|Resource teacher takes position at Minden|
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The Chase County Schools board received and accepted the resignation of grade 5-8 Resource Teacher Rebecca Mousel Tuesday night. Mousel has accepted a job as grade 11-12 resource, or special education, teacher at the Minden Public Schools.
Mousel began teaching at Imperial Grade School, now Chase County Schools, in August of 1988. She had graduated from Doane College with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary and special education that spring.
As she taught grade 5-8 resources at CCS, she also worked toward a Masters degree in Specific Learning Disabilities, receiving that in 1992.
The Cambridge native said accepting the new job is a big change, but she sees it as an opportunity and “hopefully some advancement.”
What has she enjoyed most?
“The kids, without a doubt. They’re great kids to work with, with supportive parents and a good staff,” she said.
Mousel has contact with 16 students each day. Time management is a big challenge, as the students are on three time schedules and often overlap each other.
The teacher sees the “enormous amount of paperwork” as a big challenge. Changes over her 21 years at CCS include that increase, state standards and “more expectations.”