The Purdy school district welcomed eleven new members to its ranks for the 2017-2018 school year, including two new administrators. New Purdy Eagles, front row, from left, are: Annie Knight, Special Education Paraprofessional; Julie Dalton, PK-6 Principal; Derek Banwart, 7-12 Principal; and Tiffany Costello, Secondary Counselor. Back row: Justin Martin, Band; Linda Van Deuren, Secondary Art; Michael Dye, Physical Education and Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach; Derek Mann, Third Grade Teacher and Assistant Baseball Coach; Jeremy Dresslaer, Physical Education and Boys’ Basketball Coach; Chelsea Bennett, First Grade Teacher and Assistant Volleyball Coach and Kelsey Fields, Fifth Grade Teacher. “Our new staff members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our district,” said Purdy Superintendent Dr. Steven Chancellor. “Their backgrounds and interests are diverse, but they share a passion for young people and a fierce determination to help them succeed. We are blessed to welcome them to the Purdy family.”. Contributed photo
The Purdy school district welcomed eleven new members to its ranks for the 2017-2018 school year, including two new administrators.