New 7-12 math teacher at CCS
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
As a longtime East Coast resident, Kristin Schueler is excited to begin learning about southwest Nebraska and Chase County Schools.
She is the new grade 7-12 math teacher, and a former engineer.
Schueler arrived in Chase County as a new bride. She and husband Kurt, who works for Allo Communications, met at Catholic Match online and were married in July.
Schueler was born in Michigan, raised in New Jersey and spent the last 30 years in Virginia.
She graduated from Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington County, NJ in 1976. She then graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in biomedical engineering.
She also received a Masters in Education degree from Virginia Tech in 2004.
Schueler was a sales representative and taught classes in pneumatics and hydraulics at DEES Hydraulics from 1981-87.
After that she stayed home 15 years to raise her children, returning to teach at a private school for about five years prior to earning her teaching degree.
She then taught physics for a year and math for eight years, before applying for the CCS position.
Schueler said math isn’t the “same old, same old” for new students. “It’s usually very exciting, transferring knowledge to them and seeing the light bulb go off.”
Her goal this school year is to “learn about Nebraska and Nebraska education and the students’ needs. Next year I’m going to start making goals with what I’ve learned.”
Besides traveling to Colorado to see relatives, the Schuelers are enjoying gardening together. They have also purchased a chapel, house and shop in Lamar, which they are remodeling.
They have a total of nine children, with the youngest, Bryan, a junior at CCS.