Summer Slice Vol. VII

LA Staff News

Summer PD Opportunities Next Week

Click this link to register (so you get paid)!


The ones I think you may be most interested in taking are "Creating a School Family" and "Intro to 3D Printing".


These are optional, paid learning opportunities.


Additionally, Paul and Nick are attending zSpace training on Monday AM if anyone else is interested.


AAANNNNDDD, Mark and I are meeting from 11-2 on Wednesday. We are talking about restorative practices, discipline, ISS, and our new way of "charting". IF you have interest in sitting at the table as we discuss these items, please join! I will be creating a class in MLP today, so it won't be in there by Wednesday.

Our staff has recognized that we must build the social-emotional skills of our students. This will happen throughout our day in a variety of ways, and namely through our set aside disposition times. Thank you, Summer and Nick, for processing this with me in June!

We have a document that houses lessons that can easily be taught/discussed during the set-aside time. If you click on the title above, this blog does a nice job capturing the essence of SEL. It's not "one thing" that you do. But if we can grow in our understanding of all the ways to grow their social-emotional skills, our building will be that much more beneficial to our students and their ability to be successful!

Upcoming Dates to Note

July 29th: zSpace training at Liberty North 8-11 (Paul and Nick....and one more if interested)


July 31st: 11:00-2:00 Discipline, Restorative Practices, ISS, etc. with Mark and Melissa. Text me if you plan to join!


August 5th-7th: New teachers to Liberty report (none from LA)


August 6th: Registration (optional if you want to meet kids) 4:00-6:00


August 7th: Registration (optional if you want to meet kids) 8:00-1:00


August 8th: All teachers return.


August 14th: First day of school.


August 19th: Back to School Night 6:00-7:00


August 23rd: Staff Pictures at 8:00; Underclassmen and Seniors to follow


August 30th: All School Speaker 1:00 at LPAT: Rick Ross

Liberty Academy Staff 2019-2020

Melissa Norris, Director

Debi Straws, Secretary

Lori Streu, Counselor

Andrea Johnson, Social Worker

Mark Krause, Interventionist

Eddie Richey, ISS Instructor

Justin Fetters, Security

Ted Maxwell, Safety

Christine Patterson, Long Term Suspension

Lisa Augustine, Missouri Option Program

Judy Smith, Alt. Ed. Teacher

Art Smith, Teacher

Chad Brinkmeyer, Teacher

Summer Kelley, Teacher

Nick Schwieder, Teacher

Paul Richardson, Teacher

Jared Haferbier, Special Education Teacher

Jodi Williams-Sipes, .75 Teacher

Zach Osborne, Teacher

Janet Knoke-LA Cafeteria

Stacey-LA Custodian

Kathy Wright-LMS Nurse

Ed Leal-Technology

Clayton Smith-LMS Head Custodian

Kim Sadler-LMS Cafeteria Manager