Five new teachers in New Knoxville

By Patricia Ann Speelman -

NEW KNOXVILLE — Five new teachers greeted students when 2015-16 classes began in New Knoxville Local Schools, Aug. 25.

But two of them already know their way around the building. Casey Phillips is a New Knoxville High School graduate. She’s back to teach art, music and physical education to children in kindergarten, first and second grades, and coach junior varsity volleyball and girls’ basketball. Phillips earned her degree at Wright State University and served as a special education aide and substitute teacher in Botkins.

Stephanie Boyle Fledderjohann taught in New Knoxville from 2008 to 2012. She heads high school English classrooms, coaches cross country and track and will direct the spring play this year. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, she also has taught at Burgin Independent School in Kentucky.

John Sailer teaches high school English and middle school language arts. He attended the University of Toledo and graduated from the University of Dayton. He has taught at Fairborn High School and Coldwater Local Schools and has coached football, baseball and basketball at the junior high, junior varsity and varsity levels.

Karla Eilerman teaches web design, computer technology and accounting. A graduate of New Bremen High School and Bowling Green State University, she previously taught at West Carrollton High School.

C.J. Brown teaches applied alegebra, German and integrated math in the high school. He graduated from Coldwater High School and Ohio Northern University.

Students must abide by a new dress code this year. Shorts must be thumb-tip length when hands are held comfortably to the side (or wherever the shortest point is). Leggings need to cover the torso and buttocks. Also, no holes are allowed in any clothing, straps must be at least 2 1/2 inches (credit card size) across the shoulder, and no cleavage should be showing, according to a recent school district newsletter.

Lunch prices for 2015-16 will be $1.85 for children in kindergarten through third grade; $2.05 for students in fourth through 12th grades; $2.60 for adults. Milk will cost 30 cents.

Season tickets for seven home soccer games cost $30 for adults. They are free to students. Single game tickets for adults will cost $5. The season began Aug. 21.

Adults can purchase season tickets for eight home volleyball games for $40. Student season tickets cost $20. Single game tickets for adults are $6. They are $4 for students. The season began Aug 25.

The season of eight home junior high volleyball games will have tickets prices at $15 for adults. Students will be admitted at no charge. Adult tickets for individual games cost $3. The first game is Sept. 3.

Season tickets are available at the school office.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.