The Arcanum-Butler Local School District provides a caring and safe environment where students are challenged to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.
Brooke Clevenger is the fourth grade Language Arts teacher. She attended Brookville High School, then graduated from Wright State University in 2008. Following her undergraduate work, she attended the University of Dayton to earn her license in middle childhood education (4-9 Language Arts and Social Studies). Mrs. Clevenger is also the 7th grade girls' basketball coach.
Nancy Grosch is the fourth grade math teacher. She was born and raised in Rockford, Ohio (northern Mercer County), where she graduated from Parkway High School. Both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees are from Wright State University. She began at Arcanum in the fall of 1989 after teaching as a substitute for a year in Mercer and Van Wert counties. She enjoys reading, walking, bike riding, spending time with family, and involving herself in church activities.
Joel A. Hootman comes to Arcanum from the small town of Polk, Ohio. He grew up in a small rural community very similar to Arcanum. With an interest in music, he met and married Mrs. Becky Coblentz, the music teacher at Arcanum. Together, they enjoy their music interests, as well as raising their family which includes three adopted children and several dogs and cats. Beginning his career in the fifth grade, he has taught predominately Language Arts in the fourth grade or fifth grade for over twenty years in the district. His educational experience includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Ashland University, and a Master's of Arts in Teaching through the Ohio Writing Project.