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posted Feb 12, 2016, 7:23 AM by School Publications   [ updated Feb 12, 2016, 7:25 AM ]

            Mrs. Seabaugh keeps herself busy at this little community high school.
 She teaches classes at both the elementary and high school, she is the sponsor for the Class of 2016, the National Honor Society advisor, and the vice-president of the SCC. Seabaugh stated that “If it fits into business and computers then I teach it.” She starts her day at the elementary with 5th and 6th grade keyboarding and then comes to the high school where she teaches one of many classes such as introduction to computers, introduction to business, computer concepts, consumer literacy, 8th grade keyboarding, co-op & work-based learning, as well as foundations in personal finance (Dave Ramsey course). She is also the Spanish II monitor and teaches a dual credit class through Lake Land College called Strategies for Success. Seabaugh says her favorite class to teach is accounting but unfortunately she does not have the opportunity to teach it this year due to low enrollment. 

Mrs. Seabaugh became a teacher for many reasons. Seabaugh stated that the biggest reason she decided to become a teacher was because she had a business teacher and a chemistry teacher in high school that challenged her to do more and be more than she ever thought she could. They meant a lot to Mrs. Seabaugh and she hopes she can mean something to her students. Another reason she became a teacher is because she wanted to be a volleyball coach, which she was able to do at two different schools for 11 years.  A third reason is that she enjoys teaching students skills and watching them master those skills, knowing that they will be using them for the rest of their lives.

Mrs. Seabaugh was born and raised in Newton, Illinois. She attended Newton Central and then Newton Community High School. Seabaugh says that it was an amazing place to grow up and she is proud to call it her hometown. She obtained her bachelor's degree at Eastern Illinois University, but education was not her first choice, and then her master's degree in teacher leadership from Greenville College. Mrs. Seabaugh’s parents are Mike & Cindy Goebel. Her mom was a PE teacher and high school volleyball coach at Newton. Seabaugh stated that her mom had the greatest influence over her choice to teach and coach. Mrs. Seabaugh has one older brother, Steve. She married Nick in 2002 and they have two children, Lexi who is a fourth grader and Kyle who is in first grade. Her family enjoys watching football (they are big Packer fans) and NASCAR. Her family is a big fan of Jimmie Johnson and they are all avid Cardinals fans. Mrs. Seabaugh’s hobbies include reading books in the summer time, camping (which is her favorite thing to do), watching her kids play sports, and attending major sporting events such as Cardinals games and NASCAR races. Students at BHS thoroughly enjoy their experiences with Mrs. Seabaugh and all the advice she gives to students. She impacts the lives of many students at Brownstown Jr./Sr. High School everyday and for that we thank you.

By Sydney Rosborough