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Meet Mrs. Coffee


I was born and raised in Waynesburg, a small town about ten miles south of Canton.  I have one older brother who lives with his wife and two daughters in Cincinnati.  When I graduated from high school, I moved to Athens, Ohio to attend Ohio University…. Go Bobcats!  I majored in Early Childhood Education and came back home to do my student teaching in a second grade classroom at Louisville City Schools.


After college graduation, I taught kindergarten for Sandy Valley Local Schools.  However, due to budget cuts, I was unable to stay there.  The next year, I received a one year position in Lake Local Schools teaching third grade for a teacher who had taken a sabbatical.  At the close of that school year, I accepted a job in Canton City Schools teaching kindergarten.  Unfortunately, this district had to make budget cuts also and, once again, I was left looking for a job.


In the summer of 2008, I moved to Damascus and married a wonderful man, Ian Coffee.  I was also blessed to receive a job at West Branch Local Schools teaching Title I for grades one through five.  During my first five years at West Branch, I spent three years teaching Title I (at Beloit and Knox) and two years taking over classrooms for teachers who were unable to complete the school year.  In 2013, I accepted a position teaching first grade at Damascus Elementary.  However, when I learned of Mrs. Geiger’s retirement in 2014, I jumped at the opportunity to return to Knox and my favorite grade level, second! 


Last October, my husband and I welcomed another member to our family, my son, Kason. He has already taught us so much in the last 2 years.  It is hard to remember what life was like without him!  I’m sure before the year is over, you will all have a chance to meet him.  


I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with each and every one of you this year!  I hope we can all work together to make it the best year EVER!