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Jennings County School Corp. has started the new school year with nearly 30 new staff members among its various schools. Some are familiar faces, such as former students, while others have come from other communities to teach in Jennings County.
Here is a look at some of the new staff members.
SUBJECT, SCHOOL: Language Arts at Jennings County High School
EDUCATION: Orleans High School (1986), IU Southeast and IU Bloomington (1997)
PRIOR TEACHING EXPERIENCE: English at Clarksville High School
WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE TEACHING IN JENNINGS COUNTY: “I’m happy to be close to home and to be teaching in a community that’s very similar to mine.”
SUBJECT, SCHOOL: Special education at Jennings County High School
EDUCATION: South Decatur High School (2000), Wilmington College (2004)
PRIOR EXPERIENCE: Agriculture at Warrick County High School; special education at Seymour High School, teacher’s aide for Jennings County School Corp.
WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE IN JENNINGS COUNTY: “I’m close enough to home so I can still be involved with my son.”
SUBJECT, SCHOOL: Fifth- and sixth-grade special education at North Vernon Elementary
EDUCATION: Jennings County High School (2009), University of Indianapolis (2013)
PRIOR EXPERIENCE: None
WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE TEACHING IN JENNINGS COUNTY: “It feels good to have the opportunity to come home and give back to my community.”
SUBJECT, SCHOOL: Guidance counselor at Jennings County High School
EDUCATION: Jennings County High School (2006), University of Indianapolis (undergraduate, 2009), IUPUI (master’s)
PRIOR EXPERIENCE: Madison Consolidated at-risk counselor
WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE TEACHING IN JENNINGS COUNTY: “I’m excited to be coming back home and to be working with all of the people here. I’m with a great team and we’re all passionate about our work. It feels good to be on my own turf.”
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