"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
Nice to See
by Mark Lange,posted Jul 23 2013 6:17AM
A number of teachers and educational specialists were transferred and hired at last night’s Vincennes Community School Board meeting. The moves are designed to better utilize lower federal funding in the Title One program. But one of the most interesting items on the agenda was the School Board's hiring of five new teachers. Shea Duke - Science, Jama (Jayma) Lange - Spanish, and Jared Blue – Social Studies will teach at Lincoln High School. Mike Hidde Junior will teach Health/Social Studies at Clark Middle School, and Andy Jennings was hired as a Fifth Grade teacher at Tecumseh-Harrison Elementary.
Four of the five new teachers graduated from Lincoln High School. Only Lange (no relation) isn't a local kid coming home. Should we always hire local? Nope. We should hire the best available. When introduced to the School Board, the new teachers' resumes were impressive. The fact that they graduated from our local schools is another positive.
To the new teachers: Good luck and thanks for coming home.