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Mrs. Ashley Bryan

Mrs. Ashley Bryan has been an educator for 12 years and has been a part of the Special Education team for all 12 of those years.  She is currently the Special Education Counselor and Team Leader. 

"I love being able to help my students meet their goals for graduation. This job gives me the opportunity to work with students more 1:1. I can help them with self advocacy skills and time management skills that will help them after they leave RTHS."

 

 

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Mr. Aaron Bennett

Mr. Aaron Bennett has been an educator for 20 years and a part of the RTHS Special Education team for 1 year. He currently teaches Consumer Math, Functional Math, Intermediate Algebra.

"Having taught at the university level down to middle school, I have found that teaching high school is the most rewarding and fun. I love meeting the challenges of special education. Every day is new and our students here at Rantoul are awesome!"

 

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Ms. Shana Calhoun

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Ms. Janet Eckstein

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Mrs. Jenna Flessner

Mrs. Jenna Flessner has been an educator for 10 years and a part of the RTHS Special Education team for 5 years.  She currently teaches Modified U.S. History, Co-Taught U.S. History, and Co-Taught Government.

"I love building relationships with my students! I like to learn what makes them tick and their lives outside of school. Their life outside of school directly impacts their educational experience."

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Ms. Anna Frerichs

Ms. Anna Frerichs has been a teacher for 2 years and has been a part of the Special Education team for 2 years.  She currently teachers Co-Taught English 1, Co-Taught English 3, Co-Taught Speech, and Modified Speech. 

"I love getting to connect with students through their speaking and writing, and I love facilitating their connections between texts and real life."

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Ms. DeDe Graham

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Mr. Josh Hinkley

Mr. Josh Hinkley has been teaching for 14 years and a part of the Special Education team for 1 year.  He currently teaches a wide variety of classes, including Life Skills Consumer Skills, Co-Taught Health, Modified Health, Co-Taught Speech, Co-Taught Introduction to Business, Co-Taught Foundational Tech and Engineering, Co-Taught Woods, and Co-Taught Metals.  

"My favorite part about teaching is creating relationships with the students!  No matter what class I teach, I know I have a unique opportunity to get to know my students and to let them get to know me.  I love an adventure and a new challenge, which is why teaching is perfect for me.  Every day is a new adventure!"

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Ms. Karen Hughes

Ms. Karen Hughes has been a teacher for 10 years and part of the Special Education team for 3 years.  She currently teaches Functional English, Co-Taught English 2, and Co-Taught English 4. 

"I love seeing students take pride in their work and their success! I love learning from my students and seeing all the beautiful, creative ideas they have."

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Mrs. Leah Klavohn

Mrs. Jenna Flessner has been an educator for 13 years and a part of the RTHS Special Education team for 12 years. She currently teaches Modified English, Modified Geography, CT Foods 1, CT Child Development.

 

"I love that every day in the classroom is a new day with different challenges and adventures. I enjoy getting to know my students and watching them grow. Reading with students is one of my favorite parts of the day; I love hearing the connections made through books and engaging in classroom discussions."

 

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Mrs. Rhea Modglin

Mrs. Rhea Modglin has been an educator for 8 years and a part of the Special Education team for 3 years.  She currently teaches Co-Taught Geometry, Modified Geometry, and Resource.  

"Every day is a chance to grow! I love doing what I do and sharing my passion for education with my students. Oh! and sometimes I love my job so much I just have to dance... you have been warned ;)"

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Mrs. Casey Roelfs

Mrs. Casey Roelfs has been an educator for 13 years and a part of the RTHS Special Education team for 2 years.  She currently teaches Co taught and Modified Strategic Literacy and Co taught Biology. 

 

"It is fun to read different stories and see how students react to them."

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Mrs. Michelle Strater

Mrs. Michelle Strater has been an educator for 27 years and a part of the RTHS Special Education team for 26 years. She also serves as an instructional coach for RTHS staffulty. She currently teaches Co-Taught and Modified Intro To Business as well as Co-Taught and Modified Government. 

"For business, I love that students can relate to the real-life curriculum and how it will be useful as they grow into adults. For government, I love to inspire them to see how government impacts so many parts of their lives & how to be active citizens."

 

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Mrs. Jacqueline Wright

Mrs. Jacqueline Wright has been an educator for 20 years and a part of the RTHS Special Education team for 3 years. She currently teaches Connections.

 

"I love assisting diverse learners to experience a sense of accomplishment."

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Eva Bituin

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Justin Gee

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Keith Krickovich

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Hailey Park (Hunter)

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Amy Russell

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Rhonda Bletscher

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Linda Jones

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Kayleigh Louis

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Laurie Ramm

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Tamilka Thompson