by K.C. Rowell for Our Lady of Lourdes Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018 If you attend an athletic event at Cecilia High School this school year, look for the 5-foot-1-inch dynamo on the sidelines. Whether it’s football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball or track, you’ll find athletic trainer Kathryn Resweber looking after the welfare of the players, as well as the cheerleaders and dance line. When you add in practice sessions and her full-time teaching role, it’s clear this is no 9-5 job. And unlike the coaches, she never has an off season. But instead of dreading a schedule that keeps her hustling year round, Resweber revels in it. “It takes a special kind of person to do what we do and love it. I mean you love the sports and you form relationships with the kids, the parents, the coaches, and you're part of a community and it's absolutely wonderful.” Take a game day. Because Resweber teaches a full load, she’s in the … [Read more...] about Are athletic trainers the unsung heroes of school sports?
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Jessica Bliss, Holly Meyer and Brett Kelman USA TODAY Network - Tennessee Published 3:00 p.m. UTC Aug 26, 2018 On one of his more challenging days, Johnathan refused to get on the school bus. He threw chairs and ran away from the teachers, fleeing to hide under a table at his elementary school. He lay there, curled up and crying when his mom was called to come and pick him up. And when Shaunqueen Leatherman arrived, worried and stressed, her son was asleep on the floor in that same spot. His mother and grandma, who works as a teaching assistant in Metro Nashville Schools, asked for help from the school and were connected with a school-based therapist. For a year, Johnathan's behavior underwent a "dramatic change," Leatherman says. He saw Laurie Jackson, a therapist from Centerstone who worked full time at Rosebank Elementary. He learned calm-down techniques. And if he was having a particularly tough day, he had someone nearby at school who understood him well enough to … [Read more...] about When we have mental health crises, are our schools, churches doctors offices prepared?
Brett Thompson Teacher's Name: Brett ThompsonSchool: Robert A. TaftSchool District: Crown PointTell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: He is a great teacher and role model.What did he/she do that stands out this year?: He helped me get through my eighth grade year. Kathleen LaMere Teacher's Name: Kathleen LaMereSchool: Lake Street Elementary SchoolSchool District: Crown PointTell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: Mrs. LaMere always makes learning fun for her students.What did he/she do that stands out this year?: Mrs. LaMere encourages her students to try their best and have self confidence. My daughter has improved her reading skills thanks to Mrs. LaMere’s loving and encouraging approach to teaching. Connie Scott Teacher's Name: Connie ScottSchool: Robert Taft Middle SchoolSchool District: Lake CentralTell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: She was very nice and fun, she would let you do stuff a little off task … [Read more...] about Meet Your NWI Educators: Jennifer Kaste, Hanover Central High School
Natalie Pempek Teacher's Name: Natalie PempekSchool: St. John the Evangelist SchoolSchool District: Lake CentralRecognition 1Tell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: Mrs. Pempek is incredibly devoted to her first grade students, teaching them in the best possible way. She loves making school fun by creating experiences and activities to make learning exciting. Mrs. Pempek loves art and helped lead art club activities for artists in the lower grades.What did he/she do that stands out this year?: This year she dressed up as a train conductor and created a train ride for students to make the story, "Gus Takes a Train" come to life. She also turned her classroom into a bat cave to teach students all the interesting facts about bats.Recognition 2Tell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: Mrs. Pempek is a gem! She is one in a million! She is always going above and beyond for her students. She makes learning fun and creates an environment of love and … [Read more...] about Meet Your NWI Educators: Rachel Anderson, Hanover Central High School
Danielle Mulder Teacher's Name: Danielle MulderSchool: Lake Street Elementary SchoolSchool District: Crown PointTell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: Mrs. Mulder is extremely patient and always encouraging the kids to keep trying. She reaches with a "can do" attitude recognizing the hard work and effort each child puts forth. She identifies small accomplishments on those that struggle urging them with confidence to push themselves to keep practicing. She recognizes self esteem and self confidence are so importance in the development of a child. Thank you, Mrs. Mulder!What did he/she do that stands out this year?: Works patiently with my son, recently diagnosed with a learning disability, encouraging him so he does not give up. Amanda Kosiba Teacher's Name: Amanda KosibaSchool: WinfieldRecognition 1Tell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: Mrs. Kosiba is amazing. She has taught my oldest and is now my youngest’s teacher. She has … [Read more...] about Meet Your NWI Educators: Sheila Sobecki, Springfield Elementary School