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Tracey Ballew

Tracey Ballew

Rural LIFE Coach

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I have had the pleasure of teaching secondary ELA since 2001. For the last 13 years, I have enjoyed classroom teaching at Seymour High School, having been afforded the opportunity to serve as department chair, mentor, and eventually administration (for the last four years). I have two children: My son graduated from Seymour in 2019 and is now in college, and my daughter is beginning her junior year this August. My husband is also an administrator for the same county, and together we have furthered our education over the years, culminating in earning our doctorates in 2017. We believe that education is a mission field and are honored by the calling. I am looking forward to learning more about this new role and am excited about the program. 

Our Rural LIFE Staff

Tracey Ballew

Tracey Ballew

Rural LIFE Coach

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Candace Carpenter-Herman

Candace Carpenter-Herman

Rural LIFE Coach

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Brooke Drinnon

Brooke Drinnon

Rural LIFE Coach

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Catherine Edwards

Dr. Catherine Edwards

Rural LIFE Coach

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Bethany Fillers

Dr. Bethany Fillers

Director of Professional Learning, Rural LIFE

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Sarah Kitzmiller

Sarah Kitzmiller

Rural LIFE Coach

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Richard Kitzmiller

Dr. Richard Kitzmiller

Vice President, Niswonger Foundation


John Payne

John Payne

Director of Technology and Innovation


Brittany Seybert

Brittany Seybert

Communication & Dissemination Coordinator

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Kristi Snyder

Kristi Snyder

Rural LIFE Coach

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Linda Stuart

Linda Stuart

Rural LIFE Coach

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Brandi Wilson

Brandi Wilson

Rural LIFE Coach

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