7th Grade

Mrs. Gale

I am a Lakeview graduate and am very excited to be back home! I am blessed to have grown up in this wonderful community and to have the opportunity to give back to the “Standard of Excellence” Lakeview instilled in me. I look forward to working with this incredible team of LMS teachers.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Exceptional Needs with a minor in Mathematics from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction - Digital Teaching and Learning from Youngstown State University. My husband, Luke, and I live in Poland and enjoy working on home renovations, woodworking projects, gardening, biking, and going to the beach.

I love teaching middle school mathematics and getting the chance to show students new ways of thinking and talking about math outside of a textbook. Thank you for your support in your child’s education! I look forward to working together to help him/her reach their full potential this year! Go Bulldogs!!


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Mrs. Graeser

I have been teaching Gateway since August of 1990- yes I am teaching the second generation for at least two families. I graduated from Warren G. Harding High School, and got an Elementary Education Degree from Grove City College. I have a Master's Degree in Reading from Westminster College and became certified to teach Gifted through Ashland University. Although the curriculum and the kids have changed over the years, it continues to be my desire to challenge and enrich the lives of these identified gifted or high achieving students.

I have been married to Joe since 1975. We have been blessed with two adult children who have married and given us six grandchildren. We love piano recitals, Sunday afternoon soccer marathons, tee ball, youth theater, and taking them to Disney World. We have taught Sunday School to two and three-year-olds for more than 25 years (so we are on the second generation there too.) We love the small group that meets at our house each month and the women's book club that meets weekly during the summer.

I think of Gateway as a deep pool. Some students have been thrown in and will swim immediately, some will struggle, some will refuse to kick their feet and need to be pulled up from the bottom. In any case, I have no intention of letting anyone drown.


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Mrs. Kasula

I have been teaching for 19 years. The first two years were in Sharon, PA and I have been at Lakeview since 2004. I have taught 5th grade math and ELA, and have been the middle school guidance counselor for the past two years. Now, I will be teaching 5th and 7th grade ELA along with serving as literacy coach for the K-8 building. I received my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Grove City College in 2002. I obtained my master's degree in Reading from Westminster College in 2006 and my master's in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University in 2017.

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Mrs. Kindle

I love teaching science because it encourages students to discover new elements about their world. It is a discipline where students learn through hands on activities and can test their own hypothesis. In seventh grade science we will develop problem solving skills and establish a foundation for understanding the natural world.

I earned my B.S. in Middle Childhood Education from Y.S.U. and my Masters in Education Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. I taught in Youngstown for five years, before joining the staff at Lakeview in 2007. I married my high school sweetheart in 1981, and we now have four adult children. We are a close military family who strongly believes in “God, Family, and Country.” “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”


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Mr. Baker

The 2021 / 2022 school year will be my first “official” year teaching at Lakeview. I cannot wait to get started! I spent all of last year subbing over at the high school where I taught Geometry, Algebra II, and Algebra III. I had the best experience with the high school students and staff and am looking forward to having similar experiences over at the middle school.

Prior to this past year, I graduated from Youngstown State University with a B.S in Middle Childhood Education and coached 8th grade boys basketball at Poland. If I’m not in the classroom, you’ll probably see me on a basketball court or golf course. I also enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family.

I can't wait to get started! GO DOGS!


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Mrs. Russell

I started off my teaching career in Austintown Schools and taught mathematics there for 7 years. Math is my passion and my goal each year is to make that passion contagious to my students. When I saw an opening for a teacher at Lakeview, I knew that I had to apply and I couldn’t be happier to be here and working with these wonderful kids and staff.

My husband, Zach, works at the Air Force base in Vienna just around the corner. We currently live in Canfield and have been married for over 4 years. No kids just yet! My father has owned a local business, Apostolakis Honda, for many years which has always given me a strong tie to the community. My hobbies include cooking, sports, spending time with friends and family, and being involved with my church.

I look forward to an awesome first year at Lakeview. Go Bulldogs! :)


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Ms. Stein

This is my first year teaching at Lakeview! I graduated from Champion High School, and hopped a short ways away to attend Hiram College in Hiram, OH. I graduated from Hiram in the fall of 2018 with my degree in Integrated Language Arts Education. Lucky for all of my students, I love Language Arts, Reading, and Writing. I am constantly searching for a new piece of Literature to read and appreciate. My family consists of two fluffy cats, so I have plenty of room to join the Lakeview family! I look forward to teaching and learning from your students. We’re going to have a great year!


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Mr. Voorhies

I have been teaching in the Lakeview School District since 2006. Prior to teaching here I was a high school history teacher at Newton Falls for 5 years. My wife is a high school English teacher at Champion and we have four of our own girls. My interests include the topics of geography, government, sociology and world history. In my spare time I enjoy reading a lot of books, running, and going places with my daughters. I look forward to having your children this year in class and hope to spark an interest in them, in order to think critically, question, or learn something new.


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Mrs. E Wilson

I originally became a teacher because I enjoy working with fresh, young minds, and I was committed to instilling a lifelong enthusiasm for reading. This remains my mission, although I have also become passionate about teaching students to express their thoughts through writing. I graduated with a B.A. in English from Villanova University (Go Wildcats!!) While teaching 8th grade in Westerville, Ohio, I earned a Masters and a Reading Specialist Certificate from The Ohio State University. (Go Buckeyes!) Some of my favorite memories at Lakeview are reading and discussing classic literature, putting on plays of “A Christmas Carol,” working with the English Festival, helping students write autobiographies, and coaching track meets!

I have four awesome children, an amazing son-in-law, two darling grandchildren, and a very supportive husband. My family knows teaching and coaching are priorities in my life, and they are respectful of my commitment.


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