Meet a new teacher: Katie Stauffer

Editor’s note: The Brown County Democrat asked principals to pass a note with questions from us to their new teachers. We’ll be introducing them over the next few weeks.

Katie Stauffer

Serving: Brown County High School as a special education teacher.

Where are you from, originally? Montrose, New York

Where did you work before coming here? Bellmont High School in Decatur

What made you decide to be a teacher? I began college as a nursing major. After three years, I decided that this profession was not meant for me. I mean, if I pass out every time I see blood, then maybe I shouldn’t continue pursuing this course. Thus, I began to think about what I would do instead. Well, after working at a camp in New York for four years during the summer, I found that I enjoyed working with people who had different abilities and need extra support in various areas. After deciding on this new path, I took the year off to work and take courses at a community college. After many student teaching placements, observations, volunteer opportunities, classes and tutoring commitments, I continued to discover more and more my love for education.

What are you most looking forward to this school year? Being in a new environment and getting to know the community at Brown County High School.

What is one thing you want your students to know about you? I like coffee, a lot.