New Staff

Bo Downing - Agriculture
Jacob Stroda - Industrial Arts
Bo Downing

Mr. Downing is starting his 13th year as an Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor. Mr. Downing grew up in Southeast Kansas and attended Butler County Community College and Oklahoma State University. Mr. Downing taught 9 years at Elk Valley, 2 years at Sedan and 1 year at Marysville. Mr. Downing recently got married to his wife Jill this summer! Hobbies: Farming, enjoying time with nieces and nephews, K-State football and his golden-doodle; Cooper!

Mr. Stroda was born and raised in Manhattan, KS and grew up farming with his dad north of Hope, KS. Mr. Stroda graduated from Kansas State University in 2015 in Agricultural Education. Mr. Stroda and his wife, Chelsea, a grade school teacher at Valley Heights moved from Sabetha to Randolph this summer! Mr. Stroda enjoys training his dog, working with his wife in their garden and helping on the family farm!
Jessica Davis - Social Worker
Kathy Seyfried - Spanish
Kathy Seyfried
Mrs. Davis is a Riley County Alum and received her Bachelor's in Social Work from Pittsburg State Univeristy while playing volleyball and her Master's in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Mrs. Davis has 15 years experience as a School Social Worker. Mrs. Davis and her husband, Ken, have 12 year old twins; Maddie Belle and KJ who will be in 7th grade here at Riley County! Mrs. Davis and her family love to go camping, fishing, riding four wheelers and KSU sports! Mrs. Davis is also an avid reader and loves to spend time with her family and friends!
Mrs. Seyfried has been teaching Spanish for 6 years. Mrs. Seyfried graduated from KSU with a BS in Spanish Education in 2009 after studying abroad in Queretaro, Mexico. Mrs. Seyfried is originally from Olathe, KS and has a wide range of teaching experiences from traveling with her husband while he was in the Army. Mrs. Seyfried and her husband have three young boys and just recently moved to Junction City, KS from Fort Hood, TX. Mrs. Seyfried loves spending time with her family outside, crafting, baking and is passionate about teaching the Spanish language and culture! 
Amanda Kolbek - ELA

Ms. Kolbek grew up in Silver Lake, KS with three siblings; 2 sisters and 1 brother. Her mother is an RN and her dad work construction. Ms. Kolbek was and still is very active in all things extracurricular: athletics, musicals, forensics, yearbook, etc. Ms. Kolbek studied abroad in Leicester, England for a semester while in college and studied British Literature while there. Ms. Kolbek is in her 4th year of teaching. She currently lives in Manhattan with her husband Jacob, 3 year old daughter Faith and their 8 year old beagle, Maggie. Hobbies: crafting, cooking and baking new recipes and reading.