New Teachers Welcomed To Mexico School District

(Story written by Marci Orr)

Mexico School District welcomed 36 new teachers to the district this week. The five-day professional development (PD) included district information, such as special education training, trauma-informed practices, classroom procedures, teacher certification follow-ups, and general welcomes from school administrators. The PD was organized by the district’s two new instructional coaches: Carey Knipfel (elementary coach) and Lara Brunk (secondary coach).

An introduction to the Mexico community was also a big part of the week’s program. Mexico representatives visited with the new staff about voter registration, local education grants, and the retired teachers association. Many businesses visited to sponsor breakfasts and lunches for the new teachers.

The Bulldog educators also became acquainted with the layout of the community by participating in a scavenger hunt to local businesses and popular institutions. The hunt ended at the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce with a school and community Meet & Greet.

All district staff returns on Wednesday, August 16, and school starts on Wednesday, August 23. Parents are encouraged to check their emails regularly for school updates and may also follow the district and building Facebook pages for more information.

List of New Teachers and Building Assignments:

Bowen, Brooke Kindergarten, MELC

Branch, Hanna PE, EF

Daino, Kate Counselor, MHS

Davolt, London Kindergarten, MELC

England, Genae English, MHS

Evans, Heather Music, HAW

French, Katie PE/Health, MHS

Groves, Sidny Science, MHS

Guthrie, Mikala Math, MMS

Hagedorn, Justin Science, MHS

Harris, Jennifer Special Education, MMS

Hawkins, Matt Building Trades, HCC

Holman, Melissa Computers, MMS

Hudson, Rebecca Journalism, MHS

Kaiser, Molly First Grade, EF

Krigbaum, Barb Math, MMS

Loyd, Charmae Science, MMS

Nilges, Lindsey Kindergarten, MELC

Paden, Eric Auto Mechanics, HCC

Parks, Cheyenne Title I, EF

Poehlman, Keri Counselor, HCC

Mattox, Allison Social Worker, Elementary

Nunnelly, Janae Fifth Grade, EF

Ray, DeIla (Dee-I-La, D-e-capital I-l-a) Welding, HCC

Reid, McKenzieSpecial Education, MMS

Sewell, Julie Parents as Teachers, MELC

Scott, DevinPE, MHS

Scheiner, Jennifer Special Education, EF

Schutte, Nicole Kindergarten, MELC

Slater, Latimer Social Studies, MMS

Stephens, Kelsey Special Education, HAW

Stinnett, Emaly Special Education, MHS

Terry, Christina Ag, HCC

Vogel, Marlena Fourth Grade, EF

Warmbrodt, Amanda Fifth Grade, EF

Webber, Amy Fourth Grade, HAW





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