7334 North Elyria Road, West Salem, OH 44287
Phone: 419-846-3519
Fax: 419-846-3584
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Joelyn Allshouse

Family: My husband's name is Ben. We have been married for 24 years. We have three children who attend Northwestern Local School District. Jordan is a sophomore in high school. Shayna is an eighth grader, and Jared is in the second grade.

Name of parents: Charles (deceased) and Martha Steiner

Pets: I have one dog named Lady and a goldfish named Chewy. 

High School Graduated from: Northwestern High School

College Graduated From: Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, playing card games, ping pong, and volleyball, going for walks in the outdoors, and spending time with friends.

Recently Read BooksA Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah and One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Favorite Movie: Sound of Music

Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite Sports Team:            College:   Ohio State Buckeyes

                                                 Professional: Cleveland Cavaliers and Indians

The best thing about Northwestern is… how everyone works together to help the students reach their highest potential. 

Who inspired me to choose this career path: My mom inspired me to teach children while tutoring students in her first grade classroom when in the sixth grade.

Few people know that I… am normally left-handed, but I chose to bat in softball right-handed.

My greatest hero is… my mom who raised me on her own with God's help after my dad died when I was 15 years old.

My greatest phobia is… snakes

My favorite Quote/Phrase/Scripture…“ O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from a far…. You hem me in-- behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:1-2, 5

My greatest accomplishment is… teaching and training my own children to serve God.

Words of Wisdom… Love God first, then others, and ourselves last.

Alison Fiala


Family: Married to Brent Fiala

     Children: Cayden 6th grade, Logan 4th grade, Briella 2nd grade

Name of parents: Ed and Jackie Masonis

Pets: Two dogs, Dexter and Millie

High School Graduated from: Cloverleaf

Hobbies: I enjoy watching sporting events, especially if my kids are playing! I also enjoy cooking and baking. 

Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind

Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite Sports Team:            College: Ohio State                 Professional: Cleveland Indians

The best thing about Northwestern is: that the community is always at the ready to help other community members in need or crisis. 

Few people know that: I played tennis in High School. 

My greatest hero is: my mother. She has never let her illness or other obstacles stop her from doing the things she loves. 

My favorite Quote/Phrase/Scripture is:  “You cannot have a positive outcome with a negative mindset”.

My greatest accomplishment is: being a mother. I am so proud of my children’s accomplishments. I am grateful I get to be a part of their lives and help them grow into responsible and caring people. 

Words of Wisdom: Be the reason someone smiles today! This posted in several classrooms, and I love it. A simple kind word or gesture can make someone’s day much brighter!

Teresa Harbaugh


Family: Husband Ernie & Boys- Aiden 2 years old & Austin 15 months old

Name of parents: Ken Guinta (my mom is deceased)

Pets: dog, Casey (a Great Dane)

High School Graduated from: Highland High School, Medina Ohio

College Graduated From: The University of Akron B.S. in Education & Baldwin-Wallace College M.A. in Education

Hobbies: cooking & baking

Recently Read Books:                                                                                     

Talented Children and Adults: Their Development and Education by Jane Piirto

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown & countless other children’s books

Favorite Movie: any movie on the Hallmark Channel 

Favorite Restaurant: LongHorn Steakhouse

Favorite Sports Team:      College: Ohio State Buckeyes       Professional: Cleveland Cavaliers

The best thing about Northwestern is- the staff!

Few people know that- my nickname is Tessie and I have been called that since I was born.

My greatest hero is- my father

My greatest phobia is- getting burned

My favorite Quote/Phrase/Scripture- “A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, & wisdom in the pupils.”  Ever Garrison

My greatest accomplishment is: my children

Words of Wisdom- A smile is contagious, don’t leave home with it!

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