Fuller to teach special education, coach baseball

Eli McDaniel | Social media editor

New WHS special education teacher Lance Fuller is already playing many roles in the district. In addition to teaching, he is the head baseball coach and assistant junior high football coach.

Fuller, who grew up in Ottawa, attended Kansas City Kansas Community College for two years, Barton Community College for one year and got his Undergraduate at Fort Hays State University. 

During his years at KCK, he played baseball for 1 year (Outfield). He decided he wanted to coach when he was still in high school and knew he wanted to be “involved in sports.” 

He spent a few years looking for a P.E. job, and during that time he was hired as a Para. It was during his time as a para that he realized he wanted to teach in the special needs program. 

Fuller is entering his eighth year of teaching, coaching baseball each of those eight years. He taught for three years at Pratt, three years in Ottawa and one in El Dorado. 

When he isn’t teaching he spends his time with his family, and during the winter season he officiates basketball.

Other new staff or staff in new positions

  • Kevin Sullivan – WHS Counselor
  • Kristin Berroth – WHS Library Media Tech
  • Jessica Imthurn – Athletic Secretary (Former Secretary at WJH)
  • Jeron Weisshaar – WHS/JH activities director (Formerly just WHS)
  • Diane Breiner – FCS Teacher
  • Miriam Barton – Assistant cheer/pep club sponsor
  • Jordon Dunn – PRE K – 8th counselor, head cheer coach / pep club sponsor  
  • David Amer – District Mental Health Liaison (still WHS Spanish)
  • Jamie Rodgers – WHS Guitar teacher (new class)
  • Shannon Leitsch – AES SPED Teacher
  • Charmin Miller – Covid Coordinator
  • Brandi Stanley – AES Secretary
  • Hillary Lowery – Elementary PE Teacher, Asst. JH Volleyball Coach, Head JH Track
  • Jennifer Eastman – JH Secretary
  • Krista Talley – JH Media Tech/Librarian
  • Emily Gehrt – AES 4th Grade Teacher
  • Michelle Gehrt – Transportation Secretary
  • Chloe Smith – JH Math Teacher, Head JH Volleyball Coach
  • Jamy Dunbar- Head Wrestling Coach
  • Tyler Douglass- Asst. Wrestling Coach
  • Kylee Sopoci – MHE Librarian/Media Tech
  • Gary Blanton – Maintenance Director

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