Thursday night the Southwest Dubois School Board reviewed various items, among their discussion points was a long list of personnel considerations under new business. There were several categories considered, the majority came from summer school personnel. All proposed considerations were approved by the board.
28-year old Huntingburg native, Breanne Rainey, is a new hire for the school corporation and was also on hand at the meeting. Rainey will be an educator for the Southridge Middle School as the Special Education teacher starting this Fall for the next school year. She is a 2006 graduate of Southridge High School who then expanded towards the higher education path at the University of Southern Indiana (USI). There she graduated in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.
As she ventured into the working field she was able to work within the SouthWest Dubois School Corporation through substitution positions and then hired in the Tell City school district. At the Tell City district she has been teaching the special needs preschool for the last 5 years.
Rainey shared that her interest in becoming an educator developed through her higher academic education and life experience. She came about her career vocation when she first majored in college with physical therapy and worked with a young woman with special needs. Rainey states that after meeting this young woman it changed her life and her career aspirations that encouraged her to change majors to Elementary and Special Education while at USI.
Once Rainey established herself in her new career path working with the special needs community, she says it allowed her to meet 12-year old Jacob who also had difficulties with his health. She shared that Jacob had passed a few years ago and she reflects on the significance of spending time with Jacob.
Rainey states that she knows she wants to help students succeed and is excited as she looks forward to the new school year. She and her husband have a 2-year old son and they are currently in the process of building a house in Holland.