2017-08-09 / Front Page

Archbold Schools Welcomes Three New Teachers

Derrick Baksa Derrick Baksa Three new teachers have joined the Archbold School District.

The first day of classes for Archbold is Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Derrick Baksa will teach sophomore English.

A 2010 Wayne Trace High School graduate, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bluffton University in 2014 with Adolescent To-Young Adult English Education certification.

Baksa taught for three years at Paulding High School, where he coached varsity football for three years and varsity track for two years.

He will be a high school football coach.

He and his wife, Rachel, just bought a house in Archbold, and will move soon. He said they came to Archbold because of “the awesome community atmosphere.”

While at Bluffton, he spent three weeks in Bolivia in May 2013 with a group from the university.


Megan Martz, a native of Berkey, will teach elementary English language arts and math, kindergarten through fourth grade.

Megan Martz Megan Martz A 1999 Evergreen High School graduate, she received an associate degree in early childhood education from Owens Community College; a Bachelor of Arts degree in special education from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah; and a Master of Arts degree in special education from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn.

Her first teaching job was with the Four County Career Center.

Megan and husband Jason live in Archbold, where her husband is the superintendent of streets. They have two children, Dawson, 6, and Maci, 7 1/2.

Martz coached junior varsity volleyball at Pettisville High School.

She is also a fitness instructor at a local training center.


Joseph Williams, who claims Akron as his hometown, will be the Spanish teacher for grades 8-12.

Joseph Williams Joseph Williams After graduating from Archbishop Hoban High School, Akron, in 2007, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science degree in health services from Marietta College in 2011.

He taught at WoodDale High School in Memphis, Tenn., and at the Columbus Arts & Technology Academy.

Williams is engaged to Angela Sipes, of the University of Toledo Medical Center.

He plays ice hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball, and golf.

He coached football in Memphis, and will be a volunteer football coach at Archbold.

“I believe in foreign language education and want to share it with everyone,” he said.

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