Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Teachers and Staff at Exeter-Milligan

Exeter-Milligan has three new teachers and one student teacher this semester.  From the left are Sara Lincoln, a student teacher from York College, Tyler Hinton, who will teach art, Lisa Soukup, the new Media Specialist and Technology teacher and Allison Brahm, teaching 6th grade.


Exeter-Milligan teachers worked together Tuesday morning to get themselves in order by their birthdate (just day of the month) with as little talking as possible. 

There are a few new faces at Exeter-Milligan this school year, some may be more familiar than others.

Most of the students and community members will recognize one of their own, Lisa Soukup, who has taken the position of Media Specialist working with Technology .  Soukup,  who has lived in Exeter for 23 years, was the Media Specialist in Friend for a number of years.  Soukup grew up in Omaha and graduated from UNL with her degree in Elementary Education before obtaining a Master’s Degree in Information Technology along with a Median Endorsement from UNK.  Lisa’s husband, Kenny, works in Geneva and son Cody (an Exeter-Milligan graduate) works in Gothenburg in Agronomy and son Kirby is a sophomore at Exeter-Milligan.  Soukup is thrilled to be with the district, “I am excited about finally being able to work with the kids in the community I live in.”

Another familiar face to the students in Milligan is Allison Braham.  Braham has been substituting for the last year in Milligan.  She graduated from UNL in December of 2010 with a degree in Elementary Education.  In addition to substituting, Braham has taught English as a second language to adults in the Crete area. She grew up on a farm west of Wilber and her husband works for Gage County Equipment and also farms around the Wilber and Swanton area.  Together they enjoy boating at the lake and enjoying relaxing time with family and friends.  Braham will be teaching sixth grade at the Milligan campus. After substituting Braham “is excited to have a place to call home at Exeter-Milligan.”

This year K-12 students at Exeter-Milligan can look forward to art classes with Tyler Hinton, the new art teacher.  Hinton, who graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2005 with a degree in Interior Design furthered her education at York College earning an Art Education degree.  Hinton and her husband, Trent, both worked for York College where he is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Sports Information Director at York College.  The Hinton’s have a son Callen who is 2 ½.  Together the family enjoys camping, hiking and spending time together.  Hinton will also be an assistant track coach. Hinton enjoys being creative and looks forward to sharing that with the Exeter-Milligan students, “I already love this community.  It’s going to be a great experience.

This semester, Sara Lincoln, a student teacher from York College will be in the classroom with second grade teacher Marla Weber.  Lincoln, who played basketball at York College for three years hopes to work with the Exeter-Milligan basketball team as well.

 New Kitchen staff at Exeter-Milligan includes Vicki Klemm and Karen Sluka.

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