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Marion-Florence welcomes 3 new teachers

Staff writer

A Tabor College professor is moving into the kindergarten classroom after teaching for five years in Marion.

Debbie Allen, who will teach kindergarten at Marion Elementary School, is one of three new teachers at USD 408.

She was an adjunct professor at Tabor in the spring, which is where she received her bachelor’s of arts with a professional license as early-late childhood generalist and kindergarten to sixth grade adaptive special education.

She spent five years teaching special education in Marion-Florence schools, first with fifth and sixth grade students from 2008-10 and then with second and third grade students from 2014-17. In between, she taught kindergarten to third grade special education at Canton-Galva from 2010-14.

She is married to Rusty Allen.

Lisa Wesner will be a new Title 1 teacher at the elementary school.

Wesner taught for 13 years before staying home with her kids. She and husband Josh have four children: Abby, Kenna, Isaac, and Brianna.

She received her bachelor of science in elementary education from Sterling College.

Brook Witty will teach family and consumer science at the high school.

She previously taught at South Central and Ulysses.

She graduated from Kansas State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s of science in human ecology and in 2013 with a bachelor’s of science in family and consumer science education.

She also will advise the FCCLA club.

Last modified Aug. 17, 2017