Eight new staff members joined the Purdy R-2 School district for the 2016-2017 school year. Pictured, front row from left, are: Deborah Lay, foreign languages; Melissa Horn, fourth grade; Lacey Nelson, secondary math; Heather Bishop, special education. Back row: Freda Wolf, K-6 art; Chelsea Crites, secondary science; Christina Harmon, K-6 vocal music; and Elizabeth Becker, special education. Jordan Ellis, who left last year to serve at the Cassville district, returns as the sole vocational/agriculture instructor and FFA advisor. Contributed photo
Eight new staff members joined the Purdy R-2 School district for the 2016-2017 school year.