New Kids on the Block

Meet the New Teachers at Northmont

Jaylin Paschal and Alexandria Montgomery

Ms. Sattler
Ms. Sattler

Emily Sattler

Teaches Algebra I and Geometry

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my first teaching job.

Q: What have been your first impressions of Northmont?

A: I love it. Interacting with the kids is great.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: Watching the students learn and grow.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?

A: Doing real-world math activities and watching the students be successful in school, sports, and everything they do.

 

 

Mr. Kindell
Mr. Kindell

Braden Kindell

Teaches World History I and II

Q: Where did you teach before coming to Northmont?

A: Tri-County North High School

Q: What have been your first impressions of Northmont?

A: I like all the people that I work with and the kids have been a joy so far. It’s different, but I love it.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: You can impact someone’s life on a daily basis.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?

A: Getting more acclimated with the iPad. I want to learn all of its functions and capabilities.

 

 

Mr. Hartt
Mr. Hartt

Brian Hartt

Teaches Geometry and Algebra II

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my second year teaching.

Q: Where did you teach before coming to Northmont?

A: Greenview High School. It was smaller and more rural.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: My favorite thing is seeing students’ eyes light up when they grasp a difficult concept.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?

A: Just getting to know all of the new students I have and the new teachers I’m working with.

Q: What are your interests outside school?

A: My family, biking, architecture, travel, and remodeling old houses.

 

 

Mr. Winkler
Mr. Winkler

Robert Winkler

Teaches Graphic Design, Drafting, and Manufacturing Technology

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: 31 years

Q: Where did you teach before coming to Northmont?

A: Northridge High School

Q: What have been your first impressions of Northmont?

A: I love it.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: The interaction with the students.

Q: What are your interests outside school?

A: I enjoy playing golf, fishing, spending time with my family, watching sports, exercising, and grilling out.

 

 

Mr. Chatterton
Mr. Chatterton

Ryan Chatterton

Teaches Orchestra and Music Theory, assists with Marching Band

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: 2 years, I was a long-term substitute last year.

Q: What have been your first impressions of Northmont?

A: I love it. The kids are really nice.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: I like seeing kids succeed at something they used to struggle with.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?

A: Seeing how well the high school orchestra does at the state contest.

Q: What are your interests outside school?

A: I enjoy sports, mainly football and hockey. I love rock and roll music. I played guitar professionally before becoming a teacher. I love dogs and I have two rescue dogs, Bailey and Molly.

 

 

Ms. Shanks
Ms. Shanks

Jourdan Shanks

Teaches Language Arts 9 Academic and 11 Academic

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my first year teaching. I student taught at Bellbrook. It was a good experience.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: My favorite thing is getting to build new relationships every year.

Q: What do you look forward to your first year here?

A: Just making it through, and having that first year under my belt and having my own stuff to pull from so I don’t have to create from scratch.

Q: What are your interests outside school?

A: Spending time with my 3-year-old son Hunter and playing volleyball.

 

Mr. Kamvazaana (participating in Pajama Day)
Mr. Kamvazaana (participating in Pajama Day)

Chikondi Kamvazaana

Teaches Spanish I and II

Q: How long have you been teaching? If you taught elsewhere previously, where?

A: This is my first year teaching.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: It’s really fun to be overly excited and people think you’re insane.

Q: What do you look forward to your first year here?

A: Becoming a part of the community, Northmont Nation, and building relationships.

Q: What are your interests outside school?

A: I enjoy creating music. I’ve been doing it since I was 13. With my home studio, I’m sorta kinda a pseudo-hiphop producer. I play the keys and sing as well. In addition to that, I watch several different Japanese animes. Also, I am really emotionally and monetarily invested in a Fantasy Football league with my childhood friends. Lastly, I whoteheartedly love Golden Grahams.

 

 

Ms. Butler
Ms. Butler

Briana Butler

Teaches Personal Finance, International Marketing, and Business Foundations

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my first year teaching.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: So much… just being around the students, and every day is different.

Q: What are your first impressions of Northmont?

A: Great school, I think. Very friendly, the staff.

Q: What do you look forward to your first year here?

A: Building student relationships, especially since I have a lot of freshman. So I can kind of follow them through high school.

Q: What are your interests outside school?

A: I LOVE coaching volleyball, I enjoy trying new things (sky diving is on my to-do list), traveling, and trying fun crafts I find on Pinterest.

 

 

Ms. Rotuno
Ms. Rotuno

Theresa Rotuno

Teaches Language Arts 9 Academic and 10 Academic

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my first year teaching. I student taught here, actually, with Mrs. Morvatz. I really loved it. That’s the reason why I came back.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: Interacting with and getting to know students. I love the energy they bring and their courage and optimism.

Q: What do you look forward to you first year here?

A: Getting a routine and growing and figuring out who I am as a teacher. Teaching lessons that go beyond the walls of the school.

 

 

Ms. Harris
Ms. Harris

Jenna Harris

Teaches Spanish I and II, ESL Tutoring

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my sixth year teaching. I previously taught Spanish I and III at Franklin.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: The developed relationships with students and seeing them succeed.

Q: What do you look forward to your first year here?

A: Meeting new people and getting to know the staff.

Q: What are your interests outside school?

A: I love playing and coaching soccer, and I go to the gym 5-6 days a week. I love watching football, and I am on three fantasy football teams. My favorite team is the San Francisco 49ers. I spend my free time watching shows on Netflix. I love to travel, and I’ve been to Spain once and Australia twice. Also, I have a tennis shoe addiction…I have 20 pairs right now & my collection is growing!

 

Ms. Carder
Ms. Carder

Elizabeth Carder

Teaches Algebra I and II

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my eleventh year teaching.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

A: It is hard to pick one favorite thing so I am picking two.  I enjoy getting to see the light bulb go on when a student gets a concept they have been struggling with.  I also like how every day is different.

Q: What do you look forward to your first year here?

A:I look forward to meeting new people and collaborating with other teachers.

​Q: What are your interests outside school?
A: Coaching volleyball, hiking, sewing, cross-stitch, and spending time with family.