Kameron Schieffer is the new secondary sciences teacher and is coaching cross country and middle school boys’ track.
Kameron graduated from Maryville High School in Maryville, Missouri, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology Education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Kameron worked through college and has also assisted in coaching middle school track for three years in Maryville and assisted in coaching high school track for one year in Savannah, Missouri.
Kameron lives in Fairfax with his wife, Crystal. He enjoys exercising, reading, and spending time with his wife. Kameron said, “I hope to have a positive impact on the futures of the young men and women that I teach. I also look forward to successful athletic seasons in both cross country and middle school track.”
Madison Hagey is the new Fairfax Athletic Director and K-12 Physical Education teacher. She also is the assistant high school/jr. high volleyball coach and assistant high school/jr. high basketball coach. Madison graduated from West Nodaway High School in Burlington Junction, Missouri, and received a degree in K-12 Physical Education from Graceland University.
Madison lives in Elmo, Missouri, with her significant other, Dalton Riley, Stanley the cat and Mia the dog.
Patty Hodge is the new Spanish teacher. She graduated from Raritan High School in Hazlet, New Jersey, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and she also studied at the University Of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in Hispanic Studies.
Patty worked at Delta Air Lines, Inc. in Dallas, Texas, Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District in Grapevine, Texas, and at Decatur Independent School District in Decatur, Texas, with a total of 24 years teaching experience. Patty lives in Fairfax with her husband, Mike, and two dogs, Skooter and Buddy. Her daughter and son-in-law are Kris Umbarger and Treyvor Umbarger, and her grandchildren are Emmett and Abbi Umbarger.
Patty enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and scrapbooking her family’s adventures. Her goals for the school year include “to share my love of the Spanish language and culture with my students, to instill in them the desire to become proficient in the language and to use it to connect with people.” She also remarked, “We are excited to be here and look forward to becoming members of the community.”
Cal Nichols of Auburn, Nebraska, is the new 7-12 History teacher at Fairfax and will also be an assistant coach for junior high boys’ basketball, high school boys’ basketball, and an assistant coach for baseball. Cal graduated from Auburn High School in Auburn and Peru State College with a degree in Social Science Education with minors in Psychology and Athletic Coaching.
He’s been a substitute teacher in Auburn during college. Cal said his main goal as a teacher is “to positively impact these students into becoming model citizens.”
Gerald E. Nelson is the new 7-12 Mathematics teacher and Academic Team coach. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Denver, Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University, and is currently working on a graduate level teaching certificate at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.
Gerald worked at Hewlett-Packard Corp. in Fort Collins, Colorado, in various new product development positions for 27 years. He also worked at the Printery House of Conception Abbey, Conception, Missouri, as the general manager and computer systems manager for 18 years and has been a substitute teacher at various schools in northwest Missouri for the past three years.
Gerald lives in Conception with his wife, Dorothy, who is a Special Education teacher at South Nodaway in Barnard, Missouri. They have five children and fifteen grandchildren. Gerald enjoys cooking, theatrical costume design, robotics, woodworking, web design, 3D CAD and printing, and gardening.
Gerald’s goals for the school year are “to help Fairfax High students to learn math and to prepare for their future careers; to survive my first year in a new career; and to make good progress on my certification program at NWMSU.” He also said, “I am happy and excited to be a part of the Fairfax community!”
Kristi Duering is the new Special Education Para. Kristi graduated from Camden County High School in Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah, Georgia.
Kristi resides in Fairfax with her husband, Dee Duering, children, KayDee, age 11 and a 6th grader at Fairfax, and Tyler, age 8 and a 3rd grader at Fairfax, and two dogs, Titus and Clara. Kristi is on the Fairfax City Council and has taught at Honey Tree Nursery School in Tarkio for the past four years.
Kristi enjoys camping and kayaking. Her goal for the school year is “to meet all the students at Fairfax R-3 and help make their days brighter!”
Allie Stanley is the new junior high and high school business teacher. She graduated from North Harrison High School of Eagleville, Missouri, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Allie worked at Northwest as a teacher’s assistant for one school year in the Advanced Word Processing, Presentation Graphics, and Digital Media courses and also was a substitute teacher.
Allie lives in Maryville and enjoys playing softball, baking, and spending time with her boyfriend, friends, and family. Her goal for the school year “is to create a positive and productive learning atmosphere for the students that prepares them for their life after high school!”