Sub of the Month


What do you like most about being a substitute teacher?

The uniqueness of all the students and schools I work in. As a long-term sub, I enjoy witnessing the growth of every student in the class.

Why did you become a substitute teacher? What is your background or other jobs you have had?

I’m currently looking for a full-time job in a district which matches my beliefs of education. I have worked in Special Education (from autism to learning disabilities) and have been a math interventionist for 4 years.

What is your favorite grade level/subject to teach?

I enjoy grades 2-4, but am currently expanding out and tickled to be currently in a kindergarten classroom. I do not have a favorite subject as I tend to have fun with any topic!

What do you feel the students like most about you when you fill in as the teacher?

The fun activities I try to include for classroom management and the positivity I spread to all the kids.

What do you do in your free time when you are not working?

I’m currently taking classes through Baker University to receive my master’s in school leadership. I just began the law portion and I wonder what I got myself into! When I do have free time, I enjoy watching my niece and nephew in their sporting events and I am a huge football fan. I also love to garden and paint on canvas.

Tell us about your family.

I have been married for 15 years and live in Lawrence. We enjoy going on jeep trails, rock climbing and have been sightseeing in Colorado and Moab. My husband and I have one dog, a boxer who we raised from a little pup. He definitely keeps us on our toes.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I have been a Deputy Sheriff for Douglas County. Through this employment, I met my husband who is still employed there. During my employment, I attended different trainings focusing on child safety.

We chose Kim Stieben as our October sub of the month because she is always eager and willing to work, and despite any challenges that arise in the classroom, she always has a positive attitude/outlook. Kim began the school year in a long-term position and has recently jumped into another last-minute long-term that came up. We appreciate all that you do for our schools, Kim!