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The Woods
1996
Angela
Nelson
,
Napa
Valley,
Calif. and
husband,
Jesse Diaz, welcomed son, Dylan Nelson
Diaz, on March 9, 2009.
1999
Kristen Fritschie
MBA ’05, Colum-
bia, Mo., and her
husband, Michael
Painter, welcomed
a son, Deacon
Chase Painter,
May 19, 2008.
Kristen is the coordinator of guest servic-
es and community outreach and manager
of Wyatt Guest House at Ellis Fischel
Cancer Center in Columbia.
School. She completed her doctorate of
education at Saint Louis University
in 2006.
Virginia Richardson
, MBA, Urbana, Ill.,
graduated from Regent University with
a doctor of strategic leadership degree
with a major in strategic foresight and
an emphasis in health care.
2002
Peggy L. (Baker) Thoenen
, Jefferson City,
Mo., manages 28 counties in Missouri as
the manager of community development for
the Coventry Group. In addition, she is an
adjunct faculty member for the department
of education, early childhood education,
with Lincoln University, as well as early
childhood consultant. She is also pursuing
a master’s degree in education with
emphasis on guidance and counseling.
Sandra Williams
, MBA, Greentop, Mo., is
the new executive director of the Kirksville
Area Chamber of Commerce.
2003
Scott A. Dollens
, B.S.M., Columbia,
S.C., is the district sales manager for
Southland Log Homes, the largest log
home company in the U.S. His business
web site is southlandloghomes.com.
Kevin Miles
, M.Ed., Palmyra, Mo., teach-
es sixth-grade social studies, physical
education and health at Palmyra Middle
School. He also coaches junior high
football, junior high boys track and is the
assistant varsity boys basketball coach.
2004
Rebecca Boling
, M.Ed., Monroe City,
Mo., returned to Palmyra High School as
a special education teacher after a year
in Monroe City.
2005
Becky Lipasek
, M.Ed., Reeds Spring,
Mo., was selected as a Reeds Spring
School District teacher of the month. She
teaches physical education and health.
Maria (Klinghammer) Witt
, B.S.M.
Williamsburg, Mo., was the frst woman
on active-duty to speak at the American
Legion Kingdom Post 210’s annual
Veterans Day dinner. She is a sergeant
with the Missouri National Guard and is
an Iraqi veteran.
2006
Erika Dawn (Claxton) Brandl
, MBA,
Jefferson City, Mo., is the Missouri
service-learning supervisor for the
Missouri Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education.
Angel Geiser
, MBA, California, Mo., is
the new Moniteau County Clerk,
appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon.
Brad Jones
, M.Ed., Kearney, Mo., is a
new teacher at the Clinton County R-III
Alternative School.
Angela Nelson
, B.S.M., MBA ’08, Holts
Summit, Mo., was appointed to director
of the consumer affairs division for the
Missouri Department of Insurance in
Jefferson City, Mo.
Kyle Ross
, M.Ed., Cameron, Mo., is the
new Polo High School principal and the
assistant football and track coach.
2007
Dustin Schubert
, M.Ed., Clinton, Mo., is
the new high school principal for Osceola
School District.
Melody Siebeneck
, M.Ed., Butler, Mo.,
was a teacher of the month for Sherwood
Elementary School. She is a frst-grade
teacher.
John Smith
, M.Ed., Ed.S. ’09, Nevada,
Mo., is the new elementary principal in
Rich Hill. He had been a teacher
in Nevada.
Larry Sorrells
, Ed.S., Willow Springs,
Mo., is the new principal of Warsaw High
School.
Toni (Kuntz) Wankel
, M.Ed., Ed.S.,
Bowling Green, Mo. is the new principal
at Elsberry Elementary School. She had
been the Elsberry Middle School coun-
selor the past seven years.
Heath Waters
, M.Ed., Cuba, Mo., is the
new assistant high school principal and
A+ coordinator at Cuba High School.
2008
Charles “Rob” Blevins
, M.Ed., Knob
Noster, Mo., is a new high school math
teacher for Lakeland R-III School District.
Phil Brock
, M.Ed., Troy, Mo., is the new
assistant principal for Troy Middle School.
An eighth-grade teacher previously, he
has taught in the Lincoln County R-III
School District for seven years.
Luke Floyd
, M.Ed., Sturgeon, Mo., is a
new K-8 physical education and middle
school health teacher at Sturgeon
School District.
Kelly Gotsch
, M.Ed., Clinton, Mo., is a
new elementary reading teacher for
Lakeland R-III School District.
2008
Alicia Kiso
, Linn,
Mo., married David
Jurd March 7, 2009.
Nicole Reinkemeyer
’08 and
Cassie
Hale
’09 were in
attendance.