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?
Physical therapist years of school
SPINDALE, N.C. — From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror — waged in the name of the Lord. Congregants of the Word of Faith Fellowship were regularly punched, smacked, choked, slammed to the floor or thrown through walls in a violent form of deliverance meant to "purify" sinners by beating out devils, 43 former members told The Associated Press in separate, exclusive interviews. Victims of the violence included pre-teens and toddlers — even crying babies, who were vigorously shaken, screamed at and sometimes smacked to banish demons. "I saw so many people beaten over the years. Little kids punched in the face, called Satanists," said Katherine Fetachu, 27, who spent nearly 17 years in the church. Word of Faith Fellowship, an evangelical church with hundreds of members in North Carolina and branches in other countries, … [Read more...] about AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse
INDIANAPOLIS — The Gary Community School Corp. once again will have a dedicated middle school after the Indiana Distressed Unit Appeals Board on Friday approved new grade configurations recommended by the district's emergency manager.Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, all Gary students in grades 6 through 8 will attend the same school, rather than going to classes in a building with either elementary students or high school students.Emergency Manager Peggy Hinckley said the restructuring will allow the district to offer more courses geared toward middle school students, as well as sports, arts and other co-curricular programs that generally are not now available in most Gary schools.The change also means that going forward Gary's elementary schools will serve students in kindergarten through 5th grade, while West Side Leadership Academy will educate students in grades 9 through 12.Hinckley said no final decision has yet been made on which building will house the middle … [Read more...] about Banneker Achievement Center may become Gary’s new middle school
Christine McCollum Teacher's Name: Christine McCollumSchool: Area Career CenterSchool District: HammondRecognition 1Tell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: This specific teacher should be recognized for her hard work and dedication she puts onto her students. She makes her student strives for greatness. She make sure each student succeeds and learns to never give up. She a role model to all of her students. She goes out her way to make sure we visit different colleges and tells us to there never a limit to anything.What did he/she do that stands out this year?: She went out her way to make our future happen.Recognition 2Tell about this teacher and why he/she should be recognized?: Mrs. McCollum is an amazing teacher! She not only is the best teacher I have ever had, but she is a teacher that has brought out the best in me and all of my classmates. As a teacher you have to not only love the subject you teach, but have the passion to change people’s lives. … [Read more...] about Meet Your NWI Educators: JoAnn Harveth, Eads Elementary School
ST. JOHN — By the time he was a junior in high school in Calumet City, Al Gandolfi said he knew he wanted to do something that involved helping others, but he didn't know at the time what that career would be. The Lake Central School Board approved the retirement of Gandolfi, now 58, effective at the end of the school year after 34 years in education at almost every level, from teaching to his current position as assistant superintendent for Lake Central, a position he has held since the 2010-11 school year. "I'm just retiring. I'm not going to stop working," he said. "I had great opportunities in my life. I worked as a teacher at every development level, and I was an administrator at all developmental levels. Although I love my job and the people I work with, I have very little contact with the students, and I miss that." After starting out as a teacher in Calumet City, he moved to Indiana in the 1980s, first in Hammond and then Lake Central, before going to Munster as an … [Read more...] about After 34 years as educator, Lake Central’s Al Gandolfi starting new career