New staff feature: Katharine Honeyman

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Matt Olson, Reporter

As students are welcomed back to school after the transition to online classes last spring, they may notice some new faces in the building. Katharine Honeyman is beginning her first year of teaching in the Agricultural Department. Agriculture holds a special place in Honeyman’s life, which led her to her current position. Her classes include Ag Explorations, Tech Ag, Vet Tech, Animal Science, Modern Ag Mech and Advanced Modern Ag Mech.

“I have been involved with agriculture my whole life,” Honeyman said. “I grew up on a small farm and was heavily involved in my hometown FFA chapter.”

Although teaching comes with its hardships, seeing the impact Honeyman has on her students makes it all worth it.

“My favorite thing about teaching is getting to interact with the students,” Honeyman said. “I love being a part of students discovering something new and watching them succeed.”

While teaching was not first on her list, Honeyman thought it would be a good way to become more involved with the community.

“I actually never thought I would be a teacher,” Honeyman said. “However, I had an internship where I was teaching, and the experience of watching students really buying in and learning changed my viewpoint on teaching. After the internship was over I still didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I started thinking about what teaching would be like and the more I thought about it the more it sat well with me. I know that probably doesn’t make much sense, but in many ways I didn’t choose teaching; teaching chose me.”

Being a new teacher can be quite challenging, but fortunately, Honeyman has found a support system with her coworkers to help her on her journey.

“I am very fortunate to be surrounded by talented and dedicated teachers at NHS,” Honeyman said. “I plan to learn from them and soak up all their wisdom to eventually become the type of teacher I want to be.”

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