Meet the Teachers

September 25, 2017 by Carolynn Unger

Mrs. Keffer is a Spanish teacher at Millbrook High School.  She teaches Spanish II and III.  She was born in Georgia, then moved to Virginia, Maryland, and Germany, and she went to high school in Hawaii. “I am what’s known as an army brat,” she said.  She attended a liberal arts college named Allegheny College […]

May 17, 2017 by Dylan Boyer

Mrs. Strosnider has been a teacher for seven years, all of which she has taught at Millbrook. She teaches World History 1 along with Honors World History 2. Her favorite thing about teaching is the fact that she continues to learn new material as she teaches it. Growing up she had amazing history teachers who […]

March 10, 2017 by Dylan Boyer

Ms. Gardiner joined the Millbrook team last year teaching ninth and tenth grade English. She has been teaching for the last eight years. Her absolute favorite thing about teaching is the fact that she gets to interact with her students and actually develop a relationship with them. When she was younger, she had very cool […]

March 9, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

“Everybody’s been very friendly and very nice,” Ms. Magaha said of how the students of Millbrook High School have helped her transition into her permanent substitute teacher position in the Biology class. Having worked as a special education aide for almost five years and as a long-term substitute for six months, Ms. Magaha has been […]

February 24, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

Ms. Bochain is the new Latin teacher at Millbrook. She teaches all four levels of Latin as well as works with the Latin club. Before coming to Millbrook, Ms. Bochain taught at the University of Georgia for two years. She led discussion sessions on different aspects of Roman and Greek culture as well as mythology. […]

January 4, 2017 by Cara George

Ms. Bethke realized that teaching was her passion after working at a 4H camp one summer. From there, she decided to go to college and became certified to teach middle school science, Earth Science, and agriculture. Then, with her Masters, she decided to study agriculture “because of all the hands on stuff and FFA.” She […]

December 16, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

Mr. Kelly is the Choral director at Millbrook High School. He directs five ensembles: Varsity Men’s choir, the Route 7 Jazz ensemble, Treble ensemble, Advanced Women’s ensemble, and concert choir. Before Mr. Kelly started in choir, he was in band, but he decided to go into choir because he says teaching choir fits his personality […]

October 31, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Ms. Barker, a chemistry teacher, has taught for 17 years. Previously she taught at James Wood but won’t pick a favorite between the Colonels and the Pioneers. Mrs. Barker said, “My favorite thing about teaching is getting to know my students. I like to help them understand a pretty challenging topic and it’s a lot […]

October 28, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Ms. Sipe has been a librarian at Millbrook even since it opened 13 years ago. Before she was a librarian, she taught English for 17 years, first at James Wood and then as Sherando. “I love being with the books and I love helping students find books,” she said. Ms. Sipe’s favorite books are The […]

October 24, 2016 by Joel Sherman

Mr. Manspile is the physical education, drivers education, and outdoor education instructor. He decided to pursue a career in education because from elementary school through high school he tutored his peers, causing it to become one of his passions. Mr. Manspile believes this is the reason he has a stern but fair attitude towards teaching. […]

October 21, 2016 by Ben Schwab

Ms. Madden is a physical education, driver’s education, and competitive team sports teacher at Millbrook High School. She enjoys working out, walking her dogs, and spending time with her family, especially her nephews. In middle school, she remembers her PE teachers having a huge positive influence on her life, and she wanted to be able […]

October 20, 2016 by Anica Moran

Mrs. Stump is one of the Earth Science teachers at Millbrook. She’s been teaching for over 15 years in a few different schools. Mrs. Stump taught in Warren County, at Sherando, and when Millbrook opened, she settled into the Millbrook lifestyle. “I love to teach Earth Science because I can make it fun everyday.” She […]

October 19, 2016 by Blake Curry

Mr. Rogus teaches 9th grade though 11th grade Geometry. This is his second year of teaching at Millbrook. His goal for his students is that they pass the class and Geometry SOL. Mr. Rogus has not taught at another school. Mr. Rogus was motivated to be a teacher by his teachers. They were role models for […]

October 17, 2016 by Emily Keller

Mr. Furda is the Economics, Personal Finance, and Education for Employment teacher and he teaches grades 9 through 12. To him the most rewarding part of teaching is “getting the chance to work with the students and making them better today than they were yesterday. If I can do that, then I’m doing my job.” […]

October 17, 2016 by Anica Moran

Mr. Borst teaches fish/wildlife, landscaping, small engine repair, agriculture concepts and floral design. He enjoys teaching landscaping the most because that’s what his background is in. Mr. Borst had a degree in horticulture from Penn State and landscaping is apart of horticulture. “Being agriculture teachers, they expected us to be able to teach anywhere from […]

October 16, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

Ms. Corley, ESL teacher and Department Head, works everyday with her students to close the language gap. Ms. Corley was inspired to learn about English education after living in Latin America for more than three years. She wanted to apply what she had learned during her life abroad to helping others. “[The ESL students] have […]

October 15, 2016 by Emily Keller

Mrs. Suire is a U.S. History teacher and she teaches eleventh grade. To Mrs. Suire, the most rewarding part of teaching is the kids is “having the kid that has struggled all year and hasn’t gotten to where they want to be and all of a sudden gets it and you see that lightbulb go […]

October 14, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

“I have a desire to inspire the kids, to help them think about things,” Ms. Henderson, an AP English 11 teacher and English Department head, said when asked about her goals when teaching. She tries to teach her students the skills–namely writing and communicating–that are necessary in the real world, and has unknowingly become very […]

October 13, 2016 by Blake Curry

Ms. Portillo is a Spanish I and Spanish II teacher. She has been teaching at Millbrook for 2 years. She wants to motivate her students to be proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. She also wants to motivate her students to take ownership in their academics, motivating them to learn Spanish. Ms. Portillo […]

October 10, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Mrs. Buehler is an English teacher who teaches 10th and 11th grade. She’s been teaching for eleven years, five of which have been at Millbrook.  When she was training in the military for the army, she discovered she enjoyed to teach and train. She decided to teach as a profession when she left the military. […]

October 7, 2016 by Emily Keller

Ms. Powers teaches the Family & Consumer Science Foundation course offered to  9th-12th graders. She also teaches Early Childhood Education level 1 offered to 10th-12th graders and Early Childhood level 2 co-op & non co-op that is offered to 11th-12th graders. The most rewarding part of teaching to Ms. Powers is the kids. “You just […]

September 30, 2016 by Luke Rangel

Mrs. Tharp is the new Food and Nutrition teacher here at Millbrook. She also helps run FCCLA. Before coming to Millbrook she taught at Warren County Middle School for fourteen years. She says that she has had a very positive experience at Millbrook so far. “The students and staff are very friendly,” Mrs.Tharp said. In […]

September 28, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Mrs. O’Harrow is the school’s one and only French teacher. She was born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania. Out of six children, she is the oldest. She enjoyed having many siblings because there was always something to do and someone to do it with. “Every Christmas I’d get my five brothers and sisters together and […]

September 28, 2016 by Anna Fox

Ms. Spitzer is a new teacher at Millbrook who teaches junior English. Her goal is to improve student writing this year. She has been teaching for seven years and has taught at the middle and high school levels. Since she is new she feels like “the awkward kid without a place to sit at lunch,” […]

September 27, 2016 by Luke Rangel

This school year Millbrook was introduced to a brand new vice principal. Mrs. Rangel is stepping in for Mr. Liero, who moved to Dowell J. Howard this school year. Before she became a vice principal at Millbrook, she was the principal at Armel Elementary for ten years. At Armel, Mrs. Rangel started off as a […]

September 23, 2016 by Madison Lazenby

New to Millbrook this year is special education teacher and basketball coach, Mr. Bates. Mr. Bates came to Millbrook from Clarke County High School with ten years of teaching in special education under his belt. He wasn’t sure what he would be teaching at Millbrook when he was first hired and that algebra “kind of […]

September 22, 2016 by Collin Boyer

Dr. Hare absolutely loves Millbrook! When he joined, he had been told Millbrook was an incredibly supportive environment, and he continues to support that statement. Dr. Hare even had some of the teachers that work here when he was in high school at James Wood! Believe it or not, while he has been living in […]