IHS teacher: Students can grow from pandemic turmoil

Iola High School drama teacher Regina Chriestenson is among those working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She spoke in a podcast interview about the new teaching environment.

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April 21, 2020 - 10:25 AM

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If ever a global pandemic were to befall a class of students, this year’s 2020 graduates are well-equipped, according to Regina Chriestenson, speech and drama teacher at Iola High School.

“I know this sounds odd, but I truly believe that if this were going to happen to a group of people, they were the right group, at least in Iola, for it to happen to,” Chriestenson said. “They are resilient. They are go-getters. They make things happen. They’re all going to do great things in their own ways.”

Click here to hear Regina Chriestenson’s podcast interview.

“In the grand scheme of things, missing out on baseball, state forensics or the spring musical isn’t the end of the world. But when you’re 18, it can seem like the end of the world. My heart goes out to them,” she said. 

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