Name: PJ Bertemes
Position/School: Jr/Sr High Principal
Education: Wittenberg University ‘92, University of Dayton ‘11
Family: Wife - Beth, Children - Jake, Charlie, Lily
Where do you live? South Charleston
Where did you grow up? Chippewa Lake, Ohio
How long have you taught at Southeastern? 17 years
Total Years of Career: 25 years
What’s your favorite thing about South Charleston? I love all the small businesses that treat their customers like family.
Describe your teaching philosophy in 20 words or less: Always ask the question “Is this best for our students?”
What one word best describes you? Active
What’s your greatest achievement as a teacher/administrator so far? Hiring great teachers.
What is your favorite memory from working in the school system so far? Getting to watch Kathy Mercer teach in the classroom and coach on the volleyball court. She is where any young teacher or coach, regardless of subject or sport, should start.
What’s your favorite thing about your job? Daily interaction with Southeastern students and staff.
What are your favorite hobbies? Running, reading, and fishing.
Who would you most like to meet? Lee Child
Foreign Countries you’ve traveled to: Canada and Mexico
By: Isaac Lynch
This week at SHS the Pride of Southeastern, the marching band, is practicing long and hard to put the rest of the show on the field. The practice is meant to have the band ready for the next game with parts one and two of the three part show. As per the 70’s theme, the marching band currently has a pair of 70’s icons on the field; Saturday in the Park by Chicago, and So Very Hard to Go by Tower of Power. The goal of practice is to have those two fully prepared and ready to be marched. As for the third part of the show, it’s a surprise, so I won’t spoil the moment.
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