Exeter-Milligan High School students will see a new face for their English classes. The district hired Ashley Stutzman this summer. She is originally from Milford and graduated from University of Nebraska Kearney with a degree to teach.
Currently she is pursuing a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane University. After teaching middle school for two years in Grand Island, Stutzman decided she wanted to "Get close to home. I have a son who is almost three."
According to Stutzman, teaching at Exeter-Milligan has "an added bonus" as her sister, Hailey, is the district's Spanish teacher.
The two are just 18 months apart and are very close anyway.
She is looking forward to the challenge of high school students, "I am teaching a new grade level and content for me. I will also be teaching a new media and digital media class which is a new course for the school."
In part the class will tackle the challenges of social media including Twitter and Facebook. This year, Stutzman will have her plate full with her family, college courses and teaching. She looks forward to adding some extra-curricular responsibilities for Exeter-Milligan next year.
In addition to enjoying her downtime with her son, Stutzman enjoys watching football, shopping and reading.
Stutzman's enthusiasm was evident as she explained, "I look forward to meeting all of the new faces this year and having the opportunity to share my love of reading and writing with my students!"