Sub Spotlight: Karen Swanson

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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 »

Sub Spotlight: Ann Alexander

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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 »

Sub of the Month: Sebastian Bonner

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  Sebastian has been a wonderful substitute teacher for MHED and is always willing to step up and take on difficult positions. He communicates any incidents he may encounter with students right away and always breaks down the entire situation, so we know how to follow up with the issue if needed. Teachers and administrators… Read more »

How to Celebrate Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

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Celebrate Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week May 6 – 10 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… Read more »

April Sub of the Month: Mary Vardeman

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  We chose Mary as our Sub of the Month because she is dedicated to substitute teaching and the students. She consistently receives positive feedback from teachers and is a very hard-working substitute teacher. Thanks for everything Mary! What do you like most about being a substitute teacher? What I like most about substitute teaching… Read more »

March Sub of the Month: Kitsy Gray

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  Kitsy is our Substitute of the Month because of all the hard work she does for her students and MHED. She takes a lot of jobs and gets consistent positive feedback. We appreciate all that she does for the schools, students, and MHED. How long have you been a substitute teacher? I have been… Read more »

February Sub of the Month: Peggy Brown

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  MHED nominated Peggy Brown to be our February Sub of the Month. We deeply appreciate your hard work and commitment to the students and schools you work with. We appreciate your dedication in ensuring teachers return to their classrooms without a hitch- you leave very detailed notes, making learning engaging for students and are… Read more »

MHED Team Member of the Month: Carol Schmidt

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  Every month, we highlight one of our staff members so you can get to know the MHED team a little bit better. This month we spoke with Carol Schmidt! Tell us about your family and your background. My husband and I have 2 kids and I have been at Morgan Hunter for 22 years…. Read more »

Sub Spotlight: Sommer Brecheisen

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  Two and a half years ago, Sommer Brecheisen set off on a 3,100-mile adventure with her boyfriend, their two dogs, and a friend. They had decided to hike the Continental Divide Trail, a trail that spans Canada to Mexico. “I thought the endeavor would be a good graduation gift to myself,” Sommer said. “I… Read more »

January Sub of the Month: Kelly Gontesky

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  Kelly was chosen as the Sub of the Month because she has been so helpful and communicative throughout the entire semester. She is wonderful about emailing her availability the night before and is always willing to go wherever a substitute is needed that day. Kelly is flexible and takes on many last minute jobs… Read more »