Miss Paula Garman is our PAThS Staff of the Week! She has been a paraprofessional at West Snyder Elementary for six years. She has a daughter that is almost 16 years old. Outside of school, she loves to go to Benezette and spend time in the mountains. She also enjoys any type of traveling. Her favorite part of her job is “being a part of the kids ‘a-ha’ or lightbulb moments!”
Mrs. Sheaffer is the PATHS Staff Member of the Week. She is a 4th grade teacher. This is her 24th year teaching. She graduated from Bloomsburg University for both her Bachelor and Masters Degree. Her family includes Jake, Katie, and Trevor. Her husband, Jake, and Mrs. Sheaffer were high school sweethearts and have been married for almost 26 years! Katie is a sophomore at Susquehanna University, and Trevor is a sophomore at Midd -West High School. Cami, her 4-legged friend, naps all day and dreams of hunting turkeys in the fall. Outside of school, “I love to spend time with my family. I love to watch baseball, visit the beach and spend time outside.” Favorite part of teaching: “I love to tell stories (she is the best story teller)! It is a great way to connect with my students and their families. I think forming relationships with my ‘kids’ is one of the best parts of teaching! As I always say, ‘Once a Sheaffer, Always a Sheaffer!’”
Mrs. Keller is this week’s PAThS Staff Member of the Week! She is a Special Education Teacher. She has been teaching for 15 years. Mrs. Keller graduated from the University of Massachusetts and Fitchburg State University. Her family includes her husband, Nate, two daughters, Hailey and Ashley, and a dog. Outside of school, Mrs. Keller enjoys going to the beach, spending time outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys gardening. Favorite part of teaching: “Watching the “ah ha” moment when something makes sense for the first time and all the ways the students make me smile or laugh daily.”
The following staff members received recognition in March for their actions displaying our District’s Unifying Beliefs. Congratulations! People First – Clint Swartz, Mandi Romig, Amanda Gessner, Jess Spaide, Tanna Stenger, Mark Bickhart, Candace Benner, Lori Keister, Matthew Baney, Jen Runkle, Pat Laughman, Sherry Wagner, April Kerstetter, Paula Garman Results and Process Oriented – Corey Wert, AJ Steininger, Monica Romig, Sandy Mitchell, Kaitlin Liszka, Jen Hummel, Marlena Ford, Greg Erb, Mary Beierschmitt, Jayme Bucher, Stacy Hawk, Casey Balliet, John Daku, Erica Hood, Tanna Stenger, Shannon Sholley, Denya Burris, Emily Klingler Internally Motivated – Chelsey Beaver, Matt Dietz, Theresa Ewing, Devin Flynt, Brandon Folk, Jason Gemberling, Karissa Graybill, Beth Keister, Paul Mall, Tracey Mitchell, Angie Pyle, Holly Rorke, Chris Sauer, Kathy Shellenberger, Sharon Tittle, Ryan VanHorn, Jenelle VanHorn, Pete Voss, Cole Zimmerman, Nancy Marrara, Wendy Snyder, Pat Laughman, Lisa Nesbit, Sarah Brubaker Conscientious Communicator – Bobbie Boone, Maddie Gaugler, Chris Meharg, Joe Mower, Ami Renninger-Boop, Chandler Sheaffer, Sean Snoddy, Julie Stugart, Donna Wilson, Erica Wagner, Donna Stroup, Lisa Wolf, Chloe Poltonavage, Jen Wilson, Danielle Lantz, Kelsey Sands, Danelle Snook, Jen Miner, Erica Knepp, Heather Portzline, Jenn Keister, Abby Potter Creative Problem Solver – Brian Beward, Trisha Bailey, Chelsey Bolig, Melissa Boonie, Mindy Callender, Mark Ferster, Katie Gaugler, Stacey Graff, Karissa Graybill, Will Hammond, Jen Hostler, Colleen Jones, Norma Long, Jen Mason, Megan Messimer, Heidy Oldt, Stacy Plummer, Shannon Pyle, Brenda Stewart, Devin Flynt, Nick Stine, Dan Wilson, Missy Brauer-Stuck
Mrs. Mengle is the PAThS Staff Member of the Week. She is a paraprofessional at West Snyder Elementary. She has been working for 16 years. Her family includes her husband, Dave, three children, SheRa, Luke, and Noah, and one granddaughter, Kandyce. Outside of school, Mrs. Mengle loves to go to their cabin at the PA Grand Canyon. Her favorite part of being a paraprofessional is being able to see the students learn and grow!
Miss Christa Dressler is our PAThS Staff Member of the Week! She is West Snyder’s secretary and this is her 5th year. She has a husband, Derik, two sons, Trey and Finn, and a coonhound, Fern. Outside of school, Miss Christa likes being outside with her family, riding 4-wheelers, swimming, and watching Finn and Trey play baseball and soccer. She loves getting smiles and hugs all day long!
The PAThS Staff Member of the Week was Ms. Sarah Brubaker. She is a 4th grade teacher. She has been teaching for 10 years. She spent 2 years teaching in middle school in Mew Mexico. She taught one year in fifth grade and this is her seventh year in 4th grade! She attended Messiah College and Wilkes University. She has one dog named Kiva. Outside of school l, Ms. Brubaker enjoys working on grad school work, being outdoors (walking, biking, kayaking, playing games/cards, and serving as a youth leader at her church). Favorite part of teaching: “My favorite part of teaching is helping students learn and grow. I especially enjoy learning moments when something that may have been challenging ‘clicks’ for a student.”
Mrs. Wagner is this weeks PAThS Staff Member of the Week! She is a first grade teacher at West Snyder Elementary! This is her 21st year. She attended Bloomsburg University and Wilkes University. Her family includes her husband, who teaches and coaches for Midd-West basketball. They also have two feisty felines at home! Outside of school Mrs. Wagner likes to go to basketball games (elementary, junior high, JV/Varsity, or at Penn State) and getting together with her close circle of friends. Favorite Part of Teaching: “Guiding my kids to grow as learners, getting to know my kids, their families and interests, and doing fun, educational activities!”
The following staff members received recognition in February for their actions displaying our District’s Unifying Beliefs. Congratulations! People First – Chris Blockus, Chelsey Bolig, Jackie Cook, Theresa Ewing, Jen Hostler, Angie Pyle, Holly Rorke, Chris Sauer, Kathy Shellenberger, Dana Spade, AJ Steininger, Brenda Stewart, Sharon Tittle, Cole Zimmerman, Melissa Boonie, Amanda Graybill, Tina Spatz, John Daku, Dawn Wenrich, Stacey Hood, Lauren Cuatt Results and Process Oriented – Melissa Boonie, Tammy Laub, Beth Nornhold, Ami Renninger-Boop, Jen Straub, Dan Wilson, Donna Wilson, Brian Rees, Chandler Sheaffer, Ryan VanHorn, Shari Conrad, Lori Keister, Kelsey Sands, Emily Kramer, Stephanie Freil, Jesse Renninger, Misty Wagner, Cameron Trego, Sarah Brubaker, Beth Rowles Internally Motivated – Sue Lessman, Tracy Auman, Amber Bardell, Lindsay Dalius, Lisa Gearhart, Stacy Hostetter, Robin Kratzer, Chandler Sheaffer, Michelle Wilson, Jen Straub, Drew Hagerman, Dolly Horst, Andrea Seebold, Linette Lantz, Molly Bishop, Britt Folk, Courtney Trawitz Conscientious Communicator – Brian Beward, Brandon Folk, Stan Share, Jess Spaide, Kevin Copenheaver, Candace Benner, Missy Kreamer, Shannon Sholley, Lindsey Snyder Creative Problem Solver – Corey Wert, Clint Swartz, Julie Stugart, Sean Snoddy, Nancy Marrara, Bill Stuck, Laura Long
Mrs. Emily Kramer was the PAThS Staff Member of the Week! She is a Reading Specialist but she used to be a Kindergarten teacher! This is her 8th year teaching. She attended Susquehanna University for her undergraduate degree. She got her Master’s from Bloomsburg and is currently getting her second Master’s from Wilkes! Family: Mrs. Kramer has a husband and two daughters (ages 2 and 1) and another baby on the way! Her pets include two dogs, a cat, chickens, and a hermit crab! Outside of school Mrs. Kramer likes going to grad school, gardening, and being active outside. She also enjoys baking with her daughters. Favorite Part of Teaching: Seeing that lightbulb “aha” moment in a child’s eyes and watching their love of learning grow!
Mrs. Orner is the PAThS Staff Member of the Week! She is a music teacher and this is her 22nd year at Midd-West. She attended Lebanon Valley College for both her Bachelor and Master Degrees. Family: I have a husband, Dan, and two sons Cole and Nate. We also have four cats. Favorite part of teaching: My favorite part of teaching music is helping my students be able to play an instrument and perform.
The February 14th and 28th Midd-West School Board meetings will be IN- person and there will be NO Zoom participation. All public comments will have to follow district policy and occur in person.
Mrs. Lantz is this week’s PAThS Staff Member of the Week! She currently teaches third grade but has also taught fourth and fifth grade. This is her fifth year teaching, but has been in the district for 18 years! Mrs. Lantz attended Penn State for her Associates Degree in Letters, Arts & Sciences. She received her Bachelors of Science in Education from Drexel University and is finishing her Master’s Degree from Wilkes University. Family: Husband, Huey; Children, Chloe & Riley; Dogs, Shiloh & Roxy; Cats, Miss Priss & Lucky Outside of school: I love going to the beach and I also love to cook and bake! I also like spending time outside with my family and dogs and also in my garden. Favorite Part of Teaching: My favorite part of teaching is seeing the growth students make over a year! I love creating a classroom environment that promotes family and natural curiosity! I love letting the student interest drive my instruction!
Mrs. Messimer is the PAThS Staff Member of the Week. She is a fifth grade teacher and has been teaching for seven years. She attended Penn State University and Wilkes University. Her family includes her husband, three children, Molly, Maddy, and Mason, and two dogs. Outside of School Mrs. Messimer enjoys camping, activities with her kids, going to Knoebels, the beach, Lewisburg Children’s Center, Gymnastics, fishing, cookouts, indoor water parks, swimming, Whitaker Center, Baltimore Aquarium, and so much more! Favorite Part of Teaching: Interacting with students every day, hearing their stories, and seeing the lightbulb go off when they have “learned.”
The following staff members received recognition in January for their actions displaying our District’s Unifying Beliefs. Congratulations! People First – Jordan Cole, Stephanie Friel, Emily Kramer, Macia Kramer, Landry Harman Results and Process Oriented – Ryan Wagner, Andrea Teats Internally Motivated – Landry Harman, Nichole Snyder, Alyssa Beaver, Stacey Hostetler, Sarah Brubaker, Brit Folk, Lisa Orner Conscientious Communicator – Lisa Mitchell, Christa Dressler, Courtney Trawitz, Janelle Hockenbrock, Greg Weader, Amanda Graybill, Megan Matrey, Ava Zechman, John Daku Creative Problem Solver – Alyssa Beaver, Robin Walls, Erin Auman, Ava Zechman, Chad Romig, Shari Conrad, Abby Potter, Amanda Graybill, Courtney Zimmerman, Emily Klingler, Molly Bishop
Mrs. Gunkle is the PAThS Staff Member of the Week! Job Title: Special Education Teacher Number of Years Teaching: 20 College(s) attended: University of Bradford & Mansfield University Family: I have been married to my husband, Ed, for 16 years. We have a 12 year old son named Brady. Outside of School Activities: I like to support my son in his outdoor adventures, like Boy Scouts and fishing, and bowling. I enjoy gardening, crafting, reading, and spending time with my family. Favorite Part of Teaching: My favorite part of teaching is watching the students grow and mature both academically and socially throughout the years they are at West Snyder.
On January 24th, the Midd-West School District will be holding their last hybrid meeting where the public can join via Zoom. Anyone who wishes to speak must attend in person. Starting with February’s work session on the 14th, all meetings will only be in person until further notice. MWSD is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85411606855?pwd=eXNZc25VbXB6Rllwdk5DOVdBS0ExUT09 Meeting ID: 854 1160 6855 Passcode: Tc0wZb
Mrs. Lindsey Snyder is the PAThS Staff Member of the Week! She is a kindergarten teacher and she has been teaching for 12 years. She attended Bloomsburg University and received her Master’s Degree from Wilkes University. Family: She has a husband named Chris. She has three daughters named Hailey, Makenna, and Taylin and one son named Brennen. They also have a dog, Judge! Outside of school activities: I love spending time watching my kids play sports, family outings, being outside in hot, sunny weather-especially at the beach! I also like hanging out with friends, exercising, and staying active. Favorite Part of Teaching: Seeing my students believing in themselves and seeing the excitement on their faces when they achieve goals. Plus all their hugs! *Pictured with Mrs. Snyder is Audra Folk, a former student of Mrs. Snyder’s!
Job Title: 5th Grade Teacher # of Years Teaching: 31 years College(s) Attended: Shippensburg University (undergraduate); Bloomsburg University and Susquehanna University (graduate) Family: My husband (of 40 years) is named Doug. We are blessed with two children, Aaron and Marissa, and four grandchildren, Madeline, Bradley, Lilly, and Harper. I can’t forget my 6 year old Golden Retriever, Jesse! Outside of School: I enjoy attending my grandchildren’s sports events, baking, gardening, shopping online, and attending church events. Favorite Part of Teaching: Getting to share things that I love with my students and helping kids learn their way!
You are invited to participate in our January 10th, School Board Meeting by using the public link below. You must enable your video and mute your microphone. This is a formal public meeting and comments will only be allowed at designated times in the meeting. Those who wish to make a comment must attend in person. Time: January 10th, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada ) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87378671851?pwd=b096a3RRQWk4NXNxRE1zaEFIM3JYdz09 Meeting ID: 873 7867 1851 Passcode: hP729m Let us know if there are any questions.