Welcome Back

NLHS 2015-2016

Welcome Back to Our Students, Faculty, and Staff!

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We have many new faces at NLHS.

Let's Meet Them!

Chuck Byers

Associate Principal Chuck Byers comes to New Lexington High School with 27 years administrative experience. Before that he served as an Industrial Arts teacher at Logan Middle School and Cambridge High School. Outside of school time Mr. Byers enjoys spending time with his wife and family, playing golf and wood working.


Mr. Byers and the faculty and staff of NLHS, believe in the promise of New Lexington Schools. Our students are that promise. We firmly believe that the education that our students receive here at New Lexington High School will determine the future of our community. Because of the visionary zeal of Superintendent Casey Coffey, the New Lexington City School Board of Education, and the NLHS teachers, our school is one of the most technologically connected schools in the state of Ohio. Every student at NLHS has an iPad, provided internet capabilities at school, and receives 21st century standards-based instruction. In addition, we meet the needs of our students by providing AP and Dual Credit Courses. New Lexington High School is proud to lead Perry County in academic innovation and extra-curricular excellence. We are blessed to have the support of our community who believe in the promise of New Lexington and I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school district.

James Stutzman

My name is James Stutzman and it is a great honor and privilege to be serving in such a wonderful school and community. For the past 2 years I have served as the Dean of Students at New Lexington Middle School. I am eager and excited about the opportunity to transition to New Lexington High School. I believe that each individual child has his or her own special key to the future. I also believe it is essential that parents and educators form a strong coalition to assist and direct each child in the process of unlocking a successful future. Therefore, I look forward to working with each and every student, parent/guardian, and educator in this process.


I attended undergraduate school in Indiana and received my Masters degree at Western Michigan University. I did additional work and received my Administrative Licensure while attending the University of Dayton. I am entering my 27th year in education. The first 25 years I served as a teacher and coach. I have experienced everything from kindergarten to the collegiate level as both an educator and coach. I hope to use the many years of experience in and out of the classroom to assist our school and students with the many challenges they will be facing.


I have been married for 8 years to my wife Sarah. We have one girl, Teagan, who turned 3 in early September. We recently welcomed our second child, Branson, in August. During our free time we love to travel. Some of our previous destinations have been: a few islands in the Caribbean, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, and many locations here in the U.S. We also love to go boating and jet skiing during the warmer summer months.


I feel honored to be the Dean of Students at New Lexington High School. I look forward to all of the new challenges we will face together and to all the successes we will achieve together.

Anthony Stephens

I am not new to New Lexington High School, but this year I am taking on an additional role. I am serving as an administrative intern in the high school office, which is part of my final work in obtaining a Masters degree in Educational Administration and my license to become a school principal.

Luke Kline

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Lucas Kline and I am from Logan. I attended the University of Rio Grande for my undergraduate education. I then continued my education at Liberty University where I earned my masters degree in school counseling. My wife (Amy) and I have four children (Isabella, Sophia, Sylvia, and Asa). I joined New Lexington High school this year as the School Counselor and I could not be more excited!


As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students. I look forward to offering support to the students, staff, families, and community. I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups during lunch, conducting classroom lessons, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all students and families.


Any student can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. I encourage you to reach out if you have concerns regarding your child. If you would like for me to meet with your child please do not hesitate to contact me.


I am here to help students achieve their personal/social and academic goals, as well as provide support for the parents and teachers. I can be reached by email at nl_lkline@seovec.org or by phone at 740-342-3528. I’m excited to be here and I look forward to getting to know you and your children.

Stephanie Bain

I grew up in Pickerington, Ohio, and went to school there K-12. In high school I was a student volunteer at COSI. After graduating I went to Bowling Green State University for a B.S. in Geology with a minor in Chemistry. I then went to Wright State to study Geophysics, where I had my first experience teaching as a TA. After leaving WSU, I became a substitute teacher for my local school district. Classes at the Columbus Branch of Ashland University led to my teaching license, and I have been working long-term substitute assignments in Columbus' suburban school districts until this year, when I joined the NLHS team. I look forward to putting what I have learned into practice.

Adam Finck

I am entering my 13th year of teaching and am very excited to be back at the school I graduated high school from. My wife Heidi and I have 3 children, Lena (7), Lucas (5), and Reese (1). I live on a farm outside of Junction City where we raise beef cattle. I enjoy hunting, fishing and gardening.

Barry Harvey

This is my first year teaching at New Lexington High School. For the past two years I was a teacher at the Perry Multi County Juvenile Facility. I am a graduate of Crooksville High School and Notre Dame College of Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Currently I am teaching Honors Algebra 1, Algebra 1 CP, and Transition to Algebra 2, and Applied Algebra. Outside of school I am a member of the Perry County Soccer governing board as well as a coach.

Lindsey Hutchison

I graduated from River View High School in 2007, earned a B.A. in Political Science and Business from Muskingum University in 2011, and earned my MBA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2014. In the past, I have worked in Washington, D.C. as an intern for the Speaker of the House and also spent four years working for State Farm Insurance in Newark, Ohio as a claims adjuster and a public affairs specialist. I am married to Brock, Outreach Director at the Licking County Library and we have one dog, Opal.

Tom Jones

I lives in Coshocton with wife Debby, who is a 4th grade special education teacher for Coshocton City Schools. We have three children and three grandsons. I spent 10 years in the Developmental Disability programs in management, 8 years working in the insurance industry, 3 years working for an agency in vocational rehabilitation, 10 years as owner of a vocational rehabilitation company, and have taught since 2003.


I participate in several musical groups: Coshocton County Community Band, Walhonding Rube Band, Lake Park Big Band, and The Dominic Greco Band. I am also active in the Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio.

Taylor Langreder

I am starting my first year as a band director at New Lexington Middle and High School. I am a graduate of Northwest High School in Scioto County, Ohio, where I grew up with a large family. I then graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors in Music Education. I am also an alumnus of the Ohio University Marching 110. During my time at OU, I performed in many different places, including New York City, New York; St. Petersburg, Florida; Dublin, Ireland; and Rome, Italy. I have performed for the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburg Steelers, and the New York Giants. I also performed in the YouTube hits “Party Rock Anthem”, “Gangnam Style”, and “The Fox” with the 110. I am excited as I move through the season with the Marching Panthers and work with the beginning band students. My husband Tim and I are both passionate about band and are excited to help the Panther Bands grow and continue to be the best band in the MVL.

David Ratliff

Hello Panther Nation!

My name is David Ratliff and I am the new Health and Physical Education teacher at our awesome high school. I have been a teacher in our school district for 10 years (7 years at the middle school, 3 years at JCE). I am the current head wrestling coach here at the high school. I want to thank Mr. Coffey and the board of education for opportunity to teach and coach these young men and women from New Lexington High School! I bleed orange and black, GO PANTHERS!!!!

Janessa Reed

I am a life-long resident of New Lexington and graduated from New Lex High in 2008. After high school, I attended Ohio University- Lancaster and eventually transferred down to Athens to finish her degree in Integrated Mathematics. I am actively involved in the Afterschool program and have been a lab supervisor for the Alternative School for two years.

Chris Russell

I am a 1989 Graduate of NLHS and a 1993 Graduate of Ohio Dominican University. I am currently a Student Advisor in the Alternative Learning Center at NLHS and in the 21st Century Project Y.O.U./After School Program. My wife Debbie and I have been married for nineteen years and have three sons. Collin is a 2015 NLHS Graduate and a Freshmen at Muskingum University. Seth is a Sophomore at NLHS and Nicholas is a Sixth Grader at NLMS. I enjoy spending time with my family and attending our boys' extracurricular activities.

Beverly Watson

I am originally from Zanesville, Ohio. I am an Air Force Security Police veteran and a graduate of The Ohio State University. I enjoy spending time with my husband Scott and our three children, Connor, Alexis, and Lindsay-Kate. We like to camp, cook, and watch T.V. Many members of my mother's family are from Junction City, so it is an honor for me to be a staff member of New Lexington City Schools. I hope to see everybody soon at school events! Thank you for inviting me into your lovely community.

Also Joining Us at New Lexington High School...

Arlette Abram and Criss Hupp join us as educational aides from New Lexington Middle School. Amber Ellis rejoins the New Lexington High School cooks as well this year.