Jon Fike, Principal
My name is Jon Fike, and this is my 25th year in education including 17 years in administration. I joined the Carroll ISD staff 16 years ago as the district curriculum coordinator for K-6 math, science, social studies, and instructional technology. This will be my eleventh year at Old Union Elementary and tenth year as the Principal. My teaching experiences have ranged from high school to elementary, special education to general education in Highland Park ISD, Plano ISD, Coppell ISD, and Carroll ISD.
I have earned two graduate degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Arkansas. In addition, I earned my Bachelors of Science Degree in Special Education from the University of Arkansas. Woo Pig Sooiee!
I have an amazing wife, Allison. She serves as the Coordinator of Federal Programs in Carroll ISD. We have three children – two sons, Manning and Camden, and a daughter, Sophie.
Old Union Elementary has a talented staff and wonderful community of parents and students. I am honored to lead such a wonderful campus!
Reigan O'Quinn, Assistant Principal
Campus Behavior Coordinator
My name is Reigan O’Quinn. I am excited to be starting my 6th year as a part of Old Union’s well-respected faculty and staff in the role of Assistant Principal.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Texas, and my Master's Degree from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor, and have been teaching for a total of 20 years. I was a Second Grade Teacher at Monday Primary in Kaufman, Texas for three years, and have served in the roles as Science Lab Teacher, Second Grade Teacher, Special Education Teacher, and Counselor at Carroll Elementary for 15 years.
I am married to Keith O’Quinn and we have three children-Mysti, Brittney, and Brock, all Carroll graduates. When not at school you will probably see me at Dallas Cowboy games.
I feel very blessed and honored to be chosen to help serve the students and families of Old Union Elementary School and looking forward to a great school year.
Emily Casdorph, Counselor
My name is Emily Casdorph and I am so excited to be joining the OUES family! I have been a school counselor for 12 years in Virginia. I spent 11 years in a middle school and this past school year in an elementary school. Moving to elementary was such a wonderful experience and I am excited to continue as a school counselor at the elementary school level. I graduated with my bachelor's degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in 2004. I became a "double Duke" and earned my Master's and Educational Specialist degrees in School Counseling in 2011 from James Madison University. In addition to being a school counselor, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I am married to Dave Casdorph and have two children. My son, Owen, is 9 and will be entering the 3rd grade and my daughter, Cora, is 5 and will be entering Kindergarten this year.
As a school counselor, I believe in the power of strong relationships with students, staff, and parents. I am available and happy to listen when parents and staff have concerns. I also feel it is important to have an open door for students when they need support or a listening ear. I believe it is important to work as a team to support students in their social, emotional, and academic development. In the school counseling role, I am able to support students in various ways such as classroom guidance lessons, group meetings, individual meetings, and individual crisis support.
Please stop by and say hello! I am looking forward to meeting everyone!
Gracie Fike, Therapy Dog
Gracie is an 8 month old English Creme Golden Retriever puppy. She spends most of her time in the front office. No matter where she is working, she will always be accompanied by an adult. Gracie is continuing to work towards becoming a Certified Therapy Dog, supporting the students of OUES. She will be able to receive her therapy license this November.
Kathryn Stewart, Principal's Secretary
Cory Postema, Campus Secretary