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Meet Bev Kelley.  When Bev is not substitute teaching, she is elbow deep as the sole owner and employee of Home Works by Bev, her own home improvement business. Bev’s love for home improvement started when she was very young.  “I can remember redecorating my bedroom, moving the furniture around when I was a child…. Read more »

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Becky Farabi joined MHED about a year ago, but has been an educator for over 35 years. “I started as a Special Education teacher in the Independence, Missouri School District,” Becky said. “After a few years, I decided I wanted to focus on the teaching of reading, so I worked as a Title I Remedial Reading… Read more »

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  When unsafe lead levels poisoned the water in Flint, MI, Tarence Maddox knew he needed to do something. So, he helped take 48,000 pounds of clean water to the beleaguered city. “I will never forget the looks on the residents’ faces who thanked us as we took water door to door,” Maddow said. “I… Read more »

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Congratulations to our January Sub of the Month Terence Wilson, Jr! Terence began substitute teaching about two years ago because of his desire to work with children. “I love children and the flexibility to work with so many students at a time,” Terence said. His goal is to be a role model and encourage his… Read more »

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Carol began substitute teaching 11 years ago because of her love for children and teaching. “I realize how important education is in opening doors for children and youth,” she said. “I’m a former literacy aide and have always had, and continue to have, a desire to learn.” As a substitute, her goal is to be… Read more »

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As the father of a professional football coach, Bill Nagy’s favorite team has changed more than once. Born and raised in central New Jersey, Bill grew up loving the New York Giants — and hating their arch-rivals the Philadelphia Eagles. That is, until his son Matt began coaching for them. “Overnight, I had become a… Read more »

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  Winter weather is here, and along with it, cold and flu season. Teachers and substitute teachers are especially susceptible to these viruses. In an effort to keep educators healthy, STEDI recently released some tips to help you avoid getting sick. Wash Hands Sleep Exercise Get flu shot Keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer… Read more »

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  If you complete the regular teacher’s lesson plan early, use these emergency lesson plans to keep your students busy! Elementary School Lesson Plan Directions: Below are the coordinates of cities along the route Santa Claus takes as he travels the world. Use a map, atlas, or globe to answer the questions about each location…. Read more »

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Rebecca Larkin has been involved in education for most of her adult life. She taught for a couple of years after graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. When Rebecca started having children, she decided to stay home with her children and homeschool them. During that time, Rebecca continued her role as… Read more »

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  More than 1 in 4 full-time teachers are chronically absent from school, according to the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights. The department labels teachers who miss 10 or more days per school year as “chronically absent.” A recent analysis of this data by Education Week found that teacher absenteeism varies from state… Read more »