Otto-Eldred
Jr.-Sr. High School

Our Teachers and Staff

Our team of educators is completely committed to guiding our students toward success. Our teachers believe in a bright future for every student in their care, and they work tirelessly to help unlock that future. Please take a moment to become more acquainted with our talented faculty and staff, and be sure to contact them with your questions or concerns.

Administration

Harley Ramsey
Middle and High School Principal
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About Harley Ramsey

  • B.S. Agricultural Education from Pennsylvania State University M.Ed. Educational Leadership, 
  • Principal K-12 Certification from Edinboro University 
  • PA Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility from Edinboro University
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Lindsay Burns
Principal of Elementary and Special Education
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About Lindsay Burns

  • Bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University
  • Master's degree from Edinboro University
  • Certifications for supervisor of special education and k-12 administration
  • 11 years at Otto-Eldred School District
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Melissa Merry
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
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About Melissa Merry

  • Bachelor of science degree from Slippery Rock University
  • Post-baccalaureate degree in education from University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
  • Master's degree in reading and literacy (K-12) from Walden University
  • Principal certification from Gannon University
  • 13 years teaching experience - six years in the Bradford Area School District and seven years in the Otto-Eldred School District

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Teachers

Jamie Breese
21st Century Skills, Computer Applications 7-9, Entrepreneurship, Math
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About Jamie Breese

  • B.S. Business Management/Minor in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 
  • B.S. Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 
  • M.Ed. Special Education from Slippery Rock University
  • Certifications: Business, Computers, Information Technology K-12, Middle Level Mathematics, Special Education
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Lukas Breese
Health 11, Physical Education 7-12
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About Lukas Breese

  • B.S. Health and Physical Education from Slippery Rock University 
  • M.S. Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania National Academy of Sports Medicine, CPT 20
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Julie Cochran
Technology Facilitator, OEHS Online Academy Facilitator
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About Julie Cochran

  • B.S. Management from Houghton College 
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University 
  • Certifications: Social Studies and Business, Computers, Information and Technology (St. Bonaventure University/University Pittsburgh at Bradford)
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Kaci Daniels
World History 10, US History 12, Psychology, Dual Enrollment Psychology, Dual Enrollment U.S. History
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About Kaci Daniels

  • B.A. History and Secondary Education from St. Francis University 
  • M.Ed. Leadership from California University
  • PA Certified in World History, Geography, Economics, Civics, U.S. History, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, K-12 Principal
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Kelly Decker
Learning Support
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About Kelly Decker

  • B.S. Sociology/Anthropology from East Stroudsburg University 
  • M.S. Special Education from Binghamton University
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Tim Decker
Science 8, Science, Technology and Society
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About Tim Decker

  • B.S. Psychology from Penn State University 
  • Certifications: PA Earth and Space Science, General Science (Mansfield University)
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Karen Farmelo
Chemistry, Physics, STEM
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About Karen Farmelo

  • A.O.S. from the Culinary Institute of America 
  • B.S. Chemistry from Ohio University
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Boyd Fitzsimmons
Science 7, General Science, Biology
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About Boyd Fitzsimmons

  • B.S. Biology from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
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Kylie Geci
Choral Director, Music Education
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About Kylie Geci

  • B.S. Music Education from Indiana University of PA 
  • Currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Music Education at Indiana University of PA
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Virgil Graham
Special Education Teacher
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About Virgil Graham

  • B.S. Education/Middle School Mathematics from Slippery Rock University
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Naoma Hayden
U.S. History 9, Government/Economics, Dual Enrollment Government
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About Naoma Hayden

  • B.S. Secondary Education Social Studies/Minor in History from Clarion University 
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University
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Erin Jackson
Learning Support
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About Erin Jackson

  • B.S. Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University
  • M.Ed. Special Education from Edinboro University
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Ricci Jeannerette
Literature, College English, Yearbook
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About Ricci Jeannerette

  • B.S. Secondary Education from the University of Pittsburg at Bradford 
  • M.Ed., M.S. English from St. Bonaventure University
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Kayla Johnson
Language Arts 8
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About Kayla Johnson

  • B.A. English and Secondary Education from Susquehanna University 
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University
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Tandy Kinner
Geography, History 8
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About Tandy Kinner

  • B.A. Political Science from Clarion University
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Lauren Lawson
Librarian, Health 8, Creative Writing, Short Stories
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About Lauren Lawson

  • B.S. Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 
  • PA Certifications: Elementary K-6, Library Science K-12, English 7-12, and Health K-12
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Tammy Maxson
Elementary and High School Art
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About Tammy Maxson

  • B.S. Art Education from Edinboro University 
  • M.S. Instructional Media from Wilkes University Certifications: Art Education and Earth Science
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Fawn Miller
Biology, Environmental Science
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About Fawn Miller

  • B.S. Secondary Education and Biology from Edinboro University 
  • M.Ed Environmental Education from Slippery Rock University 
  • PA Certifications: Biology and Health
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Chelsey Murray
Gifted Support, Biology
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About Chelsey Murray

  • B.A. Biology from Mercyhurst College 
  • M.Ed. Middle/Secondary Education and M.Ed. Special Education from Edinboro University
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Susan Outman
Life Skills Support
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About Susan Outman

  • B.S. Special Education K-12 from Mansfield University Master's Equivalency
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Dave Pfaff
Computer Education, STEM
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About Dave Pfaff

  • B.S. Business Management from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
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Ed Reitler
Technology (Industrial Arts), Activities Director
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About Ed Reitler

  • B.S. Technology Education from California University of PA 
  • PA Certification: Drivers Education Instruction
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Heather Sheeler
DE/AP Calculus, DE Advanced Math, Algebra II, Algebra I, Consumer Math
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Lorinda Smith
Speech Therapist
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About Lorinda Smith

  • B.S. Education, Communication Disorders from California University of Pennsylvania 
  • B.S. Education, Health and Physical Education K-12, and Drivers Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
  • M.S. Communication Disorders and Sciences from SUNY Fredonia 
  • Certifications: American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) since 2014, American Speech-Language Hearing Association ACE Award Recipient, Speech Language Pathologist License in State of Pennsylvania since 2014

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Amber Webster
Director of Stage Bands
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About Amber Webster

  • B.S. Music Education from Clarion University
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University
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Martha Wolf
School Counselor
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About Martha Wolf

  • B.S. Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • M.S.Ed. School Counseling from St. Bonaventure University
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Adrianna Woodruff
Language Arts 7
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About Adrianna Woodruff

  • B.S. Middle Childhood Education from Hiram College, Ohio
  • M.Ed. Educational Leadership from the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau
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Staff

James McDonald
Technology Coordinator
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About James McDonald

  • B.S. Information Technology from Colorado Technical University 
  • Microsoft Certified Professional ComTIA A+ Certification
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Robin Wilson
Teacher Aide/Resource Aide
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About Robin Wilson

  • A.S. Accounting from Jamestown Business College
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