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5347 Benton Rd.     Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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Physical Education/Health - Jeffery Sturm

Mr. Sturm is a Health and PE teacher in McCracken County.  This will be his sixth year teaching in McCracken County.  Prior to teaching at Reidland Middle and Reidland Intermediate School, Mr. Sturm spent one year teaching at Lone Oak High School and four years at Farley Elementary.  When he isn't teaching, Mr. Sturm spends his time coaching football and boys basketball at McCracken County High School.  Mr. Sturm grew up in Paducah and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion.  During his time at the University of Kentucky, Mr. Sturm worked as a student athletic trainer with the football, baseball, and men's basketball teams.  He also spent two summers interning with the Denver Broncos. 
Click here to go to Mr. Sturm's website 

Art - Cathy Lyles

Mrs. Cathy Lyles is an artist, art teacher, farm wife and mother to 3 exceptional children who love art as much as she does. She has a Bachelor's degree in Art, Certification in Art Education, Endorsement in Gifted Education and Master's Degree in Elementary Education-Teacher Leadership from Murray State University. Her favorite hobbies are painting, weaving and playing with her baby goats. Mrs. Lyles is starting her 7th year teaching art in McCracken County Schools and year 16 as an art teacher.
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Spanish - Sr. Jose A. Garcia


My Family includes four brothers and three sisters. I was born in the high remote mountains of Colombia in the town of Santa Barbara.  We lived in an even smaller remote town called Damasco before my mother moved us to the metropolis of Medellin where I graduated from High School at La Salle.  I immigrated to the United States in 1984 and became a Citizen in 1996. My College education began at Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, NC and continued at UNC-Asheville where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish/Education.
My first teaching position was at A.C. Reynolds Middle School and I have taught at Cane Creek and Owen Middle schools as well. I moved to Kentucky in 2014 and began teaching at Reidland Middle and McCracken County High Schools. This year I am with two schools again; Reidland Intermediate and Middle.
My other interests include cooking, jogging, beachcombing, swimming, listening to many different types of music and horseback riding. When time and budget permits, I enjoy traveling to Colombia for family visits.

College and Career Readiness - Glenda Wyatt

Mrs. Glenda Farmer-Wyatt has been teaching for 35 years total, with 31 of those years in Kentucky.  She loves teaching students and feels so blessed to be able to teach the wonderful students of Reidland Middle.  Mrs. Wyatt graduated from Murray State University with a Business Education Degree, and a Marketing/English/Journalism Minor. She also received her Master's and plus from Murray State University.  Mrs. Wyatt teaches Basic Communications, College and Career Readiness and Personal Finance classes at Reidland Middle School.  She is the proud mother of Cole and Luke Wyatt. Cole will be a senior in high school and Luke will be a junior at Marshall County High School. Mrs. Wyatt, her husband, Craig, and her sons live in Benton, Kentucky.  Her family also has a precious St. Bernard dog name Bruno.   


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Choir & Band - Chris Thornton

Chris Thornton has been teaching music for McCracken County Public Schools since 2004.. He received both his Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Music Education from Murray State University. As well as teaching, Mr. Thornton performs throughout the region; including rock group Revelry, and Jazz group Z.T.R. Mr. Thornton serves as Director of Music Ministry at Reidland Methodist Church and lives in Lone Oak with his wife Karie and two children Rylee Max and Lyla James. 

Robotics - Caleb Bogaczyk

Caleb Bogaczyk teaches 8th grade Science, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), and is the Defensive Coordinator of the McCracken County Middle School Football team. Mr. Bogaczyk came to Reidland Middle School in 2010 after leaving a career in residential youth treatment in Birmingham, AL. He attended Murray State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree Biology with a chemistry minor and also has a Masters of Arts in Education. Mr. Bogaczyk was a member of the 1995-96 Murray State Racer Football team which won back to back OVC Championships and is widely regarded as the best football team in Murray State history.

Mr. Bogaczyk and his wife DeeAnn have two girls Olivia is in the 7th grade at North Marshall Middle School and Lauren who is in the 3rd grade this year at Calvert City Elementary. Olivia is a competitive soccer player who has had opportunities to play all of the United States and was invited to play for the Superclubs National Team in England for the past two years. Lauren loves to sew and is practicing to become a gymnast.  

Library Media Specialist - Stephanie Rathgeber

Stephanie Rathgeber is the library media specialist at Reidland Middle School. She has a bachelors degree in education from Murray State University, as well as a masters degree in reading and writing from University of the Cumberlands, and a masters in library sciences from Western Kentucky University. She began her career as an educator many years go, right here at RMS as an 8th grade language arts teacher. She went on to teach junior and senior English at McCracken County High School, where she ran the student news organization, the Mustang Messenger. Stephanie lives in Reidland with her husband Shaun and her 4 kids, Emmett, Jillian, Norah, and Ezra. Outside of her love of books, she has a deep love of foreign missions and serving people. She recently spent her summer working in the community school of Lusaka, Zambia. 

Curriculum Specialist - Jodi Belt

Mrs. Jodi Belt is a graduate of the former Reidland High School and is proud to be a life-long resident of the Reidland area.  After high school, she attended PCC and Murray State University to obtain her teaching degree.  After working in Crittenden County for her first six years, she was blessed to be hired at RMS in 1996 and have been back in Reidland area schools ever since. In 2013, she became an instructional coach at Farley Elementary and made the move to RIS and RMS in 2015.  Mrs. Belt is the proud mom of two wonderful sons, Zach and Wes, and currently lives in Reidland with her husband, Todd.   

Feel free to email Mrs. Belt at or call 270-538-4190 ext. 8653 if she can be of assistance.

Orchestra- Mr. Anthony Brown

McCracken County Schools
District Office
5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of McCracken County Schools are hereby notified that the McCracken County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning McCracken County Schools™ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact: Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel and/or Director of Pupil Personnel, 5347 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003, (270) 538-4000. The McCracken County School System offers the following career and technical programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Agriculture, Business and Office Technology, Technology and Pre-Engineering. Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: Mr. Michael Ceglinski, Principal of McCracken County High School, 6530 New Highway 60 West, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-538-4300, To obtain this information in a language other than English, call 270-538-4000.
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Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
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