By Jan Rahn
Coming to Perkins County Schools to serve as tech coordinator/integration specialist is Michele Evans of Geneva.
The Hyannis native wanted to move back this direction to be closer to family who live in the Gordon/Rushville area and is busy trying to get settled before school gets underway Aug. 14.
She replaces former instructor Chip Kay.
Having just graduated in July with a masters in education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, she is eagerly anticipating the start of the 2013-14 school year with the goal of making sure things run as smooth as possible.
In Geneva, Evans served as the district media specialist and elementary technology coordinator at Fillmore Central Schools.
Past teaching experience includes the public school systems of Loup City, Thedford and Litchfield.
Evans attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a BS degree in business administration and received a teaching certificate in business from UNK.
She and husband, Richard, have three children, daughter Tayler, seven, will be in second grade; four-year-old son Kade will start pre-school, and daughter Jacie, just turned 18 months.
Richard is a physical education and health teacher who is currently working on his principal endorsement. He will serve as a substitute teacher for the district as well as help coach football and boys basketball.
Although Michele enjoys all sports, volleyball is her favorite. She also enjoys camping and being outdoors, reading, cooking, gardening, sewing, home decorating, and especially spending time with family and friends.
“We are very excited to be here and have already met several wonderful people,” she said. “The community has been extremely friendly with several people approaching us downtown to make introductions, as well as numerous attempts to help us in finding a place to live.
We are grateful for the hospitality and excited about making the community of Grant and Perkins County Schools our new home! Go Plainsmen!!”