Ms. Stephanie Scheer, a New Haven alumni, has started her first year at New Haven Middle School. She currently teaches math and P.E. for the 7th and 8th grade students.
“I grew up in New Haven. I have never left, and quite honestly, I never plan on leaving,” she stated.
Her favorite subjects in middle school were math and P.E., “which is ironic, because that’s what I get to teach now!” she stated.
When asked how she was adjusting to working at NHMS, she said, “Adjusting to teaching at NHMS has been a pretty smooth transition. I already knew the staff, and they have made me feel like I have been here forever. Balancing school, coaching, and personal life has been an adjustment, but I’m loving every minute.”
As the new math and P.E. teacher, things are going really well for her as far as relationships with students go, as she stated in the following: “My favorite thing about being the new math teacher is finding a way to make connections with all of my students. I make it a priority to not only help my students learn, but also to learn about them daily.”
Ms. Scheer has had a long journey to get where she is. During the 2016-2017 school year, she worked as a paraprofessional in the high school special education room here at New Haven. “After a year, I left to begin my student teaching at Hermann Middle School.” This past spring, she subbed in several school districts and worked part-time during summer school at NHES.
Since becoming a teacher, Ms. Scheer has learned a lot. She shared, “I always knew I really wouldn’t understand what teaching meant until I was in the classroom on my own, but I never considered all the little things that come along with just teaching lessons.”
She continued sharing what she has learned by saying, “I’ve also learned that for the most part, middle school students are excited to learn. They want to do well. I work every day to try to make them successful. Finally, I’ve learned that I definitely chose the right profession by becoming an educator.”
Lastly, when asked what she is most excited for this year, she said, “I’m excited to see where my students are in May. Not only do I want to see their progression as students, but also as people!”
The struggles of becoming a new teacher can be hard, but Ms. Scheer seems to be having a lot of fun with the challenge. Good luck, Ms. Scheer!