SPRINGVILLE – The Springville Community Academy announced during their Thursday meeting the hiring of teachers for each grade for the first year in the schools new history.
The list of teachers are listed below with a biography of each:
Joann Kluender is an experienced early childhood educator and kindergarten teacher with sixteen years of teaching experience. She takes pride in providing a classroom that will enrich the lives of young children and their families. She seeks to provide children with strategies that will help them develop the cognitive and social skills needed to become lifelong learners.
Emily Spoonmore is a Lawrence County native and long-time resident of Springville. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan College in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree Business Administration and has completed all her course-work for her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from WGU Indiana. She has worked in an elementary education setting for the last five years.
Megan Clark grew up in Springville, so her home roots run deep. She graduated from BNL and went on to graduate from Johnson University wither her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She taught Kindergarten for three years and is excited to take on the adventure of first grade at Springville Community Academy.
Danielle Garrison attended Springville Elementary School as a fourth-generation Hornet. She volunteered as a cadet teacher in High School and completed her student teaching at Springville Elementary. After graduating from IU, she taught for three years at Springville Elementary School. She is eager to return to her “home” and is excited for this adventure.
Marcy Simmerman comes to Springville Community Academy with 22 years of experience in an elementary setting. She brings a sense of calmness to the classroom and delivers lessons in a well-structured and caring environment. Marcy graduated from IU in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, before earning her Masters’s Degree in curriculum and instruction.
Jaelynn Sanders is a Mitchell native and graduate from IU and is excited to start her second year of teaching at Springville Community Academy. Formerly a second-grade teacher, she is excited to teach the fourth grade. She enjoys dance parties with her students, creating a classroom family, and bringing fun and laughter into the classroom.
Carrie Young is a lifelong Lawrence County resident, graduating from IU with a degree in family studies before returning for her Master’s degree in elementary education. She has taught at Parkview Primary, Shawswick Elementary, Stalker Elementary, and LCIS. She is excited to join the Springville Community Academy family.
Ashlie Kimmel is a lifelong Bedford resident who earned her degree in elementary education and a minor in special education. She also holds a Master’s degree in reading instruction and is currently working on her administration license. With 20 years of teaching experience, she is excited to bring her skills to Springville Community Academy.
For more information about the school and teachers, you can visit the Springville Community Academy Facebook page.