Farewell and Welcome

Photo by Andrew Gascho

We said farewell to the following faculty and staff this summer:

  • Dave Bechler – 23 years as Athletic Director (22 as boys varsity basketball coach)
  • Jodi Beachy – 11 years as 5th grade teacher
  • Frances Cedeno – 1.5 years on dining hall team
  • Roy Good – five years as bus driver
  • Hope Graber – 1.5 years on dining hall team
  • Carla Hurst – six years as counseling office manager
  • Ardith Kauffman – nine years as EMES office coordinator
  • Liz Martin – six years as dining hall manager
  • Melodie May – one year in the front office
  • Barbara Miller – 12 years as kindergarten teacher
  • Wendell Shank – nine years as Spanish teacher
  • Mary Kaye Slonaker – four years as part of the Advancement team
  • Wendy Stapleton – five years as biology teacher

New EMS employees (pictured above) who joined our community this fall include: Front row, left to right: Erin Williams (EMES art and K assistant), Claudia Fencer (HS science), Jen Stoltzfus (EMES office assistant), Erika Gascho (5th grade teacher), Laurie Loucks (academic lab, English for Internationals), Sarah Mitch (HS science and boarding coordinator). Back row, left to right: Kristi Strum, Edith Emswiler, Deb Pardini, Devin Archie (dining hall team with Pardini as manager); Emily Moyer-Warren (reading assistant, 3rd grade assistant teacher). Not pictured, Valeria Eshleman-Robles (HS Spanish).

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