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Welcome New Teachers!

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 19:23
Melissa Nielson
Mr. Busath, Mrs. Robbins, Mr. Sumens and Mrs. Hotchkiss

We have a few new teachers this year and now that they're all settled into the school year we had them pose for a picture and take a minute to tell us a little bit about themselves.  

Mr Busath teaches 7th grade English. He is from Livermore, California and his major is English Teaching with a Spanish Teaching minor. He thinks that the faculty here at MNJHS is awesome and that the administration and English department he is working with has been patient, kind and helpful.

Mrs. Robbins is our new Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA) and is doing a great job getting to know everyone! She is from Harkers Island, North Carolina and received her degree in Elementary Education at East Carolina University.  She has also received her Masters in Education Leadership at BYU. When asked what she likes about Mt. Nebo, Mrs. Robbins said, "My favorite thing at MNJHS is the people.  When I say people, I mean the faculty, staff and students.  The faculty and staff is amazing.  Everyone does what it takes to ensure that all students are learning.  The students are fantastic.  It is so fun to walk down the halls and see the students all grown up from my years at Goshen Elementary. I have loved my time at Mt. Nebo and look forward to getting to know all the students."

Mr. Sumens is our Choir Teacher and has an amazing voice! He is from St. George, Utah and graduated from Dixie State University. He has been so impressed with the students and how well they handle their lives and of course, their wonderful singing voices! 

Mrs. Hotchkiss teaches 7th and 8th grade Science. She is from Klamath Falls, Oregon and graduated from BYU with a degree in Biological Science Education. Her favorite thing about Mt. Nebo so far is the willingness of the staff to work together to help students learn and working with students.

Mrs. Kirby (not pictured) is new to our Resource Department and is from Vancouver, Washington. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Special Education with an emphasis on severe disabilities. Her favorite thing about Mt. Nebo is how genuinely kind our students are to those with special needs.