Former teacher takes reigns at Red Cross

Newly appointed Red Cross Community Chapter Executive Bill Steinbrunner sees his background as a teacher as an advantage when it comes to performing his duties.

“I think my experience in education gives me some skills that will make it possible for me to work with the people,” Steinbrunner said. “I’ve spent my whole adult life working with people, whether it’s a classroom full of kids or adults at an after school meeting. I guess I just have a desire to help people.”

Before landing a job at the Red Cross, Steinbrunner was a student teacher supervisor at Wright State University-Lake Campus. While at Wright State, he also did some part-time teacher training. Prior to his work at the university level, Steinbrunner was the Director of Instruction at St. Marys City Schools. He retired from that position in July 2012.

He has also been involved in other public service positions. In his hometown of Coldwater, Ohio, Steinbrunner was on the Coldwater Tree Commission for nine years, and was co-chairman of the Committee for the 175th Anniversary Celebration of Coldwater in 2013.

For the full story, see the Monday, Feb. 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.