Principal's Biography

    J.R. Reindel

    Mr. J.R. Reindel graduated from Ohio University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science in elementary education. He has 26 years of experience working with students in grades K-5, including 15 years as a teacher, instructional coach and dean of students.

    Mr. Reindel has worked in all four Jackson elementaries. During this time, he attended Ashland University and earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction in addition to his Principal, Superintendent and Business Manager licenses. He also earned a Gifted Endorsement, Certificate of Supervision and Certificate in Project Management from Kent State University.

    In 2012, Mr. Reindel began his administrative career as the principal of Lake Cable Elementary where he served for two years. In 2014, he became the principal at Sauder Elementary. 

    Mr. Reindel is a member of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators. He is also a graduate of Leadership Stark County's Signature Program. He lives in Jackson Township with his wife Amanda and their three children. Two of his children are Jackson High School graduates, and one is a current Jackson student.

Mrs. Brigitte Fontes
  • Dean of Students-  Biography

    Mrs. Brigitte Fontes graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She earned her Masters degree in School Leadership with Principal Licensure. She regularly continues her education by attending professional development and annual administrative conferences.

    Mrs. Fontes taught Kindergarten at Sauder Elementary and fourth grade at Strausser Elementary. She coached middle school Cross Country at Jackson Memorial Middle School. Mrs. Fontes is excited to serve as Dean of Students at Sauder Elementary and Strausser Elementary. 

    Mrs. Fontes is married to Chris and is the step-mom of three children.