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Some Teachers Are Ready For School While Others Step Back

One EVSC teacher says he is ready to return to the classroom, while another teacher says shes taking a break.

Posted: Jul 21, 2020 12:33 AM

"The thing I am looking forward to the most, is seeing my kids again, we miss them dearly" says long time band director and teacher Doug Goodwin.

Despite COVID-19 some teachers across the Tri-State are eager to get back into the classroom, Doug Goodwin has been a band director and teacher with EVSC for years.

"Finding out the students groove and getting the kids comfortable with the routine, honestly kids are just so flexible they will overcome" says Goodwin.

Some school systems announcing they will return to class online only, while others like Henderson County will offer students both in classroom and online options.

The EVSC has pushed its start date to August 19 Giving educators time to prepare a safe learning environment.

"We are actually shifting our classrooms, that will allow us to have six feet between each musician, the setup will be a little bit different, my goal is to make it feel and as normal as possible" adds Goodwin.

A former Warrick County high school teacher says shes taking this school year off until she better understands the future of education and how safe the classroom will actually be.

"I don't think anyone could have prepared us for this time in history, I am very proud of how our community and how we handled it, and the educators did a great job with the resources we had" says Kristine Carrier.

Carrier taught high school for the last seven years the new mother says she is looking only out for her family.

"I think the biggest adjustment for the teachers, obviously we had the online learning last year for many corporations, but it was a big adjustment not having the face to face interactions with the students" says Carrier.

Some educators said they're worried about the health risks for older faculty and staff, other teachers say they are curious how districts will handle staff who gets test positive for the virus.

"For me personally, returning to the classroom, I think understanding what the future holds, knowing the facts and making an educated choice from there" says Carrier.

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