New U235 Teachers: Sutterby and Sutcliffe

This is part of a series profiling the new teachers in Uniontown School District USD 235.

The district’s open house is August 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The first day of class for students is August 16.


Rebessa Sutterby. Submitted photo.

Rebecca Sutterby will be teaching Digital Media Pathway Career and Technical Education classes at Uniontown High School:  Graphic Design Fundamentals, Digital Media Design and Production, 21st Century Journalism, Web Design, and Photo Imaging.

She earned bachelors degree in Graphic Arts and Web Design, and is currently working on a masters degree at Pittsburg State University to earn full teaching certification.

Sutterby has worked in the printing industry: logo design, typesetting, darkroom work, and plate burning, and has been the Uniontown elementary school secretary for the past five  years. She was also a professional cake artist for years-teaching classes,  doing demonstrations at cake conventions and  competed on Food Network Challenge and TLC’s Ultimate Cake-Off.

“I’ve done lots of different design work over the years,” she said. “I was actually on the yearbook staff as a student here at UHS, and I was also on the yearbook staff at PSU when I was a student there the first time. Most recently, I designed the 55 foot-long artwork on the WBE cafeteria windows and decals for several of our school vehicles.”

Three generations of her family have graduated from UHS.

Her parents graduated in 1970 and her husband and she graduated in 1992. Their sons graduated from Uniontown – in 2015, 2017, and 2021.

“I am a Uniontown Eagle to the core. I’m very excited to be here to teach our students about Graphic Design and help them put those skills to use in real life applications,” she said.

Carrie Sutcliffe. Submitted.
Carrie Sutcliffe is a new science teacher at Uniontown  who will teach Physical Science, Chemistry, Dual Credit Chemistry and Applied Biology and Chemistry.
She graduated Hume High School in Missouri in1988, and from the University of Central Missouri with a BSE in 1993, then a masters from UMKC in 2003.
Sutcliffe has 30 years teaching experience: three teaching Physical Science and Biology at Raymore Peculiar High School,  one year teaching GED classes, 26 years teaching 7-12 Science and was a Science Olympiad Coach at Hume.
“The best thing about teaching is interacting with students and encouraging them to do their best,” she said. “The challenges  that come with teaching are changing federal and state requirements.”

She is a member of Hume Christian Church, serves on Lawrence Cemetery Board and serves as a project leader in the County Line 4-H Club.

She lives on a small farm outside of Hume with husband, Tom, of 30 years and has three children, Derek, Megan and husband Cole Wooten and Tommy.

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