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The MHED Team would like to congratulate the May Sub of the Month Peggy Brown! Peggy Brown is originally from Pennsylvania. She attended Shippensburg University straight out of high school and majored in Elementary Education and minored in Social Studies. Peggy says, “It’s hard growing up near Gettysburg, PA and not loving learning about history!”… Read more »

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For some substitute teachers, summer is a welcomed break — a chance to travel, catch up on projects around the house, lounge at the pool, or spend time with family. For others, it’s an opportunity to make some extra cash. But unless you are able to get substitute jobs for summer school, you need to… Read more »

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Honor the substitutes in your district May 2-9 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 will celebrate… Read more »

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If you live in Wyandotte County, the name Kelly Kultala may be familiar to you.  Kelly was a Kansas State Senator for the 5th District from 2008-2012.  She also served on the Piper USD 203 School Board in 1999-2001 and 2006-2007 and the Unified Government of WYCO/KCK Board of Commissioners in 2001-2005.  She also ran… Read more »

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Barb grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and attended Kansas State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Health Education.  After college, she had a great opportunity to go to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone, which is where she had worked for 2 summers during her junior and senior years of college. While… Read more »

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  Time and time again, substitute teachers find themselves trying to fill classroom time. Whether you finish the lesson plan early, or the teacher failed to leave a lesson plan, you need to be prepared to fill the extra time with something of value. One way to fill time is to teach good study habits…. Read more »

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Have you ever wondered who is actually behind those black and white stripes you see on the college basketball courts? Meet Nick Marshall, a college Big 12, SEC, Missouri Valley, C-USA and Summit basketball referee and one of our amazing MHED substitute teachers. Nick played baseball and basketball in high school in Coffeyville, Kansas, and… Read more »

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The MHED Team would like to congratulate our February Sub of the Month Anne Martin!    Congratulations to Anne Martin, MHED February 2016 Sub of the Month! Anne has been a substitute teacher with MHED since July of 2014. She has taken on many long term assignments as well as been a highly requested substitute… Read more »

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    When we think of the people responsible for educating our children, we typically think of teachers. But there is another unsung hero in America’s classrooms whose job is just as important as a teacher’s — the paraprofessional. There are currently more than 250,000 paraprofessionals working in schools across the country. They typically assist… Read more »

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With multiple states across the nation experiencing teacher shortages, substitute teachers are more in-demand than ever. According to Frontline Technologies, 62 percent of districts surveyed have a problem finding enough applicants for open positions. Opinions vary on what is causing the shortage — slashed budgets, low enrollment in teacher training programs, low pay — and… Read more »