Faculty and Staff Directory

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Cynthia Acklin
Infant Room Aid
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Rachael Acklin
Sub
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Mindy Altstaetter
Middle/High School Administrative Assistant
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Jenna Beougher
Director of Educational Services Guidance
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Brock Bowman
Lead Teacher School Age Program
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Mr. Bruce Bowman
Interim Superintendent / High School Principal
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Mrs. Rosanne Bowman
Language
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Mrs. Marie Brite
Treasurer

Biographical Info

Marie Brite is a Temple Christian School graduate who is motivated to see the school succeed and enjoys serving others. She is a mother of three children who also attend Temple Christian School. She enjoys participating in aerobic classes and spending time with her family. Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:6.

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Valeri Brokaw
High School Band Director / Middle School & High School Choir Director
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Mrs. Kathryn Brorein
Third Grade

Biographical Info

Mrs. Brorein is a graduate of Grace College.  She began teaching when Temple began.  This is her 36th year.  She has taught fourth and third grades.  She is married and has two grown daughters who also graduated from Temple.

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Cheryl J Burkholder
MS/HS Mathematics and Physics Teacher
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Jodi Callahan
SEVIS Director / High School Administrative Assistant
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Dave Clevenger
IT
Categories: IT, Staff
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Brittney Cobb
Infant Room Primary Care Giver
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Dianne Cooper
HS/MS Enrichment / Bible 10 / Algebra 1, Applied Math, Math 7 / Science 7
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Brittany DiGiovanni
Lead Teacher Preschool 4’s

Biographical Info

Brittney DiGiovanni is the infant room lead teacher. She is happily married and has 2 wonderful daughters who attend Little Pioneer Early Learning School. Brittney graduated from Apollo Career Center where she obtained her Early Childhood Education Certification. Brittney has been with our program for 2 years, with a total of 5 years’ experience. Brittney enjoys watching each individual baby learn and grow.

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Lori Draper
Teacher Aid, Toddler

Biographical Info

Lori Draper has worked for Little Pioneer for 4 years now. This year Lori became the 3 year old preschool teacher and has been enjoying every minute of it!! Lori has been married to her husband Jason for 20 wonderful years and they have been blessed with 3 beautiful and energetic boys. Lori enjoys spending time with her family and watching her boys play basketball, soccer, and baseball for Temple Christian School.

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Lori Elmore
Purchasing
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Tracy L Finch
Middle/High School Computer Teacher, Rhodes State College Adjunct Faculty
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Paul Green
History
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Holly Hawk
Floater/Sub
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Kathryn Helser
Middle School Social Studies / Middle School Reading Teacher
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Megan Kinnear
HS Spanish / Bible 6 / Elementary Physical Education & Art
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Linda Kiser
Lead Teacher Fall Program Aid
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Mrs. Julie Lawrence
Fifth Grade

Biographical Info

Julie Lawrence is in her 38th year of teaching at Temple.  She is a graduate of The Ohio State University.  She has been married to David, a retired teacher, for 43 years.  She has 2 children and 7 grandchildren.  She plays piano and organ at Auglaize Bible Church, Harrod.  Her hobbies are reading mysteries, doing jigsaw puzzles, and working sudoku.

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Jennifer C Lee
Director, Little Pioneer Early Learning School

Biographical Info

Jennifer Lee is the Director of Little Pioneer Early Learning School. As a big believer in the importance of Early Learning and spreading the love of Jesus; Jennifer obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Children’s Ministry and Biblical Studies from Central Bible College. Jennifer is no stranger to working with young children, before joining Little Pioneer in 2014; she worked for 20 years for a diverse range of organizations, including Children’s church ministries, and daycare centers throughout the community. Passionate about Early Childhood Education and its possibilities, Jennifer provides childcare services that help children grow, learn, explore, and build a solid foundation for their future education.

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Debra V Lewis
Lead Teacher, Preschool 3
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Tina Linhart
Second Grade
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Erin Marshall
Elementary Principal, Elementary Intervention Specialist

Biographical Info

I am blessed to serve as the Elementary Principal and Intervention Specialist. My husband, AJ and I have three children, Brooklyn (2nd grade), Drew (1st grade) and Benjamin (preschool). All three of our children attend Temple Christian School where they are encouraged daily by their teachers and friends. My biggest passion is to serve others and to help students discover and develop their God given gifts and talents. I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, drinking coffee, and enjoying the outdoors. My favorite Bible verse 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold; the new has come.

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Stephanie Mays
Summer Program Aid
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Mr. BJ McPheron
High School Assistant Principal
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Kerri Motter
Cafeteria
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Mrs. Beverly Phillips
High School Art
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Heather Rager
First Grade

Biographical Info

My name is Heather Rager and I graduated from Appalachian Bible College in 2007 with a degree in Elementary Education. I am state certified to teach PreK-3 grade. I met my husband Andrew while in college, and together we have four children, all of which attend TCS. First grade is a year of tremendous growth and I love watching the students take off with reading during their first grade year! It is a joy and privilege to teach here at TCS where we can integrate biblical principles in all subject areas.

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Shelby Rone
Teacher Aid, Toddler
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Susan Searcy
High School English
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Becky Shenk
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Melinda Smith
Elementary Music / Math 6 / Middel School Girls Physical Education
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Rachael Smith
Lead Teacher Toddler

Biographical Info

Ms. Rachael Smith is our Lead toddler teacher here at Little Pioneer Early Learning School. She graduated from High School in 2006 and went on in 2007 to further her education at Apollo Career Center in the field of Early Childhood Education. Following her passion for children, she began her career in childcare in 2007. In 2010 Ms. Rachael was lead to continue her education and attended The Crown College of the Bible, graduating in 2014 with her bachelors in elementary education. Throughout her life she has dedicated a lot of her time to taking care of children and she enjoys every minute of it.  Ms. Rachael has been a teacher for Little Pioneer since 2014 and she loves being a part of our little family here.

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Mrs. Darla Stoodt
Pre-Algebra / Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science, Science 6, Science 8
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Thomas Stoodt
Maintenance/Custodial
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Amanda Sutton
MS/HS Intervention
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Nicole Sweeney
Nurse / Elementary Office Assistant

Biographical Info

My name is Nicole Sweeney, I am a Registered Nurse at TCS and assist in the Elementary Office. I am married to my husband Eric and we have 4 children. Jaden graduated from Temple, Jacqueline is a senior, Jennessa is a sophomore and JD is in 2nd grade. I attend Calvary Chapel of Praise where I am the Kidz Church director and I am on the Praise Team. Temple Christian School has been such a blessing to my family and I count it a blessing to be able to work with such amazing co-workers and students!

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Tim Vernik
Technology Support Specialist IT
Categories: IT, Staff
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Mrs. Paula Whitman
Fourth Grade, Elementary Chapel & Praise Team Coordinator
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Mrs. Jane Wierwille
Kindergarten (K5)

Biographical Info

My name is Jane Wierwille, I am  a graduate of Bluffton University and I am the K5 teacher here at Temple Christian School. I have been married almost 30 years. Both my children are proud graduates of TCS. I have taught at this school for 12 years and before that, I was a substitute teacher here. Any spare time I have is spent with my grandchildren. I love my job and my staff. I feel honored to work here.

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Shannon Williams
Kindergarten (K4)
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Heidi Wright
Infant Room Primary Care Giver
Categories: Little Pioneer Staff