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Meet your new Union teachers

Part two of two sections

August 23, 2018
CJ Eilers - Editor ( , Dysart Reporter

Logan Loftus

Hometown: Marengo

Numbers of years teaching: First year teaching

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Logan Loftus

College and degree: William Penn University, Secondary Education with emphasis in technology, K-12 Health Certification

Classes you'll be teaching: Industrial Tech at Union High School

Married/Kids: Single

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, anything outdoors, rooting on Hawkeyes and Cubs

Why Union: "This is a great community and I decided it was the best fit for me. I'm from a small town and it seemed like a good fit."

Goals for the year: "I want to be the best educator I can for the community and students here."

Dana Neuman

Hometown: Peosta

Numbers of years teaching: 10 years

College and degree: University of Northern Iowa, Elementary Education

Classes you'll be teaching: Second grade at La Porte Elementary

Married/Kids: Married to Ben, no children

Hobbies: Zumba, reading, traveling

Why Union: "I was drawn to Union by the strong curriculum, small town feel and friendly staff."

Goals for the year: "My goal is just to provide my students with the best education I can and exciting, safe environment to learn in."

Ryan Kearney

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Numbers of years teaching: Nine years

College and degree: Loyola-Chicago, Illnois State University for Graduate Degree in History

Classes you'll be teaching: Psychology, AP Psychology, American Gov't and US at War Elective at Union High

Married/Kids: Married to Julie, children are Nile and Roseline

Hobbies: Playing/listening to music, riding motorcycle, sports (soccer, lacrosse, basketball)

Why Union: "Union seemed like an appealing place to work. I've worked in a smaller school like this in the past and really enjoyed the face-to-face contact. The staff made it sound like this was a place I would want to work in."

Goals for the year: "Get to know the lay of the land, know my students as best as I can and be a valuable asset to the school."

Chad Bergmeier

Hometown: Hudson

Numbers of years teaching: First year teaching

College and degree: Upper Iowa University, 5-12 Business Education

Classes you'll be teaching: Computer Applications, Intro to Computer Science and Gaming, Personal Finance and Intro to Business Leadership at Union High

Married/Kids: Married to Nikki, five children ages 5 to 19

Hobbies: Watching baseball, watching kid's activities

Why Union: "I student-taught here at Union last year and really enjoyed it. Knowing some of the kids and the staff made it a good decision. I'm excited to be part of this culture."

Goals for the year: "My goals are to make a difference in the students' lives and be a positive role model. I want to prepare them for the world after school."



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