School district welcomes new administrators, teachers

Friday, August 16, 2002

With the new school year beginning shortly, we are happy to welcome 15 new teachers and two administrators to the Marshall School District.

We lost some excellent people last year, as some retired and some took other positions, but we believe that we have attracted some quality people to take their place. Following are the new teachers and administrators with a little about each of them.

Two new administrators

* Jamie Goodman - Principal at Eastwood and Northwest Elementary Schools. Jamie has been principal of the Arcadia Valley Elementary School in Ironton for the past three years. Prior to that she was a Title I teacher in the Mountain View School District. Her husband, John, will be teaching and coaching in the Slater School District.

* Stephen Grammer - Principal of Marshall High School. Steve has been the principal at Atchison High School in Kansas for the past four years. Prior to that he was both principal and assistant principal in Parsons, Kansas for a total of four years. He was also a computer teacher and coach in Brewster, Kansas and a social studies/journalism teacher and coach in Cozad, Nebraska.

Fifteen new teachers this year

* Megan Batrez - Marshall High School Art Teacher, Dance Force, and Flag Corps Coach. Megan taught art last year in Atchison High School in Kansas and was also the cheerleading and dance coach. Prior to that, she taught for a year in St. Plus and St. Agnes Catholic Schools on the Kansas side. She was a member of the dance team at Tulsa University for three years.

* Marcy Cash - Special Education at Bueker Middle School. Marcy received her bachelors degree in social studies and special education from Central Missouri State University and then earned her masters degree in educational administration from William Woods University. This will be her first full time teaching position but she has done quite a bit of part time and substitute teaching in the Cole Camp School District.

* Rebecca Chancellor - Elementary Title I Teacher and Technology Consultant. Rebecca has served for the past three years as the technology coordinator for both the Northwest School District in Hughesville and the Otterville School District. Prior to that she was a Title I teacher in Otterville for four years. She also taught 5th grade for two years in the Stover School District.

* Brenda Guthrey - Title I Reading at Southeast Elementary. Brenda has taught in the Slater school district for the past 22 years. During that time she has taught fourth and fifth grade as well as kindergarten. She also served as career ladder chairperson. Prior to that she taught fifth grade for one year at Bueker Middle School. Brenda has also taught in the Marion County and Lake County school districts in the state of Tennessee.

* Tom Hayob - Math Teacher and Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Marshall High School. For the past four years, Tom has been a math teacher and head girls basketball coach and softball coach at Chillicothe High School. Prior to that, he was a math teacher and head girls basketball coach at Fulton High School. Tom began his career at Tipton High School where he taught Math for 16 years and was also athletic director, head girls basketball coach, and golf coach.

* Brenda Kenagy - Special Education Teacher at Southeast Elementary School. Brenda has served the past two years as an elementary special education teacher in the Camdenton School District. Prior to that, she was a high school special education teacher in Versailles for nine years. Brenda began her career as an elementary special education teacher for three years in the St. Joseph School District.

* Sidney King - Part Time Electronics Teacher at Saline County Career Center. Sid received his AA degree from State Fair Community College and earned his Bachelor of Science in electronics technology from Central Missouri State University. He recently completed a computer education program at State Fair. He has worked at ConAgra as an industrial engineer and at Marshall Egg Products as manager of plant maintenance. He has most recently been employed by ComTech Services.

* Dawn Kirchoff - Practical Nursing Instructor at Saline County Career Center. Dawn has been employed for the past 13 years at Fitzgibbon Hospital. During that time she has worked in the medical surgical unit, in labor/delivery, in postpartum, in the nursery, in clinical care, in Lamaze birthing, and in newborn resuscitation. She earned her bachelor of science nursing degree from Rockhurst University.

* Michelle Long - Early Childhood Teacher at Prairie View. Michelle earned her bachelor of science degree in early childhood education this past spring from Central Missouri State University. She did her student teaching this spring at Grandview Elementary School in Higginsville where she taught kindergarten and second grade. She has also done quite a bit of substitute teaching in three different school districts.

* Nathan Reeder - Special Education Teacher at Bueker Middle School.

* Mary Jo Rieth - English Teacher at Marshall High School. Mary Jo has been a language arts and journalism teacher for the past three years at Malta Bend High School. She served also as newspaper and yearbook sponsor as well as directing plays and preparing students for district speech contests. In 1999, she did her student teaching at Marshall High School. Prior to that, Mary Jo worked for the Democrat News for 11 years and was the managing editor of the paper for nine of those years.

* Larry Schupp - Math Teacher at Marshall High School. Larry was a math and physics teacher this past year at Chillicothe High School and was chairperson of the math department. Prior to that he was a math teacher at Sweet Springs High School for three years. He has also taught math in the Stockton, Chilhowee, Viburnum, and Blackwater School Districts as well as at Kemper Military Academy. Larry also served as a physics lab instructor at CMSU.

* Wanda Standley - First Grade Teacher at Benton Elementary. Wanda served this past year as a kindergarten teacher in the Sedalia School District. Prior to that, she was a MU fellowship teacher at the University of Missouri for one year. She received her bachelors degree in early childhood education from the University of Missouri and later earned her masters in curriculum and instruction from MU.

* Cherri Williams - family and consumer science teacher at Marshall High School. Cherri has taught home economics at Slater at the middle and high school levels for the past three years. Prior to that, she was the vice principal's secretary at Marshall High School for five years. Cherri received her bachelors degree from Central Missouri State University in 1983 but then went back to CMSU and earned her teaching certification in 2001.

* Sarah Wright - At Risk Teacher at Bueker Middle School. Sarah served as a middle school math teacher in Carrollton this past year. She was also a jr. high volleyball and basketball coach. The year before that she was an elementary classroom teacher and varsity basketball coach in the Malta Bend School District. During the three years prior to that, Sarah was an elementary and physical education teacher, as well as athletic director at St. Peter's School in Marshall. She was also an assistant track coach at Bueker Middle School for one year.