New To Piedmont Intermediate

New To Piedmont Intermediate

New To Piedmont Intermediate


I would like to introduce myself and our new staff at Piedmont Intermediate.  My name is Zac Selph and I am the new principal at Piedmont Intermediate. I started my career in Putnam City and have spent the past nine years in Piedmont.  I have previously taught at the high school, coached boy's soccer, and was an assistant principal at Northwood Elementary.  

This year will be an exciting year at Piedmont Intermediate.  We have added an advisory period to allow students an extra 25 minutes each day to work toward mastery of the skills they are learning in their classes. They will have the opportunity to receive tutoring in any classes they feel they need some extra help during this time. Also, our teachers will be using technology and creating new projects to help increase student engagement and to broaden our students’ mastery of skills.

We are looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year.

Zac Selph

Piedmont Intermediate Principal

My name is Jennifer Luttmer and I’m honored to be Piedmont Intermediate’s assistant principal.

From very early on, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I began my teaching career over 13 years ago, leaving student teaching early to take over a 6th-grade class in need of a teacher. From there, I have taught in multiple grade levels including 5th grade, 2nd grade, and most recently the 4th grade. I love and have loved teaching. While I have been honored with several teaching awards, including being selected as a Top 12 Finalist for the state of Oklahoma in 2015, my greatest sense of accomplishment is when I know I have made a difference in the life of a child.

On a personal level, I have been married to my husband, Robert, for almost 13 years. He is a teacher at Piedmont High School. We have two children; Jake, 9 years old, and Bryson, 7 years old. 

I am thrilled to be at Piedmont Intermediate this year! 

Yasmin Bowen comes to Piedmont from Santa Fe South Schools.  She is looking forward to her eighth year in education because she enjoys meeting new families as well as the rural feeling of Piedmont with quick access to the city.  She teaches character education.

Robert Anderson is entering his sixth year in education teaching 5th and 6th grade Science at Piedmont Intermediate.  Robert has always had a passion for science, and he is looking forward to helping his students with hands-on activities throughout the year. Robert stated, “I have heard many great things about this school district, and I’m happy to be apart of it.”  He is looking forward to the upcoming school year and his new adventure.

Shantaya Ross comes to us from KIPP Reach College Prep.  This is her eighth year in education. Shantaya and her husband, Clint, moved to Piedmont to be closer to family.  She is looking forward to raising her family in Piedmont and becoming a part of the community. She will be teaching 5th-grade reading.

Kinzie Werdel is beginning her third year in Speech and Language Pathology. She comes to Piedmont from Edmond Public Schools and has felt welcomed by everyone in our Wildcat family. She has always heard great things about the Piedmont community, and she is excited to be a part of it.

Albany Cooper will be teaching vocal music, drama, and Wildcat press this year.  She has six years of experience in elementary music, and she comes to Piedmont from Edmond Public Schools. She describes her students as motivated and “happy to be in class.” She has had great experiences with teachers and staff members, and she is thrilled to be a Wildcat.

Megan Bayer is beginning her 14th year in education.  Megan and her husband have lived in the Piedmont community for the past seven years, and her dream has always been to teach here as well. She is now, “living the dream” after making the move from Yukon Public Schools.  She will be teaching 5th and 6th-grade art education.

Courtney Wright and her family moved to Piedmont from Antlers Public Schools. She is entering her sixth year teaching severe and profound special education.  Courtney is happy to be a part of Piedmont’s family-friendly community, and she has already felt the appreciation that Piedmont has for its faculty and students.  She is looking forward to a great year of progress and growth.

Rebecca Charbonneau, the new financial secretary at PI, has come to Piedmont from Oklahoma State University where she has worked for the past six years. She loves the small-town atmosphere and bighearted community.  She is also excited to be a part of such a highly sought after school district.

Linda Quanstrom comes to Piedmont Intermediate from Putnam City. This is her 22nd year of teaching.  She is so excited to be teaching my favorite subject reading and encouraging students to become life-long readers.

Brett Barry is Piedmont Intermediate’s new writing teacher. He comes to us from OKC public schools.  He is thrilled to be here because he wants to help younger students realize how important writing is. 

Barbara Walker has been a paraprofessional at Stone Ridge for the past five years. She is thrilled to be at Piedmont Intermediate this year! 

Angel Winkler is one of Piedmont Intermediate’s new paraprofessionals. This is her first year as a paraprofessional and she is stoked! 

Debra Benham is new to Piedmont Intermediate but has been in the district as a paraprofessional for 6 years. She and her husband moved here from Okeene 6 years ago. 

She loves the small-town feel of Piedmont. Debbie says it has been fun working with the greatest kids on the planet!!

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