Half-time second-grade teacher added
Goessel USD 411 schools will start the school year with seven new staff members, including a principal and three teachers.
Scott Boden is the new junior high and high school principal. He is a graduate of Jewell High School and Kansas State University and has a master’s degree from Baker University. Boden was previously a high school science teacher in Hesston.
Lynda Schroeder will be a half-time second-grade teacher, filling a new position created because of a growing second grade class. She will help teach language arts and math in the mornings.
She has been a long-term substitute at the elementary school before and has a specialty in early childhood education. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and has done graduate work at Wichita State University.
Tyler Schroeder, a 2006 GHS graduate, will teach business at the high school, coach football, and share athletic director duties.
He has been a substitute teacher at Hesston and Goessel, and most recently worked for the Wichita public school system in bookkeeping.
He has a business degree from Bethel College and is continuing work on his education certification through Fort Hays State University.
Zana Manche is the new agriculture education teacher. She graduated from Kansas State University in the spring and completed her student teaching at Washington County High School. While at WCHS, she was the lead teacher for seven courses and coached four career development teams, including FFA.
Manche has already accompanied GHS students on FFA activities this summer and has been involved in fundraising events. She is a graduate of Hiawatha High School.
Nathan Graber will be director of technology. The position is new and shared 50-50 with Moundridge. He is a graduate of Moundridge High School and Wichita State University. He was most recently the technology director for Sterling College.
GHS alumnus Ben Schmidt is the new director of maintenance and custodial needs for the high school. He graduated from Tabor College with a degree in college ministry. He was most recently employed by Voth Construction.
Sarah Simington is a new bus driver. She has four children in school and has served on the GES Site Council. She is taking over for Rannie Schmidt.