We said farewell to the following faculty this summer:
- Brian Buchanan – 17 years, band, and digital recording teacher, auditorium and general technical expert
- Claudia Fencer – one year, anatomy & physiology and AP biology teacher
- Lee Good – 11 years, middle and high school science teacher
- Laurie Loucks – one year, English for International Learners
- Susan Melendez – nine years, 6th grade teacher
- Kierra Sauder – three years, high school English teacher
New EMS employees this fall:
- Nick Gardner – band teacher and auditorium sound technician
- Merridy Gnagey – teacher assistant, 4th grade
- Mark Gornto – English 7 & 8 teacher and drama coordinator
- Leah Huyard ’17 – teacher-in- training with Larry Martin in 6th grade
- Gwen Lantz – library assistant
- Thomas Mitch – science 7 & 8, anatomy & physiology, environmental science teacher
- Karen Suderman – English for International Learners
- Michelle Weaver – teacher assistant, Spanish
New Board of Directors members (pictured above)
Four new members beginning two-year terms on Eastern Mennonite School’s Board of Directors bring diversity of denomination, life experience, and race.
- David Berry, assistant professor and chair of the music department at Eastern Mennonite University, member of Divine Unity Church in Harrisonburg, and EMS parent.
- Andrew Fairfield ’03, representing the Central District of Virginia Mennonite Conference, pastor of Christiansburg (Va.) Mennonite Church.
- Wendy Malvaez, co-pastor at Manantial de Vida Mennonite Church and EMS parent.
- Scott Rogers, realtor with Funkhouser Real Estate Group, member of Asbury United Methodist Church, and EMS parent.
More on these appointments at easternmennonite.org/news