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Inspire Elementary School
Mr. Bruce Hoover

Mr. Bruce Hoover

Principal

Mr. Bruce Hoover

Mr. Bruce Hoover

Principal
bruce@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Marion, OH
Alma Mater: Indiana University
Favorite Color: Navy Blue
Favorite Food or Drink: Mountain Dew

I am a born and raised Buckeye fan from Marion, Ohio. I received a Master's Degree in School Administration from Indiana University and have been in education as a Teacher through Superintendent for almost thirty years. I am a champion for students and professionals looking for opportunities to grow and learn. I like to fish and have an incredible wife Chris who I love spending time with.

Ms. Emily Corcoran

Ms. Emily Corcoran

Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Emily Corcoran

Ms. Emily Corcoran

Kindergarten Teacher
emily.corcoran@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Reynoldsburg, OH
Alma Mater: Ohio University
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food or Drink: Vanilla Iced Coffee

I am a recent graduate of Ohio University and a first year teacher. I was born and raised in Reynoldsburg, Ohio with my three brothers and loving parents. Dogs, coffee and nature are passions of mine, but nothing comes close to my passion for teaching! I believe every child can succeed and will succeed with the right inspiration and guidance. In my free time, I enjoy going hiking in Athens. I look forward to this school year with you all!

Mrs. Madeline Pashnik

Ms. Maddie Pashnik

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Madeline Pashnik

Ms. Maddie Pashnik

Kindergarten Teacher
madeline.pashnik@inspireschools.org

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Alma Mater: Eastern Michigan University
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food or Drink: Unsweetened Iced Tea

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in elementary education and social studies, then completed my Master's degree in curriculum and literacy from Michigan State University. In my free time I like to read, cook, and travel. I am delighted to be a part of the Inspire team.

Ms. Cassidy Conerby

Ms. Cassidy Conerby

First Grade Teacher

Ms. Cassidy Conerby

Ms. Cassidy Conerby

First Grade Teacher
cassidy.conerby@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Alma Mater: Miami University of Ohio
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Food or Drink: Pizza

I was born and raised here in Columbus, Ohio. I graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in early childhood education. In my free time I enjoy yoga, reading, and spending time with family and friends. A fun fact about me is that I have been skydiving before! I look forward to a fantastic year here at Inspire Elementary!

Mrs. Tiffany Whiteside

Mrs. Tiffany Whiteside

Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Tiffany Whiteside

Mrs. Tiffany Whiteside

Second Grade Teacher
tiffany.whiteside@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: London, OH
Alma Mater: Muskingum University
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food or Drink: Seafood

This will be my fourth year teaching and my first year teaching at Inspire. I am the second grade classroom teacher. I received my master’s in early childhood education from Muskingum University. I love all aspects of education, but especially look forward to all the school, student and faculty growth that will take place this school year. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter doing all kinds of outdoor activities.

Mrs. Samantha Chisholm

Mrs. Samantha Chisholm

Third Grade Teacher

Mrs. Samantha Chisholm

Mrs. Samantha Chisholm

Third Grade Teacher
samantha@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown:
Alma Mater: Stockton University
Favorite Color:
Favorite Food or Drink:

This is my second year teaching at Inspire Elementary School. I have worked in the field of education for several years and have enjoyed every second of it! I attended Stockton University where I received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education as well as a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology. It is my belief that all children have the right to learn and succeed in their own way. I am committed to making sure that each student is able to define and achieve their academic goals.

Ms. Emily Fulk

Ms. Emily Fulk

Fourth-Fifth Grade Teacher

Ms. Emily Fulk

Ms. Emily Fulk

Fourth-Fifth Grade Teacher
emily.fulk@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Sidney, OH
Alma Mater: Anderson University
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Food or Drink: Diet Coke

I am originally from Sidney, Ohio but now live in Dublin. I attended Anderson University where I studied Elementary Education with specialties in Special Education, Reading, and teaching English to speakers of other languages! A few of my favorite things include cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes, spending time with my family at Indian Lake, drinking diet coke, shopping at Target and Trader Joe's, and of course teaching! I am so excited for this school year and can't wait to see the smiling faces that will enter my classroom everyday!

Mrs. Melissa Dunagan

Mrs. Melissa Dunagan

Fourth-Fifth Grade & Gifted Teacher

Mrs. Melissa Dunagan

Mrs. Melissa Dunagan

Fourth-Fifth Grade & Gifted Teacher
melissa.dunagan@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Austin, TX
Alma Mater: University of Texas, Point Park University, University of Cincinnati, National Board for Professional Teachers Certification
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Food or Drink: Sushi

I am originally from Austin, Texas but have lived in Columbus for eight years. This is my fourteenth year teaching. I have graduate degrees in School Counseling and Administration and have focused on instruction for diverse students including struggling learners, gifted, and students who speak English as a second language. I am passionate about helping students create a Growth Mindset and a love of learning that will positively impact them throughout their lives. I love to travel and have been to every continent except Antarctica.

Ms. Stacie Haman

Ms. Stacie Haman

Intervention Specialist

Ms. Stacie Haman

Ms. Stacie Haman

Intervention Specialist
stacie.haman@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Alma Mater: The Ohio State University
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food or Drink: La Croix

My name is Stacie Haman and I am excited to join the team at Inspire! I have five years experience as an educator and have worked with all ages of children. I am extremely passionate about educating the whole child as well as building relationships with them and their caregivers. I have two children of my own, ages 20 and 11. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, walking and spending time in nature.

Ms. Deborah Snode

Ms. Deborah Snode

Yoga Instructor

Ms. Deborah Snode

Ms. Deborah Snode

Yoga Instructor
deborah@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Belle Valley, OH
Alma Mater: The Ohio State University and Samyoga Institute
Favorite Color: Aquamarine
Favorite Food or Drink: Sushi

Graduate of The Ohio State University and Samyoga Institute and having taught yoga techniques to children and adults for the past 15 years, I specialize in alignment-based yoga practice for all ages, athlete performance enhancement, and meditation techniques. My mission is to help children and adults achieve healthy, balanced, and happy lifestyles that open to success.

When I’m not teaching or developing courses, I love to travel, hike and ski, cook, and have fun with my family, friends, and fur babes. In addition to working with students at Inspire, I teach yoga and stress management courses at The Ohio State University and mentors students in life-management skills.

Ms. Sisi Ma

Ms. Sisi Ma

Mandarin Chinese Teacher

Ms. Sisi Ma

Ms. Sisi Ma

Mandarin Chinese Teacher
sisi@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Kunming, China
Alma Mater: Yunnan Normal University
Favorite Color: Light Blue
Favorite Food or Drink: Bubble Tea

This is my second year teaching Mandarin at Inspire Elementary! During my spare time, I like cooking, hanging out with my friends and watching movies.

Mr. Lance Hoover

Mr. Lance Hoover

Clinical Aide & Fitness Instructor

Mr. Lance Hoover

Mr. Lance Hoover

Clinical Aide & Fitness Instructor
lance@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Grove City, OH
Alma Mater: Columbus State Community College, Ohio State University - Newark
Favorite Color: Navy Blue
Favorite Food or Drink: Diet Coke

Ms. Jasmine Montijo

Ms. Jasmine Montijo

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Jasmine Montijo

Ms. Jasmine Montijo

Administrative Assistant
jasmine@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Lorain, OH
Alma Mater: The Ohio State University
Favorite Color: Navy Blue
Favorite Food or Drink: Pizza & Starbucks Iced Tea

I'm Miss Jasmine and it is my pleasure to welcome all of our students and parents as I sit at the front desk of Inspire Elementary. If you have questions about our events or enrollment paperwork, I'm your girl!

Mr. Ricky Harley

Mr. Ricky Harley

Maintenance

Mr. Ricky Harley

Mr. Ricky Harley

Maintenance
ricky@ohioinspireschools.org

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food or Drink: Blue Gatorade