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The North Shelby School District will be welcoming six new educators to the district.
Anne is a retired teacher coming back into the field of education because of the opportunity to teach Art.
Barratt will be teaching K-12 Art at North Shelby.
She formally taught art and music part-time at Middle Grove C-1 School, St. Pius Music Teacher in Moberly and Elementary Music and Art at Northeast R-IV School in Cairo. She taught K-8 Music at South Shelby from 1989 to 1995.
Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Kansas in Music Education.
She recently moved back to the area to be closer to family, Greg and Anna Maubach, grandchildren, Remington and Dominic Maubach.
“We are excited to be back in this area and look forward to meeting everyone,” Barratt said.
Houston is entering his fourth year in education. He taught third grade for two years at Mt. Vernon and sixth grade at Nixa for one year.
He married Elizabeth (Linberger) Bichsel and they have a two-year-old son, Henry, and a baby girl due in September.
“This district is my home, and I am immensely proud to return and serve my community alongside it.
“It feels good to be a Raider again,” Bichsel added.
He will be teaching junior high science along with various business courses.
Bichsel said it is a fun role to play around with, because he began college as a business major.
“After a few semesters, I realized that education was my real calling,” Bichsel said.
David has been in education 24 years.
Stuckey has experience in both public and private schools in Missouri.
David and his wife, Sure Tangela Stuckey, got married in July.
He previously taught World History in Macon.
David accepted the Head Football Coach position which brought him to North Shelby.
I chose to come to North Shelby because of the high academics and family atmosphere found in this community,” David expressed.
Keely graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in December of 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree.
“I’m excited to be a part of a team that can help me grow as an educator as I continue my career teaching young minds,” Schiff said.
She previously taught four years in the second grade classroom at Clarence Elementary and one year in the Kindergarten classroom at Paris Elementary.
She will be teaching Kindergarten at NS.
“I chose to teach at North Shelby because the school district is well known for providing an excellent education to its students,” Schiff said.
In 2015, Rebecca graduated Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Mathematics.
Five years later, she completed her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Northwest Missouri State University.
She has spent the last six years teaching fifth and sixth grades at Meadville Elementary.
“I have always wanted to come back and teach in the area I grew up, and am very excited to be a Raider this year,” Trivette expressed.
Makinlin recently finished her Master’s at Northwest Missouri State University. She has been a behavioral therapist for autistic kids for the last two years, while taking classes.
“I look forward to being in the high school setting and using my education and background to help students learn as best they can,” Verbrugge said.
She is moving from Kansas City so she can impact a smaller district.
Makinlin said she has been looking at districts that were smaller and further away so that she can get out of her comfort zone and really embrace her career.
She will be teaching Reading for seventh and eighth grade, language arts for seventh grade, juniors and seniors along with Creative Writing.
“I have always wanted to be a part of a community and I look forward to doing just that,” Verbrugge said.