Pymatuning Valley High School Welcomes New Staff
by Savannah Lewis and Anna Francis
A fresh year of school has brought new friends to Pymatuning Valley High School. Two new faces are welcoming students in the hallways: Misty Hussing; a math teacher and Erin Adame; a Spanish teacher seem to be really excited to join the PV family.
This is Hussing’s first teaching job as she just graduated from Marietta College. However, she grew up in Ashtabula County and went to Jefferson High School. She has always wanted to pursue a career that helped people, and because of a particular math teacher she had in high school, she knew that helping kids learn math was for her.
In addition to loving math she thinks extracurricular activities are quite important. “Showing an interest in students’ lives, not just in the classroom, but in other aspects of their lives shows me a completely different side of students I usually don’t see” Hussing said. She is very excited to attend as many games or other events in the district as she can.
The students in her classes seem to share in her enthusiasm. Chyenne Boggs, a student of hers in Algebra II had to say “She’s a really good teacher and makes math easier to understand.” Bailey Coe, another student of hers, also commented; “If you don’t get it she’s always willing to explain.”
Another new teacher to Pymatuning Valley High School is Erin Adame. This is Adame’s 7th year of teaching, but 1st at PV. She graduated from Malone University as well as Youngstown State University and, like Hussing, graduated from Jefferson High School.
When asked why she chose teaching as her career, Adame said “I had a lot of good teachers in high school.”
Adame chose to be a Spanish teacher specifically because of her fondness of the culture. “I love different cultures and meeting new people. There are many similarities and differences between Spanish and Mexican culture that I find fascinating. Traveling, meeting new people, seeing new places, being able to speak to someone in their own language, trying new food, learning new dances…what’s not to love? Also, I think Spanish is just fun.”
Adame has had firsthand experience with the culture she loves as she has lived in Spain and has returned to visit many times, and traveled to Mexico several times as well. She likes to share her experiences, “I do enjoy it. I love telling people how traveling is great and learning a second language makes it even better.”
Adame’s time here has been good. As always, it’s hard to start somewhere new, but the staff and students have been quite friendly and she is getting along well. Adame is also really excited about building up the Spanish program and helping kids get more interested in learning the language.
“She teaches differently and is really helpful” said Hannah Higley, one of her Spanish students.
Principal, Daniel Jackson thinks she’s a great new addition to the staff at Pymatuning Valley. “She has a lot of experience in Spanish and has an appreciation for the culture.”
Pymatuning Valley High School Goals
The goal of Pymatuning Valley High School is to receive an A rating from the Ohio Department of Education, the equivalent of excellence in the former rating system. We will strive to maintain our “Commitment to Excellence” by achieving the following 4 High School Goals:
-A school-wide 95% attendance rate.
-An 80% passage rate on all sections of the Ohio Graduation Tests for the Class of 2017 and 85% for the class of 2016.
-A 93% graduation rate for the Graduation Cohort of students who were freshman in 2011-2012.
-Increasing school pride through the PV Pride Buck Program.
Congratulation’s to Micah Barnes, our September Student of the Month!!!
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Pymatuning Valley High School
PO Box 1180
5571 Us Rt. 6 W
Andover, OH 44003
School hours: 7:35 a.m. to 2:14 p.m.