Exeter-Milligan welcomes three new teachers this year. Lisa Ricenbaw will be teaching Spanish in the 7-12th grades. She returns to the district having started as a para-educator in the 1990’s in Exeter. She also taught in Fairmont and Friend. Two of her five children graduated from Exeter-Milligan. In her time away from the classroom she enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with her grandson.
Also familiar with the area is the new kindergarten teacher Amanda Pettygrove. Pettygrove grew up in Cordova and graduated from Friend High School. After attending college at Midland University she taught for three years teaching second grade in Schuyler, Neb. She and her husband enjoy traveling and being outdoors with their two dogs, Piper and Beau.
Jesse Bower (below) will be teaching the Ag Sciences at both Friend and Exeter-Milligan this year. She will also serve as the FFA advisor for the combined FFA chapter (EMF FFA). She graduated from California State University – Fresno and has spent the last four years teaching ag in Sutton while commuting from her home in Friend. She and husband Chad keep busy with their daughter, Paisley, who is two and a half and newborn son, Lane.