Tag: new teacher

New band teacher Brandi Holt has a message for her current and future students that is even more appropriate in the COVID-19 era: “Nothing is too difficult. It’s just unfamiliar.” That principal is guiding Holt…

Grace Luther’s love of art started in middle school. “That’s when I noticed myself drawing on any scrap of paper,” she said. She wanted to help other middle school students discover their own passion for…

Rachel Boyd expects her elementary art students will change a lot over the school year, physically, mentally and emotionally. By next spring, their technical skills will have improved. More importantly, they won’t view themselves the…

Jarrett Roy knows he looks like one of his high school students. He doesn’t mind the comparison.  He earned a degree in physical education from Emporia State University this past May. He’s not much older…

For Jalissa Beachy, teaching music to elementary students during a pandemic is just the latest in a line of non-traditional educational experiences. It all goes back to her own early school years. As a fifth-grader…

It’s not unusual for a student to recognize a teacher at the local grocery store. It’s happened to Katelyn Rogers before.  But when it happened on Sunday, she couldn’t help feeling surprised. After all, she’s…

Kendra Britt, a new first grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, learned a lot about teaching from her aunt, Daryl Sigg. Sigg is the library media specialist for McKinley and Lincoln schools.  Britt grew up…

Teaching has become more than an avocation for Anna Mitchell. It fits neatly with her background in drama, where Mitchell often handled behind-the-scenes duties in assorted theatrical productions in her native Spring Hill. As she…

Danielle Bagshaw knew early on that she wanted to be a teacher. She came from a family of educators and grew up working basketball camps and saw the benefits in building those around her up.…