Crissey Elementary School

9220 Geiser Road
Holland, Ohio 43528

Staff Contacts

School Counselor - Mrs. Angie Reynolds
Social Emotional Learning Coach - Mrs. Angie Rechtine

Congratulations to Crissey Elementary School
for the receipt of a 2020-21 Bronze Award from
the Ohio PBIS Network and the State Support
Team for their ongoing commitment
to and implementation of PBIS !

Crissey Elementary School faculty, staff, and students demonstrate daily that the district’s mission to provide“exceptional education for today’s learners and tomorrow’s leaders,” is more than a collection of words on a page. It is a philosophy used to meet the challenge of giving each student every opportunity to succeed in life with a strong educational foundation.We believe that the basic building block of education begins at the elementary school level, and hand-in-hand with parents and extended family members, business and professional leaders, and elected officials involved to provide both a nurturing and challenging environment that allows each student to perform at his/her highest level or achievement.

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Principal's Message:
Mr. Oatis Amick - August 25, 2021

Upcoming Events:

Oct 27 Picture Retakes

New Faces at Crissey

This year, we are welcoming five new staff members to our team. Joining us this year are: Mrs. Kim Simon (Intervention Specialist), Mrs. Stefani Dutcher (Autism Intervention Specialist), Mrs. Shannon Gwozdz (2nd grade), Ms. Samantha Bell (kindergarten), and Mrs. Heather Renfer (Autism Intervention Specialist). We are fortunate to have such an amazing group of teachers be part of our team this year!

Name: Mrs. Kim Simon

Position: Intervention Specialist

Favorite Subject in High School: Speech

Hobbies: Gardening, Traveling, Exercise

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Team: Denver Broncos

Favorite Local Restaurant: Barr's Public House

Something people would be surprised to know about me: I have my first-degree Black Belt

Name: Mrs. Heather Renfer

Position: Autism Interventionist

Hobbies: Spending time with my 2 boys and family (playing games, playing outside and going to the zoo), taking pictures and decorating for holidays/crafting

Favorite Subject in High School: Science

Favorite Food: sushi

Favorite Team: Ohio State Buckeyes

Favorite Local Restaurant: Kotobuki

Something people would be surprised to know about me: My husband and I met when we were in first grade and were high school sweethearts!

Name: Ms. Samantha Bell

Position: Kindergarten Teacher

Hobbies: Playing guitar and Walking my dog

Favorite Subject in High School: Music

Favorite Food: Salmon

Favorite Local Restaurant: Tandoor

Something people would be surprised to know about me: I started attending Springfield in 2nd grade and graduated from the high school!

Name: Mrs. Stefanie Dutcher

Position: Autism Interventionist

Hobbies: Knitting, riding motorcycles, spending time with my husband and son

Favorite Subject in High School: Spanish and Band

Favorite Food: Chicken Chunks

Favorite Team: Cleveland Browns

Favorite Local Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

Something people would be surprised to know about me: I got engaged at Texas Roadhouse. My husband made me sit on the birthday saddle and everything!

Name: Mrs. Shannon Gwozdz

Position: 2nd grade teacher

Hobbies: Family time, baking, photography and sporting events

Favorite Subject in High School: Science

Favorite Food: Steak and pizza

Favorite Team: The Ohio State Buckeyes, Pittsburg Steelers and the Baltimore Orioles

Favorite Local Restaurant: Subway

Something people would be surprised to know about me: I am an avid Pokemon Go player

“Brenda’s Buddy Bench”
Last summer, the Crissey Elementary School Buddy Bench was installed on the school's playground. Our new bench replaced the previous bench that was created in memory of Brenda Mills. Brenda Mills was a beloved Crissey lunch and recess monitor for many years.

The purpose of a “buddy bench” is a way to eliminate isolation and to get kids to connect with one another during recess. A student will sit on the bench if he/she is feeling lonely or needs someone to play with. When a student sees someone sitting alone on the bench, they can go to the bench to talk to them or ask them to play. We are happy to be able to combine a bench to honor a former leader at Crissey with a bench to help our little learners today.

Thank you to the Crissey Parents’ Club for purchasing our new “Brenda’s Buddy Bench.”

2022-2023 Reconfiguration Plans
(click on the link for many details)

In May, 2021, we announced plans to allow the district to better serve Springfield students. At the time of the announcement we shared that data studied over a five-year period informed us that rather than the need for a new school building to educate a growing number of students, the greater need was to examine options that took advantage of existing facilities, the talents of educators, and available resources. These data and our research led to the conclusion that to better serve our students, we should refine grade-level instructional targets and reconfigure our elementary buildings.

9220 Geiser Road
Holland, OH 43528