USD 411 welcomes five new teachers

TeachersUSD 411-Goessel is welcoming five new teachers this fall, including one who is returning to his alma mater.
? Garrett Hiebert, a 2007 graduate of Goessel High School, will be teaching business and math classes.
Hiebert attended and played football at Bethel College. After completing his degree there, he earned a master?s degree in business from South?western College.
Last school year, Hiebert was employed at the Goessel Grade School as a para professional with the Marion County Special Education Cooperative. He also coached high school football, junior high boys? basketball and track?and will continue in those roles this year.
Hiebert?s wife, Brittany, teaches middle school language arts at Goessel.
? Brian Lightner has been hired to teach math classes as well as taking on the duties of athletic director and cross-country coach.
Lightner, an Inman High School and Tabor College graduate, has a master?s degree from Fort Hays State University.
Lightner first taught at Cimarron for three years, then came to the Peabody-Burns district in 2009. He taught and coached there through the 2013-14 school year.
Lightner said he and his wife will relocate to the Goessel community.
? Patrick Loganbill will be the new elementary physical education and health teacher as well as coordinate the elementary computer lab and assist with the junior high computer lab.
Loganbill is a graduate of Bethel College, where he completed a bachelor of science degree in education in the areas of health and physical education. He most recently completed a voluntary teaching job at Colegio Fundacion Neuva Granda, an international school in Bogota, Colombia.
In addition to his teaching assignment, Loganbill will be the Student Council sponsor and will help coach junior high boys? basketball.
? Beth Ratzloff, a native of Hiawatha, will be taking over in the family and consumer sciences department and will be the Family, Career and Com?munity Leaders of America sponsor.
Ratzloff earned a nursing degree at Pittsburg State University and is currently enrolled in the transition to teaching program through Fort Hays State.
Most recently, Ratzloff worked as a para professional in the Sedgwick school system. She lives in Valley Center with her husband and family.
? Alyssa Rumple will be teaching Spanish in the high school this year on a half-time basis, and will fill a similar position at Newton High School.
Rumple has completed three master?s degrees in Spanish studies and has studied and traveled extensively through many Spanish-speaking countries.

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