As the school year gets underway, Swanton Local Schools has welcomed several new teachers into the district.
Jaclyn Borer is teaching first grade at the elementary school. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Florida Southern College.
She came to Swanton because her husband, Kyle Borer, is a teacher in the district. What she likes best about her new job is” being able to live and teach in Swanton with my husband where we can hopefully one day raise a family.”
In her first year, she most looks forward to meeting new people and becoming involved in the community.
Borer, 30, is originally from Fostoria and resides in Swanton with her husband.
Tiffany Kaspar is teaching seventh grade math at the middle school. She has a bachelor’s degree in middle school education from Urbana University.
In her first year, she is most looking forward to meeting and getting to know the students, helping to foster a love of math.
Kaspar, 30, is originally from Ottawa, Ohio and resides in Perrysburg. She is married with one daughter.
Sarah Durst is a special education teacher in the middle school. She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University and master’s degree in special education from Wright State University.
She came to Swanton because she has family nearby.
Durst is most looking forward to meeting new students and working in Swanton. New ideas she hopes to bring to the district include Energy bus and the R Factor.
Durst, 37, is originally from Columbus and resides in Fremont.
Joel Visser is a physical education and credit recovery teacher at Swanton High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Toledo and master’s degree in education.
Visser moved from Dayton back to the Toledo area. In his first year, he is most looking forward to getting to know staff and students and to coach/compete. He is the boys varsity basketball coach.
Visser, 32, is originally from Grand Rapids, Mich. and resides in Sylvania. He is married with two children.
Ryan Zeiter is an intervention specialist at the middle school. He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University.
What he likes best about his new job is the staff and administration. Zeiter is most looking forward to being a mentor to young students. He said he is “very excited to start a new journey in life.”
Zeiter, 36, is originally from Liberty Center and lives in Liberty Center. He is married with three children.
Randy Kerns teachers credit recovery. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and master’s in education from Earlham College.
One of the reasons he came to Swanton was to coach. He is the head varsity football coach for the high school.