Meet The New Buena Vista Teachers

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Buena Vista City Public Schools welcomed six new “Blues” as staff members Aug. 5 for the start of the 2019-20 school year.

Rachel Etzel, born in Low Moore, has joined the Parry McCluer High School staff, teaching Virginia and U.S. History as well as Econ and Personal Finance. Etzel received a bachelor’s degree in history from Virginia Wesleyan College and received a master’s degree in secondary education from Liberty University. She is married to Jake Etzel, a U.S. Army recruiter, and has previously been a substitute teacher before joining on at PMHS full-time.

Collin Sorrels, a Parry Mc-Cluer High School graduate, will begin as an athletic trainer at the high school this year. Sorrels received his degree in athletic training from Radford University. Before assuming his role at Parry McCluer, Sorrels was an athletic trainer at Eastern Montgomery High School in Elliston.

Born in Clinton, Iowa, Jim Killorin is teaching algebra at Parry McCluer High School. Killorin attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., and was previously an algebra teacher in Burlington, N.C. Killorin’s wife, Jamie, works in the development office at Washington and Lee University. The Killorins have two daughters, Meghan, 34, and Molly, 32.

Moira Ann Miller is serving as a speech-language therapist for both Kling and Enderly elementary schools. Miller was born in New York and attended University of South Carolina, where she received her undergraduate degree in speech pathology. Miller holds a master’s degree in speech pathology and has worked as a speech therapist in other public school systems prior to joining Buena Vista schools. Miller and her husband John, a postal worker, have four children, Jack, 23, Sadie, 22, Delia, 19, and Clay,


Lisa Perry, a former reporter at The News-Gazette, has joined the Enderly Elementary staff as a librarian. Perry was born in New Castle, Ind., and attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, to receive a degree in history.

Christie Seaman, of Buena Vista, has joined the support services staff for English at Parry McCluer High School. Seaman holds a degree in sociology and has previously worked as a family development specialist and activities director at Community Action Network. Seaman and her husband of 13 years, Eric, share a son, Ryan, 12, and a cat “Tabby.”

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