Molly Munsinger is a new teacher in the high school resource room. Ms. Munsinger graduated from New Haven High school two years ago and graduated from East Central College with an Associate of Arts degree in Education. She is still continuing to work on her Bachelor's degree at Central Methodist University in Early Childhood Special Education by taking online and evening classes. Ms. Munsinger is the daughter of Diane and Joe Munsinger. She also has a sister, Makenzie, that is currently a junior at New Haven.
“Although my degree is in Early Childhood Special Education, I have really enjoyed working with high school-aged students,” said Ms. Munsinger. “I have definitely become more open-minded to expanding my degree of study.”
She was asked what made her want to become a teacher, and she replied with, “Growing up, my mom was the owner of a preschool. I spent many late nights helping her set up classrooms and work on lesson plans. She inspired me to want to help children. The excitement she displays about her job is one that I can only hope to have too.”
Next, she was asked what made her want to teach at New Haven, and she said, “While attending New Haven from kindergarten to my senior year, I was blessed with many wonderful teachers who left tremendous impacts on my life. I only hope that I too can impact student lives at New Haven in the same positive ways my life was impacted.”
When questioned about how she feels teaching at the same high school she graduated from, she answered, “Only being graduated from New Haven for two years has been interesting and exciting to see all the new changes within the school.”
“I have enjoyed my time teaching at New Haven so far,” commented Ms. Munsinger. “I have received a lot of support from staff members and they have done a great job of making me feel welcomed.”
When asked what her future plans include, she said, “Right now I plan to go into Early Childhood Special Education after being in the high school for a short time. I've discovered I love that atmosphere as well and wouldn't be opposed to teaching middle or high school special ed as well.”
Congratulations, Ms. Munsinger, on all your accomplishments, and keep working hard toward all your goals.