STAFF SPOTLIGHT

A. Smith

I have been with the Iroquois School District for 4 years now and love my home in the PreK classroom. I am an artist, a cook, an outdoor enthusiast but most importantly a mother. Iroquois is my home away from home and certainly a part of my family!

- Miss Smith, Pre K

D. Shakespeare

This is my 6th school year working as an aide in the Emotional Support Room at IES! I LOVE being a part of this amazing school! I am an Iroquois School District alumni and my two children attend Iroquois High School. I love to spend time with my family and 3 dogs!

- Mrs. Shakespeare, Emotional Support

A. Blakney

I was born and raised in Kittanning, PA. I graduated from Gannon University. I have 2 children, Aaron and Ryan. Aaron has degrees from PSU/Emory University and is an epidemiologist with the FDA in Washington DC. Ryan has a degree from PSU and is a supply chain agent with Highmark in Pittsburgh.

- Mrs. Blakney, Emotional Support

B. Peterson

I graduated from Mercyhurst University! I have been a part of the Iroquois School District family for 5 years. I have worked both in the elementary school and high school for our district as a paraprofessional. I work now at the elementary school servicing students in the Autistic Support.

- Mrs. Peterson, Autistic Support

J. Sweet

I graduated from Penn State! I have been part of the Iroquois School District family for 5 years now. I work in the Autistic Support Classroom at Iroquois Elementary School as a paraprofessional. Mrs. Sweet has been in the Autistic Support Classroom since the room was opened 5 years ago!

- Mrs. Sweet, Autistic Support

K. Pulvino

I went to Erie Business Center! I have worked at IES as a Library Aide and now in the Autistic Support Classroom. This is my first year in this classroom. I make sure the students can achieve academic success in both regular and special ed classroom settings.

- Mrs. Pulvino, Autistic Support

M. Weismiller

My name is Melissa Weismiller but the students call me Mrs.W or sometimes just “W”. After High School I served in the U.S. Airforce. I have worked for ISD for 16 years as a paraprofessional. I am proud to be married to an Iroquois alumni and both of my children attended Iroquois as well.

- Mrs. Weismiller, Life Skills

C. Sittinger

I am an Iroquois alumnus and have been working in the Elementary Life Skills classroom for the past eight years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Slippery Rock University. In addition, she has three children who are Iroquois Elementary graduates.

- Mrs. Sittinger, Life Skills

M. DeCoursey

Hi, my name is Mary Anne DeCoursey, aka Mrs. D! I’m an Instructional Aide in the Life Skills classroom. I have a BS in Elementary Education from Gannon U and taught in the classroom for 23 years before joining IES. I am proud to be a Brave and truly enjoy working here!

- Mrs. DeCoursey, Life Skills

K. Magoon

I am married to David Magoon. We have two adopted 4-legged "kids". They are Calvin and Mocha. I teach water exercise for Millcreek Parks. I'm excited to be back working at the ISD! I was the lifeguard for the Physical Education Department in the 1990's. I like to quilt, and read.

- Mrs. Magoon, Library