One new teacher joins the Archbold Middle School staff, while another will be teaching at the high school when school starts Wednesday, Aug. 25.
Both are Archbold natives.
Allison Bentley will teach math, technology, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to fifth, seventh, and eighth graders.
A 2001 AHS graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education, math, science and reading, from Bluffton University in 2005, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Dayton in 2012.
She has taught at Swanton Middle School, Pettisville Elementary, and the Ohio Virtual Academy.
She coached eighth grade volleyball at Swanton and Cambridge, was a junior varsity softball coach at AHS, and a softball coach for Archbold Parks & Recreation.
She will coach ninth grade volleyball at AHS.
She and her husband, Andy, have three children: Anderson, 11, Adelle, 9, and Archer, 6.
She noted her grandparents, Mel and Ruth Lange, started Lange’s Bakery, and Denver and Jeanne Stamm owned the Elmira Mill. Her parents are Steve and Tina Lange.
“I’m excited to start a STEM program at the Archbold Middle School,” she said.
“I love hands-on learning, and can’t wait to introduce middle school students to different types of technology and learning like coding, engineering, and robotics.”
Sarah (Wyse) Dominique, a 2011 Archbold High School gradate, will teach physical science and robotics to students at the high school.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich., in 2015, and with an Adolescent Young Adult 7-12 Integrated Science Teaching license from the University of Findlay in 2018.
She taught science at Fairview High School, and was an AHS junior varsity softball coach from 2016-2021. She will coach junior varsity girls basketball at AHS.
She and husband, David, have a two-month-old daughter, Alex.
Her parents are Jon and Jackie Wyse.
She said she “wanted to come back to my hometown where my husband and I both coach, and where our children will attend.”