Brownstown Elementary School is excited to welcome the new fourth, fifth, and sixth grade math and social studies teacher Miss Jordyn Sussenbach. She is from Greenville, IL and graduated from Greenville College in 2013 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. She student taught 5th grade in Sorento, IL, and after graduating she was hired by Bond County Community Unit #2 to work as a Special Education Program Aide for kindergarten through second grade. Miss Sussenbach then decided that she was interested in subbing for the 2014-2015 school year. After subbing at Brownstown, she was hired for the 2015-2016 year. Miss Sussenbach hopes to make an impact on young lives. Teaching inspires her because she hopes that children leave her classroom with a love for learning and she always wants to further their education.
Every morning Miss Sussenbach starts her day out teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th grade math classes and in the afternoon she teaches social studies classes. Miss Sussenbach said, “Social studies should be super exciting this year and I can’t wait to get started!” Her main goal everyday is breaking down what is being presented into a more understandable yet complex way of thinking. “Common Core really pushes a new way of thinking into the classrooms” said Miss Sussenbach. She admits that introducing Common Core to her students can be tricky. She pushes her students to always ask questions. She wants the students to further their thinking and learning by asking questions. She loves teaching and watching her students grow.
Miss Sussenbach’s favorite hobbies are softball and bowling. She helps coach Greenville high school softball and Greenville travel softball. She is also active in travel bowling as a personal hobby. Miss Sussenbach admits she bowls two to three nights a week, and travels to many different states for bowling. Cincinnati, Ohio, Springfield, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois are just a few of the places her bowling team visited in the late spring and early summer months.When talking with Miss Sussenbach I asked her how she thought her students might describe her. She thought they would respond with, ”Miss Sussenbach is nice, exciting, enthusiastic and creative. Miss Sussenbach is someone who makes learning exciting.” She really pushes her students to be innovative thinkers and think outside the box. Her most rewarding experience as a teacher is the personal growth of her students. “I’m excited to see what this year will bring and there isn’t a doubt in my mind that it won't be super rewarding. I must say that I’m blessed and excited to be a part of BES. I can’t wait to see where my career goes from here. Everyone from BES has been very welcoming and I can’t thank everyone enough for making me feel at home! I am proud to be a Brownstown Bomber!” said Miss Sussenbach.
by Courtney Zasada
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