This is part of a series featuring new teachers in our community.
Angella Curran is the new Fort Scott High School Speech and Debate/Forensics teacher.
Name: Angella Curran
Title of position: High School Speech and Debate/Forensics
Education: BA Communications, MA Teaching, both from Pitt State
Experience: Six years in Lamar, MO, four years in Frontenac, KS
Family: Son, age 13, attends PCMS
Affiliations: National Speech and Debate Association, Women Helping Women of Pittsburg, KS.
Why did you choose education as a career?
“I worked for AmeriCorps in 2004 and was placed as a tutor in an inner-city Baltimore school. I immediately connected with the students and decided that was the path I wanted to take once I returned to college.”
What is the first on your list of priorities for the position?
“My first priority is to build relationships with students and continue building the already amazing Debate and Forensics team.”