Ian Peters, High School Assistant Principal
Hello Riley County!
It is both an honor and a privilege to have been given the opportunity to serve Riley County High School as part of USD 378! I chose a professional career in the field of education with one goal in mind, to positively impact as many students' lives as possible. I am passionate about the field of education and setting the stage for academic excellence and life-long success for all children in the school. I am very excited and eager to begin working with all the staff and students at Riley County because of the outstanding reputation that is associated with being a Falcon.
I was born and raised in the rural farming community of Scandia, Kansas located an hour and a half northwest of Riley County. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Kansas State University and have worked towards my Master of Science in Education Administration at Fort Hays State University. My teaching career began at Rossville Junior/Senior High School as a social studies and physical education teacher as well as an assistant football coach. I am looking forward to sustaining and building upon the already impressive legacy at Riley County.
David Bisnette, High School Social and Head Boys Basketball Coach
Mr. David Bisnette graduated from Kansas State University in 1981 in Education with a certification emphasis in Social Science/History instruction, and completed his Masters of Science Degree from Kansas State University in 1990 in Curriculum Development. Dave will be entering his 35th year in public education this fall, the last 20 plus years having been at Washington County Schools in Washington, Kansas. He also has over 30 years of High School Head Boys' Basketball coaching experience. He will be teaching American History, World History, Economics and Geography, as well as coaching the boys' basketball team for Riley County High School this year.
He and his wife, Debra have twin daughters attending and graduating from Kansas State University.
Debra Bisnette, High School English Language Arts
Debra Bisnette will be teaching 9th and 11th grade English Language Arts for Riley County High School this year. She earned both her BS and MS degrees in Education from Kansas State University. Over the years, she has performed a variety of different roles in education. She has taught English for grades 7 through 11, taught English Composition I and II for Cloud County Community College, been a 7 through 12 At-Risk instructor and been a School Improvement/Curriculum Director. Most recently, she served as the elementary assistant to the Washington County principal. She is very excited about being in the classroom again and joining the USD 378 educational community.
Sarah Gill, High School Spanish
Sarah Gill has been asked to rejoin RCHS to meet the need for a Spanish teacher. Sarah received her BA in Spanish and Secondary Education from K-State. She studied in Mexico City for one summer and has since been selected for two Fulbright Hayes study opportunities, spending a month in Mexico in 2000 and in Paraguay in 2007. She has also helped 3 student groups travel to Spanish-speaking countries, 2 to Mexico and 1 to Costa Rica. In the summer of 2015 she had the opportunity to travel to Spain for the first time while on a trip to visit her daughter in the UAE. Sarah previously taught pre-school in the Leonardville area, Spanish for USD 379 and Spanish at RCHS for 14 years. She retired and became a half time lay pastor for the Green and Morganville United Methodist Churches. She continues in that position so will be part time at RCHS. The same classes as before will be offered with the reduction in time coming from extra assignments and a lab on Wednesdays monitored by a long term sub. Sarah is excited to give students the benefits that learning another language brings with it!
Jonathan Bostick, High School Custodian
Jonathan Bostick is excited to be back at Riley County Schools as a High School custodian. Jonathan was born in Ceres, California. When working in construction most of his life he realized finding an inside job is what he really wanted to do. He has worked for Riley County Schools before has a High School custodian for PCI and really enjoyed it. After, recently returning to the Riley County area he knew he wanted to come back to work for U.S.D. 378 because of the family orientated staff and atmosphere. He is very excited to be working with a great staff!