New administrators and teachers for the Wawasee Community School Corp. include, in front from left, Mayra Aguilar (Wawasee High School Spanish), Joan Harden (WHS chemistry and agriculture), Sierra Clark-Kern (WHS study hall and paraprofessional), Sara Pickler (Wawasee Middle School science), Kim Nguyen (WHS principal), Kayla Riportella (WHS English and language arts), Jamie Norris (WHS special education) and Rikki McCann (WHS Spanish). In the back row are Jesse Kimmel (WHS agriculture), Cory Schutz (WHS athletic director), Shawn Johnson (data and assessment coordinator for corporation), Dr. Sandra Weaver (director of special services for corporation), Tonya Haywood (Milford special education), Tracy Swain (WHS special education), Cassie Klenke (WHS business), Brent Berkeypile (WMS assistant principal), Matthew Carpenter (WHS math), Jon Everingham (WHS career and technical education director) and Corban Wyatt (WHS science).
SYRACUSE – Wednesday, Aug. 10, is the opening day for staff of the Wawasee Community School Corp. They met at Wawasee Middle School in the morning for breakfast, an introduction of new teachers, remarks by Dr. Tom Edington (Wawasee superintendent), a welcome from Angela Lortie, president of the Wawasee Community Educators Association and a presentation by Pat Coy of United Way.
After Coy’s presentation, teachers and staff were dismissed to their respective buildings. New teachers and administrators gathered for group photos in the courtyard at WMS.
The first day of school for WCSC students is Thursday, Aug. 11.
Other new teachers and administrators for Wawasee include, in front from left, Shanelle Werstler (Syracuse Elementary kindergarten), Kaila Crawford (Syracuse first grade), Rachel Voelkel (Milford PE), Laurie Fredericks (North Webster kindergarten) and Emily Buttermore (North Webster kindergarten). In the back row are Lee Snider (North Webster principal), Dustin Stutsman (North Webster special education), Cheyenne Blanchard (Syracuse special education), Chelsea Emerick (North Webster third grade), Joseph Bontrager (Milford fourth grade), Morgan Eck (Milford second grade), Erica Kimble (North Webster fourth grade), David Lantz (North Webster PE), Kate Gillespie (North Webster fourth grade), Kim Gause (North Webster art), Ashley Dirck (North Webster first grade), Jim Thompson (North Webster student services coordinator) and Jaime Hollar (Milford fourth grade). Not pictured are Sharon Matti, Milford health and math and Zachary Prescott, WHS math.