Greg Davis has taught Middle School English at The Wellington School since 2015. Before that, he taught Reading and Social Studies at KIPP Columbus from 2011-2015. In addition, he taught high school English in Charleston, South Carolina, and earned National Board Certification in 2008. He’s excited about partnering with other middle school teachers to create working partnerships that benefit students across Ohio.
Shannon Peterson started teaching 6th Grade English at Benjamin Logan Middle School near Bellefontaine, Ohio in 2014, before shifting to middle school science. She’s enjoyed bonding with students and teachers from other backgrounds, and hopes to see the Ohio Futures Collaborative made available to every student in the state.
Victoria Pang has taught social studies at The Wellington School since 2015. She is a co-facilitator of the SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project for faculty at her school. Victoria is passionate about history and civics education and the power of connecting educators and students of different backgrounds.
Cathy Schaetzle spent a wonderfully fulfilling forty year career as an urban educator with the Dayton Public Schools. After teaching seventh and eighth graders for twenty-three years, she was forced to teach ninth graders for sixteen years but loved every minute of it. She taught tenth graders one year but quickly learned that sixteen year old people know everything already. She earned her undergraduate degree at Youngstown State University, home of the fighting penguins, and her graduate degree from the University of Dayton. She earned National Board Certification in 2001. Probably the greatest joy of her life is the friendship with former students and many of the forty young teachers she mentored. When she retired five years ago, she knew her career had not ended. Few days pass that she is not using her teaching skills. Sometimes she even needs to use her teacher voice.
Me-Chelle Burkhalter is in her 8th year teaching at The Wellington School teaching Middle School Math and Science. She has been the varsity softball coach since 2012. PBL teaching is a core value within in her educational philosophy bringing real world engagement into the teaching environment. Me-Chelle is a lifelong Buckeye as a graduate of The Ohio State University. She is the 2021 Columbus Parent/ This Week Middle School Teacher of the Year.
Susan Hogan has a B.A. from Miami University in education and a M.S. from Ohio State in Agricultural Education with a focus on 4-H Youth Development. Sue develops and manages 4-H special interest (SPIN) Clubs in Franklin County. Her passion is school gardening, and she conceived of the idea for a school garden conference in 2013. The conference is now approaching its 8th year. Sue also co-founded the School Gardens of Ohio Network and developed the Franklin County 4-H Project Green Teacher school garden series. Currently she facilitates 4-H garden special interest (SPIN) Clubs, taught by Franklin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers during the summer months. Sue was selected to attend the Life Lab School Garden Support Organization Leadership Institute in 2019, and was proud to receive the National NAE4HA-YDP (National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals) Excellence in Urban 4-H Programming award in 2020.