Andrea Berry joins Morenci teaching staff 09.22.2010

Written by David Green.

andrea.berry.jpgMorenci Area High School students have a Spanish teacher in place with the hiring of long-term substitute Andrea Berry.

The Blissfield native earned a teaching certificate from Adrian College more than a decade ago, but stayed home to raise her children who are now 10 and 8 years old.

Andrea has worked as a substitute teacher in the Monroe Jefferson district and she’s worked with migrant families in Blissfield.

She’s also taking post-graduate classes in Siena Heights University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program.

There’s something new with the Berry family: roller skating. Andrea said after her husband’s physician prescribed exercise, they decided the skating rink would be a good place to follow the doctor’s orders.

She’s enjoying her new job in Morenci and said the staff has been very welcoming.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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