SDES Teachers & Staff

At South Decatur Elementary, you’ll find teachers dedicated to meeting the individual learning needs of their students. Together with a team of office and support staff members, we create a positive environment that nurtures creativity and inspires learning.

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Office Staff

Nicole Stone
Principal
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Jacob Rader
Assistant Principal
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Annie Moore
Secretary
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Chris Lindroth
Technology Director
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Tara Johannigman
Bookkeeper
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LeeAnn Porter
Guidance Counselor
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Brittany Roell
Nurse
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Krista Evans
Occupation Therapist
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Carrie Somers
Physical Therapist
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Melanie Morgan
Speech Therapist
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Jason Holland
School Psychologist
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Damon Waggoner
Computer Technician
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Shane Lakins
School Resource Officer
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Teachers

Melissa Day
PreK
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Lucille Johnson
PreK
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Briana Imel
Preschool Lead Teacher
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Emma Shaver
K–2 SPED
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Heidi Beagle
Kindergarten
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Madelyn Bryant
Kindergarten
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Sara Shireman
Kindergarten
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Amy Hurley
First Grade
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Allysa Scaggs
First Grade
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Lee Woodhull
First Grade
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Laura Johnson
Second Grade
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Connie Martin
Second Grade
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Sandy Storm
Second Grade
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Kristen Hicks
Third Grade
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Allyson Hudson
Third Grade
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TBA
Third Grade

Payten Ewing
Fourth Grade
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Rebecca (Becky) Seegers
Fourth Grade
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Nancy Wamsley
Fourth Grade
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Lisa Bryant
Fifth Grade
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Breanne Helms
Fifth Grade
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Keri Mauer
Fifth Grade
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Pam Emly
Sixth Grade
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Angela Hamer
Sixth Grade
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Emma Morrison
Sixth Grade
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Paige DeVore
Art
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Casey Bolton
STEM/Media Specialist
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Kathy Taylor
STEM
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Karen Meeker
Music
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Katie Antunez
Interventionist
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Kim Sherman
Interventionist
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Wendy Kopplin
PE
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Jennifer Chastain
Title 1
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Jesse Haley
Special Ed
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Cheyenne Narwold
Special Ed
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Tara Sample
Preschool Special Ed
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Tiffany Foga
Special Ed
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Support Staff

Denise Jameson
Special Ed Assistant
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Ava Kroger
Title 1
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Melissa Tooley
Title 1
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Kirsten Meece
Special Ed
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Sara Fields
Special Ed Assistant
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Joyce Fogle
Special Ed
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Sherry Grimes
Special Ed
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Abby Walls
Special Ed
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Janet Knight
Special Ed
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Bethany Harcourt
Special Ed Assistant
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Allyson Antunez
Special Ed Assistant
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Ali Boilanger
Assistant
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Betsy Watts
Assistant
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Kaitlyn Woodhul
Special Ed
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Mindy Anderson
Instructional Assistant
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Cindy Engelking
Instructional Assistant
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Lacey Rudd
Instructional Assistant
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Cafe

Allison Kunz

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Brandi AmRhein

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Abigail Menkedick

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Cecelia Grissom

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Diana Kirkman

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Barbara Ballard

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Custodial/Maintenance

Bridgett Burton
Custodian
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Courtney Gault
Custodian
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Seth Gault
Custodian
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Bonnie Marshall
Custodian
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