High School Staff

Ms. Lacy Allen

Inspiration: Suggestion from a professor and a few high school teachers 

Career: English Teacher

Education: Van Buren High School and graduated from BGSU majoring in education and minoring in English

Family: Mom - Chris, dad - John, and two sisters, Stacy and Tracy. Lived on a farm with many animals, 1 dog, 2 horses, a parrot, 14 laughing doves, a diamond dove, 36 chickens, 100 or so ducks, 1 goose, and 1 turkey

Hobbies: Reading, making jewelry, riding horses, showing poultry, painting, gardening, and woodworking

Alternative Career: Marine Biologist or Summer Camp Director

Mr. Jim Baumgartner

Inspiration: High school football coach/social studies teacher

Career: Social Studies Teacher and Guidance Counselorr

Education: Delphos JeffersonHigh School,  BA from Ohio State University, and Masters in School Counseling from University of Dayton

Family: Wife Joy, daughters Sierra and Quincey, and son Drew

Hobbies: Watching and coaching sports, reading the Bible

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Mrs. Joy Baumgartner

Inspiration: Her High School Yearbook Advisor

Career: Education/Intervention Specialist

Education: Columbus Grove High School, BA in Education from Bluffton College, and Masters Degree from Lamar University 

Family: Husband Jim, two daughters Sierra and Quincey and one son Drew

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends and reading

Alternative Career: A stay-at-home mom

Ms. Amanda Beining

Inspiration: Her high school choir director, Randy Baughman, an incredible musician and educator who encouraged her involvement in music and her pursuit of a degree in Music Education 

Career: Vocal Music Teacher - taught at West Middle School and Elida Middle School prior to becoming a Spencerville Bearcat in 2017

Education: Graduated from Toledo Whitmer in 2007, completed both her undergraduate and graduate work at Wright State in 2011 and 2016

Family: Her husband is Matt, her parents are David and Denise, she has a brother David, and lastly a cat named Lucy

Hobbies: Enjoys being outside with her family

Alternative Career: A broadway star

Ms. Rachel Bohyer






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Ms. Harmony Brenneman
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Ms. Michelle Brinkman
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Ms. Meghan Carless

Mr. Jordan Dettrow

Career: Social Studies Teacher




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Mr. Greg Ekis


Career: Physical Education Teacher




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Mr. Scott Gephart

Inspiration: His high school football coach.

Career: Teacher at Lima West Middle School, Assistant Principal with Lima City Schools, Principal SHS

Education: Parkway Local Schools, Bachelors and Masters in Education from The Ohio State University

Family: Married to wife Judy, son Cole, and guardian angel daughter Andia; two cats, Midge and Lilly, and dog Brutus

Hobbies: Watching Ohio State sports, golf, swim, ride my Harley, and spend time with family and friends

Alternative Career:  Football coach at OSU

Mrs. Amy Gratz

Inspiration: Always had an interest in Art and Art History

Career: Art Teacher

Education: Lima Central Catholic High School, B.S. from Ashland University, Masters Degree from University of Findlay

Family: Married to Kyle with two sons Tyler and Aiden

Hobbies: Likes to sew, paint, and spend time with family and friends

Alternative Career: Would like to pursue a career in graphic or interior design

Mrs. Kristina Hunter


Career: Science Teacher




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Mrs. Emily Klosterman
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Inspiration: Her mother who is a retired high school English Teacher as well as her senior English teacher

Career: English Teacher

Education: Ayersville High School 1997, Bachelors Degree From Defiance College in 2001,  and her Masters Degree from BGSU in 2004

Family: Husband Chad and son Keegan

Hobbies: Exercising and staying fit, spending time with her family and friends, and reading

Alternative Career: Would enjoy writing or editing for a publishing company

Mr. Jim Kuhn

Career: World History/Civics/ and Government Teacher

Education: Seneca East High School, B.S. from BGSU, M.S. from University of Dayton

Family: Wife Ann, two daughters Mallory (Bob) and Katlin (Stephen)

Ms. Amanda Kyler


Career: Spanish Teacher




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Mrs. Jo McConnell

Career: Family and Consumer Science Teacher

Education: Allen East High School, Home Economics at Ohio State University

Family: Married to Bruce, two sons Nathan (Jenny) and Tyler, two daughters Rachel and Claire, two granddaughters Sofia and Sadie, a dog, 20 cats, 4 chickens and a horse

Hobbies: Enjoys being outdoors, sewing and reading

Alternative Career: Would love to be a librarian

Mr. Ryan McMichael


Career: Ag Teacher




Ms. Dorthea Mueller

Career: High School Secretary 

Education: Spencerville High School and Rio Salado Community College in Arizona

Family: A daughter Kayla, one dog and three cats

Hobbies: Enjoys working outside, reading, volunteering, biking and spending time with Kayla

Alternative Career: Return to Arizona where the sun shines 99% of the time


Mr. Rick Orr

Inspiration: His mother who is a retired educator

Career: Math Teacher

Education: Bluffton High School, Degree in Mathematics and Licensure in Education from Bluffton University

Family: Married to Cory, a daughter Chloe and a son Carter

Alternative Career: Would try his hand as an MMA Trainer

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Ms. Lori Romie
Mr. Paul Sadler
Mr. Paul Sadler

Career: Computer Science

High School: Delphos St. John's High School
Undergrad: Ohio Northern University and Bowling Green
Masters: University of Findlay and University of Dayton

Family: Wife Kim, and three children - Ryan, Aaron and Alyssa

Alternative Career: General Manager of the Cleveland Browns

Mrs. Pam Shumate

Inspiration:  Wanted to do something that made a difference

Career: Middle School/High School Math Teacher

Education: Wapakoneta High School, BA in Mathematics Education at Malone College, Masters in Adminstration from UD 

Family: Husband Ed, and three children - Tyler, Lucas, and Alexandria

Alternative Career:  Farming or Veterinarian

Mr. Chris Sommers

Career: Digital Academy Teacher


Family: Wife Sara and children Carli, Jace, and Jonah


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Mrs. Sara Sommers
Inspiration: Her mom who taught elementary school for 35 years  

Career: Worked in recruitng prior to joining Spencerville Schools as a Digital Academy Aide

Education: Graduated from Delphos St. John's in 1996 and Bowling Green State University in 1999

Family: Husband Chris and children Carli, Jace, and Jonah

Hobbies:  Being with her family and decorating her home

Alternative Career: Interior designer or a stay-at-home mom


Mr. Josh Van Gorder

Career: Band Director

Education: Northwestern High School, BA from BGSU

Family: Two sons Joel and Carson

Hobbies: Likes to spend time with family, serve in his church music ministry, and play sports and video games occasionally

Alternative Career: Would want to tour with a professional jazz orchestra

Mrs. Angel Wagner

Career: Business/Technology Teacher

Education: Delphos Jefferson High School, BS from University of Findlay, Masters in School Counseling from University of Dayton

Family: Married to Keith, one son Trenton, two daughters Erin and Alli (Mark), two grandsons - Hunter and Cooper, and one granddaughter Sidney.

Hobbies: Loves to read, spend time with family and friends, and remodel her house

Alternative Career: Would want to either own a bookstore/cafe or build furniture

This page was last updated 9/11/2018