St. Alphonsus has three new teachers on staff this year.
Posted on 8/23/14
Kaitlin Bachman will be teaching first grade. Bachman is originally from Langdon and actually attended St. Alphonsus from pre-school all the way through eighth grade. From there she continued her education at the Langdon Area High School where she graduated in 2009.
Bachman then attended the University of North Dakota where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood learning.
She completed her student teaching portion at the Langdon Area Elementary School.
She has spent the last year working as a substitute teacher at the Langdon Elementary school and at St. Alphonsus. Her summer was spent at the Langdon Day Care Center.
Bachman is looking forward to working with the students and staff.
“I am excited to be a teacher in the same school I attended as a child” Bachman said.
“I would like parents and students to know that I am eager to start the new year and that I am always available if they have questions or concerns” she added.
Danielle Hansel will be the new face for the second grade. Also raised in Langdon, Hansel graduated from Langdon Area High School in 2008 and continued her education at Mayville State University. She graduated from Mayville in December of 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
“I knew I would always move back and pursue a teaching career in Langdon” Hansel stated.
Hansel completed her student teaching at Langdon Area Elementary School. This is Hansel’s first official teaching position.
Hansel is most looking forward to getting to know the staff, parents, and most of all the students and making a difference in their lives.
“ I love seeing the look on their faces when they finally understand a topic that they have been struggling with” Hansel said.
To the parents, “Feel free to come in and visit with me, give me a call, email, anything. I can’t wait to work with this bunch of children” Hansel added.
Mary Hart is joining the St. Alphonsus staff as the technology teacher grades k through eight. She will also be teaching some sixth grade science, language arts, and social studies.
Hart, originally from Lakota, earned her Bachelors from Minot State University. She continued her education and earned a Masters in Education Technology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Her previous teaching experience includes all levels of education, from kindergarten to college level.
Hart has not limited her impact to just one area. She started out teaching here in North Dakota, before returning to Ohio for 13 years. From there she bounced down to Arizona and finally returned to North Dakota in hopes of finishing her teaching career at St. Alphonsus.
Hart is very much looking forward to being back in her home area. She is also looking forward to seeing new faces and meeting new challenges .
“Expanding my horizons is how I got into technology in the first place” Hart said.
Hart will be in charge of the St. Alphonsus school website and possibly the yearbook, though nothing has been decided yet.
“It’s nice to be back in North Dakota amongst family and friends” Hart said.
“I’m really looking forward to becoming apart of the community and the St. Alphonsus family” she added.