Goessel USD 411 has two new teachers on staff this year, junior high language arts teacher Brittany Hiebert and third-grade teacher Allison Krehbiel.
Hiebert is an alumna of Goessel High School, where she graduated in 2007. She earned a degree in elementary education at Bethel College and student-taught at the Urban Life Center in Chicago at Sawyer Elementary School.
She has led adapted physical education classes and taught summer day camp in Newton. She is completing her state endorsement as a highly proficient teacher in middle school language arts. She will be junior class sponsor and junior high girls’ basketball assistant coach. She married fellow GHS graduate Garrett Hiebert during the summer.
Krehbiel joined Dale Wiens as a second third-grade teacher. She is a alumna of Tabor College with a degree in elementary education. She also graduated from Central Christian High School in Hutchinson. She student-taught at Marion Elementary School.
She will be a junior high volleyball assistant coach. Krehbiel also has some training in signing for deaf students.
Morris Ewert is a new bus driver for USD 411, taking over Sarah Simington’s bus route. He will also have part-time custodial duties at Goessel Elementary School later this fall when Londell Duerksen takes partial retirement.
Tim Goertzen and Ann Thiesen also join the district as drivers for specific assignments. Goertzen drives students to Newton for vocational and technical classes. Thiesen drives the special education van.
Diane Schultz is a para-educator working with special needs at GHS, and Becky Pyle is a para-educator at the high school.