The Western Wayne Middle School continued their tradition on the last day of school which was Friday, June 10, this year. It is called the 8th Grade Final Walk. As a final activity before leaving the building to move on to the high school, 8th grade students took a walk through the hallways appropriately led by three teachers that are leaving the middle school this year Dawn Krautter, Evan Bahmer, and Brianna Vinton.
Krautter, Bahmer, and Vinton led the procession through the hallways of the middle school and received flowers from 6th and 7th grade students along the way. The two women ended up with bouquets at the end and Mr. Bahmer received a beautiful plant along with many well wishes from students, faculty, and staff who lined the hallways and met them outside of the building to celebrate.
Krautter has taught at the school for three and half years. She was the Middle School FCS teacher for two and half years and this past year she was a seventh grade ELA teacher.
“I have had a wonderful experience,” Krautter said. “Western Wayne will always be special to me.”
Krautter will be moving to Valdosta, Georgia. She will be the Lanier County High School FCS teacher next year.
Bahmer, who served as a substitute teacher in many different capacities at Western Wayne for the last two years, will be moving on to a full-time job at Summit Christian Academy in Clarks Summit, PA. He will be teaching math and Bible to middle school students in grades six through eight. Bahmer was born and raised in Michigan. He has a degree from Clarks Summit University in pastoral ministry.
“I am excited for this new teaching position and look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store,” Bahmer said.
Fellow co-worker Brianna Vinton, who was in as a substitute for FCS in the middle school this year, also looks forward to teaching more in the future. She studied at both Misericordia University and Keystone College. She is certified to teach social studies and FCS and will soon have a certification to teach business.
“I loved my experience teaching at my alma mater,” Vinton said.
Western Wayne faculty, administration, staff, and students wish Krautter, Bahmer, and Vinton the best in the future.