Teachers of the Month

Teachers of the Month

September 2021


Trey Crow

South High School’s Teacher of the Month is Trey Crow. He is in his 20th year with USD 305, six at South Middle School and fourteen at South High School where he teaches science. Trey chose to become a teacher because he loves helping others and he loves science. After deciding not to pursue medical school, he had an advisor who guided him into education where he enjoys being able to bring science to life for students, showing them how everything we do has an impact and they get to choose what that impact will be on the world. Trey loves the science department at South High and how they are all willing to help each other out. He would like to tell parents that right now the world is hurting but like everything in life, it is but a brief moment; keep persevering, encourage your kids, and know it will get better.

 Stephanie Mettlen  

South Middle School’s Teacher of the Month is Stephanie Mettlen. She has been teaching a total of 12 years with 2 of those years at South Middle where she teaches Family and Consumer Science. Stephanie chose teaching as her career because she loves to help young people prepare for their future. She says she loves to build relationships and see students' faces when they create something they are proud of. Stephanie says it is awesome that we have FACS available for all students in our schools. Students have the chance to learn everyday life skills, as well as develop career skills. You should check out all of the opportunities that the secondary schools offer through the FACS programs.

 John MacKinney  

Lakewood Middle School’s Teacher of the Month is John MacKinney. He has been teaching three years with all of them at Lakewood Middle where he teaches 7th grade social studies. John chose teaching because he has always been passionate about education and social studies. He says life took him another direction, but the idea of being able to empower youth in his community guided him back. John says he enjoys the students so much and they bring so much energy. John's message is that Lakewood is a great place to learn, grow and flourish. He says the opportunities for his children and your children to have a great education supplemented with top-notch extracurricular programs are unequaled in the state. 

 Lizzie Eades

Central High School's Teacher of the Month is Lizzie Eades. She has been teaching for 3 years with all of those at Central where she teaches World History & Criminal Justice. Lizzie chose teaching so she could encourage students to be all they can be and provide support to her students. Lizzie says she likes building positive relationships with both staff and students. She has really enjoyed planning STUCO events with her students and creating a fun place. She especially enjoys getting to be a part of her students' lives such as attending their sporting events, plays, etc. Lizzie says she loves what she does and hopes to continue making a difference not only in our schools but with students.