Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 22 August 2007 05:05Click image to enlarge
For the 2007-08 school year, the Peabody-Burns school district has seven new teachers and the Canton-Galva district has 13.Peabody
In Peabody, Joseph Credit will teach math for grades seven to nine as his first contracted teaching job after substituting for four years and also working in drop-out recovery at Clay Center High School.
“This is my first contract where I’ll be seeing the same people everyday and watching them progress and helping them...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 22 August 2007 04:57Tabor College graduate Jeremy Jordan has been hired to serve as director of alumni relations at Tabor College.
Jordan graduated from Tabor College in 2005 with a degree in business administration with a marketing concentration.
He also was involved in music and theater.
“As a young alumnus of Tabor College, Jeremy is passionate about serving at Tabor College,” said Jim Elliott, vice-president for advancement.
“His knowledge of both the alumni and church constituencies, communication skills, and creativity will be great assets in his new role at Tabor.”
Prior to coming to Tabor, Jordan was an assistant manager of Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Ames and Marshalltown, Iowa.
“As alumni director, I’m very excited to interact...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 22 August 2007 04:56Former Hillsboro Star-Journal editor Grant Overstake has been hired as director of communications at Tabor College.
Overstake, a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, has worked as a reporter for the Wichita Eagle and Miami Herald.
Most recently, Overstake served as editor of the Hillsboro Star-Journal, where his work earned a dozen “Excellence in Newspaper Awards” from the Kansas Press Association.
Overstake, 50, also has served as an officer in The Salvation Army and as a pastor in the United Methodist Church.
“Grant’s experience in journalism, non-profit management, and ministry are ideally suited for his new role at Tabor," said Jim Elliott, vice-president for...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 August 2007 10:42Clockwise from top left: Herbel, C. Haslett, J Haslett, Lundberg. Click image to enlarge
Two of the four new teachers coming to Unified School District 410 this fall are not strangers to the Hillsboro community.
Chris Herbel, who lives in rural Lehigh, comes as a first-year teacher through the Marion County Special Education Cooperative. She will be the primary provider for a total of 18 students in the third and fourth grades who have an individualized education plan.
Herbel has family roots in this area, but grew up in Wichita and graduated with a business degree from Friends University in 1985. Already interested in teaching at the time, she eventually earned an elementary education degree through Tabor College...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 08 August 2007 04:52Principal Rod Garman comes to Marion Elementary School with a desire to, “Simply be the best.”. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press<p>
Rod Garman, Marion Elementary School’s new principal, knows that a well-rounded education makes a person well-rounded. And there’s something to be said for being a well-rounded person.
Having completed a bachelor’s degree in communication with emphases in speech and drama and pre-law studies at Bethel College, Garman’s education enabled him to shift gears following his first year of law studies at Washburn University.
“The culmination of your life experience makes you who you are, and for me, going to law school was a disciplined course of study,” Garman said.
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