Hannah Reusser has been hired to teach sixth-grade English language arts at Brookfield Middle School, but the subject she will teach is secondary to big picture “teaching” to her.
“The subjects are really just one part of it,” said Reusser, who also is certified to teach math and science. “I really just want to be a teacher. I want to impact students moreso than being so stuck on one subject.”
The recent Mount Union College graduate said she enjoys watching the transitions that middle school kids go through.
“I love middle schoolers,” said the Newton Falls resident. “I student taught in sixth-grade. I love that grade. I love the kids and the changes they’re going through and things like that. Some of them are a little bit snippy sometimes, some are outgoing. Their different personalities, I love it.”
The native of Minerva, Ohio, said she was attracted to Brookfield because of the sense of community she detected when she was researching the district.
“I student taught at Western Reserve, and it’s very similar in size and things like that,” she said. “The whole community, the sense of community is huge.”
Reusser, who will be paid $32,211, was hired June 17. The school board also hired:
Emily Shaw, second grade, $32,211.
Alexandra Hagood, second grade, $33,822.
Gerrod Hrusovsky, nine-grade integrated science, $37,687.
Taylor Winebold, intervention specialist, $32,211.
Erin Konitsney, intervention specialist, $35,111.
Erin Puskas, intervention specialist, $32,211.