Eight teachers here at CCA are adding new additions to their families. Six out of the eight teachers have already had their babies. Leanne Nelson and Jacob Halter are both Language Art teachers. However Robby Davis works as a tech assistant and Cassie Roller works at the transition center. Jessica Kelso is a health aid along with Evan Schulte teaching Social Studies. Also, Amy Marling teaches Science and is a Special Education teacher while Olivia Randall teaches Science and Biology.
Mrs. Randall is pregnant with her first child and is very excited. She thinks she is given a fair amount of time to spend with her new baby before she has to come back to work. When she does come back to CCA, she said that having to leave her baby with a family friend or stranger will make her sad.
Photo Courtesy of Olivia Randall
All of the teachers mentioned up above are having their babies during the school year. How would this affect the students? Madeline Fox added, "Getting a different teacher can be hard because they might have different teaching techniques as in taking notes, tests, and labs. It could also be difficult because after the 3 months are up, you have to switch back to your original teacher again. All in all it's a learning experience for everyone".
CCA Secretary Holly Thompsen loves the idea of our staff members having babies and thinks there are so many because the staff as a whole is so young right now. She thought the most difficult part of going through this change was finding substitutes to take over for the 3 months while the teachers are gone.
Both mothers and fathers can use sick and personal leave that they have accrued over time. We are allowed five days off, but we can take more off if needed" depending on how much an individual has saved. Mr. Schulte was having he second child so he felt like he was more prepared and ready to go back to work after the five days. But when he had his first child, he remembered feeling like he could have used more time.
Photo Courtesy of Evan Schulte
In conclusion to our staff members having babies, the other teachers are happy for them. The students however have mixed feelings. Some are happy for their teachers and others are at a standpoint. If your a student, which one are you?