The Benjamin Logan Board of Education honored retirees and introduced new staff at their monthly meeting Monday.
Four retired teachers were honored. Kathleen Davis was a high school language arts teacher and retired after 26 years with Benjamin Logan. Sandra Stephens retired as a middle school educational assistant after 24 years. High school math teacher Ann Wildermuth retired after 37 years with the district. Susan Simon retired after 11 years of serving gifted students. Each retiree received a rocking chair and a certificate of appreciation.
The board welcomed new staff members. Mark Foley will be the special education director, serving part-time with Riverside. Five new teachers well be in the classroom this year: Alex Melton, high school math; Stacy Walterbusch, high school math; Alyssa Morrison, family/consumer science; Sarah Smith, Spanish; and Ryan Kerns, 3rd grade. Three educational assistants were welcomed: Kae Lynn Lyden, high school; Lisa Adams, middle school; and Billie Jo O'Brien, middle school. Shawna Bensman was also added as an administrative assistant.
Superintendent Lori Lytle comments on the staff changes.
Supplemental contracts were issued. Bob Fawcett will be the Fall Events Manager and Doug Rutan the Winter Events Manager. Stacy Walterbusch will be the Fall Freshman/JV Cheerleader Coach. Tiann Harner was named the high school girls’ golf coach. Robert Painter will be a boys’ soccer assistant coach and Ryan Kerns will be a girls’ soccer assistant coach. Erica Marquis was issued a contract to be the middle school volleyball coach.
Katie Luebke will be volunteering her time to be a high school volleyball assistant coach.
The board also accepted a Discover Pathway to Financial Success Grant from Discover in the amount of $23,000. The grant will be used to buy iPads for the Family/Consumer Science Department.
The Benjamin Logan Board of Education will meet again on September 17th at 7 pm.