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2013-2014 School Year

Administration
Faculty
Secretaries
Staff
  • Dote, Christa--Elem. Special Services Aide
  • Fergerson, Jennifer - Paraprofessional, Early Childhood
  • Kottwitz, Larry--Elem. Special Services Aide
  • Martinez, Katelynn--Elem. Aide
  • Purdy, Yvonne--Elem. Title 1 Reading Aide/Special Services Aide
  • Thompson, Kim--Elem. Special Services Aide, Bus Driver
Custodians
  • Braddish, Kevin--Custodian
  • Cook, Darren--Custodian
  • Ganfield, Sam--Custodian
  • Raymond, Rusty--Custodian
Cooks
Other Staff

Pattie Belisle

Grade or Subject: JH-HS Counselor, Accounting
Activities Sponsored: ACT Workshop in October yearly- Area schools welcome
Years in Education: 31
Years at Osceola: 28
College Attended: UCM and MSU
Interests and Hobbies: Grandchildren

Aron Bennett

Superintendent
Years in Education: 30
Years at Osceola: 10
College Attended: MSU and UCM
Interests and Hobbies: Fishing of all kinds

Beverly Bennett

Grade or Subject: Parents As Teachers
Years in Education: 18
Years at Osceola: 15
College Attended: CMSU, Drury
Interests and Hobbies: Reading, Gardening
Email Address: bbennett@osceola.k12.mo.us

Debbie S. Boin

Grade or Subject: JH and HS Business
Activities Sponsored: FBLA, District Web Page, Technology Coor.
Years in Education: 26
Years at Osceola: 26
College Attended: University of Central Missouri
Interests or Hobbies: spending time with family, flower gardening, and reading
Email Address: dboin@osceola.k12.mo.us

Allison Carney

Grade or Subject: 1st Grade
Years in Education: 5
Years at Osceola: 2
College attended: Truman State University
Degrees obtained: BA in English, Master's in Elementary Education
Interests and hobbies: Cooking/baking, taking pictures of my new baby

Cody Carney

Grade or Subject: 5th/6th Grade Math

Gayla Carney

Grade or Subject: 7th-9th Grade Math & Cheerleading Sponsor
Years in Education: 9
Years at Osceola: 4
College Attended: MSU
Email Address: gcarney@osceola.k12.mo.us

Paul Carney

Grade or Subject: PE K-12
Activities Sponsored: Head Football, Asst. Track, Strength Club, Athletic Director
Years in Education: 21
Years at Osceola: 8
College Attended: MSU
Email Address: pcarney@osceola.k12.mo.us

Kathy Colby

Grade or Subject:  5th/6th Grade Communication Arts
Activities Sponsored: 6th Grade Quiz Bowl, Senior Class
Years in Education:  15
Years at Osceola:  15
College Attended: MSU-graduated with Master's in Reading
Email Address: kcolby@osceola.k12.mo.us

Adam Collins

Grade or Subject: HS Social Studies
Activities Sponsored: HS Basketball Coach, HS Baseball Coach, JH Football
Years in Education: 11
Years at Osceola: 6
College Attended: MSU
Interests and Hobbies: Golfing, Fishing, Hunting, Spending time with family
Email Address: adamcollins@osceola.k12.mo.us

Amy Collins

Grade or Subject: 2nd Grade
Years in Education: 8
Years at Osceola: 6
College Attended: UCM
Interests and Hobbies: reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with family
Email Address:
amycollins@osceola.k12.mo.us 

Tami Cook

Grade or Subject: K-12 Art
Activities Sponsored: Art Society
Years in Education: 14
Years at Osceola: 7
College Attended: UCM
Interests and Hobbies: Painting
Email Address:
tcook@osceola.k12.mo.us

Ty Davis

Grade or Subject: Food Service Staff, Head Cook
Years at Osceola: 20
Interests and Hobbies: Flowers, Gardening, Sewing, Swimming

Christa Dote

Grade or Subject: Paraprofessional - Special Services
Years in Education: 6
Years at Osceola: 6
College Attended: County College of Morris, NJ
Interest and Hobbies: Creating hypertufa plant containers, Gardening, Reading, Genealogy

Reta Steele Dyson

Grade or Subject: Spanish I, Spanish II and Spanish III
Activities Sponsored:  Spanish Club
Years in Education: 50
Years at Osceola: 40
College Attended: MSU
Interests and Hobbies: Family, Church activities, Director of When I Ministries
Email Address:  eaglepearl@tri-lakes.net

Cheryl Edwards

Grade or Subject: HS Special Services
Activities Sponsored: HS Softball Coach, Asst. HS Volleyball, Special Olympics, Senior Class Sponsor
Years in Education: 25
Years at Osceola: 18
College Attended: MSU/SBU
Interests and Hobbies: Camping, dog shows, fishing, reading

Landa Cook Erwine

Grade or Subject: Kindergarten
Activities Sponsored: Elem Student Council
Years in Education: 33
Years at Osceola: 29
College Attended: Graceland College, Lamoni Iowa
Interests and Hobbies: I love to cook and I really love to go shopping.
Email Address: lerwine@osceola.k12.mo.us

Heather Evans

Grade or Subject: 3rd Grade
Years in Education: 3
Years at Osceola: 3
College Attended: Southwest Baptist University
Interests and Hobbies: Reading and Bowling

Cathy Foltz

Grade or Subject: Chemistry & Physics
Activities Sponsored: JH Quiz Bowl
Years in Education: 11
Years at Osceola: 4.5
College Attended: NWMSU
Interests and Hobbies: Camping, Quilting, Reading
Email Address: cfoltz@osceola.k12.mo.us

Richard Frazier

Grade or Subject: JH Social Studies
Activities Sponsored: Assistant Football, JH Track
Years in Education: 10
Years at Osceola: 7
College Attended: MSU

Sam Ganfield

Custodian
Years at Osceola: 25
Interests and Hobbies: Tractor Pulls

Barbara Garlick

Grade or Subject: Vocal Music K-12
Activities Sponsored: Elem. Honor Choir (5th & 6th), HS Concert Choir
Years in Education: 14
Years at Osceola: 16.5  (was school social worker for 2 1/2 years)
College Attended: UCM
Interests and Hobbies: Reading, singing, scrapbooking, and playing piano
Email Address: bgarlick@osceola.k12.mo.us

Beth Garrison

Grade or Subject: Title 1 Reading K-2
Years in Education: 30
Years at Osceola: 29
College Attended:  MSU and UCM

Shelley Garrison

Grade or Subject: Title I  Early Childhood Development
Years in Education: 21
Years at Osceola: 12
College Attended: University of Missouri-Columbia, SBU
Interests and Hobbies: reading, spending time with my family, bowling, scrapbooking

Jayne Hankins

Grade or Subject:  Family & Consumer Sciences
Activities Sponsored: FCCLA
Years in Education: 14 (10 in early childhood education)
Years at Osceola: 5
College Attended: MSU
Interests and Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, spending time with my family, helping with our family businesses-Bear House, Harpers Service Station
Email Address: jhankins@osceola.k12.mo.us

Becky Hyke

Grade or Subject: 9-12 Physical Science, Biology, Adv. Biology
Years in Education: 8
Years at Osceola: 6
College Attended: MSU, UCM
Interests and Hobbies: Playing & watching sports, spending time with family & being outdoors
Email Address: bhyke@osceola.k12.mo.us

Lisa Johnson

School Nurse
Activities sponsored: HS Cheerleading
Years at Osceola: 6
Interests and Hobbies: Knitting, crotcheting, quilting, cattle and chickens

Willard Kauffman

Grade or Subject: College Algebra
Years in Education: 40
Years at Osceola: 26
College Attended: UCM and UMKC
Interests and Hobbies : Farming

Jessica Kilgore

Grade or Subject: 5th/6th Grade
Years in Education: 9
Years at Osceola: 9
College Attended: UCM
Interests and Hobbies: Cooking, Slow Pitch Softball, Watching Movies, Spending time with family
Email: jkilgore@osceola.k12.mo.us

Larry Kottwitz

Elementary Special Education Teacher Aide
Activities Sponsored: Earth Club
Years in Education: 13
Years at Osceola: 13
College Attended: Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City
Interests and Hobbies: Hunting, Camping, and other outdoor activities

Nikki Leiber

Grade or Subject: 2nd Grade
Years at Osceola: 3

Rodney Leiber

Grade or Subject: K-12 Special Services
Activities Sponsored: Junior-Senior Play
Years in Education: 15
Years at Osceola: 14
College Attended: UCM
Interests or Hobbies: Family, Church, Racing, and Chiefs
Email Address: rleiber@osceola.k12.mo.us

Stewart Limbrunner

Subject: Director of Bands 5th-12th Grade
Activities Sponsored: Marching Band, Pep Band, Yearbook, NHS Sponsor
Years in Education: 15
Years at Osceola: 15
College Attended: MSU
Interests or Hobbies: Golf, Computer and Video Games

Kim Martin

Grade or Subject: 5th/6th Grade
Years in education: 12
Years at Osceola: 12
College Attended: University of Missouri, SBU
Interests and Hobbies: Reading, cooking, my kids' activities
Email Address: kmartin@osceola.k12.mo.us

Chris McClimans

Elementary Principal
Activities Sponsored: Assistant Football
Years in Education:  19
Years at Osceola: 19
College Attended: University of Texas, UCM, SBU
Interests and Hobbies: Fishing, Boating, and Technology
Email Address:  cmcclimans@osceola.k12.mo.us

Tammy Motley

Secretary to the Superintendent and Board of Education
Years at Osceola: 16
College Attended: UCM
Interests and Hobbies: Family, Gardening
Email Address: tmotley@osceola.k12.mo.us

Renee Murray

High School Secretary
Email Address: rmurray@osceola.k12.mo.us

Barbara
Page

Grade or Subject: HS Math
Activities Sponsored: Sophomore Class, Student Council
Years in Education: 19
Years at Osceola: 9
College Attended: UCM and William Woods College
Interest and Hobbies: Gardening and reading
E-mail address: bpage@osceola.k12.mo.us

Yvonne Purdy

Grade or Subject: Title 1 Teacher's Aide and Special Services Aide
Years at Osceola: 29
College Attended: Kansas City Jr. College, University of Kansas City
Interests and Hobbies: Music, dancing, collectibles, going to auctions and flea markets.

Janice Putnam

Grade or Subject: Elementary Librarian
Years in Education: 41
Years at Osceola: 40
College Attended: UCM
Interests and Hobbies: Walking, reading, and animals
Email Address: jputnam@osceola.k12.mo.us

Kim
Raymond

Grade or Subject: Food Service Staff
Years at Osceola: 16
Interests and Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Photography, and Scrapbooking

Hal Russell

Grade or Subject: Elementary Counselor
Activities Sponsored: Wellness Program Coordinator
Years in Education: 21
Years at Osceola: 20
College Attended: UCM and MSU
Interests and Hobbies: Mtn. Biking, Running, Pottery, Hiking, Baseball, and most sports and outdoor adventures.
Email Address: hrussell@osceola.k12.mo.us

Shannon Schrock

Grade or Subject: 5th/6th Grade
Activities Sponsored: HS Volleyball Coach and Math Contests
Years in Education: 18
Years at Osceola: 18
College Attended: MSU
Interests and Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Sports, and Family
Email Address: sschrock@osceola.k12.mo.us

Dustin Schubert

Grade or Subject: JH/HS Principal
Years in Education: 15
Years at Osceola: 5
College Attended: UCM, William Woods
Interests and Hobbies: Boy Scouts, Camping, and Canoeing
Email Address: dschubert@osceola.k12.mo.us

Angela Self

Elementary Secretary
Years at Osceola: 11
Interests and Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Reading, Watching any sports that my children are involved in.

Whitney Shepherd

Grade or Subject: Kindergarten
Activities Sponsored: HS Asst. Girls Basketball Coach
Years in Education: 3
Years at Osceola: 3
College Attended: MSU
Interests and Hobbies: Reading, shopping, bow shooting, and spending time with family.
Email Address: wmeredith@osceola.k12.mo.us

Pamela Snider

Grade or Subject: Elementary Special Education, Sp. Ed. Coor. for birth, early childhood-6th grade.
Years in Education: 12
Years at Osceola: 12
College Attended: UCM and WWU (masters)
Interests and Hobbies: Horses, Dancing, Singing, Sports, and cooking
Email Address: psnider@osceola.k12.mo.us

Lisa Sommer

Grade or Subject: 3rd Grade
Years in Education: 5
Years at Osceola: 5
College Attended: State Fair Community College, UCM
Interests and Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Rodeos, Scrap Booking
Email Address: lsommer@osceola.k12.mo.us or lfs70@hotmail.com

Kellie
Stephenson

Grade or Subject: Cook - Food Service Staff
Years at Osceola - 10
Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, riding horses, gardening, and scrapbooking.

Danny Thompson

Grade or Subject: Industrial Technology Education
Activities Sponsored: Head JH Football Coach, Activities Supervisor
Years in Education: 21
Years at Osceola: 21
College Attended: Peru State College--Peru, NE and SBU
Interests and Hobbies: Competitive Bass Fishing, Golf, and Camping
Email Address: dthompson@osceola.k12.mo.us

Kim Thompson

Grade or Subject: K-6 Special Education Aide, Bus Driver
Years in Education: 19
Years at Osceola: 19
College Attended: MSU
Interests and Hobbies: My family, camping, Special Olympics, and beading
Email Address: kthompson@osceola.k12.mo.us

Jan Wagner

Grade or Subject: Elementary Title I Reading
Years in Education: 40
Years at Osceola: 12
College Attended: UCM, MSU, SEMO, SBU
Interests and Hobbies: Spoiling my grandkids, growing herbs, reading, raising chickens, and watching movies.
Email Address: jwagner@osceola.k12.mo.us

Kim Wheeler

Grade or Subject: Agriculture 7-12
Activities Sponsored: FFA
Years in Education: 13
Years at Osceola: 13
College Attended: UCM
Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with family and watching her girls rodeo in the Mo-Kan Rodeo Association
Address: kwheeler@osceola.k12.mo.us

Michelle Winzer

Grade or Subject: HS Librarian, Advanced American and World History
Activities Sponsored: Junior Class
Years in Education: 16
Years at Osceola: 16
College Attended: MSU
Interests and Hobbies: Cooking and Reading
Email Address: mwinzer@osceola.k12.mo.us

Kimberly Wohlers

Grade or Subject: 1st Grade
Activites Sponsored: HS Girls Basketball and Asst. Softball Coach, Elem Stuco
Years in Education: 20
Years at Osceola: 14
College Attended: Chadron State
Interests and Hobbies: Sports and learning, Techonology
Email Address: kwohlers@osceola.k12.mo.us