Micaela Atwell is a 2013 graduate of Allen County-Scottsville High School and a 2017 graduate of Western Kentucky University. Atwell is excited to start her teaching career---a career that was inspired by an encounter with a child.
“Originally I was a physical therapy major,” Atwell explained. “I was working at the hospital one day and had an interaction with a child. From then on, I knew I wanted to do something in education.”
Atwell earned undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education P-12. She will be teaching a sixth grade Exceptional Child Education class at the Intermediate Center.
The new teacher notes that her students and parents can expect a challenging classroom.
“I’m going to give 110 percent and I expect them (the students) to give 110 percent back,” Atwell said. “We are going to reach their goals and work on it really hard. We will struggle some days but we will get there.”
Atwell---a member of the Lady Patriot softball team while in high school---enjoys participating in sports, spending time with family, and her two dogs.
“It doesn’t seem real that I get to come back here and work,” Atwell added. “My hope was to get back here.”