Mrs. Susanne Waltman graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She has seventeen years experience teaching students in first through fifth grade. Mrs. Waltman earned her Masters of Administration degree from Ashland University in 1995 and completed her principal licensure program in 2004. She began her administrative career as a Dean of Students at Strausser Elementary in 2007. In 2009, Mrs. Waltman accepted the building principal position at Strausser Elementary.
Mrs. Waltman has served as the Zone 8 Director for the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators since 2015. She also assists OAESA in designing and providing quality professional development for aspiring and active administrators by serving on OAESA’s Professional Learning Team.
Mrs. Waltman is married to her husband, David. They have one son who attends Jackson Local Schools.
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.