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Meet your new Union teachers

Part one of two sections

August 23, 2018
CJ Eilers - Editor (cjeilers@traerstarclipper.com) , Dysart Reporter

School is back in session with faces both familiar and new to the students and Union community. Get to know a little more about these new teachers and what brought them to the school district.

Dana Benton

Hometown: Fremont

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Dana Benton

Numbers of years teaching: 10 year teaching, five years subbing

College and degree: Iowa State University, Early Childhood Education, Pre-K Special Ed Endorsement

Classes you'll be teaching: Kindergarten at La Porte Elementary

Married/Kids: Three children-Cole, Gabe and Rachel

Hobbies: Working out, reading

Why Union: "I've been a part of the Union school district in the past and loved my time here. I'm excited to be back in the community.

Goals for the year: "I want to continue to grow as a teacher and also to have a positive first for our students."

Adrianne Hoppenworth

Hometown: Robins

Numbers of years teaching: Five years subbing

College and degree: University of Northern Iowa, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Literacy Minor

Classes you'll be teaching: Special education, kindergarten, first and second grade at D-G Elementary

Married/Kids: Married to Ben, no children

Hobbies: Crafting, playing/singing music with family

Why Union: "I applied for the kindergarten position at La Porte Elementary and this position in Dysart opened up. I was hired for the position over there by the district."

Goals for the year: "I'm interested and excited to get to know the students. I want to figure out my new role as the special education teacher."

Kevin Walters

Hometown: Lisbon

Numbers of years teaching: A year and a half

College and degree: University of Northern Iowa, Math Education

Classes you'll be teaching: Pre-Intergrated Math, Integrated I, Integrated II, Pre-College Algebra at Union High

Married/Kids: Married to Melissa, no children

Hobbies: Read, golf, be outdoors

Why Union: "I like the small-town feel here and having the freedom you get with a smaller district."

Goals for the year: "I want to grow as a teacher and learn from my new experiences here."

Amanda Arp

Hometown: Long Grove, lived in San Antonio, TX for 15 years

Numbers of years teaching: 16 years

College and degree: University of Northern Iowa, Elementary Education

Classes you'll be teaching: School Counselor at La Porte Elementary

Married/Kids: Neither

Hobbies: Watching movies, going to live music concerts

Why Union: "I was drawn by the small community base and hearing good things about the community."

Goals for the year: "I want to be able to get to know the students and family of La Porte to grow along with them."

 
 

 

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