When Pettisville students arrive for their first day of school, Thursday, Aug. 17, they will find two new faces among the teaching staff.
Both will teach social studies.
Ellie Bostwick will teach at the fifth- and sixth-grade level, while Myra (Oxender) Frazer is at the high school level.
Bostwick, of Sylvania, is a 2012 graduate of Sylvania Southview High School.
She graduated from Ohio University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in middle childhood education, with emphasis on English language arts and social studies.
Pettisville is her first teaching job.
“My mother is a middle school music educator and high school band director in the Pike-Delta-York” school district, she said.
Frazer, a West Unity native, resides in Defiance.
She is a 1996 Hilltop High School graduate.
She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies.
She graduated from the University of Toledo in 2017 with a Master of Education degree.
She did her student teaching in 2017 in the Toledo Public School district, teaching seventh and eighth grade social studies.
She and her husband, Israel, have three children: Isaac, 14, Anna, 12, and Quentin, 10.
“I enjoy learning about other cultures and spent a summer living and studying in France,” Frazer said.