MHED Team Member of the Month: Allison Kirch

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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 Staffing Specialist Allison Kirch! Tell us about your family and your background. I grew up most of my life in Overland Park, Kansas, although I’m originally from… Read more »

MHED Team Member of the Month: Teri Vahey

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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 Administrative Assistant Teri Vahey! Tell us about your family and your background? I am a twin and we were born in Heidelberg, Germany, my dad was a 1st… Read more »

October Sub of the Month: Rachel Wulff

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  Rachel is the sub of the month because we appreciate her hard work, dependability, and willingness to jump right in and help wherever needed. It is always a sigh of relief when we know Rachel can go in and do whatever is asked. What do you like most about being a Substitute Teacher? I… Read more »

Sub Spotlight: Doretha Bighems

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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 »

Sub Spotlight: Matt Eckelman

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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 »

Sub Spotlight: Marianne Tennant

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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 »

January Sub of the Month: Emilie Reinertsen

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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 »

Tips for Successfully Working with Special Education Students

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  Special education students are a part of the regular classroom environment — and for good reason. They deserve to feel included and to receive the same education as mainstream students. As a substitute teacher, it’s inevitable that you will have the opportunity to work with special needs students on many assignments. While this can… Read more »

November Sub of the Month: Cecilia McDonald

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After Cecelia McDonald retired, she missed seeing and connecting with her students. She felt she still had a lot to offer, so she became a substitute teacher. “Substitute teaching allows me to interact with kids and stay current with education trends,” Cecelia said. “I love that every day is new when I’m subbing.” Before becoming… Read more »

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

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  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought we’d share some of our MHED family’s favorite turkey day recipes. Check out the recipes below to find some Thanksgiving favorites along with some non-traditional dishes from the MHED team.   Main Dishes   Turkey Dumpling Soup from Kathryn Zahn, Staffing Specialist at MHED  Ingredients for… Read more »