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This year Olathe North welcomes fifteen new teachers intothe nest this school year. Get to know them below and welcome them to Olathe North!

Mrs. Hirtz

Is this your first year teaching?

“No.”

Where did you teach before?

“I lived North of the river, so I taught at an elementary school, Saint Therese, 3rd grade.”

How is it adjusting from elementary school to high school?

 “It is a big jump. Last year I did a long term for a FACS teacher at Parkhill South, so I had a transition between the two.”

Mrs. Whitcomb

Is this your first time being a school nurse?

“No it is not. This will be my 4th year as a school nurse.”

What did you do before?

“I have experience in mother-baby, and also in labor and delivery. Also in fertility.”

Mr. Maddux

Is this your first year teaching?

“This is my first year teaching at North, but this ismy sixth year in public education.”

Where did you teach before-hand?

“Before, I was at Olathe Northwest High School, for five years, and my first three years as well, I taught in the elementary schools as well. So I was at Meadow Lane, Manchester Park, and Ravenwood.”

Ms. Sinclair

Is this your first year teaching? 

“Yes, I was a long-term sub last year.”

What class or classes do you teach?

“US history, Modern world history, assistant coach for drill team.”

What grades do you teach?

“I teach freshman and juniors and 9th-12th for drill team.”


Madame Marsh

Is this your first year teaching?

“No, it’s my 8th year.”

Where did you teach before?
“I taught at Mission Trail for 2 years and before
that Academy Lafayette, it’s a French immersion
school in Kansas City. This is my first year in high
school.”

What class or classes do you
teach?
“French.”

Mr. Barrios

Is this your first year teaching?

“No this is actually my third year teaching I first
started teaching music education in elementary
schools in Missouri.”
What class or classes do you teach?

“American Sign Language (ASL)”

Mrs. Arthur

Is this your first year teaching?

“No, I also taught at Bonner Springs for one year and
Blue Valley North West for two years.”
How is it adjusting from elementary school to high school?

“It is a big jump. Last year I did a long term for a FACS teacher at Parkhill South, so I had a transition between the two.”

Mrs. Gunderson

Is this your first year teaching?

“No, I have been teaching for 15 years; this is my first
year counseling.”

Mrs. Rettig

Is this your first year teaching?

“No, this is my 14th year.”

 

Mrs. Wenzel

Is this your first year teaching?

“This is my first year teaching at Olathe North, last year I was at Shawnee Mission West, and before that I taught for three years in Nashville, Tennessee. So total, I’ve been teaching for five years.”
What do you teach?

“I teach German, levels one through four and this is
the first year that we have all four levels here.”

Ms. De Vries

Is this your first year teaching?

“Not my first year ever, it’s my first year teaching here at North”.

Where did you teach before?

“I taught in Texas for ten years.”

Why do you teach specifically?

“I like the energy and the interaction with students that I
get on a daily basis.”

Ms. Henshaw

Is this your first year teaching?

“No, I taught at Emporia State for two years. Then I was a sub
and English teacher”

Mr. McCarthy

What do you teach?

“Band.”

What did you do before you came here?

“Before I came to North I was teaching at Bellevue
East High School. Previous to that, I taught at Avila
University and before that I taught at Lawrence High
School.”

Mr. Flood

Is this your first year teaching?

“No, I have taught for 23 years.”

What class or classes do you teach?

“Physical education”

What did you do before you came to Olathe North?

“I have been in the Olathe district at various schools.”

Mr. Sternberger

Is this your first year teaching?

“No, this is my tenth year teaching.”

What do you teach?

“Spanish 1 and 2.”

What is a fun fact about yourself?

“I lived in Spain for 4 years.”

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