Specials

Lakeview Middle School is pleased to offer a variety of special classes to our students outside of their core curriculum.

Students attend Art, Gym, Choir, Band and STEM classes to enrich their learning and development.

Art

Mrs. Welshhans

I began teaching art at Lakeview in 1997. Before that, I taught art in Lisbon Local and Youngstown City Schools. I have earned all three of my degrees from YSU, an Associate’s Degree in Early Childcare (1983), a Bachelor of Fine Art with a second major in Education (1993), and a Master of Arts in Art Education (2010). While at Lakeview I have taught art at Cortland Elementary, Bazetta Elementary and the Middle School in grades first through eighth. In my spare time I enjoy making cards, reading and painting with watercolors. My husband, daughter and I enjoy doing yoga, bicycling and spending time with our two golden retrievers Brody and Daisy and our cat Oliver. I am honored to have the opportunity to teach your child about art. Visual Art teaches students how to creatively solve problems and practice higher order thinking skills. When students are the artists, they are in charge of the project and they make choices that will help them to reach their goals and convey the ideas they wish to express. This is an empowering opportunity for students that will enable them to become innovative, observant, reflective and confident. You are always welcome to contact me at any time.

Jennifer.Welshhans@lakeviewlocal.org

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Band

Mr. Husosky

I am beginning my 12 th year of teaching, and my first in the Lakeview School District. It is a privilege to be a part of an outstanding school district and music program! Prior to coming to Lakeview, I served as the Director of Bands in the Champion Local School District. Currently, I am the Percussion Advisor and Assistant Director of the Henry H. Stambaugh Youth Concert Band, and Assistant Conductor of the Salem Quaker City Community Band. I am also an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association, serving as an Adjudicator and being the OMEA District 5 President.

I also still perform on my instrument with the W.D. Packard Concert Band, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Salem Quaker City Community Band, Lowellville Mt. Carmel Band, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Youngstown State University, and my Master’s Degree in Music Education from Kent State University.

I currently reside in Howland, Ohio. I look forward to a fantastic year of music making with the students of the Lakeview Band program!

Tyler.Husosky@lakeviewlocal.org

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Choir

Mrs. Briceland

I graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. I received my Masters of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. Prior to coming to Lakeview I worked in the Maplewood School district teaching K – 6 General Music and directing the High School Show Choir. I started my career at Lakeview Middle School in August of 1994. I also spent one year at Bazetta Elementary and 2 years assisting the high school choir director. I enjoy working with the middle school voices. I am always amazed at what our students can accomplish musically. My husband Jeff and I live in Boardman. We have 2 daughters who are in college. Many of your older children may know me as Miss Page. I look forward to working with all of your children.

Kerri.Briceland@lakeviewlocal.org

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Gym

Mr. Mild

I have been employed by the Lakeview School District for 29 years. During my tenure at LMS I have taught 5th-8th graders in various subjects. I have also held the position of Athletic Director, Dean of Students and Elementary Principal within the Lakeview School System. I graduated from Slippery Rock University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education. I continued my higher education by acquiring my K-12 administration certificate in 2006. I live in West Middlesex, PA with my wife and three children, Gabe, Luke and Sloan. I love teaching middle school students and I am happy to be part of the sixth grade team. Please feel free to email or call with questions or concerns you may have about your child’s education.

craig.mild@lakeviewlocal.org

Media Center

Mrs. Gillespie

My name is Billie Gillespie and I am so excited to be serving as the K-8 Media Specialist! Before coming to Lakeview, I spent a few years living in both Raleigh, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia, where I had been teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Reading, Language Arts and Science for four years, I returned to Ohio to continue my career. I received my Middle Childhood Education degree from the University of Akron. I am certified to teach Science, Reading and Language Arts to grades 4-9. I also graduated from Kent State University with a Masters of Library and Information Science. I am married to my husband Ryan. We have two children, Rylie and Landon, who both attend Lakeview Schools. I feel so blessed to be at Lakeview Middle, and I'm looking forward to an awesome year!

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billie.gillespie@lakeviewlocal.org

STEM

Miss Vitale

I am a graduate of Youngstown State University where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Middle Childhood Math and Science Education. I am beginning my third year in education. During my first year, I worked with Weathersfield Local Schools at Seaborn Elementary. In 2021/2022, I worked at Warren City Schools as a 6th grade math and science teacher. I am excited to begin my journey with Lakeview as the 5-8 STEM teacher and as the Junior High cheer coach! I am looking forward to the school year and becoming part of the Lakeview community

Miranda.Vitale@lakeviewlocal.org

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