New faculty join Central staff

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Seven new faces joined the teaching staff this year: Hager, Hermreck, Robinson, Kobbe, Smith, Stevens and Wollard. All of these teachers bring knowledge and a positive attitude to the table.
Julie Kobbe stepped in as the Debate, Speech, and Forensics coach. Before she came to Central, Kobbe was a teacher and dean at Butler for more than twenty years. Kobbe loves the atmosphere of the school and the enthusiasm students bring every day.
“So far central is great, everybody is nice and the students are active. My favorite thing about Central is their focus on the students,” Kobbe said.
The focus on students here provided a positive connection between staff and students.
Biology and Zoology teacher Ernie Hager brought his knowledge of science and football to Central. Coming from Andover High School, Hager was impressed with the amount of school spirit the students have. Hager helped the football team achieve a 6-1 record this season.
“I like Central a lot, and my favorite part was going to the pep assembly. It was crazy, and I loved it. I thought the spirit that all the kids were carrying, in all classes, was awesome,” Hager said.
Jaguar pride is admired by many, one of them being Science teacher Ernie Hager.
Roxana Smith, the new Special Education teacher, made the transition from Andover Central Middle School to the high school. She helped the functional students in all grades and is a leader of the Circle of Friends club.
“So far I think this school rocks, I enjoy the students and I especially enjoy the staff,” Smith said.
Even though it is only her second year of teaching, Raegan Hermreck contributed expertise in accounting, web design, computer applications, and career and life planning. She shared her insight on volleyball with her freshman team.
“So far coming here has been a really positive change,” Hermreck said.
Hermreck sees the positivity in the school and appreciates it.
The foreign language department welcomed Jennifer Robinson, as a French teacher. Laura Wollard, new gifted teacher, also joined the staff from Andover Central Middle School. Abigail Stevens is the new PE teacher.
All of the new teachers excitedly started the year and continued to bring enthusiasm and a caring spirit with them every day. Students look forward to them being a part of our teaching staff for many years to come.