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South School Staff

South Elementary School Staff
2018 – 2019 School Year

* Staff members whose names are underlined have web page links. *
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Administration and Office

Mike Wentz, Principal
Troy Nelson, Guidance Counselor
Jenny Helmick - Nurse
Julie Strathman - School Psychologist
Cathy Palmer, Secretary

Third Grade Teachers

Lauri Auffert
Stacey Duerfeldt
Hannah Petersen

Fourth Grade Teachers

Phil Janssen
Tami DiGiacomo​
Leigh Anne Blankenship

Fifth Grade Teachers

Emily Gist
Alison Mullins
   Denise Kurpgeweit    
Cece Simon
Maygan Ramsey

Special Education Teachers

Breanna Scholl, SPED
Sherry Maddox - Speech/Language Pathologist
Christine Ramsey, SPED
Kris Vrtiska - Speech/Language Pathologist
Pam Joy - Life Skills

Other Certificated Staff

Robin Ankrom, Music
Joe Dunn, Physical Education
Jessica Howard, Media Specialist
Jamie Frederick, Title I
Chris Bennett, Art


Cindy Fritz, SPED
Lori Whitney, Life Skills
Chris Roberts, Life Skills
Karrie Bauman, Office
Anne Brittell, Media Center
Kelli Dean, Life Skills
Lori Keller, SPED
Pam Merz, Office
Linda Meyer, Life Skills
Laura Koopman, Life Skills
​​​​​​​Diane Wing, Life Skills