NEW PARIS — Three new teachers were introduced during the National Trail Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, July 25.
Two of the three will be middle school teachers. Principal Mike Eyler said, “We’re really excited to have both. They both came across in their interviews as very excited to be working with us. You know, future teacher leader types. I think they’ll really fit in well in our staff.”
Tyler Trick was actually approved at the last board meeting, but was not present to introduce himself. This will be Trick’s first teaching job out of college.
“I just graduated from Miami University. I’m from Greenville,” he said. “I will be teaching seventh grade math and am excited to get the school year started.”
Lauryn Wolfe is the other new middle school teacher, whose employment was actually approved July 25. She will be serving as the sixth grade English and language arts teacher, effective Aug. 18. Wolfe is also a 2007 National Trail alumni and Navy veteran.
“I graduated from here in 2007 and am just excited for the school year as well,” she said. “I was at Preble Shawnee from January to May last year.”
There will also be a new high school teacher this year.
Heather Leis will be working as the high school special education intervention teacher, effective Aug. 18. Her employment was voted on during the board meeting. Leis was introduced by Principal Brian McKnight.
“I graduated originally from Kettering Fairmont and I’m living in Kettering now,” Leis said. “I have a Master’s in Education from Wright State and then a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Toledo. I will be helping out as an Intervention Specialist in Language Arts and Science.”
There will be another new teacher introduced during the August Board of Education meeting, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the National Trail District Office.
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