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By Allison Kirch, Staffing Specialist for MHED Understanding and Applying Tier 1 Maslow’s Hierarchy covers all needs we have as humans to be available for self-growth to meet full potential. The first tier being basic needs. As teachers, we need to be empathetic of each student’s unique situations. If a child is tired and is… Read more »

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I worked as a zookeeper at the Kansas City Zoo for 7 years. I got my degree in environmental science at KU and worked as a naturalist at the Lawrence nature center for 3 years before taking a job at the zoo. I spent a lot of time doing the bird show and giving educational… Read more »

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By Allison Kirch, Staffing Specialist for MHED “If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.” – Barbara Colorose. Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who in 1943 developed what he… Read more »

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Each month we like to highlight a substitute teacher who has a unique skill, hobby, or story. This month we are highlighting substitute teacher Ann Alexander. I learned woodworking when I was teaching at Lawrence HS. The woodshop teacher, Jay Hundley, taught me how to use all the shop equipment and let me use the… Read more »

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Tom and Debbie Sack have been substitute teachers for MHED since October 2015. We appreciate their dedication to teaching the students and their willingness to work as often as they can. They communicate with MHED daily about future available jobs and we truly appreciate their loyalty and hard work. We have been married almost 45… Read more »

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  I’ve been married to Carl for ten years after having lost my first husband in 2005. I have a daughter, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Having been the daughter of an Air Force chaplain, I lived in nine different places including Alaska and England by the time I was in sixth grade but have… Read more »

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  Debbie Price is our December Substitute of the Month. She takes a lot of last minute assignments, receives phenomenal feedback, has excellent classroom management skills and communicates consistently with MHED staff. Debbie is highly requested by teachers. Thank you Debbie for your dedication to the students in the community! What do you like most… Read more »

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  Sarah Rahija is a substitute teacher in the Lawrence School District, and this is her second year with MHED. Sarah consistently receives positive feedback from teachers and is frequently requested. The students love having Sarah as their substitute teacher and also say hi to her when she is out and about in Lawrence. Sarah… Read more »

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  Clarence Logan was chosen as the October substitute of the month because he is dependable, willing to work wherever is needed. He is a great team player with a great attitude. Thank you, Clarence, for all you do. We truly appreciate all of your hard work. What do you like most about being a… Read more »