New Teachers In Local Area Schools

Northwest, Iowa — It’s another school year! Parents are shopping for school supplies, children are winding down their summer activities, and teachers are preparing their classrooms.

This year there are many new teachers in our area schools. Sheldon Community Schools have thirteen new teachers, yet, according to Superintendent Corey Myer,  they are still looking to fill two more teaching positions.

Superintendent Myer did tell us about a new program Sheldon schools are involved in.

The Teacher and Paraeducator Apprenticeship Program was announced by Governor Kim Reynolds in January of this year.  It allows students and paraeducators to earn their teaching degree by working in the classroom. It allows more hands on learning. It allows students and paraeducators to get paid while working in the classroom, also it provides scholarships for college classes that are needed.

Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools have eleven new teachers. Superintendent James Craig told KIWA that they are still looking for a couple positions. If these positions do not get filled by the time school begins they will need to go to Plan B, which they are still working out.

Central Lyon Schools have four new teachers, three of which have a background in teaching and one is brand new to teaching. They have no positions open, but Superintendent Brent Jorth does have some advice to anyone looking at going into the teaching field.

Boyden-Hull Schools have five new teachers. They still need a Instrumental Music and Math teacher, but have hired a long term substitute for Math until they can find a permanent teacher.

Superintendent Steve Grond also has some advice to anyone wanting to become a teacher.

KIWA would like to congratulate all the new teachers and wish you all a great school year!

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