Goessel added five new teachers to staff this year.
Beth Ratzloff will be the family and consumer sciences teacher. She comes to Goessel from Sedgwick.
A graduate of Pittsburg State University, she first majored in nursing, but is currently taking classes in education from Fort Hays State University. She is from Hiawatha and currently lives in Valley Center with her husband and family.
Apart from her teaching duties, Ratzloff will also be the FCCLA sponsor.
Alyssa Rumple will split her time between Goessel and Newton High Schools teaching Spanish.
Rumple completed three master’s degrees in Spanish studies and has traveled to many Spanish-speaking countries.
Former Goessel graduate Garrett Hiebert will return to his alma mater to teach business and math.
After graduating from Goessel in 2007, he attended Bethel College where he played football before completing his masters in business from Southwestern College.
Hiebert has worked as a paraeducator and will be the head football coach, middle school boys basketball coach, and track coach. His wife, Brittany, teaches language arts at Goessel Middle School.
Former Peabody-Burns teacher Brian Lightner will take over as math teacher and athletic director at Goessel. He will also coach cross-country.
Lightner graduated from Tabor College and completed a master’s degree at Fort Hays State University.
Patrick Loganbill will be the new elementary physical education and health teacher and work with the elementary and middle school computer labs.
A graduate of Bethel College, Loganbill spent several years as a camp counselor at Camp Mennoscah and volunteer taught at an international school in Bogota, Columbia.
Apart from his teaching duties, Loganbill will also be the student council sponsor and assistant middle school boys basketball coach.