New Staff

New Teachers Welcomed Into Perkins LSD
Posted on 08/15/2019
Perkins Local School welcomes new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year

Welcome aboard! 

Perkins Local School District administrators welcomed seven new staff members who will be joining the district this school year. The school district hosted a new teacher orientation to indoctrinate the new staff.

The new staff, which includes teachers, intervention specialists and a psychologist, will work across the district’s four buildings. They also have a range of experience – and include a pair who graduated from Perkins High.

The new staff are:

  • Madison Hermes, is a speech-langauge pathologist at Briar Middle School and Perkins High School. Ms. Hermes is a 2019 graduate of Cleveland State University and a 2015 graduate of Perkins High School. 

  • Andrew Hoch is an intervention specialist at Meadowlawn Intermediate School. Mr. Hoch has one year experience teaching at Clearview Schools. He is a graduate of Ashland University and 2013 graduate of Clearview High School. 

  • Brittany Pfeil is a second grade teacher at Furry Elementary. She has seven years of experience at Constellation Elyria Elementary School in Elyria. She is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and a 2008 graduate of Perkins High School. 

  • Jacqueline Schroeder teaches instrumental music at Briar Middle School and Perkins High School, and is the assistant marching band director. Ms. Schroeder is a first-year teacher and recently graduated from the Ohio State University, where she marched in the band.

  • Anna Hintz teaches physical education at Meadowlawn Intermediate School. She is a first-year teacher and a 2019 graduate of the University of Findlay. She graduated from South Central High School in Greenwich in 2015.

  • Alexa Almond is an intervention specialist at Perkins High School. She has three years experience, most recently at Perrysburg Junior High School. She is a 2016 graduate of Bowling Green State University and a 2012 graduate of Eastwood High School in Pemberville.

  • Sherry Burke, a psychologist contracted through North Point Educational Service Center, works with students at Furry Elementary and Meadowlawn Intermediate School. Mrs. Burke has 26 years experience as a school psychologist. Most recently, she was at Napoleon Elementary School, which has 1,200 students. She completed her undergraduate degree at West Virginia University and her graduate degree at Wright State University. 

The day-long orientation gave the new staff an introduction to the district’s administrators, as well as its culture, finances, and technology. They also got a whirlwind tour of the district’s buildings and grounds.