Micki Fryhover of Newton has been hired to teach middle school English to Peabody-Burns students, replacing Annette Weems, who resigned shortly before the school year started.
This will be her sixth year teaching that age group. She taught at Coleman Middle School in Wichita and at Santa Fe 5/6 Center in Newton. She also was a substitute teacher for the Newton district for two years.
She attended Emporia State University and Wichita State University as an elementary education major, later switching to secondary English education and getting her bachelor’s degree from WSU. She has been attending WSU to complete her master’s degree in English and plans to graduate in December.
Fryhover’s husband Kerry teaches government and social studies. He is working toward a master’s degree in history. The couple has four children: Alex — 20, Abby — 17, Keri — 15, and Sarah — 12.
“We also have two dogs and an angel fish named Mabel,” she said.
Although her life has been a whirlwind of activity since being hired only two weeks shy of the start of the school year, Fryhover is anxious to get started.
“I am looking forward to great year!” she said.