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Two of eight new Lo-Ma School teachers are alums of the District
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Two of eight new Lo-Ma School teachers are alums of the District

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LOGAN — Two of the eight new teachers who have joined the Logan-Magnolia School District this year graduated from from the High School in 2011.

Ben Kill and Levi Ettleman rejoin the District, this time on the other side, as instructors.

The other six individuals are from Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Let’s get to know more about these new staff members:

Ben Kill

High School SPED

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Brief Personal Bio: I grew up in Magnolia, Iowa and graduated from Logan-Magnolia High School in 2011. After graduating I went on to study at Iowa Western Community College then Peru State in Peru, Neb. I love powerlifting, hunting, fishing and Halloween is my favorite holiday!

Brief Work Bio: I originally got my start in special education while I was a paraprofessional at Woodrow Wilson High School in Council Bluffs. I worked in the Autism Program full time for four years, while going to school full time. I am going into my fourth year of teaching this year. When I graduated from Peru State, I accepted a position with Omaha North High School, where I taught special education for two years. After North High, I accepted a position with St. Albert Catholic Schools as a resource teacher. When I saw the opportunity to come home to Logan- Magnolia, I could not resist! I am excited to be home!

Graduated from? Degree? Any other special accreditations?: Bachelor’s degree in K-12 special education from Peru State

Your reason for choosing the field of teaching?: I decided to become a teacher my senior year of high school! I had numerous phenomenal teachers at Logan- Magnolia that really inspired me to become a teacher!

What drew you to the Logan area?: When I first started college, I had to write a paper about where I wanted to be in ten years. I ultimately wanted to come back to Logan-Magnolia, and join the staff that taught me throughout my school years!

Learn more about this individual and the other new teachers by reading the feature in this week's August 18 issue of your hometown newspaper, The Twiner-Herald!

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