Anselmo-Merna New Teacher Welcome Event

Aneslmo-Merna Public School invites you to the cafeteria on May 13, 2019 to join their communities and staff from 6:15-7:00 as they will be will be welcoming new teachers to the school.

This will be an informal meet-and-greet format, where all are welcome to stop by and meet our new staff members.  Anna Stineman (Spanish), Mollie Maresh (Agriculture), Karrie Huryta (English), and Meagan Schroer (Agriculture) will all be here to meet our students, parents, and community members.

As a special treat, our own Skills USA Culinary Arts State Finalist Emmalee Bartak will be preparing hor d’oeurves, refreshments, and punch for our event.  Please stop in, taste some amazing food, and give these new staff members their first look as to why Anselmo-Merna is such a special school district.

Anslemo-Merna Selects New Spanish Teacher

Ms. Anna Stineman

Anna Stineman has accepted the position of Spanish teacher at Anselmo-Merna Public 

Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Stineman is a Spring 2019 graduate of Wayne State College, where she majored in Secondary Spanish and Social Sciences education.

While at WSC, Ms. Stineman peer-tutored for Spanish courses and participated in the Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy (NENTA) where she substituted in schools while attending college full-time. She has also studied in Costa Rica and Spain, where she enhanced her Spanish-speaking and writing skills.

Regarding foreign language, Ms. Stineman believes that a new language gifts the learner a greater understanding of the world and its people than they could have ever hoped to acquire by only knowing one language.

Involved with music and band throughout high school and college, Ms. Stineman hopes to continue playing French horn and violin when she can. The Anselmo-Merna area will be the farthest west she has lived, but she is very excited to meet all of the wonderful people of Custer County.

Anselmo-Merna Selects New English Teacher

Mrs. Karrie Huryta

Karrie Huryta has accepted the High School English position at Anselmo-Merna.  Mrs. Huryta grew up just outside of Ravenna, Nebraska and graduated from Ravenna High School in 2003.  She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.  She is currently working with the Transitional Certification Program at UNK and will graduate in the summer of 2020.

Huryta has worked in and around libraries for the past 15 years, and has been the Ravenna Public Library Director for over 13 years.  During her time at the library, she helped design and fundraise for the new library facility, which opened in August 2018. She has also helped plan and implement after school programming (LEGO Club, Game Day, and Create It) and summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults.  

In Ravenna, Huryta has served on the Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce Board, Ravenna Public School Foundation Board, and the Board of Education at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She has also served on committees that focus on maintaining the populations and businesses of rural communities.

Mrs. Huryta currently resides in Ravenna with her husband, Dave, who is the technology coordinator for Ravenna Public Schools.  They enjoy spending time with their 3 girls, Maggie (10), Ana (8), and Karaline (5). Huryta loves small-town atmosphere and looks forward to getting to know her students and their families.  

Mrs. Huryta states, “Anselmo-Merna may be a small school, but it has so much to offer its students and staff. I’m excited to begin my teaching career as a Coyote.”

Anselmo-Merna Selects New Art Teacher

Ms. Meagan Schroer

Meagan Schroer comes to Anselmo-Merna from Hastings, NE where she attended St. Cecilia’s High School. She graduated in 2014 and went on to earn her Associate of Arts Degree from Central Community College in Hastings before transferring to the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the Spring of 2016 where she earned her B.A. in Art Education with a K-12 endorsement.

Schroer was an active member of UNK’s Student Chapter of NAEA (Nebraska Art Educators Association) and served as secretary during the Fall of 2018. She has always loved teaching and working with students of all ages. While in Kearney, Schroer worked at the Kearney Area Children’s Museum, Kearney Wine & Design, and taught art classes to elementary students at the Museum of Nebraska Art over the summer. She student taught in the Spring of 2019 at Shelton Public School.

She enjoys helping students grow, not only as artists, but as individuals in today’s society. “I am really looking forward to working with the students at Anselmo-Merna. When visiting, I was extremely impressed with how incredibly welcoming the school was. I look forward to joining the Coyotes in the Fall and working with and getting to know the students, staff, and community.”

Mollie Maresh Selected as New Agriculture Education Instructor and FFA Advisor

Ms. Mollie Maresh

Mollie Maresh has accepted the offer from Anselmo-Merna Public School District to become the Agriculture Education Instructor and FFA Advisor for the 2019-2020 school year.

Mollie Maresh’s teaching career began in 2018 at Schuyler Central High School, where she was the 9-12 Agriculture Education Instructor and FFA Advisor. She was also a part of the Warrior After-school program staff where she taught various classes each semester from 4:00-5:30 to 3rd-5th graders.

She served as a Colfax County FFA Livestock Superintendent, YQCA Instructor, Schuyler Community Garden Committee, and CTE ReVISION Committee. Maresh also stepped in as a temporary FFA Advisor for both Central City and High Plains Community FFA Chapters during times of need. During this time, she chaperoned students at COLT Conference, District CDE contests, Merrick County Fair, Lone Tree Days FFA Petting zoo, and Central City Community Garden.

Ms. Maresh is originally from Central City, Nebraska. She is the 2nd youngest out of 6 children. Both of her parents work in the Central City Public School, so education is very close to her. She loves to be involved in the community and working along others who have a passion for agriculture and strive to give students opportunities to grow and succeed.

Her passions surround agriculture, especially livestock. Growing up she had the opportunity to show pigs, sheep, goats, and cattle. She has also raised rabbits for breeders and 4-H members and had success while placing stock in the hands of capable young people.

Ms. Maresh graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Education. During this time she was able to work with the South Dakota State FFA Convention, National FFA Convention, and SDSU Little International in many different aspects that have provided her many unique opportunities to grow and lead.

The opportunity to return to a small school district such as Anselmo-Merna has Maresh excited for not only her future, but the student’s future as well. She had the opportunity to student teach at a smaller school district and many aspects of education felt more natural in the school environment that surrounds the smaller community and school district. I look forward to getting to know everyone and will strive to give the students what they need to be successful now and in their futures.

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