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  Many teachers and students nationwide are undoubtedly celebrating the start of summer break. But, like many students getting summer jobs, a lot of teachers are looking for ways to make extra cash over the summer. In our previous blog post, 5 Ways Subs Can Make Extra Income Over the Summer, we gave you some… Read more »

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  Doretha Bighems is not only a substitute teacher with MHED, she is also a veteran. For 23 years, Doretha served our country in the United States Army, Active Army National Guard, and United States Army reserve. “I am a graduate of Officer Candidate School (OCS) and various Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) Schools,” Doretha said. “Other… Read more »

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  Corey Sears has worked a lot of different jobs. “I have worked in construction, painting, a call center, as a receptionist in a doctor’s office, in a seafood and meat department, and have done tree work and landscaping,” Corey said. Though he’s a man of many talents, Corey decided to join the MHED team… Read more »

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Honor the Substitute Teachers in Your District May 7 – 11 Substitute teachers make an incredible impact on our children’s education. In fact, one full year of a child’s K-12 education is taught by substitute teachers, according to the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University. In recognition of all they do, schools across the country… Read more »

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  As a pitcher at St. Louis University, Matt Eckelman was eying a career in the majors before an elbow injury sidelined him during his junior year. “Sitting out, it was hard at first,” Matt told the St. Louis Dispatch in 2016. “But, I was pretty sure everything would work out.” He was right. Matt… Read more »

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  Anne Quinly is no stranger to the classroom. Before becoming a substitute teacher with MHED, Anne taught in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools for 30 years. “I taught one year in a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri while finishing my masters in behavior disorder/emotionally disturbed from the University of Missouri – Kansas City,”… Read more »

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  As an actress, Marianne Tennant finds her skills from the stage work well in the classroom. “As a substitute, you have to be on because you never know what you are going to walk into.” Marianne has always had a passion for acting. As a child, she and her eight brothers and two sisters… Read more »

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  Linda Zohner understands that being an educator is a huge responsibility. “Being a substitute teacher provides me an opportunity to take a look at this generation of students, within the context of their schools,” she said. “It is both humbling and challenging to interact with the next generation of adults in our country.” Before… Read more »

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  If Laura Girard-Munroe is going to do something, she goes “all out.” That’s why, after she began running 18 years ago to lose weight, her first races were a 12K and half-marathon. “I ran my first marathon because I entered a marathon naming contest in my hometown of Maryville, MO,” Laura said. “They picked… Read more »

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  Emilie Reinertsen has always enjoyed working with children. Before she was a substitute teacher, Emilie worked for the Children’s Division at the Department of Social Services in Missouri. “I was a Children’s Service Worker for 5 years,” Emilie said. “I worked with children and families providing protective services in instances of abuse and neglect,… Read more »