April 23, 2021
Ray-Pec Community,

Over the past year, I have met many of our outstanding teachers and staff members that we are blessed to have as part of the Ray-Pec team. As a way to highlight our team members and tell the stories of what makes each of them special, we started a communication video series called "Staff Spotlight". Staff Spotlight focuses on the stories about our teachers and support team members. These stories are told in the team member's own words and center on how we can continue to make a difference for Ray-Pec students, our teammates and community. As we know, there are so many wonderful, committed team members in this school district. Staff Spotlight is dedicated to introducing a few of those team members to everyone and hearing their stories.

Thus far, we have highlighted these team members on Staff Spotlight:

  • Kiley Brown, Ray-Pec 2020 Teacher of the Year
  • Glenda Whitaker, Ray-Pec 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year
  • Stephen Rew, choral director at Ray-Pec High School
  • Eighth grader Ezra Robertson, Teacher Bill Harrington, and Lead Custodian Angela Trueblood from South Middle School
  • Dan Garrison, eighth grade history teacher at South Middle School
  • Jennifer Cornett, administrative intern at Eagle Glen and Stonegate elementary schools
  • Samantha Allen, early childhood special education teacher at Shull Early Learning Center
  • Todd Schnake, speech and theatre teacher at Ray-Pec High School
  • Abe Lewis, industrial technology teacher at Ray-Pec High School
  • Steven Miller, principal at Ray-Pec High School
  • Lezlie Waltz, vocal music teacher at South Middle School
  • Allison Scott, behavior interventionist for grades PreK-5

I invite you to take a look at Staff Spotlight and hear the stories of some of our outstanding team members. Also, if you have someone you’d like to nominate for a future episode of Staff Spotlight, please let me know. 

It’s been a great year in Ray-Pec despite the challenges we have faced. The work of our entire staff is the primary reason why this is true.

Thank you for entrusting your children to the Ray-Pec School District.

Mike Slagle

I am passionately driven by the belief that Everyone Is Created To Flourish