That is a part of a collection that includes the brand new educators in Bourbon County. There are 26 new educators in USD 234.
Jon Barnes. Submitted.Jon Barnes, 23, is the brand new Fort Scott Excessive Faculty American Authorities and American Historical past trainer.
Barnes graduated from Fort Scott Neighborhood Faculty with an Associates of Science and from Pittsburg State College he earned a Bachelor of Science in Schooling.
He’s a primary 12 months trainer.
Barnes comes from Yates Heart. His household: mother Tonya Billiard Barnes of Fort Scott, dad is Kevin Barnes of Mound Metropolis.
In his spare time he enjoys strolling his canine, lifting weights, enjoying golf, basketball, watching films, enjoying video video games, searching/fishing, and is concerned on the Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene.
“I made a decision to grow to be a trainer after working as a tutor my second 12 months at FSCC,” he mentioned. “Each my mother and father are in schooling and so they actually impressed me, in addition to my fourth grade trainer and highschool cross nation coach, Rex McVey.”
“The a part of instructing I’m most enthusiastic about is attending to work with my college students,” he mentioned. “I’m in it for the youngsters, I really like constructing relationships and being a optimistic affect on the following technology.”
“As a primary 12 months trainer, I’m certain I’ll discover the challenges once we get rolling, however I look ahead to working via them,” he mentioned.
Mike Krull. Submitted photograph.Mike Krull, 56, is the brand new Fort Scott Excessive Faculty Bodily Schooling Instructor and head boys basketball coach.
He has a Bachelors of Science in Schooling Diploma from Pittsburg State College, with emphasis in bodily schooling and social research.
Krull taught at Louisburg, from 1991-1998 Frankfort, from 1998-2000, Yates Heart, from 2000-2002, and Parsons from 2002-2022.
He grew up in Girard, Kansas.
His spouse’s title is Misty and collectively they’ve 5 kids.
“Three are mine and two are hers,” Krull mentioned. “One son shy of Brady Bunch. I’ve a son Wesley, who’s a trainer at Parsons and two daughters, Kaylee, a trainer at Pittsburg, and Sydney, a senior at PSU. I’ve a step-daugher, McCarly, a nurse/RN in Pittsburg and a step-son, McCade, an unbiased contractor in SEK.”
A few of his pursuits exterior of college are “clearly basketball / sports activities, studying new cultures world wide, touring / cruising, grandchildren Rip and Myla,” he mentioned.
He turned a trainer as a result of he loved faculty, he mentioned. “I used to be all the time across the faculty atmosphere with my mom, a secretary, and father, a trainer. I went to Fort Scott Neighborhood Faculty and Pittsburg State College for my formal coaching, and actually take pleasure in being across the atmosphere.”
“Nobody individual actually impressed me to be a trainer, however actually a mixture of the general expertise. My mom, father, coaches, my highschool academics, and my school academics,” he mentioned.
“The most effective a part of instructing might be figuring out that different academics undergo the identical factor you undergo with college students and in addition the bonds which can be made with college students and their households and the bond with different college members,” Krull mentioned.
“In all probability the largest problem is figuring out that every day will probably be totally different, good or dangerous, from the earlier days,” he mentioned.
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