Sub Spotlight: Sherry Crawford

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  Sherry Crawford’s Christmas tree farm, Evening Star Pines, started small. “We had the ground, so my husband planted a few Christmas trees,” she said. What began as a few trees has transformed into a full-fledged Christmas tree farm with 6,000 trees of various sizes, fresh wreaths and arrangements, locally made jams and jellies, dog… Read more »

November Sub of the Month: Kim Stieben

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  What do you like most about being a substitute teacher? The uniqueness of all the students and schools I work in. As a long-term sub, I enjoy witnessing the growth of every student in the class. Why did you become a substitute teacher? What is your background or other jobs you have had? I’m… Read more »

Sub Spotlight: Sidney Grinter

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  You’ve seen the sunflower pictures from Grinter Farms on Instagram and Facebook. The ones with people posing amongst a seemingly endless field of sunflowers. The pictures have exploded in popularity recently. It seems everyone has made the trek to Grinter Farms to snap a photo with the sunflowers. But the sunflower field was never… 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 »

September Sub Spotlight: Ron Brown

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  Ron Brown is a busy guy. Not only is he a substitute teacher, he’s an author and musician. Ron began substitute teaching while in law enforcement. “I was in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff, a Park Ranger, and a Campus Police Officer. While a patrolman, I would substitute teach to give back to the… 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 »

February Sub of the Month: Linda Zohner

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  Linda Zohner understands that being an educator is a huge responsibility. “Being a substitute teacher provides me an opportunity to take a look at this generation of students, within the context of their schools,” she said. “It is both humbling and challenging to interact with the next generation of adults in our country.” Before… 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 »

October Sub of the Month: Eduardo Almanza

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Before he retired, Eduardo Almanza wanted to try something different. He had been working in the insurance industry after spending 37 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Aero-Medical Technician and he was looking for a change of pace. “I decided to become a substitute teacher on the suggestion of my wife,” Eduardo said…. Read more »

October Sub Spotlight: Brenda Ross

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If you’re going on safari soon, Brenda Ross has some advice. “The important thing to know when going on safari is that you have to be able to run fast and climb a tree.” Brenda should know. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she has been on her fair share of safaris. “There have been… Read more »