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 »

5 More Ways Subs Can Make Extra Income Over the Summer

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  Many teachers and students nationwide are undoubtedly celebrating the start of summer break. But, like many students getting summer jobs, a lot of teachers are looking for ways to make extra cash over the summer. In our previous blog post, 5 Ways Subs Can Make Extra Income Over the Summer, we gave you some… Read more »

5 Ways to Celebrate Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

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Honor the Substitute Teachers in Your District May 7 – 11 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… Read more »

March Sub of the Month: Anne Quinly

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  Anne Quinly is no stranger to the classroom. Before becoming a substitute teacher with MHED, Anne taught in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools for 30 years. “I taught one year in a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri while finishing my masters in behavior disorder/emotionally disturbed from the University of Missouri – Kansas City,”… 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 »

December Sub of the Month: Jenna Merriman

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  After her kids started first grade, Jenna Merriman decided it was time to get back to substitute teaching. “I really enjoy the kids and the variety of classes I get to teach,” Jenna said. “I love the hugs from the kids who remember me.” Prior to her substitute teaching career, Jenna earned a Bachelor’s… Read more »

September Sub Spotlight: Jane Davis

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  Jane Davis retired as a Teacher in Kansas City, KS USD 500 after 32 years of teaching. While she was a teacher she worked out at the local community college and met a lifetime friend at the gym, Lorene Jones. Jane and Lorene were both getting close to retirement and while they were walking… Read more »

How Substitutes Can Make a Positive First Impression at a School

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  It doesn’t take long for people to form an opinion of you. That’s why making a good first impression is so crucial. This is especially true for substitute teachers. When school administrators, teachers, and staff gain a positive first impression of you, you are more likely to be asked back, leading to more consistent… Read more »

Sub Spotlight: Bill Nagy

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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 »

Emergency Lesson Plans: October

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Elementary: Pumpkin Life Cycle                         Fall is a great time to study pumpkins! This resource can help students describe and identify the life cycle of a pumpkin. You could also have your students write stories about: The last pumpkin in the patch from the… Read more »