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School welcomes five new teachers

Andrew Weber - Editor, The Headlight 

     The Canistota School District welcomes five new teachers to the staff this year: Mrs. Bundy, Ms. Brown, Mrs. Griebel, Ms. Klyaic, and Ms. Larson.

     Mrs. Bundy is the school counselor, and while it will be her first position as a professional school counselor, it is not her first time in the public educational system. Mrs. Bundy previously worked in the Madison School District. She will be shared between Canistota and Emery this school year.

     “I’m most excited to be able to see kindergartners and seniors all in the same day,” said Bundy. “The school has been so welcoming, and everyone has been friendly and helpful.”

     Ms. Brown will be teaching in the area of special education for grades 6-12, as well as elementary computers. This will be Brown’s sixth year of teaching; she spent her first five years in Iowa and Bridgewater, S.D.

     “I’m most excited to be a part of the school district and the community. It’ll be great to be living in the town where I work because of all the opportunities to be involved,” said Brown.

     Also joining the staff are two former Canistota graduates: Abby Klyaic, Class of 2012, and Morgan Larson, Class of 2014. Ms. Larson is student teaching in the first grade room, and Ms. Klyaic is a paraprofessional in the elementary special education room. Klyaic is also the junior high volleyball coach.

     Mrs. Griebel’s primary focus is working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. She will also be helping out with Junior Kindergarten for part of the day, helping with the special education department, and supporting students as needed throughout the school.

     “I’m very excited to be here and I’m looking forward to working with a wide variety of students throughout the school day,” said Griebel.

     We would like to extend a welcome to all new teachers and wish them a successful school year!

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The mission of the Canistota School District is to prepare students to be successful in society by providing a high-quality education enriched with opportunities for all students.


It is the vision of the Canistota School District to improve individual growth and student accountability through academic rigor and a safe supportive environment.  We strive to provide students with challenging instructional opportunities enhanced with global resources.  It is our goal to equip students with the ability to adapt into becoming productive members of society‚Äč.

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