Briar Staff

The Pair Who Runs Briar MIddle School
Posted on 08/26/2019
Briar Middle School secretaries Jen Martin and Bonnie FantozziWhen parents of Briar Middle School students call to report a sick child or ask a question of Principal Scott Matheny, they’re greeted with a cheerful “Good morning, Briar Middle School.”

The friendly voice they hear belongs to either Jen Martin or Bonnie Fantozzi.

Mrs. Martin, the building secretary, has been with the Perkins Local School District for 16 years, first as a computer aide at Meadowlawn Intermediate, and 10 years as a secretary, the most recent two years at Briar. She loves the kids at Briar.

“This is the best age group,“ Mrs. Martin says. “They’re grown up, but yet they’re still young.”
Mrs. Fantozzi agrees: “We have fun kids … The thing things these kids say.”

Mrs. Fantozzi has been with the school district for nine years, including the past 1½ years at Briar. Previously she was a playground aide and a paraprofessional.

The secretaries suggest that parents and guardians always be sure not to forget to call and report their child is sick or will be absent.

“We always need to know when they’re not going to be here and where they're at,” Mrs. Fantozzi said. “Otherwise, we’ll be making phone calls.”

If you need to report your child absent, call (419) 625-0132 before school or as soon as possible.