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Staff Directory


Mike Wells Superintendent
Rob Brecht K-12 Principal

Office StaffJob ClassificationEmail Address
Melissa Chambers Business Manager
Brandi Oakes Human Resources
Elizabeth Shirley Nurse
Valerie Patton Secretary, Accounts Payable
FacultyJob ClassificationEmail Address
Andrea Greve Preschool
Amy Resh Kindergarten, Mentor teacher
Lisa Gray 1st Grade
Robin Verkade 2nd Grade
Bethany Johnson 3rd Grade/TAG
Victoria Hume 4th/5th Grade, Mentor teacher

JH Wolf Elem. Guidance Counselor
Kimberly Peterson ADV Computer Applications, CORE, Career Strategies, Computer Graphics, Web Design, Intro to Business Computer Applications, Accounting, K-12 Teacher Librarian, Instructional Coach
Rebekah Sampers AG
Kurtis Sloop Art
Logan Sampers Physical Education
Kathleen Mortimore Elementary Resource
 ??? Elementary Speech
Tammy Johnson English
Abby Woodward Family Consumer Science
Teresa Simmons HS Math
John Leininger Ind. Technology
Martha Sunderman JH Language Arts Teacher, Data Team Leader
Kim Ashlock JH/HS Resource
Jasmine King Math/Science
Rachel Cabeen Music and Band, Mentor Teacher
Marty Mason School Counselor
  School Social Worker  
Kathleen Johnson Science
 Ray Liles Spanish
Kerry McBride Title I
Steven Schuster Social Studies, SIA
ParaJob ClassificationEmail Address
Debbie Guilford Para
 Maddie Mortimore  Para
 Sierra Martin  Para
 Carrie Schuster  Para
  Kaelly Scherff  Para
Blair Debolt Media Center Para, E2020 support
 Patricia Sickler  Preschool Associate
 Melissa Crooks  Para
 Jessica Cox  Para
 Christina Barber Para
 Heather Brown  Para
 Zac James  Para

KitchenJob ClassificationEmail Address
 Donna Robison  Cook
 Pam Allumbaugh  CNP Director
CoachesJob ClassificationEmail Address
Jasmine King JH & HS Cross Country, Varsity Girls Track Coach
Kim Burns HS VB Coach
Steven Schuster  JH Track
Allison Snow JH Volleyball


Logan Sampers  HS Girls Basketball, Golf Coach
 Randy Thompson   Golf Coach
 Blair Debolt  Speech Coach
Mary Ohnmacht Cheer Coach
Seth Ward  Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Asst. HS Track, Baseball Coach  
Rob Brecht  JH Boys & Girls Basketball  
 Ray Liles  Asst HS Boys Basketball, Boys Track  
TransportationJob ClassificationEmail Address
Mike Dukes Transportation Director





Email Address
Louis Zaiger Custodian/Maintenance



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Junior High- 712-379-3114
High School- 712-379-3114

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