Tony Sneiderman


Age: 30


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Middle School assistant principal, 7-8 activities director


Where were you raised? Sheldon


What is your education background? Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in business teaching, master’s from University of South Dakota in educational administration: PK-12 principal


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Charter Oak-Ute, business; Tripoli, business, activities director; Robidoux Middle School, St. Joseph, Mo., business


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? I am excited about the pride this community has for the school district and working with such a passionate, hard-working staff


Who are your family members? Spouse Jonny


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? Traveling, camping, watching movies, playing volleyball


Chelsea Germer


Age: 27


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Fourth grade teacher for science, social studies, writing


Where were you raised? Ogden


What is your education background? Bachelor’s in elementary education from Iowa State University


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Atlantic Community Schools, fifth grade


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? I am excited to be part of a district that is so invested in its students and teachers! I have received such a warm welcome and I can’t wait to be part of a team as passionate and dedicated as the one here in Nevada!


Who are your family members? Parents Tish and Sam, sisters Caitlin and Avery


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? Book Club/reading, hanging out and spending time with family and friends, antique shopping with my mom and sisters


Vanessa Palmer


Age: 27


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? 1/2 multiage teacher


Where were you raised? Nevada


What is your education background? Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Columbia Elementary, W. Jordan, Utah, kindergarten


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? Being a part of the school where my education began


Zach Lillquist


Age: 23


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Seventh grade science


Where were you raised? Forest City


What is your education background? Bachelor’s in middle school science education with minors in earth science teaching and biology teaching from the University of Northern Iowa


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Dike-New Hartford, Waterloo, Cedar Falls - substitute teaching


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? I am so excited about the small school feel with big school opportunities! I’ve been welcomed with open arms, and I can’t wait to do the same for my students!


Who are your family members? Parents Steve and Cari, sister Ryleigh and dog Maggie


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? I love photographing special moments and people. Capturing those images that we can cherish forever makes me happy. I also love a great cup of coffee and conversation.


Hailee Bentley


Age: 24


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Sixth grade English language arts


Where were you raised? State Center


What is your education background? University of Northern Iowa


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Washington High School, 10-12 grade reading and writing


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? I student-taught here and loved the culture.


Who are your family members? Two younger siblings


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? Recently married and settling into our new home together


Moni Gorham


Age: 24


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? English teacher, writing and literature classes


Where were you raised? Roscoe, Ill.


What is your education background? Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? Being involved in such a great community and working with many amazing students!


Who are your family members? Mother Barbara, sisters Regina and Kirsten


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? Cooking, baking, fishing, kayaking and traveling


Kaley Schnack


Age: 27


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? K-1 special education teacher


Where were you raised? Salinas, Kansas


What is your education background? Bachelor’s in elementary education, minor in leadership studies from Southwestern College; master’s in high incidence special education from Fort Hays State University; master’s in early childhood special education from Wichita State University


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Irving Elementary, Winfield, Kansas, pre-K program with special education; Roosevelt Elementary, Hays, Kansas, K-1 special education; Lincoln Elementary, Hays, Kansas, 1st and 3rd special education


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? The students and families. I am excited to develop positive relationships with my students and to teach them new concepts to help them grow.


Who are your family members? Husband, R.J. and Holly the Bulldog


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? I enjoy watching sports, listening to music and traveling. I like to craft items, usually from Pinterest. I have recently started doing calligraphy.


Tiffany Bleeker


Age:48


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Van driver for Woodward students


Where were you raised? Southwest Wisconsin


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? I’m happy to be able to help Nevada families by getting their kids safely to school to learn and grow.


Who are your family members? Husband Kory and three daughters


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? I enjoy fun house projects with my husband and tennis. I have a creative sewing business that I run from home.


Brett Hoffman


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Sixth grade science


Where were you raised? Pendleton, Ore. and Denver, Colo.


What is your education background? Bachelor of Arts, Buena Vista University, Eastern Oregon State


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Spencer, working with special needs children; Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, fifth grade, Oskaloosa, sixth grade


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? The small-town feel! Having grown up in a small agricultural community, I love teaching kids from similar backgrounds.


Who are your family members? Wife Amanda, sons Noah and Max


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? Besides attending my kids’ games, I enjoy reading (sci-fi especially) and traveling


Amanda Hoffman


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Middle school counselor


Where were you raised? Spencer, on a llama farm


What is your education background? Bachelor’s in psychology and religion from Buena Vista University; master’s in school counseling from Buena Vista


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Spencer, substitute teacher; Oskaloosa, middle school counselor


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? The energy and enthusiasm, from the superintendent to the staff to the community, excite me. The possibilities are endless!


Who are your family members? Husband Brett and sons Noah and Max


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? Reading, eating and traveling


Tyler Struck


Age: 36


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? I am the new high school physical education teacher and will be the head boys’ basketball coach and assistant football coach at the high school. The PE classes that I will be teaching are strength and conditioning, rec and team sports, and personal fitness.


Where were you raised? Algona


What is your education background? University of Northern Iowa, sports psychology in undergrad and grad, degree in teaching (K-12 PE) and coaching.


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Millard South High School, Omaha, Neb., algebra and geometry; Beatrice High School, Beatrice, Neb., physical education classes and health


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? I am very excited to be joining the Nevada CSD for a lot of reasons. I am excited to be part of a school district that values their teachers and their students and works to make sure that all individuals who are a part of the school are given every opportunity to be successful. I am also excited to get back to Iowa, near more family and friends, and to be joining a community that seems to care a lot about their schools and the education that the children here receive.


Who are your family members? Wife Lindsey, daughter Sadie, Jersey the dog, plus a large number of extended family


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? My main interests and hobbies are spending time with family and friends, and coaching and watching all of the sports that I coach. But I also love music, both listening to and playing/singing it on my own. At one time, I was also very involved in plays and musical theatre, so I still enjoy watching those activities as much as I can.


Ken Leighty


Age: 46


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Bus driver


Where were you raised? Luton


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? I like the people and the area.


Who are your family members? Wife Shannon, daughter Robyn, grandson Grayscen, son Kaine and daughter-in-law Ariel


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? Second degree black belt, enjoy camping and kayaking, have been an EMT and CPR instructor


Jeff Salz


Age: 40


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Maintenance


Where were you raised? Algona


What is your education background? NIACC, bachelor’s of AA


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Millard South High School, Omaha, Neb., algebra and geometry; Beatrice High School, Beatrice, Neb., physical education classes and health


Who are your family members? Wife Becky and two children, Cooper and Sophie


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? Iowa State sports and tailgating, RAGBRAI, camping


Rachel Walker


Age: 40


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Paraeducator in a kindergarten class


Where were you raised? Decorah


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? I’m excited to be working with my kids and their friends every day!


Who are your family members? Charlie and children Dexter, Eli and Myka


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? I like to knit, crochet, and read.


Anna Sankey


Age: 34


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Student support staff


Where were you raised? Eagle Grove


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? Being part of a family and community


Who are your family members? Fiancé Edgar Beltran and our 11 year old daughter Kaylynn


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? Crafts off of Pinterest, spending time with family and friends, and adult coloring.


Cheryl Soto


Age: 55


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Teachers associate


Where were you raised? Fountain Valley, Calif.


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? Working with children and meeting new people in my community


Who are your family members? Husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law and three grandkids


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? Arts and crafts, antiquing with my daughter


Carla Erwine


Age: 47


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Teacher associate for seventh grade reading,math


Where were you raised? East coast, from Maine to Florida


What is your education background? University of Northern Iowa, sports psychology in undergrad and grad, degree in teaching (K-12 PE) and coaching.


What other schools have you taught at, and what did you teach? Millard South High School, Omaha, Neb., algebra and geometry; Beatrice High School, Beatrice, Neb., physical education classes and health


What excites you about working at Nevada CSD? I love working with kids; every smile I get from each student is all worth it.


Who are your family members? Four children and two grandkids


Do you have any interesting hobbies/pastimes? I like reading, drawing and painting.


Jonny Sneiderman


Age: 28


What will your role be in Nevada Schools? Elementary paraprofessional


Where were you raised? Southwest Wisconsin


What is your education background? Bachelor’s, University of Northern Iowa, working on a master’s in teaching currently through Drake