Superintendent of Perry Township Schools
If you’ve ever wondered what a school district’s secret to success is ... it is no secret. It’s our teachers. Without a doubt, the educators who are on the frontline in our classrooms are the difference makers in a child’s learning success and in a district that is going to be successful.
We have hundreds of great teachers in Perry Township Schools, but let me mention the names of those who were recently named Teachers of the Year. They deserve recognition.
• Yvette Bertolet, Lincoln Elementary.
• Ashley Glover, Clinton Young Elementary.
• Thomas Stahlhut, MacArthur Elementary.
• Lisa Elliott, Glenns Valley Elementary.
• Mitchell Mowrer, Burkhart Elementary.
• Brooke Shoup, Homecroft Elementary.
• Nathan Helton, Jeremiah Gray-Edison Elementary.
• Traci Paswater, Mary Bryan Elementary.
• Kayla Ponchot, Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary.
• Amber Wright, Southport Elementary.
• Stacey Snyder, Winchester Village Elementary.
• Crystal Livesay, Perry Meridian Sixth Grade Academy.
• Jerry Schubert, Southport Sixth Grade Academy.
• Alison Dillman, Perry Meridian Middle.
• Christopher Stevenson, Southport Middle.
• Emily Steinmetz, Perry Meridian High.
• Amy Peddie, Southport High.
• Dawn Khalili, James Whitcomb Riley Alternative Education.
• Katrina Wagner, Perry Township Education Center, developmental preschool.
We should also point out that Christopher Stevenson from Southport Middle is our District Teacher of the Year. He gave an inspiring speech at our opening day meeting. His comments were just another reminder of why people become teachers, which is to make a difference in the lives of young people and prepare them – not just for a test – but for life.
These 19 educators are just the tip of the iceberg in our district. If your children attend Perry Township Schools or even if they don’t, we hope you’ll support our teachers in any way you can.