Claire White

5th Grade Teacher - Norway Intermediate

- Claire White

Laura Sedlacek

1st Grade Teacher - Atkins Elementary

- Laura Sedlacek

Jeff Funk

Business and Technology Teacher - High School

- Jeff Funk

Cindy Frazier

Special Education Teacher- Norway Intermediate

- Cindy Frazier

Aaron Cretin

Counselor - High School

- Aaron Cretin

Julie Kaestner

Preschool Teacher - Atkins Elementary

- Julie Kaestner

Ben Patterson

Art Instructor/Art Club Sponsor - Middle School & High School

- Ben Patterson

Kelly Buscher

Counselor - Norway Intermediate

- Kelly Buscher

Jeanette Ziegenhorn

Art Teacher - Atkins & Keystone Elementaries

- Jeanette Ziegenhorn

Darci Schulte

Resource Teacher - Norway Intermediate

- Darci Schulte

Rachel Bergert

Special Education Teacher - Norway Intermediate

- Rachel Bergert

Tammy Franck

Kindergarten Teacher - Atkins Elementary

- Tammy Franck

Todd Donald

6th Grade World History Teacher - Norway Intermediate

- Todd Donald

Kasey Hullett

English Teacher - High School

- Kasey Hullett

Cynda Mehlert

Special Education Teacher - Atkins Elementary

- Cynda Mehlert

Holly Hase

Special Education Teacher - High School

- Holly Hase

Colin Waters

6th Grade Teacher - Norway Intermediate

- Colin Waters

Kelsey Madsen

Music & Computer Science Teacher - Norway Intermediate

- Kelsey Madsen

Adam Bauder

Physical Education Instructor - Norway Intermediate and MS/HS

- Adam Bauder

Claire Hentges

4th Grade Teacher - Norway Intermediate

- Claire Hentges

Jacob Reid

Industrial Technology Teacher - Middle & High School

- Jacob Reid

Tracie Kimm

3rd Grade Teacher - Keystone Elementary

- Tracie Kimm

Heidi Keiper

3rd Grade Teacher - Atkins Elementary

- Heidi Keiper

Ashley Jones

Language Arts Teacher - Middle & High School

- Ashley Jones

Mike Embretson

Physical Education Teacher - High School

- Mike Embretson

Beth Anderson

Kindergarten Teacher - Keystone Elementary

- Beth Anderson

Robyn Cherveny

2nd Grade Teacher - Atkins Elementary

- Robyn Cherveny


Middle School Math Teacher - Middle School/High School

- Brooke Silbernagel


General Music, MS Vocal Music, Assistant HS Vocal Music - Middle School & High School

- Taylor Dengler

Lori Gleason

3rd Grade Teacher - Atkins Elementary

- Lori Gleason


Business & Computer Technology Middle School & High School

- Jeremy Suiter

Christy Deutsch

Interventionist - Atkins Elementary

- Christy Deutsch

Dee Kulbartz

School Nurse - Norway Intermediate

- Dee Kulbartz

Kelsey Kearns

Special Education Teacher - Middle School

- Kelsey Kearns

Jamie Telgenhoff

Spanish Teacher - High School

- Jamie Telgenhoff

Anne Epping

5th Grade Teacher - Norway

- Anne Epping

Emily Schulte

School Counselor - Keystone Elementary

- Emily Schulte

Jessica Bolar

Kiindergarten Teacher - Atkins Elementary.

- Jessica Bolar

Natalie Nesbitt

7-12 Grade School Counselor, Middle & High School

- Natalie Nesbitt

Heather Mayrose

English - Language Arts Teacher - Middle & High School

- Heather Mayrose

Samantha Kesterson

6th Grade Teacher - Norway Intermediate

- Samantha Kesterson

Dawn Arnold

Mathematics Instructor - High School

- Dawn Arnold

James Bieschke


- James Bieschke

Emily O'Connell

Instructional Coach - Middle School & High School

- Emily O'Connell

Kim Fisher

Instructional Coach/PK-6 Curriculum and Professional Development Leader, Keystone Elementary

- Kim Fisher

Kayla Hahn

Instructional Coach at Atkins.

- Kayla Hahn

Anna Selk

Associate Superintendent

- Anna Selk

Larry Carlson

Instructional Coach at the Middle School/High School & Norway 6th Grade Team

- Larry Carlson

Shawn Pfiffner

Athletic Director & Assistant High School Principal

- Shawn Pfiffner

Tim Lyons

Transportation Director

- Tim Lyons

Katie Bauder

Keystone Elementary Principal.

- Katie Bauder

Emilie Braley

New for 23-24 School Year - 4th Grade Teacher - Norway

- Emilie Braley

Bobbie Comisky

New for 23-24 School Year - 6th Grade Teacher - Norway

- Bobbie Comisky

TJ Comisky

New for 23-24 School Year -Science Teacher - MIddle & High School

- TJ Comisky

Alissa Dengler

New for 23-24 School Year - 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher - Middle School

- Alissa Dengler

Kallie Phinney

New for the 23-24 School Year - 3 year old Preschool Teacher -Keystone

- Kallie Phinney

Lori Schlee

New for 23-24 School Year - Interpreter - Atkins Elementary

- Lori Schlee

Taylor Warren

New for the 23-24 School Year - English Teacher - Middle School & High School

- Taylor Warren

Kellie Welsh

New for the 23-24 School Year - 2nd Grade Teacher - Keystone

- Kellie Welsh

Anna Zittergruen

New for the 23-24 School Year - Social Studies Teacher - Middle School & High School

- Anna Zittergruen


Bobcat Way

We boast both the benefits of a small town atmosphere with the rich advantages of being located in a prosperous area of Iowa, and we call the benefits and core values we embody, THE BOBCAT WAY!

Community Traditions

Our school district embraces the best of each of our community's rich traditions and celebrations and combines those strengths as the foundation and character of our school district.

Small Class Sizes

Our elementary schools average 19 students per classroom. For next year, we anticipate an additional section of Kindergarten and 1st grade!

Focus on Literacy

Our district participates in the Literacy Project, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education. We are focusing on literacy and reading in our elementary classrooms and will provide acceleration and enrichment for our students K-6th .


We are a one-to-one laptop or iPad school for all of our students. Students use either Chromebooks or iPads, depending on their age.

Geographic Footprint

Benton Community School District's geographic footprint covers 342 square miles and includes the communities of Atkins, Blairstown, Elberon, Keystone, Newhall, Norway, Van Horne, and Watkins.