New faces at Owen Co. High School

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Five new staff and SBDM members ready for school

James “Eddie” Buchanan is originally from Greenville. He is a 2009 graduate of Centre College in Danville with a bachelor of arts in philosophy and a minor in chemistry. Buchanan has sent the last two years pursuing his master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the Teach Kentucky program. In his spare time, Buchanan enjoys playing golf and cooking.
Buchanan currently resides in Louisville.

Doug Mobley is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a  degree in special education (moderate/severe disabilities) and has a certification in learning and behavior disabilities.
Mobley attended high school at Henry Clay in Lexington.
Prior to becoming a teacher,  Mobley spent 12 years in various positions with Papa John’s Pizza. Mobley was a recipient of the KHEAA scholarship for three consecutive years. He is starting his master’s this fall at Georgetown College.
Mobley is married to Heather Marie Patrick of Lexington. They have one daughter, Brittany.

Megan Shyrock-Hearn is a 1993 graduate of Owen County High School. She moved to Daytona Beach, Fla., for two years and then finished her bachelor’s degree at Eastern Kentucky University.
After a few years of teaching and coaching, she enrolled at Georgetown College and received her master’s degree.
She has been in the classroom teaching math and science for 12 years. She was recently elected to the OCHS SBDM and said she is looking forward to her continuous role in the young lives of OCHS students.
She and her family reside in Owen County. She enjoys coaching her daughter’s softball team, working on the farm, and watching her son play farmer. She said she was away from Owen County for almost 15 years and could not be happier that she is in her hometown, teaching at OCHS.

Michelle Keltner is a Pendleton County High School graduate. She attended Morehead State University, where she majored in secondary English education.
While at Morehead, she was one of the charter members of Tau Omega Epsilon, the English education honors fraternity and a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honors society in the field of education.
Upon graduation, Michelle was a substitute teacher at Pendleton County High school, Philip A. Sharp Middle School, and Walton-Verona High School, until she was offered a position at Williamstown High School.
She taught at Williamstown for four years, teaching many classes and advising many clubs, such as drama club, yearbook advisor, academic team, KUNA, dance team and color guard.
Keltner is currently enrolled in Western Governor’s University, pursuing her master’s of arts in instructional design.
This year, Keltner will be teaching 10th-grade English at OCHS, and hopes to continue her involvement in the school, in whatever ways she can. She resides in Walton with her husband, Andrew Keltner, and their Shih Tzu, Sammy.

Beverly Marcum is a graduate of Laurel County High School and Berea College with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics.
She worked for eight years in public health before taking the job as Family Resource Coordinator at Owen County Schools in August 1997. She is married to Tim Marcum, sixth-grade teacher at Bowling Middle School for the last 22 years. They have one daughter, Ashton Lea Marcum.
She will be serving as a parent representative on the SBDM. Her education goals are to better prepare students for the future, whether it be a trade school, vocational setting or college. She said the schools need to be more forward with thinking, as the students of today will be leading the community, state and nation in the coming years.
Marcum said all classes and opportunities offered to high school students should in one way or another prepare them to be productive citizens.
She enjoys watching her daughter play sports, reading, visiting friends and traveling. She said the most enjoyable and rewarding hobby she has is the pleasure of coaching middle school girls basketball for 18 years.