Brittney Gaffin, you are amazing.   I’m gonna miss being in your class. You are the reason why I now actually like art. You are kind and always there for students! – from Daniel

Maddy Calfee, you are amazing every day I walk in. You always with a kind hello you are kind and the best!

A Shout-Out to Adam Marcuson! I love your class!

Mr. Ben Belt cares about his students more than anything. He will do anything to make sure his students are okay. He is the kindest and most helpful teacher/counselor I have ever had in all my years of school. We all appreciate you, Mr. Belt!  

Melinda Langston has been a wonderful addition to the staff at FCJH. She is so patient and nurturing to all the students that she works with. She is willing to spend extra time with each student for them to learn more independence. We are so fortunate to have her here at FCJH!

Nicole Oberting always helps her besties even when she is busy. Thank you for following us and letting us count on you even when we are wrong sometimes. Go to the high school next year! #Bestiesforever

Mrs. Satvinder Juss is the sweetest teacher I have ever met. I like her classes very much!

Thank you, Katie Cadle, for taking the time to listen to teachers who share concerns through the Franklin Township Education Association. The extra effort and hard work you dedicate to ensure that ALL teachers are supported does not go unnoticed. You are appreciated!

LeAnne Robson has a calm, nurturing way of guiding kids to improve skills needed in everyday life as well as improve reading and math skills. She is always focused on data and improving outcomes. Her days are so structured, and it is evident. We are fortunate to have you here at FTCSC.

Satvinder Juss, you create a welcoming environment where students from all backgrounds feel seen, heard, and valued. Your patience and kindness inspire not only your students but also your colleagues. Thank you for being a shining example of cultural awareness and positive behavior.

A Shout-Out to Toni Riera. You are a good person and you are always there for students, and you are funny!

Dawn Grace is a joy to work with! Each time I get the pleasure of interacting with her, she is always so kind and thoughtful.

Emily Naftzger, you are an amazing teacher. You are always there for students!

FCJH is so lucky to have Kathy Dupler! She is an absolute rockstar, and it is an honor to work with her!

No one cares for their students more than Ms. Kayla Turner. I’m in awe of the way she goes above and beyond for all her students. Every day, she inspires and pushes me to be a better teacher!

The 1700s hallway at FCJH would not run without Ms. Rae Ann Woodrow! She has been an amazing resource for the new generation of teachers! Thank you for being willing to deal with the rest of us!

Ms. Astrid Fox has been such a fantastic help in my classroom! My 5th period would not run without her. Every day, she is willing to help the kids learn about Social Studies, even taking the extra steps to look at materials in advance. She never bats an eye when I ask her for backup! 5th-period Social Studies and I appreciate you!

Kriste Chrzanowski is such an asset to the team! I appreciate the knowledge that she brings to the table. We are lucky to have her here at FTCSC!

Toni Riera goes above and beyond daily. All of her students know they can always come to her because she will never judge. She is overall such a good person!

Ms. Susan Denzler is a gem. She is incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and shows her students how much she cares every day. She keeps her classes engaging and fun. I am very blessed to work alongside her.

LeAnne Robson is a fantastic teacher and teammate! She is super supportive and goes above and beyond for her students and the people in her life! She is someone I am proud to work alongside!

Ms. Halie Wills is an amazing teacher! She treats her students respectfully and truly cares about them as people. She never hesitates to help someone in need or try to be there for others who need support. Ms. Wills makes FCJH a wonderful place!

Mr. Ben Belt should be one of the best staff members and a School Counselor at FCJH. He is so nice and helpful. He helps his students in any situation. We all love and appreciate him and are so thankful to him at FCJH.

Annie Bryant is such an amazing person to work with! She has the best heart and really cares about the students at FCJH. I’m going to miss her when she leaves, and I wish her the best of luck with all future endeavors!

I appreciate Ms. Anieja Kates’ incredible support and assistance during the testing window with covering my classes and going above and beyond to help me out. I know covering classes can be disruptive to her own schedule, so I especially appreciate her flexibility and understanding. Thanks for being such a supportive and dependable colleague!

Maddy Calfee is always so sweet and helpful when I have to pick up my daughter. She has gotten to know me and my daughter for how frequently we have visited (unfortunately), but it is always nice knowing she will greet me upon walking in the front door with a smile and try to get my daughter for me quickly.

Mr. Keegan Cline, thank you for having a positive and fun classroom. I’ve never really liked Science, but you’ve totally changed my mind and made the subject fun to learn. Thank you for everything!

Mr. Chris Hodgson put on a great percussion concert for all of our students to showcase their new skills. We are lucky to have him in our township.

Mr. Nate VanDeventer’s vision for the Athletic Department incites excellence! From updating equipment, facilities, & uniforms to inspiring student-athletes to take pride in their academics, their sport, and their school. I’m proud to work with him in the Athletic Office and at FCJH! Let’s Go! #WeAreFlashes

Rachel Knapp works so hard to help grow the Choir program at FCJH! She loves her students and helps them grow in their confidence! The kids love her, her class, and the Show Choir program at FCJH!!

Eryn Calfee works so hard to help grow the Choir program at FCJH! She loves her students and helps them grow in their confidence! The kids love her, her class, and the Show Choir program at FCJH!!

Mr. Court Scott is a positive role model and mentor. He genuinely cares about the staff and students.

Michelle Alcoe Is an amazing coworker and a huge role model for the students at FCJH.

Mr. Ben Belt is probably one of the best staff members in the building. He is so nice and helps his students in any and every situation, and we are all so thankful to him at FCJH as a School Counselor.

Whenever I see Ms. Ginny Nugent in the hallway, it makes my day. It’s been so easy to work with her because she is so supportive of students and staff. Not only is she a stellar Counselor, but she’s also got the best wave the car rider line has ever seen!

Mr. Ben Belt doesn’t seek out accolades or credit, but he deserves it! He is a huge part of the FCJH team and works tirelessly to support his students. We appreciate you, Mr. Belt!

I so appreciate working with Mrs. Larissa Patterson! She does a wonderful job of supporting students and teachers at FCJH. I’m impressed at how quickly she helps find solutions that help our kids. You rock, Mrs. Patterson!

Mr. Josh Recker is a wonderful School Counselor who does so much for his students. It’s clear that he has great relationships with them and works hard to support them. Thank you, Mr. Recker, for all you do for the students at FCJH!

Kriste Chrzanowski is an excellent School Psychologist who cares deeply about her profession and the students and families that she assists. She is knowledgeable about the field and does her best to meet the needs of both the staff and students. We are so lucky to have her in Franklin Township!

Sheri Zuber practices what she preaches and is a role model for students and staff at FCJH in terms of physical fitness and mental health. She is a positive force and always makes the day better for those around her, even on cafe duty! She is not afraid to push back against negativity and builds those up around her…a true FLASH!

Jason Gorrell is Really fun and funny, And he is Really Cool!!!

Mr. Daniel Weimer is a fantastic asset to our school. He is a team player and always chips in. He has shown great leadership in our School Counseling Department…they are a great team!

Ms. Deb Hall is an amazing teacher! She is always doing fun projects and lessons. I’ve learned so much from her, and I will always remember her.

It’s obvious that Ms. Susan Denzler cares for her students. She works tirelessly to ensure they have the best opportunity to learn and to try and make ELA relevant to their lives. I appreciate you, Ms. Denzler!

Ms. Theresa Andis is great at working with students and families, being flexible, and helping the Essential Skills room be a wonderful place to learn. She leads with positivity, humor, and grace. You rock, Ms. Theresa!

Ms. Jennifer O’Connor is an invaluable part of the FCJH community! She puts so much love and care into her work in the Essential Skills room and gives the kids opportunities to do fun programs like Coffee in a Flash. We appreciate you!

Ms. Toni Riera goes above and beyond when helping students and staff. She truly loves watching the students grow, and it absolutely shows every single day.

Mrs. Katie Cale is an incredible teacher! She gives off such positive vibes and is always willing to help students and other teachers. You can count on her when you need her. Mrs. Cale makes FCJH a better place!

Ms. Emily Naftzger was honestly the one who really believed in me. She honestly believes in her students to be better for themselves, and she shows she cares, and that’s what makes her a great teacher. 

Ms. Taylor Kozarits, you are such an amazing teacher. Seth enjoys coming to your class each day. He said that you make the class interesting. We appreciate all you do!!

Thank you, Laura Reilly, for being such an amazing teacher and extraordinary communicator! You answer my questions and concerns so quickly and are always quick to offer wonderful support and help to my son. You are so appreciated.

Thank you, Kati Cale, for being such an amazing resource for your students and their parents! You are such a wonderful teacher and advocate for our kids. You have no idea how much we appreciate you! We will miss you so much next year.

Dear Mrs. Satvinder Juss, Thank you so much for everything you have done for me throughout this semester. You have been a fantastic mentor and friend, and I appreciate all of your help both in and out of the classroom. You have made a real difference in my life, and I will never forget all you have done for me this semester. Thanks, Harshdeep Singh

Thank you, Mrs. Satvinder Juss, for being my teacher!

Theresa Andis loves her students fiercely! She is a joy to collaborate with. She is super supportive and helpful. I am super glad she is a part of the FCJH team!

Scott Erp is the biggest asset to Franklin Central Junior High. The school would not function without everything he does!

Shanna Brinegar goes above and beyond every day. She is so patient and is always willing to help any staff member. I love working with her and the energy she brings to FCJH!!! 

Mr. Paul McKinney has helped my daughter find her passion in Social Studies! He is amazing!

Kaela Wiggers – I MISS YOU, AND I LOVE YOU!! I love Art in general, and if it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have been where I am today. Thank you for everything! I miss you all the time! I wish I could go back to your class! – Samia, your now SOPHMORE student  

Mr. Simon Moriarty, you genuinely made me like Math. You are one of the best teachers I’ve had so far!

I really appreciate Danielle Lain taking me under her wing and helping me throughout our Student Council days! She is the best co-sponsor and has been so patient with me learning the ropes. I appreciate her for all she does!  

Meghan Langford is an amazing teacher who I look up to on a daily basis. We came into this district at the same time, and being able to bounce ideas off of her has made me a better teacher. She is a bright spot in so many of her student’s days. She goes above and beyond for her students!

Mr. Jason Gorrell is such a delight to see each day during pick-up at FCJH! He always has a huge smile on his face and waves at all the cars as they depart. He makes our day each time we see him! I’m sure it’s not the most fun being out in the different weather elements, but you would never tell this with him. The Junior high school is very lucky to have him!

Mr. Josh Recker has been a blessing to my daughter. He’s helped her so much! We will miss him next year!

Michelle Alcoe is my favorite teacher I’ve had throughout all of elementary school. I loved your class, and I hope you’re doing well.

Mr. Simon Moriarty – You actually helped me pass 8th-grade Math, and it was a fun and amazing class! I’m sorry I wasn’t there on the last day of school. You helped me out more than you know, and because of your ways, I passed my freshman year of Algebra. Thanks for being great! Love ya and miss ya!! – your now Sophomore student, Samia

Mr. Paul McKinney, you’re my favorite and the best teacher I ever had! Even in high school, I can still count on you to help me out. You’re the best!!

Amanda Fleming is one of the nicest teachers I’ve had in middle school. I hope you’re doing well!!

Meredith Bryant is so good at helping the students with Math! She’s also really good at explaining problems and how to reach the solution when students are having trouble. She also teaches it in a way that’s relatable to daily life.

Annie Bryant is such a wonderful person to work with! She always brings a smile to both the students’ and the staff’s faces!

Toni Riera always goes above and beyond when helping students and staff. Truly grateful to have her a part of our team!

Franklin Central High School 

Mrs. Nikki Cerbone is an excellent English teacher. She inspires me each day and brings a smile to my face. She leads her classroom with respect, is there if you need something, and isn’t afraid to drop-kick (not literally) anyone who stands in her way. Thanks for helping me get through my day with a smile!

Mrs. Katy Bender is the sweetest and most amazing teacher ever. She cares for her students like they are her own and loves each one differently. I’ve had her for two years, and she still keeps in contact. She has an amazing soul, and I just love her so much!!

Mr. Nathan Valdez has done a great job in his first year at FCHS. He has done amazing work learning new subject matter to provide the best learning environment for his students.

Mr. Brian Schroll is awesome! His construction classes are a great mix of classroom and hands-on shop projects. All of his classes are designed to prepare you for a career in construction.

Brittany Musgrave, you have been one of my biggest supporters. You are always there for people and always so welcoming. I always feel like I belong when I am in the art club with you. My art has become way better since meeting you. You’re not just a teacher; you’re a friend. Thank you for being amazing- Payton VanCleave

Olivia is a very good teacher, always there to help, and a very good listener!

Ashley Thompson always has a positive attitude! She makes me feel safe and is always down to have a conversation!

Mrs. Julie Doty is the BEST! I had her for only one semester of freshman year last year, and every day, she helped us to the best of our abilities and made sure we knew everything we needed to know. She truly is the best teacher!

Julie Humbert is the sweetest person and is always willing to go above and beyond to help others!

Amy Miller is an awesome person to work with! Interacting with her is always a positive part of my day, no matter what the reason. I appreciate how she goes about everything that she does.

Dieter Hammerstein, you hold high expectations for kids. Your approach with them is supportive while also being realistic. Thank you for all you do!

Jake Smalley, the humor you bring to each day is appreciated, especially in tough moments. Our kids are lucky to have you in their corner because you will always support them and do your best to help them improve! 

I’m glad you are back, Elizabeth Bowman. The way you teach and read helps me a lot. Also, you have a cute baby!

Mr. Richard Sellers is a great teacher. He has done a great job explaining and will always ensure you understand before you move on to the next question. You can tell he is a very friendly person and loves teaching Macroeconomics! Thank you for everything, Mr. Sellers.

Señora Rae Bosio is truly my go-to teacher. She has done so much for me, and I can’t thank her enough for all the effort and hard work she put into my Spanish 2 class. She’s the sweetest person ever! Thank you for everything, Señora!

Jillian Johnson is a joy to work with. While relatively new, she has been such a quick learner and is always ready to support her coworkers. She is not afraid to take on new tasks and jumps right in to help with each daily task.

Thank you, Joe Fleckenstein, for teaching all of us about anatomy. We had fun learning, too.

Emily Segrest, you actually try to get to know us. You care about what helps us learn or what makes us mad, our triggers. You look into our background and how we were at other schools. You teach us things, but we know that you care about us even if we aren’t the best students. ~ Jamaal Whitehead

Mr. Brian Schroll, I just wanted to compliment you and say thanks for everything. You deserve all the praise for the incredible guidance you provide the construction world and for your feedback, which encourages creativity. Keep up the fantastic work!!

I had Mr. Colin Goss my freshman year and now senior year, and both years, I loved, loved, loved the class!!! And if you had him, you would know Mr. Goss loves what he teaches! Not to mention, he makes ALL his students feel accepted. Passion is beautiful. ~ Airiana Albarran

I’ve had Mrs Cherie Commissiong for two years now, and I’ve had nothing but good things to say! She’s like another mother because she really cares about all of her students and wants to see every single one succeed indefinitely! She is selfless and understanding, and I am glad I joined JAG last year:) ~ Airiana Albarran

Ms. Becca Lang is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had the honor of meeting. From my 2nd year to 3rd, she was always an amazing human! She is one of those teachers you never forget, and I will always praise her as an adult. Her class was so fun/educational, and it was one of my favorites! ~ Airiana Albarran

I had Mr. Jeremiah Burke during my sophomore year. He was one of the kindest, most pure-hearted teachers in FC. He never yelled, he was never negative, and he was always understanding! His class was one of my all-time favorite classes, and every time I hear anything about him, it’s nothing but good things! ~ Airiana Albarran

Mr. Jeremiah Burke is a very positive teacher. He does really well communicating with his students. Every day, when class starts, he reads this book that has motivations, and I like that sometimes those motivations motivate me. He always asks how we are and how our day is, and to me, that makes him a great teacher.

Mrs. Rebecca Davenport is an amazing teacher who cares about every one of her students, and she genuinely enjoys what she teaches! She is very understanding, relatable, funny, and makes everyone feel accepted! ~ Airiana Albarran

Brooklyn Armstrong is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had and if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be able to graduate.

Thank you, Emily Davis, for being a great English teacher to me (1st semester Senior year). You have always been a nice/great teacher. English has always been a slight challenge for me, and you made it easy and understandable. I really appreciate you for being a wonderful teacher.

Mrs. Emily Davis deserves this because she’s kind and makes her class understandable for every single student! I don’t get a sense of dread or worry when her class is next because I know the energy in her room is so calm, and the work is educational/useful!

Mr. Andrew Knaup is a one-of-a-kind teacher. You can tell he loves his students by helping them not only thrive in learning music but also get out of their shells. I really enjoyed having Mr. Knaup as my choir teacher, and he’s very funny, too.

Thank you, Madelynn Johnson, for making Math class swift and easy!!! Math is the only subject I’ve ever been good at, and I love how easy it is to ask for help when I am struggling.

Hey, Ms. Stephanie Dodd, you are one of the nicest and most caring teachers I have ever had. I wanted to let you know that you are an angel and that you were the only reason I passed English.

Desiree Gilbert, you are one of the most uplifting and encouraging teachers who have impacted many, including myself. Never stop being who you truly are.

Jeremiah Burke, you are a great teacher. ~ Kiera M.

Michael Gegners’ Business class was interesting. He always kept us busy and off our phones. He is a great teacher, and I hope he continues to prosper.

Jim Lindsey was super encouraging in helping me get on track for graduating. He never gave up on trying to encourage me, even when I was discouraged by myself. Thank you:)

Alison Shaw, you are my best teacher. I can talk to her about anything. She is truly amazing!! ~ Avery Allen

Jenny Weis, I appreciate you for being a wonderful teacher! Keep up the good work! ~ Nariah Boykin

Colin Goss, you are an awesome teacher! ~ Jackson Goodwin

Josh McKee, I love that you are caring and understand me really well. You are my most favorite teacher this year. I really look up to you, not just as a teacher but as somebody I can trust and go to for help, almost like an uncle. Thank you so much for the courage you give me. ~Dakota Williams

Miss Karsen Benedict comes with a positive outlook during class every day, encouraging me to learn. Even if I don’t have her anymore, she is one of my favorite teachers. ~ Logynn Gree

Mr. Tony Puckett is the kindest and most understanding teacher I have ever had. He encourages each student to be the absolute best they can be, even in the face of struggles, and does not give up on students when they have a hard time. I am so thankful to have had him as my themes teacher! ~ Aden Tharp

Joe Fleckenstein, I love your bad jokes, and you always knew how to make my mornings better! ~ Annabelle Edwards

Cherie Commissiong is a good teacher and takes every student into account. She helps them be successful in life and do well in school. ~ Cooper Hornaday

Cherie Commissiong is a great teacher and helps students out! ~ Avery Gray

Jennifer Leber, you are a great teacher, and I like coming to your class every day! ~ Alana Perez

Mrs. Cherie Commissiong has quickly become one of my favorite teachers. She makes her class feel like a second home and has stepped up in ways others in my life haven’t. Thank you for being amazing! ~ Lillian Goodwin

Lisa Laker is always so welcoming and has a very homey environment in her classroom. She builds relationships with all her students and makes sure that everyone feels comfortable and safe. She is the best! ~ Love Brielle

Josh Pierson is always checking up on the other students and me. He lights up the room and makes the place a better place. Once again, for all freshmen. YOU HAVE TO TRY HARDER TO FAIL HIS CLASS!

Josh Pierson has been my safe teacher since my freshman year. He creates an environment in his classroom where he can be your teacher and your friend. He’s my all-time favorite teacher, and I’m thankful for him pushing me to do better every year.

Mrs. Marietta Hall is always so supportive of everyone and everything we do! She always encourages us and engages with her students in a way that makes it comfortable for us to learn. She’s re-inspired me to follow my goal of teaching and becoming an educator!

Mrs. Cherie Commissiong is a gem of a person, the type you only encounter so often in your life. I’ve been lucky enough to call her my teacher for two years. There is no one else I’d rather have as a mentor, teacher, or open ear. There aren’t enough kind words in the world to regard her highly enough.

Ms. Chassity Mahaska is such a joyful person and it’s rare to find a teacher you connect with so well as a student. She empowers her students so much and makes us feel like we can always go to her with anything. Our discussions go right up to the bell, and we’re always left wishing we had more time to continue!

Ms. Whitney Lowry has taken on the difficult task of becoming a new teacher so close to the end of the year with such dedication that it’s admirable. She has quickly become someone I admire, and as a senior, I wish I had more time to see the amazing things I know she will do as a teacher here at FC!

Joel Shonkwiler is the most driven teacher I’ve ever had. His passion is inspiring and drives me to push myself and learn skills I once thought impossible. He pushes us to do our best, and I admire how hard he works for orchestra. He teaches so many classes as the only director but still gives us his all.

Thank you, Chassity Mahaska, for being an amazing teacher!! You make class so enjoyable, especially towards the end of the day. We will miss you so much next year and hope you know the impact you’ve made at FC. WE LOVE YOU!!

I absolutely love being Andrew Knaup’s student; he’s so funny and encouraging, and I love how he makes his students feel welcome in the classroom. He is an amazing choir teacher, and I couldn’t have asked for a better one!

Mr. Greg Schoettle is genuinely one of the best teachers at FC. He remains the most memorable teacher in my academic career. He is so nice, he cares about his students, and his teaching methods are so phenomenal, it’s guaranteed that you’ll understand what he’s teaching. Best teacher ever in FC history.

Brittany Musgrave, you are the best teacher! WE LOVE YOU. MUSGRAVEEEEE!

Jennifer Tetrick, you are the best Science teacher! You are funny and witty, and you are definitely invited to the cookout. <3

Olivia Hardin is my favorite teacher because she is SUPER funny, makes learning easy and fun, and is just an amazing person. Also, you can pretend that we aren’t your favorite, but we all know that me and Emily are.

A Shout-Out to Spencer Sandusky. He is extremely funny, super nice and helpful, and great at teaching while making learning fun!

Ms. Olivia Hardin is a very nice teacher, as it feels like she relates to everyone and always cares about her students. She always asks what we did over the weekend and how it was. She is also very fun to have and good at her job!!

Nikki Cerbone is one of the best people I have ever known. She is so trustworthy and truly cares about people on a level that makes you feel safe with her. I am so glad to know her and I look forward to getting to know her more over the years! Go Lady Flashes!

Mr. Alex Hutton is such a great Math teacher and is always willing to help students to make sure they can get the best grades possible. He makes class extremely fun, and his students adore him!

This guy, Dieter Hammerstein, is the original HAMMER. He is consistent. He does what is best for students by fostering strong expectations. He’s cool. What else can be said?

Amy Miller is insightful, helpful, and crafty. Amy has not forgotten what it is like to be in the classroom. She relates and is accessible to students as teachers.

Mr. Eric Kellison is my spirit animal. He is a consistent rule follower. He is a team player and secretly funny. Mr. Kellison does not hesitate to do what is best for students and staff. He manages circumstances well. He’s a calming force in a large school. He is the wizard of many hats!

Mr. Paul Osterman is one of the nicest teachers I’ve ever had. He always explains the material in a way that is easy to understand and is always willing to help someone if they are struggling. 

Frau Amy Presley is one of my very favorite people. She is a wonderful teacher and an amazing person in general. She makes German class a good place to be and has connected with many of her students on a personal level. I really, truly appreciate her and all she does! Thank you so much, Frau Presley!

Ms. Echo Branch is always willing to help my teen and me with his daily routine. She goes above and beyond to help us. We are very thankful for her!

Julie Humbert is THE most kind and generous soul and a true delight to work with. She has always made me feel so valued and appreciated, no matter what else may be going on in her very stressful day. She is the very best!

Ms. Rebecca Hough is so kind and sweet! She is always willing to help even if she isn’t your teacher anymore! She is supportive and understanding of situations and doesn’t make students feel uncomfortable for not understanding something! She will work through it with you!!

Mr. Joe Fleckenstein is genuinely such an amazing teacher! He never judges us and motivates us to do better! He listens and supports us with anything! He understands that many students have lives outside of school. Like work & other extracurriculars! He ultimately helps us to succeed to our greatest potential!

Christina Potter, you have kids’ best interests at the forefront of your mind, and it shows in how you work with them, brainstorm strategies for them, and look to improve our practices. Thank you for all that you do!

Mrs. Leslie Appleby works hard to make sure none of her students are behind. She teaches in such a positive way that greatly impacts the students. I always feel the most prepared for any test or quiz in her class. Thank you for all you do!

Ms. Olivia Hardin is so committed to helping her students succeed! She goes above and beyond to be a fun and safe space for everyone. FC is lucky to have her reminding us when there is one minute left in the passing period.

Mrs. Leslie Appleby does a great job of making sure none of her students are falling behind. She makes it a point that she wants the best for her students and never fails to prepare us. Her hard work and positive attitude while teaching have a great impact on students. Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Jodi Denton, you have been such a big help to my son since you came into his life. He absolutely adores you and enjoys working with you every day. Thank you for everything you do.

Mrs. Aubrey Duncan is an amazing teacher. I’m so sad that she’s going to go, but the memories I’ve had with her this year were so awesome. I’m gonna miss all that she’s done for her students and other teachers. She is so sweet and generous. I’m gonna miss the laughs we’ve had. Love ya!!

Mrs. Bobbie Prewitt is such an amazing person to be around! She is always a delight to be around, and she plays a big role in my support systems. She is a very joyful and sweet person. She and I have a great bond, and I am so blessed to be around her every day! Love her so much!

Mrs. Hannah Coogan is such a supportive person. She always talks to me and helps me when I have rough days. She is so sweet and funny. Going to lunch and talking to her is by far my favorite part of the day. She and I are very similar in the way we act, and I love how she matches my energy!

Mrs. Marietta Hall is an amazing teacher. She is one of my best support systems at school, and she always helps me when I need it. She’s very serious about her job, and she makes it known! She’s a very sweet teacher and makes coming to school feel worth it. Love her lots!

Mrs. Jessica Lawson is a great teacher! She pushes her students to do their absolute best. When I was her student last year, she helped me academically excel. Thank you for all that you do, Mrs. Lawson! You are very much appreciated at FCHS!

Miss Shelby Bizik is always making sure students are actually learning the material. Her classroom is so fun and makes me feel so safe. I know I can go and talk to her whenever I need to and she really is not only a great teacher but a great person!!!

Mr. Josh Shelton is an excellent addition to FCHS. I really enjoy collaborating with him and appreciate all his efforts to go above and beyond for his students. It’s often challenging to start teaching in the middle of the school year, but he’s risen to the challenge.

Mr. Brad Gardner was brave enough to travel with over 100 teenagers to Nashville, TN. He kept them all safe and provided experiences of a lifetime! Thank you for providing your calm to my daughter when she was panicked over losing her hotel key. Instead of shame, you offered grace. We appreciate you!

Mr. Andrew Knaup was brave enough to travel with over 100 teenagers to Nashville, TN. He kept them all safe and provided experiences of a lifetime! Thank you for all you! We love your natural ability to connect with these students. You keep us all looking forward to your next hilarious message. 🙂

Mr. Jared Yoder was brave enough to travel with over 100 teenagers to Nashville, TN. He kept them all safe and provided experiences of a lifetime! Thank you for all you do, Mr. Yoder! We are so thankful Olivia gets to learn and grow under your guidance.

Mrs. Madelynn Johnson is one of the best FC teachers! Her lessons are thorough, and she answers every student’s question in a very understandable way. She is the best math teacher I have ever had and creates a great learning environment!

Miss Haley Stroup is a very kind, loving teacher. I had her for Into to Theatre Arts last semester, and I learned a lot from her. She taught us so many techniques and styles of writing plays and acting out in them. She is an amazing, kind teacher, and I miss her so much. <3

Mr. Ryne Brothers is a good teacher. He is very helpful to his students. He always answers questions, takes his time explaining his math, and makes sure everyone understands what he is teaching. He is very kind and respectful to all his students. I appreciate him very much. Thank you, Mr. Brothers.

Mr. Mike Clevenger is a very nice teacher. He always listened to his students when they had a problem and could not do gym that day. He is a very kind guy and always respectful. He always helped kids who couldn’t do the exercises properly. I appreciate him. Thank you, Mr. Clevenger.

Miss Brooklyn Armstrong is such a great teacher! I appreciate her very much. She is kind to all her students and helps kids who are confused. She gives students additional help if they need it. She understands and accepts all of her students like a good teacher. Thank you, Miss Armstrong.

Mr. Tommy Rockey was an amazing teacher when I had him last semester. He was extremely helpful when anyone had questions. He was also very communicative with all of his students. He always asks about how we’re doing and gives us movie recommendations each week. I really appreciate him. Thank you, Mr. Rockey.

Miss Karsen Benedict is a very lovely teacher. She is always there for her students and communicates with them well. She is always kind and helpful. She provides helpful resources to help her students study. I appreciate her so much. Thank you, Miss. Benedict.

Mrs. Alex Levy is the best teacher in the world. She makes everyone feel welcome and loved in her classroom. Mrs.Levy has really made my year by showing that she cares about her students. I look forward to going to her class every single day. I will miss her when I graduate.

Mr. Richard Sellers is a pretty good teacher. He always gives us all the resources to work on our assignments. He gave us time to work on our assignments. He even gives us extra time for us to catch up if we have fallen behind. I really appreciate him. Thank you, Mr. Sellers.

Miss Brittany Musgrave is a very kind soul. She knows how to make her students happy and comfortable in her class. She is amazing at teaching her students what to do. She always makes sure everyone’s questions are answered. She makes everyone laugh and happy. I appreciate and care for her so much. Thank you!

Mrs. Sharon Gardner-Baker has always been such a sweet person to me and to the class. She is really helpful, and whenever I am stuck on something, she’s always there to answer for me, and she’s always in a positive mood. May Franklin Central High School notice her kindness and generosity!!

Jessica Lee noticed we were having our winter cheerleading banquet & the drum line was practicing in the room next door. She made sure they were finished or relocated by the time our event started. She is always aware & considerate, does everything for coaches & athletes & is so helpful! Ty Jess!

When I had Mrs. Stephanice Burnett, she was a lovely teacher. She always gave me time to catch up on assignments when I was falling behind. She is very sweet and kind and I was lucky enough to have her last semester. Thank You. 

Ms. Cassidy Corbin is a really nice and funny swim coach who helps people with swimming while also doing it in a way they can understand. She communicates with her students as well.

Julie Doty is so sweet and so fun; Just a great teacher overall!

A Shout-Out to Vince Cerbone! Fun, Great, Amazing classroom environment!

Mr. Josh Pierson is sweet and nice. He jokes around with his students and makes us smile.

Mr. Todd Philips was a really nice teacher and was very understanding towards my whole class. He made fun activities to help us learn and I consider him as one of my favorite teachers!

Thank you to Mrs. Lisa Laker for the amazing Women’s History Month celebration that you helped organize. You are so appreciated for all the hard work you put into creating amazing events like this. Thank you for your investment in our students, our school, and our community. You are greatly appreciated! 

Mrs. Jennifer Tetrick is an amazing teacher. Yes, she is very funny, hyperkinetic, and silly, and she makes us laugh, but she always takes the time to be there for people. She helps her students learn and gives many techniques on how to remember the information she teaches us. She makes sure everyone knows what to do before quizzes and tests. She really is just an awesome teacher, and she was fun to have in class every day!

A Shout-Out to Jennifer Arnold! If you walk past the high school weight room, you may have noticed the new “Weight Room Spotlights” that have been posted. Jennifer Arnold has worked hard on rewarding students for their dedication during EPE Weights and has made an amazing visual showcasing their hard work.

Jennifer Arnold took on a new class teaching our Adapted PE students and has done an amazing job. She develops engaging lessons and keeps the kids active and having fun. Great job, Mrs. Arnold! Our students are lucky to have you.

Rob Roberston is an amazing teacher and a tremendous asset to our community. He truly cares about all of his students and wants to mentor them to be successful. He shows up to athletic events and stays after hours constantly. His dedication to FC is super appreciated and not acknowledged enough.

Ms. Bonnie Judkins is in her first year teaching and is doing a tremendous job all around. She does a great job building relationships with students while teaching her content. She works collaboratively with her team to make learning fun. Keep up the great work!

A Shout-Out to Nikki Cerbone! You are such a good teacher!! Thank you!!

Ms. Jenny Weis is such a good teacher. She is always in a good mood, she’s super chill, and she makes me feel comfortable when I’m around her. Her class is so fun to be in, and I learn without knowing it. She is my favorite teacher this year, and she never fails to make me laugh every day. Love you, Ms.Weis!

Jennifer Tetrick always understands everyone and will try to relate with them and make them feel like a friend. Best teacher in the school!

Ms. Chassity Mahaska is the kindest teacher I have ever had. She never fails to make students smile and makes sure everyone is taken care of. She makes connections with her students and makes me feel appreciated!!!

Julie Doty made history really fun and made it easier for everyone. I also love how she decorates her room. She puts effort into everything she does.

Ms. Allyson Blackburn is the best teacher I have had all this school year, and I’m so thankful That I got her as my teacher this school year. she is really kind and sweet to all of her students. so thank you for being my teacher this year. – Shelby Lee

Frau Amy Presley is a great teacher who always interacts with her students, and she makes us laugh.

Mr. Daniel Lichtenberger is my favorite teacher. Every day, he greets me with a smile on his face. He encourages us every day in the yearbook to be good humans and to be self-motivated. He is a great model and even better teacher!

I love Mr. Daniel Lichtenberger! He is a really calm and chill teacher. He’s a really good teacher, and I enjoy his class!!! YOU ARE AMAZING, MR. L!

So far, Mr. Daniel Lichtenberger has made my freshman year the best it could be! I look forward to his class each and every day.

Jessica Rittmeyer is a resource teacher who tries her very best to make learning clear and easier for students who are having a hard time understanding.

Mr. Daniel Lichtenberger is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He makes class fun and builds connections with each of his students to ensure a positive relationship. I am so so so thankful for Mr. L!!!! Mr. L is genuinely one of the greatest teachers I’ve ever had. He cares for all of his students and always gives the best advice.

Dear Miss Allyson Blackburn, thank you for inspiring me every day and helping me become the best version of myself. You have helped guide me through life, educated me on school material, and been a role model for my dedication, and I just want to thank you so much for all that you have done for me!!

Thank you, Tommy Rockey, for being so helpful throughout this semester.

Mrs. Jessica Lawson is always there for me. She advocates for me while pushing me to do the same. She’s a great listener, and I know she always has my best interest. Mrs. Lawson is also a great listener. There’s no way I would’ve made it as far as I have without her.

Let me say I could write a story about Jessica Lawson! She always has my back and will do the absolute best for me when I am down or when I need help! She has helped me and watched me grow so much, and I wouldn’t be where I am without her.

Mrs. Aubrey Duncan has made such an impact on my life. She cares very deeply not only for me but each of her students, even when she’s having a rough day. Thank you, Mrs Duncan, for going out of your way to be more than just a teacher. Love, your club president 🙂

Jill Carroll always goes above and beyond to make the kids who don’t always feel welcome feel like they have a place where they’re wanted and cared about, even if we make her want to pull her hair out sometimes, lol!

Mrs. Bonnie Judkins is an amazing teacher. She’s laidback but tough on us when she needs to be. But it’s not mean tough; it’s loving tough, and I appreciate that because she understands we’re all going through something. I’m gonna miss not having her next year because she makes learning exciting. 

Mrs. Marietta Hall is a literal angel! She is so sweet, knows what we need, and understands our feelings. She always puts us first and is never selfish. Each day, I start with her, and she makes it a great day. I love her so so much. Thank you for everything you do. She is and will be my inspiration forever.

Gary Fox, your class was so fun, and it was one of the highlights of my day. You would always make the learning environment more inclusive and enjoyable!! Thank you, Mr. Fox!

Ms. Theresa Doud makes Science fun and interesting. She puts together really fun labs and cool assignments that you always learn something from. She teaches 2-3 different classes but finds time to manage all of them and works hard to get stuff graded and in the grade book. I enjoy going to her class!

Mr. Josh McKee puts so much thought and care into his interactions with students. He holds them accountable while being a landing place for them. It is obvious that he wants each of his kids to succeed, but even more obvious is that he’s put in the time to learn about each one and what their goals are.

Marty Hoskins is consistent in his expectations of students but always puts relationships first. It is really cool to see the interactions he has with students each day, as it’s clear he’s built such positive relationships with many of them. Thank you for all that you do to keep FCHS great!

Shout out to Lucy Northcutt for her AMAZING work in English 10! You have been such an amazing help to the team, and we greatly appreciate all the work you put in for the team and the kids. We can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done!

Mrs. Shelby Bizik is the best Spanish teacher I have ever had. I look up to Senorita as a mentor and the person I can count on. She’s not only my Spanish teacher but now is one of the people I look up to the most.

Kim Sloan, you are Wonder Woman. You wear so many hats within our building, and all that you do is not overlooked. Thank you for coming in each day and rolling with the punches. We are lucky to have you, and so are our kids!

Thank you, Jenny Weis, for bringing such a light to my day! I’m in one of your English 9 Honors classes and you always seem to have a good mood and bring the classroom spirit up with your humor. You help me learn more about English and you’ve made me appreciate it more. Thank you!

Thank you, Tommy Rockey, for making my Algebra 1 class such a fun experience! I’ve always struggled with math, but you make it so much easier to learn and keep the environment fun and uplifting. I appreciate all the work you put in, and I can’t thank you enough! PS – your jokes are very funny!

Rae Bosio, you introduced me to the Spanish language, and I really enjoyed learning more about it! I was reading a message written in Spanish, and I actually understood it for the first time, which really made me smile. Thank you for being such a dedicated and caring teacher and helping me learn!

I am a student in one of your culinary classes, Brandi Flanigan, and you make me feel so welcome. You are incredibly nice and understanding while also teaching me various topics in the culinary world and making them fun! Your room is decorated beautifully, and I really love having you as a teacher. Thank you!

A Shout-Out to Ramona Lindsey! Ramona is always willing to help out wherever needed.

You are just such an amazing teacher, Matt Ward! I come to school every day so excited, knowing that I get to come to your class. Spanish isn’t always the easiest, but the way you teach it and your energy always keeps me engaged. Thank you so much for being such an awesome teacher and always willing to help.

Mrs. Laura Petty is a really good teacher. I’ve learned a lot during her class. She is very helpful and useful if you have issues with any of the assignments.

Mr. Andrew Knaup is so fun and creative! He is an incredibly talented and gifted educator who makes his students love music! We are so lucky to have him in FTCSC!

Mr. Tim Curry is a wonderful Chemistry Teacher. He always makes sure students understand the work in class and never leaves anyone behind. When I have questions or need help, he is always there for me and explains things very well. He makes class extra fun and exciting. Thank you for everything you do!

Miss Shelby Bizik has been a wonderful Spanish teacher this year. My son has learned so much. She has been so kind and loving. She has helped make his transition to high school so much easier. She makes learning fun! I truly appreciate everything she has done!

When I had you, Mr. Todd Phillips, you were always kind and extremely helpful. Thank you for being an amazing teacher. I was able to learn so much from your class. You made me happy. Thank you for everything!

Mrs. Nikki Cerbone is an amazing teacher. She is really kind, always willing to help out when you need it, always has a smile on her face, and makes great conversation. Mrs. Cerbone is definitely one of my favorite teachers.

Mr. Gary Fox is an awesome teacher. He is really funny, and though he is an unconventional teacher, he does a great job teaching us and helping us with our work.

Mr. Kyle Schulz is the best Chemistry teacher at FC. He is really nice, always willing to go the extra mile to help you understand, and is a great teacher.

Ms. Kara Atkinson is the best English teacher. She is so patient and is so understanding. I’m looking forward to you coming back. Thank you for all you have done so far this school year.

Mrs. Julie Doty is the best teacher I have ever had. She truly is a bright light. Mrs. Doty is always willing to help anyone, have a conversation, give you advice, and make you feel truly welcome.

Miss Heather Campbell is one of the happiest people that I know. Every day, when she comes into class, she is like a ray of sunshine. She is always willing to help out with whatever work we need and is extremely understanding. She is also one of the smartest people I know Miss Campbell is truly a great teacher.

Mr. Ross Cooper is a great mentor. He is always willing to give advice, help us out, and encourage us every day. Having Mr. Cooper as a teacher is a great opportunity and he always makes sure to have everyone included. Making everyone’s ideas heard and always making great conversation.

A Shout-Out to Abby Schaefer because you’re a good teacher. I love your class. Thank you for everything.

Mrs. Jenise Lawerence always starts the day with a good smile and is always amazing to all the students she works with.

Haley Huston, you have shown great kindness to our students while getting to know them. You have become a favorite among the students. Thank you for all of your hard work and kindness!

A well-deserved Shout-Out to Jagdeep Saini! You have shown great work ethics and are always willing to assist others. Your unwavering kindness and respect make you a standout member of our team. Thank you for being a positive member to us all.

Mrs. Leslie Appleby is a really amazing teacher, and she always encourages the best in her students. She always smiles and makes sure her students understand everything going on in the class. It’s really fun talking to her too!

Bryan Cornelius is very sweet and listens to students, as well as makes sure everyone is included in his daily activities. His lesson plans are very well thought out and take into consideration every student’s needs when it comes to learning.

Gina Willis is super nice with everything and is nice to everyone.

Thank you, Kelly Miller, so much for all your help in the cafeteria and for being so gracious to open up your kitchen for Chick-fil-A and Fazoli’s during HSCC.

Vicki Teverbaugh is always so sweet to me whenever I come through the lunch line. Thank you for being so kind!

Mrs. Christina Potter is always making sure her students are safe and successful. I love having her as my CT teacher because she makes everyone feel so welcome and truly wants her students to succeed in their schoolwork. She is one of the reasons I come to school every day!

Miss Karsen Benedict is such an amazing teacher and all around person. She encourages her students to do their best and thrive. She is an inspiration to her students and everyone around her.

Mr. Greg Schoettle made the FC Dual Credit Finite Math program’s lessons and curriculum. I feel like this alone says a lot about a teacher and their commitment to the student. He always is awake and ready to teach you. He really wants the best for all of his students, and I feel that he is underappreciated! Thank you, Mr. S! 

Mr. Jeremiah Burke is an awesome teacher who puts relationships with kids at the forefront. He takes pride in his work, has high expectations for students, and helps to make FCHS great. Thanks for all you do!

Mr. Cole Eder is one of the nicest teachers I’ve had. I’ve never been good at history, and last semester, I was averaging a C and behind. Once I got Mr. Eder, my grade is now around a B+!! He is a phenomenal teacher, and that makes all the difference. This is his first year here, and he is doing outstanding!

Mrs. Carissa Domrase is truly an amazing person. She is incredibly knowledgeable and goes out of her way to help anyone in need. She is appreciated more than she knows. Thank you for being such an awesome teacher! You rock!!

Miss Karsen Benedict does so much for her students that’s goes unnoticed! She makes her class engaging, fun, and exciting to look forward to every day! Her classroom is such a positive environment to step into! I’m so glad I have her as my U.S. History teacher!

Shout out to Mr. Joshua Shelton for stepping into a new role and taking it on full force. We appreciate how much you care and support us as your students! Thank you for always being willing to explain something more than once.

Mrs. Leslie Appleby is always enthusiastic in class and makes class very fun. I love how she interacts with us throughout the class and always answers questions very well!!

Nick Alford has always made my school days so much more tolerable. He makes school fun and enjoyable. Franklin Central definitely lucked out with Mr. Alford.

Miss Emily Segrest has always shown support for her students. No matter your grade or the effort you put in, she radiates so much love, positivity, and respect for all of her students. Her classroom has always been so welcoming and a safe space that I appreciate every day!

Mrs. Heather Campbell is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had! She teaches in a super easy way to understand, and her class is super fun and the way she presents information is even better!

Ms. Emily Segrest is one of the most thoughtful teachers that I’ve had and understanding when it comes to mental health. She makes sure that all her kids are thriving mentally as well as academically. She truly is one of the best of the best.

Mr. Travis Curry has gone above and beyond with teaching. He’s one of the kindest teachers I have met and I’m so grateful to have him as a teacher currently. He goes out of his way to make sure his students are passing his class and to make sure that everyone understands. He’s one of the best!

Jodi Denton goes above and beyond for every single student. She pushes them to succeed, helping them build confidence along the way. She always has the students’ best interests at heart. Her passion for teaching inspires me every single day!

Mrs. Lindsey Bramell, special thanks to you and the FCHS World Cultures Club for hosting the Black History Month Door Decorating Contest. Keep doing great work! You are appreciated!

Mrs. Julie Doty, special thanks to you and the FCHS World Cultures Club for hosting the Black History Month Door Decorating Contest. Keep doing great work! You are appreciated!

A Shout-Out to Andrea McKeeman! The FCHS African American Read-In 2024 program was interactive, informative, and fun for hundreds of student guests! Thanks for putting in all the time and effort to be a host site for this national event. Andrea, you are appreciated!

Ms. Linda White has been the Interim teacher for our son in Journalism, and she has been very helpful in providing additional resources and words of encouragement to our son. She sees the potential in him and understands when he struggles. It’s easier for a teacher to just call a student lazy or assume they don’t care, not her! We are so thankful!

Ms. Karsen Benedict is so encouraging and kind. She sees the potential in students who might be struggling and goes the extra step to provide additional resources and ways to help them achieve their goals. Your help to our son has been wonderful, and you have provided invaluable resources that will carry him through. Thank you!

Mr. Todd Kendrick has made learning Social Studies fun and something to look forward to in school each day. You can tell that he actually likes to teach others, and it makes learning enjoyable!

Ross Cooper is an extremely hard and diligent worker. He always puts others first and encourages and motivates students to create a good product and enjoy the process. He puts a lot of care into his craft and pushes students to do so as well. He is such a great teacher and an amazing person to be around. I always look forward to his class.

Mrs. Jaci Keller is always there for everyone when they need her. She has helped many students (even if they aren’t in her class) while their teacher is out on leave. She’s always willing to lend a hand to anyone. She makes a great teacher!

Ms. Abby Schaefer is the best Speech teacher ever! She is very helpful to those who need it and is lenient to students when needed! She is always uplifting and trying to help bring the mood up. She is aware people are scared of speaking in front of everyone, so she grades speeches in a way that gives nervous people a helping hand to get more comfy!

Rae Bosio has made her class a fun experience and shows that she genuinely cares for her students, and I miss her!

Miss Emily Segrest is always able to make you smile. If you’re not smiling then she will personally talk to you. She is more than a teacher and a huge role model. She thinks of us as people, not students. Miss Segrest is also very involved and comes to sporting events if you ask her to. Not only is she a great person, but her teaching style is on point.

Mrs. Julie Doty is always smiling and maintains a cheerful and level-headed attitude, even if she might be upset sometimes. She taught me and many other kids very well, and it’s obvious she truly cares about her students.

Mr. Josh Pierson is super funny; he lifted me up my freshman year, and he’s just a really great teacher. He should be more recognized for the things he does for other students.

Laura Miller always explains things thoroughly if you are confused, and I really like the structure of her class!!

A Shout-Out to Brooklyn Armstrong! She is so very helpful to everyone! She really is a great explainer!

Mrs. Erica Glasener is an amazing teacher. She is always down to help her students and be the best teacher she can be for her students. Every day, it is a blessing walking into class and knowing I have a teacher who is great at what she does and is serious about her job. She is very patient! She is amazing!

Mrs. Randi Tolbert is dedicated to supporting our students as their Inclusion teacher. She helps all of our students rise to the occasion! She sets expectations that help students grow academically and socially!

Mr. Cole Eder makes learning so interesting and fun while also making friends with his students and really getting to know them as a person and not just another kid in his class!

My Spanish teacher, Shelby Bizik, is so involved in her teaching and has probably the best-decorated room I’ve ever seen. Not a single wall or space is blank! I love how she is always giving us her best self everyday and is always there to help someone! Senorita is so full of energy and is just this glowing joy of happiness! I can never stay bored in her class!

Emily Segrest is always there for me, and she tells us that she loves us. She’s mature, responsible, and a great leader. But for a teacher, she is pretty chill and understanding. My favorite thing about her is she can love all her students equally, even if we don’t like each other.

Andrew Knaup never fails to make everyone laugh, even when he’s not in the best mood. He always makes my day better, even if he’s not trying! We love you, Mr. Knaup!!

Mr. Joe Fleckenstein always has a positive attitude and cares about his students more than any teacher I’ve ever met.

Joe Fleckenstein is super understanding, and he cares about his students very much.

Thank you, Andrew Knaup, for teaching me so much! I feel confident not only in singing but in my everyday confidence. You made Choir a safe place and a place where I can be myself. Thank you for everything!

Mr. Daniel Lichtenberger is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had since I came to FC. He is nice and encouraging. His yearbook classes are a great team with a great leader himself. We love you, Mr. L!

Mr. Jared Yoder is such an awesome teacher and Director of High Voltage. Although he is our Choir teacher, he is still such an awesome adult and leader to look up to. High Voltage loves him!!!!!!

Mr. Andrew Knaup is such a great Choir Director and makes choir so fun every day. He makes me laugh and have fun on the days that I don’t have much motivation. He has caused me and my Show Choir to improve SO much over the year, and I am so grateful to him 🙂

Mr. Brad Gardner is an amazing Choral Director. He lets his students know they are outstanding and always have earned their spot in whatever class they are in with him. He will listen to anyone who needs it for hours.

Mr. Andrew Knaup never fails to make students laugh, inspires everyone to be their best, and never lets your head get to you.

Ms. Gina Dewell has been a huge asset to the FACS Department. She is always asking others what they need and is willing to drop anything to help her students and colleagues out. Her compassion and willingness to go above and beyond for her colleagues and students have not gone unnoticed. Thank you for everything that you do!

Ms. Kacie Schrader has done a tremendous job leading our Fashion and Textiles students and teachers. Ms. Schrader is a valuable asset to our team and is a kind leader for all. She is constantly supporting students’ creative ideas and helping them carry out their visions. Thank you for all that you do!

Jodi Denton has been very welcoming and supportive. She cares about her students and is a great advocate for kids who learn a little differently. She is a great asset to Franklin Central.

Mrs. Lori LeClear is the best! She helped my oldest through her 4 years at FCHS. She has graduated, is working, and is getting ready to start college soon. She wouldn’t be where she is today without her. Now, she’s still helping my other daughter achieve all her goals! Mrs. LeClear has been a godsend to my girls, and my family is very thankful for her!!!!

Emily Segrest goes above and beyond for her students. She is a great teacher and is extremely responsive to parent emails. She pushes students to do their best and is always there to provide extra help to her students. Her passion shines through and is very much noticed by our family!

As our FACS Department Chair, Jessica McKee consistently demonstrates unwavering dedication and support to our team. She goes above and beyond to ensure that each member feels valued and supported in their roles. She is approachable, empathetic, and always willing to lend a helping hand, no matter the situation.

Thank you, Suzanna Tejada, for being an amazing colleague! I have often gone to you for advice, and your kindness and generosity have helped ease my transition to teaching fourth-year Spanish. Thank you for all you do for FC and for the World Languages Department, Suzanna!

Mrs. Lisa Laker is a phenomenal Interim Department Chair. She has done a fantastic job of making English teachers feel supported and appreciated while also continuing to be the fabulous teacher that she is. Thank you for being you, Lisa!

Mrs. Julie Doty, thank you for making GHW Honors such a fun and uplifting class. Your class is the highlight of my day, and you really push me to be the best student I can be. You’ve always believed in me and made me find a love for history. Thank you so much.

Mrs. Kristen Baker has always made me feel welcome in her class. She’s always willing to help everyone with their work and always does her best to make sure everyone understands. She was there for me when I was struggling with the class material and helped me through every problem. She listened to my countless questions and answered them regardless. I couldn’t be more thankful to have her as my teacher.

Mrs. Brittany Musgrave is an outstanding and brilliant instructor. Regardless of the scenarios, she always has a huge smile on her face and loves to help and assist her students in any way that she can. She’s amazing at teaching art and is a very flexible teacher. She is always there for her students when they’re struggling. Overall, Mrs. Musgrave is a wonderful teacher!

Mr. Jim Hoffman was so patient and such a great resource as I started subbing in the Science Department!! He was always willing to answer my questions, incredibly kind, and always willing to help with whatever I needed!

Mrs. Amy Norcross is the best teacher. She makes you feel like you’re the only person in the world when she is talking to you, and she never judges you or gets mad. She is always calm and honest and can check you and make you laugh if you need to. She listens to what you say and gives real answers from her life. She always thinks about other people and makes things better for everyone around her.

As a sub, I have had the honor and privilege to share 3rd period with Mrs. Jodi Denton as the Resource teacher in Mrs. Bowmen’s classroom for the past 2 weeks. She has a positive attitude, an uplifting spirit, and a passion for helping that is second to none. She is amazing at what she does, and I am truly impressed by her each and every day.

Mr. Jeff Massey gives the best advice ever. He’s such a good listener and can always crack a joke that will guarantee to make everyone laugh. He’s such a ray of sunshine.

Ms. Christina Wyeth is an amazing help who is always present in the classroom and helping out in any way that she can!

Ms. Jenny Weis is an amazing teacher. I had her my second semester of my Freshman year, and anytime I ever needed help, she was always there to help me. Even in my second semester of my Sophomore year, she and I would still talk because of Student Council. She is always very understanding about everything, and she is by far my favorite teacher in the school.

Ashley Thompson puts students first and builds relationships that matter. Her dedication to doing what’s best for kids is at the forefront of everything she does. FCHS is lucky to have her!

Mr. Jeff Massey makes a difference in everyone’s life at FCHS and beyond. He is so understanding, welcoming, and, of course, funny! I truly hope he knows the impact he makes on my and other students ’ lives every day!

Mrs. Jenny Lewis is so easy to talk to. She always brightens my day, and it’s always such a joy to have a conversation with her. I wouldn’t survive school without her.

I love Mrs. Jenny Lewis so much. She never fails to brighten anyone’s day with her welcoming smile in the Guidance Office. I hope to live to be half the woman she is one day.

Mrs. Jessica Rittmeyer has been nothing but an amazing teacher. She is always willing to help. You can tell she truly cares about her students. She truly is great at what she does. She was always there for me when I needed her. Whether that be academically or mentally, I looked forward to her class every day. She is one of the best teachers I have ever had. Thank you, Mrs.Rittmeyer, for all you do.

Mrs. Lisa Laker is doing a great job helping everyone on the English Team. She’s always willing to pitch in anywhere she’s needed. She is also a great listener to all who go to her for support. We are blessed to have her.

Mrs. Emily Davis has been a blessing to her adopted Senior Class. She makes sure everyone has all they need to succeed, even though she’s on the other end of the building.

Mrs. Jessica Youmans has been such a blessing this year for my son. She does an amazing job communicating with parents, pushes her students to do their best, and truly cares about her students. She is a great addition to Franklin Township.

Mrs. Gina Gaddis is the most epic, amazing funny teacher who helps me get better at throwing while having a good time. She also has helped me understand Math and is very wise.

Brittany Musgrave, you are always so bubbly and goofy! I love your personality, and you are a joy to be around! Thank you so much for sponsoring the Art Club. You have provided a wonderful space to hang out with friends while being creative. Thank you for taking time out of your day to make this a reality. 🙂

Ms. Jennifer Tetrick was, for sure, the best Biology teacher I had. You can really tell that she actually likes her job, and she mixes in her stories into classwork to make Biology actually fun.

Mr. Joshua Teague teaches the class in his own unique way while staying educational. He makes it fun at the same time. Plus, he tackled a Superintendent once, so why wouldn’t you want him as your teacher?

Ms. Janel Fifer exemplifies outstanding leadership in the classroom and beyond! She has done a marvelous job leading the Culinary Department. Ms. Fifer’s leadership style motivates her colleagues to reach beyond their limits and strive for excellence. Ms. Fifer continues to do an amazing job collaborating with colleagues and is always doing what is best for students!

Officer Marty Hoskins is so very special to our family. Since my son first started attending, he has shown patience, kindness, and understanding. My son is now medically Homebound, but when we go into the building, my son goes right up to Officer Marty, and he always remembers my son. And my son talks about him every time we see a police car. I hope he knows how much he has touched our lives.

Mr. Tony Puckett actually makes English fun!

Wesley Ford is an amazing teacher and has helped me understand all the basics of Engineering. I am grateful that I’ve gotten to take this class with him as my teacher.

Joel Shonkwiler is one of the best Orchestra teachers ever!

Emily Segrest is the best teacher who helps even though you aren’t in her class anymore. She connects to us as a high school kid and is like a friend or sister, not just a teacher.

Vince Cerbone is such a kind teacher who has the most chill vibe. He’s really good at being engaging with his students and teaching in a way that doesn’t seem like overworking the student.

Chelsie Kelly helps me with my assignments, and I help her if she needs to get something from a different classroom.

Thank you, Becca Lang, for always being so understanding and helpful. I feel very safe coming to you and asking for help. The things you do to get to know your students so that they all feel comfortable with you are truly amazing. Thank you for being one of the reasons I look forward to coming to school. You bring so much happiness into the room, and it’s just I’m very thankful I have you this year.

Kevin Moore is just a mix of strict and relaxed a student needs!

Mr. Josh Pierson is such a light in my daughter’s day. FTCSC is a large district, but Mr. Pierson makes it a priority to ensure these students feel seen. Olivia says his class feels like home. I know this means she feels safe and loved. Can parents ask for anything more? Thank you, Mr. Pierson. You are so appreciated.

Brittany Musgrave, you’ve always been so sweet and supportive; it makes me feel appreciated, even during rough times. You even let me have some adventure time stickers once, and it made my day.

Mr. Jim Lindsey is such a caring, involved teacher. He goes above & beyond to help my daughter in his class. He reaches out to me when needed to let me know when she is struggling or just needs a little extra help. I appreciate his concern & feedback.

Thank you, Ms. Lori LeClear, for all the behind-the-scenes work you do to make sure all of the students get everything they need to succeed. You go above and beyond to provide quality education to so many students!

I believe Mr. Colin Goss is an incredible teacher. Every day, he does his best to continue to support his students in the best possible way that he can, whether that be by a simple demonstration or by guiding them through their projects step-by-step. Mr. Goss is always willing to help his students and put forth his best work; that way, his students thrive to be successful within his classroom. He is very understanding when it comes to difficulties and frustrations students may have.

THANK YOUUUU Brittany Musgrave! You are very patient and always encourage students to do their best work. BEST ART TEACHER EVER!

Brittany Musgrave is really an epic person, and you bring smiles to each and every student or staff you interact with. Keep bringing smiles and laughter! Never change!

Brittany Musgrave is one of the kindest teachers I’ve ever met. She is very considerate and one of the most respectful teachers in our district.

Mr. Bryan Sawyers is an amazing sculpture teacher and great at teaching. He is very kind, and I always look forward to his class.

Mr. Colin Goss has been a beast teacher for multiple years in a row, always kind and supportive. One of my favorites by far. He is great at giving constructive criticism without seeming rude and is a very kind teacher.

Brittany Musgrave is a great teacher for the Art Club and is always supportive. You can talk to her like a real person, and she will talk to you the same way. She is my favorite teacher by far.

Mrs. Lindsey Bramell, thank you for being an amazing Algebra Honors teacher to my son Connor! He absolutely enjoys being in your class. You are such a great teacher. We appreciate all you do!

Mr. Colin Goss is one of the greatest teachers I’ve had throughout high school. His classes were my favorite part of the day, and I am incredibly thankful that he is such a great teacher! Thanks, Mr. Goss!

Ms. Rebecca Hough has the sweetest soul. I know that each time I step into her classroom, I am welcome, wanted, and cared for. She’s very understanding and always willing to listen.

Brad Gardner truly goes above and beyond for his students. FCHS is so lucky to have such an amazing Choir Director like him! Besides creating some of the best musicians in our state, he helps shape our students into the kind, educated people we need in the world. So thankful to have an educator like him!

Mr. Jim Lindsey cares so much about his students. My senior year was nothing but heartache. Mr. Lindsey helped me through so much during my last year at FC, from personal issues to schooling issues. I have been graduated for 4 years now and still say, “If it wasn’t for Mr. Lindsey, I would not have gotten through that tough time in my life without him!” Mr. Lindsey loves and cares about each & every one of his students! Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I am so grateful you were my teacher & mentor!

Mr. Jim Lindsey has been the best teacher I have ever had. Not only does he take his time to help students achieve academically, but he also takes time to really be there for a student personally. Rather it be having a bad day to having a good day, I knew I could always count on “Mr. Clean” to be there for me. I always struggled with school, and he made sure I knew I could accomplish anything if I put my mind to it. Without him, there’s no doubt in my mind I wouldn’t have graduated!

Mr. Jim Lindsey is truly the best teacher I ever had! He pushed me and motivated me every single day. No teacher truly cares about their students the way that Mr.Clean does. He is like another dad to me! I know tons of people who probably wouldn’t have even graduated without him going out of his way for all of us and staying on top of us. He would even email another teacher for you if you were struggling in a class just to see what he could do to help! We all love you, Mr.Clean!

Mrs. Jenise Lawerence has always been a delight to be around. She’s always down to help students and have a chat with them. I’m so thankful for her.

Mrs. Amy Norcross is super nice and cares about us a lot. Her class is hard, but in a good way, and she really cares if you learn the stuff you are supposed to learn. She even makes sure you learn extra things just because she cares a lot about it. I love taking her classes, even if she makes us work more. 🙂

Shout out to Becca Lang for finishing GRAD SCHOOL!! She has worked SO HARD, and we are SO PROUD OF HER for setting such a great example for the rest of our Department and our students!! We love you, Becca, and we think you’re the tip-tops!!!

I want to compliment Miss Karsen Benedict on her reliability and classroom vibe. The way she teaches and the way the classroom feels when she isn’t actively teaching feels intentional and is a great environment for growth. I very much enjoyed her USH class first semester and am excited for 2nd semester. 

Mr. Jacob Miller, Thank you for your encouragement and support you have shown for my daughter. You went above and beyond, and we couldn’t be more appreciative. Thank you for your kindness and attentiveness. Not only is my daughter blessed to have you as her counselor, but so is Franklin Central.

I am very thankful to have Mrs. Leslie Appleby as my English teacher. She is smart, funny, and kind to everyone. I admire how hard she works to help us learn and to make sure we all do our best. She is a true role model to me because I want to be a teacher just like her one day!

What a welcome Mrs. Jessica Youmans has been to our Special Education Department! Our 5th-period inclusion Theme Literature class feels loved and supported by her ever-positive outreach. She is a bright spot in our day!

Mrs. Leslie Appleby is really good at challenging her students. She made me see another point of view, which is great for literature and general life skills. She cares about her students and our well-being.

Amanda Hodge is a wonderful person!! She makes our class so much fun!! She has helped me learn so much, not just about linguistics but more about life and what to expect. She has provided us with so much information to succeed. She made it fun!

Amanda Hodge has given me so much knowledge of linguistics, such as morphology, phonetics, and accent. Mrs. Hodge is the light of my school day this semester. She is so awesome and just knows how to make people smile. She isn’t an amazing grader and makes this class easy to pass, even if it is such a hard class. Also, she has taught life lessons.

Amanda Hodge is the Best teacher ever, and she’s very nice/helpful!

Brittany Musgrave is easy to connect with as a teacher. You don’t see that a lot while you’re a student in school, which makes me happy to have her here at Franklin Central High School!

Mrs. Stephanie Dodd is one of the best teachers I’ve had. Unfortunately, my year got cut short, but I hope I have you again as a teacher one day.

Mr. Josh Pierson is the best teacher ever! You’re amazing and great, and we love you! 10/10. I would take your class every year if I could!

Mr. Jeremiah Burke is the nicest, most understanding teacher I’ve ever had!

Thank you, Mr. Nathan Valdez, for being a chill and amazing teacher!

Brooklyn Armstrong is my favorite teacher, and you made me actually like English class for once. So, thank you for an amazing Freshman Year!

Mr. Jeremiah Burke is the best teacher!

Mr. Matt Ward is an amazing teacher. If you are having a hard time understanding Spanish, he will gladly help you until you get the correct answer. He teaches Spanish in a very unique way. Like if you have to learn about the directions, instead of just telling you to learn, he will tell make that a song in order for us students to remember it fast.

Alex Levy is an amazing teacher, and I loved coming to school to go to her class. I miss her, and I wish she could come back earlier, but I love her so much. She has helped me a lot!

Mrs. Rebecca Davenport is just a really great teacher to her students. She always makes class fun and is always the class I look forward to going to!

Franklin Township Learning Center

Hillary Reid’s PD this morning regarding the BSR program was very helpful. As a new teacher, it is important to understand the process, levels, and goals of our programs. Thank you for breaking it down for us!

Dr. Sharon Kight is the BEST Special Education Director! She genuinely cares for all of her staff and is so supportive. I love knowing she will always take time out of her day to assist me in any way I may need. We are so lucky to have Dr. Kight in FTCSC! 

Hillary Reid is so dedicated to her job and seeks ways to assist all students. Her knowledge and tips are tremendously helpful, and she is a pleasure to work with as well. We are lucky to have Hillary!

Kelly Anderson is an asset to FTCSC in her role as District Mental Health Specialist. She advocates for, leads, and supports school counselors with passion and professionalism. Her support positively impacts the academic, career, and social/emotional needs of ALL students in the district.

Ms. Elizabeth Stocker is always there to advocate for her students!

Miss Tracey Collier is such a joy to work with! I am thankful for her always going above and beyond to help in my classroom. She offers great ideas to try with students. She has been such a blessing to collaborate with for the last several years. I am so thankful for her! 

Arlene Skaggs’ compassion for each and every student is unmatched!! She brings a calmness to the learning center that is needed for both students and staff!!

Sarah Reaves is always advocating for kids and puts her heart into every situation!

Thank you, Miss Rachel, Haydon, for ALWAYS being an advocate for your kiddos. We wouldn’t know what we would do without you!!

Kayoko Lawson is a positive person. She is so helpful and kind. 

Thank you, Lauren Bolsinger, so much for being so willing to help out with my students!! They appreciate you and your kindness!!

Erica Quinn is always such a positive influence on all of her students! The care and dedication she has for them is such a blessing. She always gets them where they need to be, and she pushes them individually & as a group to be their own advocates for success. The growth my daughter has had in the last few years with her has been amazing!

Every time I ask for help, Jessica Shipp, has gone out of her way to help me and ALWAYS with a smile on her face. I have been around for a long time, and Jess is one who truly cares about all the students here at the Learning Center. She wears many hats, and they all fit her so well! Miss 99 is a true asset to this corporation!

Ms. Cheryl Smith is the best teacher there is. She is super sweet and helpful. She’s the reason I enjoy coming to school every day. She makes FCAP feel like a home. We love you, Ms. Smith!

Miss Ellen Simpson is the most wonderful School Counselor. I have never met anyone more dedicated to the care of all students. She goes above and beyond to meet their needs and wants to see all of the students earn their credits and graduate. For those in need, she is always there to listen and offer solutions when needed. She’s always calm and caring.

Teresa Brown is so very nice and funny!

Karen Spoonemore at the Annex building stepped up and helped my son when he had a bloody nose during his travel basketball practice! Karen took on the role of “grandma,” as she put it, and helped my son clean himself and the blood up. Parents aren’t allowed at practices, so it was greatly appreciated that she waited with him until I could pick him up.

Karen Spoonemore does a great job assisting with the travel basketball program at the Annex. I have coached for several years and am very appreciative of her willingness to work with us in the evenings. She has always been very accommodating and helpful. Thank you, Karen!

Karen Spoonemore, you are a joy to interact with whenever we are practicing at the gym. Thank you for looking out for our players, showing grace and kindness when there is an injury, and being willing to help! Cheers to you!!

Mrs. Joy Koeller has such a way with her students. She always keeps calm during a crisis and is always willing to help. She is very dedicated to helping the students earn their credits and has such a caring heart for those who struggle. So glad she is a part of the Learning Center team.

Hacienda Millott rises above to learn about each and every student and is purely dedicated to helping them! 

Jon Eckerle is the best and most patient boss while knowing each and every student! Thanks for all your patience with staff and students.

Jessica Shipp is a teacher with many titles. Jessica makes sure that all students have everything they need while at FCAP, she helps them progress in the course they are working on, and she never hesitates to help when she is asked to do so. No matter what the day holds, Jessica always has a smile on her face, even when she has a rough day. Thank you for always helping!

Tracy James is amazing with everything she does. She shows she cares. overall one of the best teachers a student could ask for!

A Shout-Out to Lauren Bolsinger! You are amazing!

Karen Spoonemore does a wonderful job every evening accommodating our basketball programs. She goes above and beyond to make sure we have everything we need and keeps the gyms spotless. She works very hard, and the basketball travel program appreciates her! Thank you for all that you do!

Ms. Cheryl Smith is a sit-back, chill-love teacher. She’s very calm and is not all that strict over a lot of things.

Cheryl Smith is really supportive. She is not the type of teacher to judge or not like you for what you did wrong.

If you’ve never met Arlene Skaggs, you’re definitely missing out! She keeps the learning center going with all her hard work and dedication. Whatever you need, Arlene always has a way of helping and getting things done. She really is a spectacular human being and such a huge asset to the learning center.

Ms. Teresa Brown is an amazing asset to the learning center. Every time I get to visit her classroom, she has a table full of kiddos ready to learn and engage. Thanks for all you do!

MacKenzie Vaught has done a fantastic job of getting to know each of the student’s needs and being so patient with them. She is a wonderful asset to our team, and we’re happy she is here with us.

Since Abby Deal joined us at FTLC, she has been great! She has adapted very well to her position and provides great care to the students. We are thankful for her being here.

Mr. Curt Downing is a good teacher. Any time I need help, he is on it. He is the best teacher I have ever had. If I don’t know how to do something, he will sit there with me and make sure I know it. When I come into his class, he is always in a good mood.

A shout-out to Vicky Ramey and the great job done keeping this construction-filled building clean and neat. I have known you for many many years at the HS, and you have always been willing to give a helping hand to the staff, and I greatly appreciate it.

A big shout-out to Sandy Souders and the amazing job done keeping this construction-filled building very clean and neat. I have known you for many years at the high school, and you have gone above and beyond to help me settle in over here, and I greatly appreciate it.

A big shout-out to Karen Spoonemore and the amazing job done keeping this construction-filled building very clean and neat. From the first day I met her last year, she has been very accommodating to me and ALL of my students.

Mr. Matt Vandermark at the Franklin Township Learning Center is such a great leader who truly cares about the students he works with. He has had a very positive impact on my child’s learning experience, and it is easy to see how passionate he is about helping students succeed.

Kayoko Lawson – We all really appreciate everything you do here at the Franklin Township Learning Center for our staff and students as well! You go above and beyond for everyone, and you are such an amazing human being!

FTCSC Facilities Department

Ray Swift is very kind and thoughtful! I am a Bus Driver in the township, and we often meet at the intersection of Franklin and Indian Creek. When he sees my bus coming, he always backs up to give me extra space. Small acts of kindness don’t go unnoticed! THANK YOU!

Wayne Denton is very helpful to us here at Franklin Township Learning Center. He`s always just one call away. We appreciate his hard work and dedication to his job.

FTCSC Transportation Department

Dana Nichols is by far the best Bus Driver!! My daughter loves Mr. Dana!! Thanks for a great year Mr.Dana and keeping our kiddos safe!!

Shout-out to the softball team’s incredible Bus Driver, Rob Hagler! From helping load and unload the bus to braving all weather conditions, you’re there every step of the way. Thank you for being our number-one fan and for keeping us on the road to success! You’re fantastic!

Justin has loved having Mr. Jim Fleener as a bus driver for years. Now he is off to Kitley next year, and his little brother will get to have him! He is an amazing bus driver and cares so much about his kiddos!

Ms. Tahnee Powell is the best Bus Driver I have ever had, and she is super kind. She always talks with the students on the bus, connecting with them with stuff that is going on at home and school. She always greets students, asking how their day was. Thank you for being amazing Ms. Tahnee! ~Isaiah

Thank you, Terrace Bolton, for being there when I needed a ride and for other help. You really are one of a kind. ~ Jasmine Webb

Dennis Hunter greets me almost every morning when I walk into FCJH. He always says something positive and helps start my day on a good note! I appreciate that greeting each day!

Octavia Jimerson brings a positive attitude to the Transportation Department each and every day. She is always willing to help in any department and will accomplish any goal set in front of her. She is an amazing staff member!

Keith Goldsby is a positive person to be around and brings a smile to everyone’s face! You are such a valuable member of the FTCSC family, and we are lucky to have you! 

Marcia  Hernandez goes above and beyond for the students! Her students have a long bus ride and she creates a special relationship with each of them. She understands their special needs and treats them like her own. We never have to worry about the FT bus because they are in the best hands with Marcia!

A Shout-Out to Jefferson Stevens! I feel like the mechanics are the unsung heroes of the Transportation Dept. These are the people who keep our buses running smoothly and safely every day. Jefferson takes his job very seriously, and he’s always doing it with a smile. If you ever need a pick-me-up to your day, Jefferson’s your guy!

Mr. Keith Goldsby always has a smile on his face when I get on the bus. He is the nicest bus driver I have ever had. He makes sure the students that ride the bus, get home safely and get to school safely. We appreciate all you do, Mr. Keith!

Andrea Blodgett isn’t new to the team but new to the position of being one of our AMAZING Routers. She is constantly helping with bus drivers’ routes, working on middays, and just all around being a great person. I firmly believe Andrea is an essential member of our family and we would be lost without her here.

Andrea Blodgett is a WONDERFUL addition to our FTCSC Transportation office team. She is always willing to help out, whether helping drivers with routing, jumping on a bus to sub, or building team morale by making us breakfast/lunch. We are BLESSED to have her on our team at Transportation! 

Bill Lyons spent his weekend building a wheelchair ramp for a new student to FTCSC!

Charlene Shingleton found a way to make the ride safer for a special needs student. We appreciate her so much!

A Shout-Out to Steve Shaw: you keep your cool in stressful situations (buses breaking down at drop-off, for example), and it helps everyone to feel more at ease because we know you’ve got it! Thanks for all that you do!

Thank you, Charlene Shingleton, for taking the initiative to find safety equipment to help one of her students who uses a wheelchair with no seatbelts to look for and is willing to purchase them to keep the student safe. Way to go!

Mr. Rob Farris is great with the kids on bus #211. He is patient and communicates very well with his parents. He actually came to my son’s orchestra concert, which was very sweet of him. He’s the best!

Bob Brown drives Bus 218. Bob has been our driver the last few years and words can’t describe how much we appreciate him. He gets our students to school safely and on time each and every day. Bob has been great with all the construction that’s been happening on Emerson Ave. Bob loves his students.

We were so lucky to have Tiffany Gallegos as our Bus Driver to the Children’s Museum this week! Not only did she get us there safely, but she was also very kind and patient. The kids loved her, and I enjoyed talking with her throughout the trip. Thank you for keeping our kids safe & loved, Mrs. Tiffany!

Ms. Pat Broderick is a bus driving LEGEND & we LOVE seeing her smiling face each weekday! She’s been of service for over MANY MANY years here in FT. She takes great care getting the children to and from school and makes time to smile and small talk with FT families. We LOVE you, Ms. Pat

Jane Hubbard is a sweetheart! She is always smiling when we come to get our students. We love it when we see bus 219!

Charlene Ray is not only a great Special Needs Driver, but she is always willing to step up and help the Transportation Department whenever in need. She is dedicated to the children of our Township and all of our employees. Thank you, Charlene!

Allan Ziegler brings so much joy to our arrival and dismissal routine! He is always cracking jokes and bringing a smile to our faces. We are thankful he came out of retirement (again!). We love our 219 friends! 

Thank you, Kristy Keough, so much for always helping with arranging activity buses for my students and even messaging me back on your day off.

Thank you, Sharon Lewis, for being willing to get me a bus driver on a day when I need some help getting my students to their jobs!!

Mr. David Mills is such an amazing, kind soul! My daughter starts the morning off, ready to see Mr. David! He makes every kid feel special and is always so festive for every holiday/event. Thank you for all you do for the kiddos and for ensuring their safety to and from school! You are the best!

Brice Adams was the best driver that could have taken us to the Indiana State Museum from Kitley. He watched the movie and went through the entire museum with us. He even carried all of the teacher’s lunch sacks for them. He acted like he knew all of the kids the whole year. We greatly appreciate him!

Mr. John Merrill is so kind to our son on the bus! He helps make sure our son and others stay safe on the way to and from school, but he also goes above and beyond to show how much he cares! We love bus 210!!

Ms. Sandy Brock is such a caring and sweet Bus Driver! Not only does she get our son to and from school safely, but she goes above and beyond to care for him! We love bus 210!!!

A Shout-Out to Nancy Boaz! I wait for the bus with my 1.5-year-old daughter to see my kindergartener off to school. My daughter LOVES when she sees the bus coming and immediately starts to laugh and get excited knowing she gets to say hi to Miss Nancy. It can’t be easy to drive a busload of young kids around, but Miss Nancy does it with a smile on her face.

One day, we had a student who was not able to get on the bus ride home, and his father was on a plane to go out of town. No one was available to pick him up, but Vicki Roark was able to come back after her route to pick him up and take him home. Vicki is always willing to help us whenever time allows. We are so lucky to have her as an FTLC bus driver!

The township is so blessed to have Kirk Brunso as our Bus Driver. He takes great care of the FTLC students, and when a kiddo is not having a great start, he is beyond patient and will do everything in their power to assist that student. The students feel so comfortable with him, and we just love him! Thank you, Kirk!!

Sharon Lewis is amazingly helpful and personable! She is always willing to assist with any needs or questions that arise, and she is so flexible and willing to work with staff to make shifts to any transportation needs. I am so grateful for her!

Mr. Allan Ziegler always makes sure our morning starts with a smile! He takes great care of our students, and we are so grateful to him for getting all of our students to and from school safely. Seeing Mr. Allan every day truly is a delight!

Jane Hubbard is one of the first people our students see in the morning, and she always does her best to make sure our students start off the day on the right foot! We know our students are in great hands with Jane, and we are so grateful for her!

Thank you, Sharon Lewis, for all your time and effort in coordinating transportation for our students. We know it’s not easy, and you do it so well! Thank you!

Dana Nichols, you’re an amazing Bus Driver, and we appreciate you and your dedication to our students and keeping our kiddos safe during your bus route. Please keep being awesome!

We are blessed to have Miss Kim Sears as a Bus Driver for our Preschoolers. She is kind, caring, and patient. She does a great job transporting all the little ones safely each day. Thank you, Kim!

Miss Karen Irvin is a fantastic Bus Monitor. She is kind, caring, and patient. She does a great job taking care of all the little ones and helping them buckle and unbuckle. Thank you, Karen!

Ms. Louise Vansickle does a great job keeping the students safe. Thank you, Ms. V!

We’d like to say thank you to Miss Suzanne Kiefer, our daughter’s Bus Driver, for all that they do for her! Our daughter has Special Needs, so sending her on a bus can be scary for us as her parents, but Suzanne is the absolute best. She welcomes Lola every morning with a huge greeting and lots of praise for her! We are so grateful for Suzanne!

We’d like to say thank you to Maria Gilpin, our daughter’s Bus Monitor, for all that they do for her! Our daughter has Special Needs, so sending her on a bus can be scary for us as her parents, but Maria is the absolute best. She welcomes Lola every morning with a huge greeting and lots of praise for her! We are so grateful for Maria!

Ms. Deanie Cantrell is an absolutely amazing Bus Driver. She drives a Special Needs bus for some students, and my grandson/son got the privilege of being on her bus. She is patient, kind, trustworthy, follows the rules, is honest, and friendly, and her communication was always good with me. Anyone who gets the privilege of riding #209, you’re blessed.

John Eddings is the Bus Monitor on my son’s bus. He goes over and beyond to make sure my son gets on and off the bus safely at home and at school. My son likes to sleep on the bus in the morning. John will take his eyeglasses to ensure they are safe while he sleeps. I can’t say enough great things about John. Thank You, John, for all that you do.

Bob Brown is an amazing Bus Driver. I can’t say enough great things about him. He makes sure our children get to school and home safely even in the construction on Emerson Ave. While my son was out due to surgery, he would send me text messages checking in on his recovery process and sending well wishes. This made my son’s day so much day. Thank You, Bob, for all that you do.

Sharon Lewis has been outstanding with communication with our family during a transition period that has been a little tough!

Tahnee Powell is honestly the best Bus Driver I’ve had so far. She’s really nice and really loves her students and talking with them on her routes!! 

Todd Patterson from the Transportation Department is a true blessing. He came over to help me with a flat tire on my car. He went above and beyond to help and was so kind.

Thank you, Bryant Mosley! You’ve been a wonderful driver for my uneasy boy! Your patience and friendliness are much appreciated!

Thank you to Miss (now Mrs.) Tiffany Gallegos! You are one of a kind! I know my girl is in safe hands when you pull up! We appreciate your extra effort and care! Keep up the great work!

Thank you for being you, Larry Wenger! So much trust is put into you taking these kiddies to and from, and you never disappoint! From constant care and concern to being rear-ended, staying calm and cool; right down to that extra measure of bringing a lost or forgotten item home after all is said and done. You’ve been part of our family without knowing it for several years, but you stand out!

Mr. Tyler Riley has been such an amazing sub-driver the last month, and my child absolutely adores him. Every morning, I notice Mr. Tyler greets each and every student with a smile and a fist bump. I truly love that he bonds with the kids the way he does. My child is always coming home telling me the joke of the day Mr. Tyler said on the bus. You can tell he absolutely loves his students and loves his job. We are going to miss Mr. Tyler when the regular driver comes back!

Mr. Larry Wenger not only drives students safely to and from FCJH, but he also takes the time to recognize his students every week. Thank you for supporting our FCJH students. They are lucky to have such a caring driver.

Miss Pat Broderick is the best bus driver! Thank you for your dedication to the students. My daughter loves riding the bus. We are so grateful that Miss Pat knows the students and does a great job every day!

I would like to share a warm blessing of standing ovation to Mrs. April Robinson of bus #307 for being such a blessing to me and my family. You are such a wonderful woman and a very sweet person to my kids, which speaks a lot to me when my kids speak so highly of you. As a mother of five, it truly warms my heart to know that a loving woman like yourself takes good care of my kids, and for that, you get the utmost respect, honor, and support from this family just for you being you, we love you, and God bless you!

Eric Seelig is the BEST!!!! (Bus#84) He is always looking out for the kids and parents, too. Keeping them safe to and from school. He makes it fun and always does something for the kids. He has a big heart!!! Keep up the great work!!!!!

Thank you, Tina Galindo, for being so great with the kids and going above and beyond for them.

Ms. April McCullough is the best! She brings a smile to my kiddo’s faces every day! She takes the time to say hello, even to my younger daughter! We all love her!

Ms. Michelle Ladigo has been driving my kids to and from school for the last 6 years. When they are with her, I know they are in good hands. She keeps order on the bus and shows love to “her kids”. I want to thank her for her patience, dedication, and for keeping them safe every day.

Ashlee Reardon is one of the amazing people I get to bother from the Transportation Department! Ashlee is so helpful and kind to me whenever I have a strange question or request. I am so so grateful for her and all that she does!

Sharon Lewis from the Transportation Department is always so helpful to me whenever I have any random questions or requests! I look forward to having questions because it means I get to call Sharon XD. I am so so thankful for Sharon Lewis and our AMAZING Transportation Department!!!

Kristy Keough is one of the amazing members of the Transportation Department that I’d like to thank! She helps me with whatever little question I have and makes me feel like she’d do anything for me! She is always so kind and is so so helpful. Thank you, Kristy!

FTCSC Central Office

Dr. Kent Pettet is always trying to compliment people and make them feel known.

We appreciate Betsey Willard. She is a tremendous asset to FTCSC and the Child Nutrition Department. She makes sound decisions that benefit the children in our community and is a compassionate and encouraging boss. Thank you, Betsey!

Officer Brian Schoene goes above and beyond to keep students and staff safe daily! He recently showed kindness to a staff member at Acton by coming to the school parking to change a flat tire in the cold and rain. He did not hesitate to help this staff member! Thank you, Officer Schoene, for being amazing!

When you look up the definition of the adjective “kind,” I’m surprised there is not a picture of Dr. Kent Pettet. He has a friendly, generous, and considerate nature, and goes above and beyond to serve our schools in many different ways, including volunteering to pick up fundraisers across town!

Emily Baker is a great advocate for teachers. She is always willing to listen and help us out. She goes out of her way to research and help get us the needed resources. She is a great asset to the teachers and FTCSC.

Dr. Lynlie Schoene is constantly equipping, empowering, and accommodating teachers. I feel like I have access to real collaboration that makes me better at my job and the support to be a life-long learner. I am so thankful for her advocacy, commitment to excellence, and willingness to help new teachers.

Linda Miller is one of the kindest people I’ve met. Just talking to her for a couple of minutes brightens my day! Her and all the custodians’ work is so underappreciated, and I promise you if you stop and talk to her, her smile will brighten your day!

Cathy Kremer is one of the nicest people I’ve met! Talking to her brings me so much joy! Just talking to her and seeing her smile makes my smile brighter!

Melinda Abel has been so helpful in answering all of my questions this year! She is knowledgeable, quick to respond, and kind. I am so thankful for her help in navigating this year!

Cindy Stafford is amazing! I am always amazed at how she just seems to know everything about Skyward and other programs. She is always willing to help any staff member or parent! Thank you, Cindy!

A big Shout-Out to Kylee Ramsey! Not only is she exceptional at her job, but her kindness, thoughtfulness, and caring nature brighten our workplace every day.

Ms. Lori Kight has assisted me numerous times with my technology issues. Whenever I have a problem, I know that she will respond quickly to my questions or have the issue fixed fast! Thank you, Lori, for always saving the day!

A heartfelt thank you to Cathy Kremer for consistently radiating kindness. Your warmth and generosity never go unnoticed and are truly appreciated. 🌟💖

Devin Strauss was quick to respond to my requests when my printer was not working. He was kind, professional, and worked hard to diagnose the problem, find a solution, and kept me updated throughout the process. He is a pleasure to work with, and I appreciate all the hard work he did to help me!

Mr. Jeff Murphy consistently demonstrates unwavering support and positivity, making him a valuable asset to anyone in need. His exceptional listening skills and dedicated efforts to assist others showcase his commitment to providing genuine help. FTCSC is truly fortunate to have someone as compassionate and dedicated as Mr. Murphy on board!

Jenny Monday does an amazing job running the Scholastic Book Fairs at all of the elementary schools! She goes above and beyond to make sure that it is a great experience for the students and staff and to maximize the funds raised to buy new library books for our elementary libraries!

Stephanie Brown, Payroll Supervisor, does an outstanding job ensuring that payroll processes are executed with precision and timeliness for all FTCSC employees. Additionally, Stephanie brings a refreshing sense of humor to the Business Department, creating a positive and enjoyable working environment. Thank you, Stephanie, for your almost 20 years of service at FTCSC, supporting all employees!

Chris Kramer is always helpful and accommodating to others. She has a knack for dealing with issues and overcoming them with ease! She is someone that everyone knows they can come to for help and issues! She is a great co-worker and such a valuable person here at CTEC!

Eugene Gephart works tirelessly to help everyone out in the entire township! There is no job too big or too small. We really appreciate all of the extra effort he puts in to help keep buildings safe and up to date for our students and staff! Thank you, Eugene!