A total of 11 persons will join the staff of the Archbold Area School District for the 2007-08 school year.
They will serve in teaching, and other capacities.
Lisa Allison, Archbold, will teach family and consumer sciences at Archbold High School, to students in grades 9-12.
She is a 1984 Swanton High School graduate, and a 1988 graduate of Bowling Green State University. Prior to the Archbold position, she was a substitute teacher.
She is married to Mark Allison, and they have two children; Justin 14, and Hanna, 12.
Andrea Badenhop, Liberty Center, is the new government teacher. She will teach senior government, advanced placement government, rights and responsibilities, and sociology, to AHS seniors.
She will also coach the Mock Trial and We The People teams.
Badenhop is a 2001 graduate of Liberty Center High School. She graduated from BGSU in 2005. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education, in integrated social studies.
She has served as a substitute teacher in the area, and was a childcare worker for the Lutheran Home Society. While she has no prior coaching experience, she said, “I have been involved in many activities, through church, 4-H, and college, and I look forward to being active in the Archbold school system.”
Badenhop said she was interested in the Archbold position because Archbold is a supportive community with a great school system. She said she is excited to be part of Archbold schools.
Sara Betts, Bryan, will teach chemistry, physics, and advanced placement chemistry to juniors and seniors. She will coach junior varsity softball.
A 2002 Bryan High School grad, she graduated from Bluffton University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics.
Betts had served as a longterm substitute in Edgerton, and had coached JV softball at Bryan. She is a past All-American softball pitcher.
The daughter of John and Joy Betts, she noted her close family connections, as one of four children.
Ryan Holdgreve, Delphos, is one of three men with the first name of Ryan joining the AHS staff.
Holdgreve will teach health and physical education to freshmen and sophomores at the high school, and coach eighth grade football.
He graduated from Delphos St. John’s High School in 2002, and from the University of Toledo in 2007. His bachelor’s degree is in multi-age education in health and physical education. He did student teaching at Arbor Hills Junior High and Sylvania Southview.
He was previously an assistant coach for UT womens club basketball.
While at St. John’s, he was the co-captain of the 2002 Division IV state basketball championship team.
He reported he was drawn to Archbold by “the wonderful community and the school district.”
Ryan Sell, Wapakoneta, will be the agricultural education and leadership teacher and serve as the AHS FFA advisor.
A 1997 Wapakoneta High School graduate, he obtained his bachelor’s of science degree from Ohio State University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Dayton.
He taught at New Bremen High School from 2001 through 2007, and was the school’s FFA advisor.
Sell was a member of the OSU College of Education’s Standards First team. He was a member of the standards alignment group for the Ohio FFA association. He is also the cofounder and co-chairman of a memorial charity with $10,000 in annual giving.
What drew him to Archbold?
“New challenges in a great community,” he said.
Rounding out the Ryans is Ryan Throne, Archbold, who will teach English and speech.
A 1996 Stryker High School grad, he graduated from Hillsdale College in 2001, earning bachelor’s degrees in English and history.
Prior to joining the Archbold staff, he taught at Delta, where he was also the National Honor Society advisor.
He is married to Jennifer (Hill) Throne, an AHS grad. They have a daughter, Ella, 1.
His mother-in-law, Aliese Hill, teaches music at Archbold Elementary, and his mother Jean, works in Archbold.
“I plan to be a lifelong member of the community,” Throne said.
“My wife and I have a lot of ties to Archbold, a house here that we like, in a terrific neighborhood, and a daughter who will one day attend Archbold Schools.”
Alissa Stockburger, Fayette, will teach reading and social studies to fourth graders at Archbold Elementary school.
A 2003 Gorham-Fayette High School grad, she earned a bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education from the University of Findlay in 2007.
In college, she taught fifth and sixth grades at Cory-Rawson, and sixth grade in Fostoria. She did student teaching with seventh graders at McComb Middle School.
Andrea Thiel, Archbold, will teach first grade at Archbold Elementary School.
She is a 1998 Pettisville High School graduate. Thiel graduated from BGSU in 2002. Her bachelor’s degree is in early childhood education.
She spent three years teaching second grade at the Leggett Street Primary School in Wauseon, followed by another year at Leggett Street, teaching first graders.
A former softball standout, Thiel will coach junior high softball.
Thiel is married to Rich Thiel. They have a three-yearold daughter, Madeline, and are expecting a baby this month.
Michele Bagrowski, Delta, will be the curriculum director at Archbold.
She graduated from Dundee (Mich.) High School in 1999, and earned a bachelor of science degree in education, in integrated language arts, and a master’s degree in school administration.
She has served as the Napoleon High School varsity diving coach.
Married to Chuck Bagrowski, they have a daughter, Tayanna, 13 months old.
“It’s an honor to work at Archbold Area Schools,” she said.
Beth Schnipke, Miller City, will be elementary school counselor for the 2007-08 school year. She will work with students from kindergarten through fifth grade.
She is a 1995 Miller City High School graduate and a 1999 BGSU grad. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology. In 2007, she received a master’s degree from Heidelberg College in counseling.
She plans an October wedding.
Schnipke said she came to Archbold because it’s a small town, rural school district, with a close-knit environment.
Danielle Vandock, Delta, will be a special education aide at Archbold High School.
She graduated from Ottawa- Glandorf High School in 2002, and BGSU in 2006, with a bachelor’s degree in education, in integrated social studies. She has served as a substitute teacher in Fulton, Henry and Lucas counties.
She was an assistant girls track coach at Napoleon in 2006.
No stranger to Archbold, she is married to Kent Vandock, AHS choral music director. She’s also served as AHS assistant musical director in 2007, and was the choreographer for The Company in 2006-07. She will keep both positions for the coming year.- David Pugh