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Ryan Appis



I would like to extend a warm welcome to all students and families for this upcoming 2017-  2018 school year. My name is Ryan Appis, and I am the new 7th-grade science teacher. My path to teaching was a bit unorthodox. I originally graduated from Ohio State with my  Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture, but when that career path didn’t come to fruition, I  took on the position of a substitute teacher in my hometown of Coshocton, Ohio. It was during this time that I became impassioned with teaching and mentoring students as they work to find success in the classroom and elsewhere. Realizing this was my calling in life, I decided to return to THEE Ohio State University to obtain my Master’s in middle childhood education, concentrating in math and science.

When I am not teaching your students in the classroom, I am usually at home playing video games with my girlfriend (Leah), shredding the air guitar to some metal music, or cooking up something delicious (there are reasons why I am overweight). Growing up in a rural community such as London, I have a deep appreciation of small town values, and I firmly believe that a willingness to put in hard work can help us persevere through all of our culpabilities. I look forward to teaching and getting to know all of the 7th-grade students and Go Red Raiders!

Jennifer Baldwin

My name is Jennifer Baldwin and I am the 8th-grade Intervention Specialist at London Middle School. I have worked for London City Schools for 10 years. This is my 4th year as a full-time Intervention Specialist. Teaching has been a very rewarding career for me. I enjoy being the catalyst for young minds. My favorite part of teaching is helping children overcome obstacles that they feel are impossible and watching their faces light up when they "get" a concept that they did not believe they could. In my free time, I enjoy reading, crafting, and researching my family history. I have traced my family back to the 1600s!


Michael Belmont

Hello, Everyone!
 
My name is Michael Belmont. I am the principal of London Middle School. I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education. I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect. An education should empower children and assist them in making a positive contribution to our world.
 
My wife and I have a beautiful family of one son, one daughter and two 4-legged children. London, Ohio has been our home for the past seventeen years. During the summer I enjoy being outdoors, mainly on the water. During the summer I spend my free-time going to the lake, going to the movies, traveling and shopping at Marshalls. In the winter, I love to sled down my driveway with the kids, movie night at home next to the fireplace and going to Florida for Christmas at the in-laws.
Ryan Billings


My name is Ryan Billings and I'm a 6th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher. I'm entering my 5th year as a teacher and coach at London City Schools. I am currently the Varsity Girls Golf and JV Girls basketball coach. Just this summer I married my beautiful wife, best friend, and London High School English teacher, Lindsay Williams. She and I love teaching and being part of the fabric of the London community.

I enjoy watching sports, especially football, including rooting on the Ohio State Buckeyes. In the summer, I enjoy vacations to some of my favorite states including South Carolina and Maine.

I am looking forward to another great year at LMS brightening and shaping the best London has to offer.

Go Bucks!

-Mr. Billings


Nicholas Blake

Hello! My name is Nick Blake, and I am one of our 6th-grade math teachers here at London Middle School. I am beginning my second-year teaching in the district and could not be more excited to meet and interact with our students! It is my goal each and every year to energize and empower our students to learn and achieve as much as possible!
 
In addition to my role in the classroom, I am also the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at London High School. In my free time, I enjoy anything sports, staying active, and spending time with friends and family. Feel free to stop by the baseball diamond and say hello!
 
Go Red Raiders!
Rachel Bodemann

Hello! My name is Rachel Bodemann. I am a 7th Grade ELA teacher at London Middle School. This is my 11th year teaching at LMS. Prior to teaching here, I taught one year abroad in Argentina. I have always loved reading and writing. My hope as a teacher is to inspire a love of reading and writing in my students.

I am recently married (I was Ms. Morris for a lot of years!) My husband and I live in Columbus with our dog, Ellie, and our cat, Stella. I love spending time with my friends and family, veganizing recipes, karaoke, hiking, and traveling (my goal is to visit all 7 continents-I have 3 left!)


Zach Brown

Hello, Everyone!

My name is Zach Brown. I am one of the Health and PE teachers at London Middle School. It is my goal to positively impact each student in order to create a safe, exciting, and healthy learning environment for all students. I am the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach here at London. I believe the habits and values learned in the classroom and on the playing field will impact students for the rest of their lives. I am excited to get this year off to a great start!

My wife and I have made London our home and love being a part of the community. We love to travel, try new restaurants, and be outdoors. I am excited for the Fall season to come and begin cheering on the Buckeyes and Bengals. O-H…


Xavier Burgstaller

Howdy!

I am Xavier Burgstaller, one of three teachers in the 8th Grade ELA classrooms. While reading and writing are passions of mine, I have also been involved with programs for mathematics, robotics, coding, and cheerleading. I am currently the Robotics facilitator at LMS.
 
Outside of school, I have a family of 3, with three furry children as well. As an alumnus of The Ohio State University, my wife and I enjoy Ohio State football, spending time with our daughter outdoors and kayaking. During our time off each year, it is very likely that you will "Catch us ou'side" on any given day, but that doesn't mean that I'm not up for a good game of Mario Kart or a raid on Destiny at the end of the day.
Jason Clark

Hello,
 
My name is Jason Clark, and I'm the 6th grade Math Resource Teacher. I think it is my job as an educator to help students reach their fullest potential and help them take an active role in their education.
I have lived in London since 1992, and I graduated from LHS in 1995. In my years here I have come to love living here and enjoy seeing parents and students at football games on Friday or at the store. My family is Red Raider Strong. My wife graduated from LHS in 1996. My son graduated from LHS in 2013, and my daughter is in her senior year at LHS. My son is currently deployed as part of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE as an Infantry soldier with the Ohio National Guard.
 
In my free time, I enjoy hunting and being outdoors. I particularly enjoy duck hunting. For me being outdoors is my passion whether I'm in a duck blind or backpacking the Zaleski Trail in Southern Ohio, being outdoors makes me happy.


Genie Davis

Hello, my name is Gennie Davis and this is my third year working as a para-pro at LMS in the 6th grade resource room. My husband of 27 years and I have grown up in Madison County and have a daughter that is graduating with an intervention teachers degree in hopes of teaching within the county as well.

During the summer I am very busy advising a special needs 4h club and trying to make the most of every spare minute with my family.


Russann Dillard

Hi,
My name is Russann Dillard. I am a paraprofessional at London Middle School. I enjoy working with children helping them to be the best they can be. My husband and I have four children and two grandchildren.I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

 

Tammie Dingledine

Hi! My bio is currently under construction; I will have one soon!
Ron Dewitt

Hello,
My name is Ronald DeWitt. I'm a custodian at London Middle School. I am retired from Cooper energy after 29 years of service.
 
My wife and I have been married for 35 years. We have three children. A daughter that has three kids, and a set of twins who each have two children of their own. I have three dogs I enjoy coming home to after working a long day. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, children, and grandchildren. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, working on our 10-acre farm and relaxing at the beach.
Kristy Draher

Hi! My name is Kristy Draher. This is my 5th year teaching 8th grade Language Arts at London Middle School. My favorite part of teaching is creating engaging, unique learning experience to help the students develop critical thinking skills and become independent thinkers. My son, Hudson will be turning one this November and is the light of life. I am currently a graduate student at Capital University. In my free time, I love to read, cook, garden, and do yoga.
Kelsey Follmer

“Hello, Everyone!”
 
My name is Kelsey Follmer, and I am the 8th grade Social Studies teacher at London Middle School. This is my 1st year teaching at London and my 4th year teaching total. I graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2012 and then received my Masters from Baldwin Wallace in 2016 in Special Education.
Teaching is my passion...I could not see myself doing anything other than this. I have the ability to impact so many young minds; not every profession can do that. What a feeling. I so enjoy watching students learn, watching them THINK for themselves, and having a positive feeling about their education. Every student is important and capable of achieving success in this world. I want to instill that belief in my students and remind them that it is okay to take risks, that it is okay to fail. That is how we learn and grow!!
I live in Columbus with my boyfriend and my cat, Ellie! I’m a huge OSU football fan and never miss a game. I am also a Browns fan…..someday, guys, someday…
 
I enjoy being outside and taking fun weekend trips across the state. I also have an intense love for coffee!!


Rhonda Glispie

Hi, My name is Rhonda Glispie Head Custodian for London Middle school. I’ve worked for London middle school for 16 yrs now. I enjoy working with the kid’s and making sure they come to a healthy and clean school. Our custodial staff works very hard to keep our school clean and disinfected.
 
I have been married for 38 yrs to my wonderful husband, Neil Glispie. We have three kids. One daughter, Christina cowman, two sons Jason Glispie and Billy Glispie. We are very blessed to have six grandkids and one great grandchild; Our family is very close. We enjoy going fishing with our sons and grandchildren, but they out fish me, lol. We also enjoy going to the horse races, and I enjoy cooking. When all summer sports are all done, I have my kids come home for Sunday dinner. I am blessed to have both of my parents still. We do canning together, and dad and I love to bake together. I have four sisters and one brother. We go shopping together and have lots of fun.
 
On a final note, I want to say I love my job and the people I work with here at LCS.
 
Thank You,  Rhonda Glispie Head custodian at L.M.S.
Chantel Gonzales

Hola LMS! My name is Shantel Davis, and I work for the custodial department at LMS. Before I came to LCS, I was mainly a housewife, who stayed home to raise and watch three wonderful children graduate, from London HS. I have a daughter that sings like an angel, who is my oldest, a special needs son, who is my reason for being and a wonderful young man who has an amazing ability with animals, who was my last. I stayed home while their father worked to care for my middle son mainly and dabbled a little in bartending, waitressing and house cleaning on the side once they were a little older. I have lived in London since I met my children’s father in HS at Tolles Tech and have enjoyed being a part of such an amazing community, especially being from Columbus.
 
Now that my nest is empty, I have enjoyed becoming part of the staff here at LCS. In my spare time, I love doing genealogy and learning as much as I can about history, which I love so much. I am a special needs advocate, as well as an advocate for drug addiction and the underprivileged. I am also a Special Olympics volunteer, of which my whole family is also involved in and loves as well. I attend Eastern Gateway Community College part-time to gain my associates in business. Music is food for the soul, I believe, and I have just recently discovered that I love to travel and try new things. I love people and believe diversity is the spice of life. I can be a little goofy at times, and you may even see me dancing through the halls, but it is all due to the overwhelming joy I feel at this stage of my life, and the Blessings which He has made. Thanks for all the warm welcomes back and hope everyone has a great year.
GO RED RAIDERS!
Adam Haman

Hello LMS Families,
 
My name is Adam Haman, and I am a Health and Physical Education Teacher at London Middle School. I attended Bowling Green State University, and I love working with kids, especially teaching them and coaching them in various sports. I firmly believe that all students can be successful and have an opportunity to reach their goals through hard work and perseverance. I currently live in Dublin, Ohio and just recently got married to my beautiful wife, Morgan, in June. In my free time, I love golfing, playing tennis, hiking, and going to concerts.
 
-Adam Haman
Melanie Hawley

Hello, Everyone!
 
My name is Melanie Hawley. I am a Math Intervention Specialist at London Middle School. I enjoy helping individual students find ways that learning makes sense to them. As an educator, I aim to enrich the lives of my students and make a positive impact on them.
 
My husband and I live in Galloway with our Scottish Terrier, Scout. We are both graduates of The Ohio State University and Alumni of The Ohio State University Marching Band.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, crocheting, cross fitting, and working on coursework for my graduate classes. I like traveling to Northern Ohio to visit my parents, brother & sister-in-law and brand new nephew! My husband and I also like to relax on Lake Erie.
 
Sara Heaberlin

Hello!
 
My name is Sara Heaberlin. I teach 8th-grade math and Algebra 1 at London Middle School. This is my sixth year working at London City Schools. Math was always my favorite subject when I was in school, and I truly enjoy teaching it. Solving problems in math requires students to think differently than they have to in other subjects and I enjoy seeing students stretch their minds to think in new ways. I enjoy being a part of London City Schools and, believe it or not, I really do love math, especially pi!
 
My husband and I just had our first child this past May. We spent the summer adjusting to life with a newborn! We currently live in Hilliard, Ohio. Both my husband and I are originally from DeGraff, Ohio and have known each other since we were in elementary school! I graduated from Riverside High School and then attended The Ohio State University. I earned both my B.A. and M.Ed. in middle childhood education from Ohio State. Needless to say, I am a huge Buckeyes fan! I enjoy reading, traveling, watching the Buckeyes play, and spending time with family and friends.
Maureen Henry

I am Maureen Henry, and I have been a School Counselor for 27 years. Prior to getting into school counseling, I have been a Speech and Language Pathologist, Social Worker for Children’s Services, counselor in an inpatient adolescent drug and alcohol rehab center and outpatient mental health counselor.
 
Outside of work I am a member of St. Patrick’s Church and volunteer with the Madison County Crisis Response Team. I enjoy jewelry making, collecting antique wooden boxes and cooking for my husband. We are both avid Steeler and OSU fans.
Kelly Huddleston

Hello, London Middle School Families!
 
My name is Kelly Huddleston, and I am an Intervention Specialist for 6th grade. This is my 17th year teaching and my 16th year at London City Schools. I graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in education. I also have a Master’s Degree in education. I will be co-teaching ELA with Mrs. Witt and Math with Ms. Pozy.
 
I have a wonderful son, Mason, that is in fourth grade along with two dogs. Outside of school, I enjoy watching Mason play sports, which occupies a lot of our time. We also enjoy riding bikes, going to the beach, and trying new restaurants. I look forward to a wonderful year with our LMS students.
Angela Hunter

Hello! My name is Angela Hunter. I teach 7th grade ELA. I've been teaching here at LMS since the beginning of my teaching career in 1999. I enjoy sharing my love of reading and the written word with students, and I love to see their skills grow and flourish throughout the school year.
 
I am married to my 7th-grade sweetheart (yep, I really did meet my husband in the 7th grade- ironic, huh?), and we are blessed with three children- two boys and a girl. We love to watch movies, go to church, and spend time outside together. Much of our time is spent either at a baseball diamond or in a gym because our kids love to play sports.
Curtis Hurley

Hello, my name is Curtis Hurley. I am married to Dawn Hurley we have three children, Heather 26, Cheyenne 19, and Clay 16. I have a son-in-law married to Heather his name is Alek, and a dog named Lucy. I am the lunch room monitor at LMS, I also drive a bus for the LCS, and I am the Head Jv. Softball coach. I have been with LCS in some capacity for 14 years now. I am in my fifth year as the lunch room monitor. It is a privilege to be working with  your child
Thank you and let's have a good year.
Dawn Hurley

Hello,
 
My name is Dawn Hurley. I am a Paraprofessional for London City Schools. I have been with London City Schools for four years now. My husband also works for the school. We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. We have three children. Heather is 25, Cheyenne is 19, and our son Clay is 17. We also have a mini chihuahua named Lucy.
 
As for our summer, not much happened. Mostly relaxing. Both of my younger kids had gotten their drivers license. That is quite scary. We did take a trip for my birthday. My husband took me to the Browns training camp. ???? We also went to Holmes County and Berlin Ohio. Love my Amish people. Other than that, not much going on. Looking forward to a great year at London Middle School.
Alexander James

My name is Alexander James. I am a 7th-grade math teacher at London Middle School. I love fostering critical and reasoned, measured thinking and long to see that "aha" moment. Every child is capable of a great legacy and, as an educator, I am here to help them gain the skills to assist them in their unknown future.
 
Though I live on the north side of Columbus, moving my wife and young son to London has been in my sights for the past five years I've been with the district. This spring I look forward to paying off my car and teaching my wife how to drive a manual transmission. This last summer I spent far too much time and money on a garden for such a small yield. When I wasn't worried about that, I was marveling at the advancement of my child and reading about the intersection of games and education.
Sherri Jones

Hello! My name is Sherri Jones; this is my 3rd year at LMS as one of the school secretaries. I started my adventure with LCS as a volunteer when my kids were young. They now all attend LHS as a Senior, Sophomore, and Freshman. I enjoy spending time with my family and supporting my very active kids.
 
I am looking forward to a Positive, Enjoyable and educational experience for all the students I have the pleasure of meeting!
Brenda Kimble

My name is Brenda Kimble, I have been a cook in the London Middle School 16 years this February. I enjoy feeding the children and seeing that they get a hot meal; I care about these students very much. I also work at Ann & Tony's restaurant which I have been there for 21 years. I have a son, daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, and lot's more family beyond that. My family is very involved with each other. We like to camp and set around the fire laughing and telling stories or reminiscing about family; Most of all I love listening to my dad's stories that we have heard hundreds of times before yet laugh like it's the first time hearing it. Oh, and I can't forget my two lovely dogs.
Julie McFarland

My name is Julia McFarland. I am a 7th grade ELA Intervention Specialist. It’s hard to believe that I’m starting my 30th year as an educator! I am looking forward to this year as I will be co-teaching with Mrs. Rachel Bodemann. I love going to work every day because it’s both challenging and rewarding. I especially enjoy helping my students achieve their potential.
 
I am originally from the London area and am a graduate of Madison Plains High School and Bowling Green State University. I am “Mom” to Kelsey (22), Ryan (20), and Troy (18). Our puppy, William, is almost one year old and is the main reason Kelsey and Ryan come home from college from time to time!
I enjoy traveling, watching sports, and spending time with my family.
Kim McKinney

Hello,
 
My name is Ms. McKinney. I am an Intervention Specialist here at London Middle School. I have lived in London for over ten years. I have a wonderful daughter who is currently a senior in high school. She also attends Clark State Community College. I believe ALL students can be successful and that people don't have "Dis"-abilities, they have different abilities.
Connie Melvin

Hello, my name is Connie Melvin. I have been an Intervention Specialist here at London Middle School for 18 years!! I enjoy every day being different and getting the best out of my students. I look forward to each year not only for students but to see what staff were up to over the summer. I had a busy summer with my grandchildren, who live in Rhode Island, as they came and spent a month here in Ohio with us. I also had a great trip out west where I saw several different landmarks along the way.
 
I have been married to my husband John for six years. We have seven grown children all together!! I also have two grandchildren, ages 5 and 7. My fur babies are Layla (a Lab/Spaniel mix) and Emma who is a huge, slobbery, ten-month-old St. Bernard. This summer I am officially an empty-nester as my son moves to Virginia Beach is a few weeks. I will also be helping my daughter plan her June 2018 wedding. They all keep us very busy! This year I will moonlight as an usher at Nationwide Arena where I will be rooting on the Blue Jackets all season!
Kelly Nelson

Hi!
My name is Kelly Nelson. I am the sixth-grade science teacher at London Middle School. I enjoy working with children, whether it is in the classroom or through sports. I am the proud mother of three 4-legged children, Mittens, Rudy and Izzabelle. I have lived in London the last ten years. I grew up in a small town, Southington, in Northeast Ohio.
 
I have gotten the travel bug and have been out west, to Canada, and have even made it to Europe! I had a great summer of travels. I spent nine days in Paris, the Swiss Alps, and Venice. When I returned from that trip, my dad and I went to the West Coast and saw MLB games at six different ballparks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Anaheim, and Oakland. I spend my free time doing several after school activities. I am the Assist Athletic Director, 7th-grade girl’s basketball coach, and Varsity softball coach. So as the school year begins I hope to see you out and about. Here’s to a great school year. ☺
 
Laura Orndorf

Hi,
 
My name is Laura Orndorf. I am the teacher in the class for the Emotionally Disturbed. I have been teaching in this field for 25 years, the last 7 in London. I absolutely love working with these students, helping them to realize their worth and potential. I am married and have three grown children. On my free time, I enjoy fishing, bike riding, and jigsaw puzzles.
Keri Payne

Hello,
 
My name is Kerry Payne. I am a cook at London Middle School cafeteria. I love seeing the kids come through to get their lunches, with smiling faces, and telling me they are having a good day; That puts a smile on my face.
 
My husband and I have an amazing family consisting of three sons, two daughters, one grandson, and one granddaughter. During the summer we like to swim, ride bikes, and watch our children play sports. In the fall, which is my favorite time of the year, the family and I like to pick apples at the orchard. In the winter we like sledding and building snowmen or snow animals. When not doing those outside activities we bunker down inside and enjoy hanging out playing board games and watching movies.
Jodi Pozy

Hello, London!
 
My name is Jodi Abner Pozy. I am a Sixth Grade Math Teacher, and I am excited to be part of the teaching team at London Middle School. I am a graduate of London High School and teaching in the district in which I received the gift of education is an honor. I am an educator because I believe that, through education, our children will have the power to change the world.
 
In addition to my school kids, I have two children of my own. My sons are seniors at London High School, and I value the education that they have received while attending London City Schools. When not attending school events, I enjoy time with my twins skiing and snowboarding at Mad River Mountain, relaxing at home by the pool or the fire, dinner at Grandma’s house, and searching for new adventures around Ohio.
Brienne Schuliger

Hello!
My name is Brienne Schuliger, and I am one of the 8th-grade math teachers. I am originally from Pittsburgh, AKA the city with the best sports teams, and I graduated from Xavier University (and yes, my room is the one with the Steelers, Penguins, and Xavier flag hanging in the windows.) I will be coaching the LMS soccer team for the second-year in a row, and I am excited about the team's potential.
 
I currently live in downtown Columbus and love exploring the city in my spare time. I also play both indoor and outside soccer along with sand volleyball. If I weren't teaching, I would find a way to travel full-time. I have visited 11 countries, including Thailand, which I visited this summer. It was there where I spent a day at an elephant sanctuary. I learned all about these beautiful creatures and was assigned my own personal elephant to take care of for the day! I have plenty of pictures hanging up in my room if you ever want to stop by!
Bonnie Sherman

My name is Bonnie Sherman, and I am proud to be a Special Education Paraprofessional at London Middle School for 20 years. I am also an adviser for our National Junior Honor Society program and President of the OAPSE Local 657 Union.
 
I am excited to start a new year with all the students. They see me every morning doing bus duty as they arrive to start their school day and I hope to put a smile on each face as they enter the building.
I have been married for 36 years and have two beautiful grown daughters, both London High School graduates, and a Chihuahua named Luci.
 
I spent most of this summer planning and preparing for my oldest daughters upcoming wedding. I can’t wait to start a new year showing the students the art of cooking and baking in Life Skills.
Alyson Sims

Hello,
 
My name is Alyson Sims, and I am the Technology Literacy teacher at London Middle School. I grew up in London and graduated from London High School. I have a wonderful family that includes my husband, two beautiful daughters, and my dog Boo Boo. I enjoy learning new things, reading and spending time outside. My family and I enjoy traveling to new places and visiting national parks.
Trey Solon

Hello, Everyone!

My name is Trey Solon. I am the 7th-grade social studies teacher at London Middle School. I enjoy working with children and pushing them to better themselves each day through their education. I believe if the golden rule is followed (treat others the way you want to be treated) then everything in life takes care of itself. A proper education should develop children into positive contributors in the world.

I recently got married July 15th, 2017 to my lovely wife Faith in Longview, Washington where I grew up. We just moved to London, Ohio as of August 10th. We also picked up our new puppy Letty August 10th as well. In addition to teaching at the middle school, I also am an assistant varsity football coach at the High School here in London. In my leisure time, I enjoy watching TV/Movies with my Wife. My two favorite sports teams are the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Mariners.


James Stutzman

I am James Stutzman, and I excited to join the London City schools team as the Assistant Principal at London Middle School. I look forward to working with all of our students and parents as we journey together through this school year and hope that our team can assist you in making the 2017-18 school year the best school experience of your life. Before coming to London, I have taught: Physical Education, Health, and US History. Extracurricular’s have also been a major part of my past; I have coached for 25 years in a few different sports. I look forward to attending many events this school year watching the Red Raiders! I am currently residing in Westerville with my wife and two children. We enjoy traveling whenever possible and spend most of our summers boating and jet skiing. Best wishes and let’s have a great year, Go Red Raiders!
Tim Tanner

My name is Tim Tanner and I am the Vocal Music teacher at London Middle School and London High School. I love encouraging my students to explore making music through the many opportunities that are available to them. Students can sing as part of an ensemble, they can participate in our fall musical production, or perform in other activities throughout the school year.

My wife, Valerie Tanner, was recently hired to be the music teacher at St. Patrick’s school and has a beautiful soprano voice. My daughter is entering her senior year at Youngstown State University as a Music Theater major and my son, Scott, is a freshman at London High School. Our dog, Aria, guards our house and likes to eat Kleenex.

We have a family theme song.


Sean Thompson

Greetings Students, Parents / Guardians, and Community Members!
 
My name is Sean Thompson, and I am currently a seventh grade and eighth-grade mathematics teacher at London Middle School. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University in 2003. With 14 years in education, this is my second year as a staff member in the London City School District. I yearn to be an educator who will inspire and guide my students to achieve their goals in pursuit of excellence. Moreover, I seek to help develop respectful and responsible citizens who are prepared for success in whatever journey lies ahead.
 
My wife and I are blessed with two children, a son, and a daughter. I enjoy reading, exploring the outdoors and watching or attending athletic events. During the summer, I enjoy traveling to various locations with my family. In my spare time, I like to investigate technology and all of its applications.
 
I look forward to the opportunity to work together this school year!

Amanda Tobias

Hello! 
My name is Amanda Tobias. I am in my 2nd year as band director at London City Schools. My favorite part of being a band director is the unique opportunity to work with students from middle school through high school. I love to see my students grow and learn more about themselves while working to perfect their craft. I enjoy spending my time away from school with my family and friends, reading, and rooting for Michigan. 
Stephanie Vandergriff

Hi!
 
My name is Stephanie Vandergriff, and I am the 8th Grade Science teacher at London Middle School. As a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati, this is my first year with my own classroom! Science is such a fun, interactive subject with many layers Middle schoolers are at such a fun age where they are starting to find themselves, and I can't wait to be a part of their journey this year!
 
Some of the things I like to do in my free time is going to Columbus Blue Jackets games, travel, play with my dog, see movies, and go to new restaurants!!!
Elizabeth Warner

Hi,
My name is Miss Warner! I am 25 years old and live in Columbus, Ohio. I enjoy traveling (most recently to Tennessee, Washington D.C. and Florida), going to festivals, and being with family and friends. I am the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade art teacher each year and this is my 4th year teaching and my 3rd year at London Middle School. Along with being an art teacher, I'm also the middle school cheer coach. I’m excited to make this my best year yet!
Joe Watson

Hi,
My name is Joe Watson, and I teach 6th-grade social studies at London Middle School. With my previous experience and broadcasting education, I started WLMS which is the school’s own radio and television station. I believe in recycling and started the school-wide recycling program with the help of the city of London. I chose Eastern Kentucky University for my teaching degree where I majored in Middle School Education with a minor in Social Studies and reading/language arts. I taught in Columbus City Schools where I won several teaching awards including Teacher of the Year before I came to London where I have been for ten years now.
 
I have been married for two years to an amazing woman, and I live in Chillicothe. We love to travel and take care of our dog and two cats. I adopted a 12-year-old former student while teaching in Columbus and now he is a college graduate with a family of his own. I am a huge Buckeyes, Browns, Cavs, and Indians fan as I am from Wadsworth, Ohio just south of Cleveland. I am excited to be a teacher here, and try to make social studies fun.

Kathy Whitelow

Hello,
 
My name is Kathy Whitelow. I work in the cafeteria her at the middle school. I enjoy the kids when t hey come through the lunch room; they are very friendly and polite.
 
I have three beautiful children two daughters and one son, and we have one dog. I've lived in London my whole life. During the summer time I love to watch my children play sports, go bike riding, swimming, and my families all time favorite...bowling!
 
Also in my free time, I enjoy making crafts, drawing, playing games, and finding new recipes to cook for my family, and just spending time together.
Heather Williams

My name is Heather Williams. I am a paraprofessional in the ED class at London Middle School. I have worked at London City Schools for 15 years. I attend church regularly and love the small community of London in which I live with my family. My husband and I have three children Dylan graduated in 2017. Destiny is a Senior at London High School, and our oldest son, Dakota, went to heaven in 2012.
 
I enjoy traveling, scrapbooking, and spending time with my family. I can be found most Friday nights cheering on the Red Raiders at the football games.
 
I believe that your greatness is not what you have, but what you give. Life is not perfect, and knowledge will give you power, but character is what earns respect.
Kirsten Witt

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Kirsten Witt, and I teach sixth grade English Language Arts. I hold both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education. This is my 18th year teaching, and all have been at London Middle School! I love working with my little lovelies and always have! My goal is to reach every student, and in some way, have a positive impact on them.
 
Outside of being a teacher, I am a wife, mom, and foodie. I’ve been married to Dave for ten years, and we have two little nuggets of our own. Our daughter, Harper, is in first grade and our son, Boo, is in preschool. We enjoy boating, taking walks, rock painting, and fishing. Our favorite family activity is cooking! We love googling new recipes and dancing to loud music, all the while making a mess in our kitchen! If I had to choose another career path, I would want to be a part of the Food Network channel or magazine!
 
It’s my privilege to build meaningful relationships with my students at the school. I look forward to integrating humor with learning and enjoy laughing throughout the school year! Welcome to LMS! I hope to have the opportunity to get to know you!
Angie Woodyard

Hi,
 
My name is Angela Woodyard. I am the district nurse for London City Schools. My prior nursing experience was in the hospital and long term care settings. I enjoy being in the schools and interacting with the kids.
 
My husband and I have four children; our youngest is a freshman at London this year. Our summers are spent traveling with our son's AAU team and have made some great friends along the way. I love watching sports and Ohio State football. I am always up for a game of back yard basketball even though I am not very good. I am a bit of a shopaholic, always looking for a good sale and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
London City Schools
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380 Elm St., 2nd Floor
London, Ohio 43140
District Office:
District Fax:
(740) 852-5700
(740) 845-3282
Elementary: (740) 845-3272
Middle School: (740) 852-5701
High School: (740) 852-5705
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