New Teachers To Join USD 389
Three new teachers will join the Eureka USD 389 team this year, including a third grade teacher, an elementary music/art teacher, and an EJSHS Spanish teacher.
Chelsea Gates will be the new third grade teacher at Marshall Elementary. After recently receiving a bachelor of science degree in Elementary Education from Newman University, this will be Gates’s first year teaching professionally. Her hobbies include traveling and spending time with her family, friends, boyfriend Lane Johnson, and their dog Toby.
Cecilia Housman will be coming to the district as the new music/art teacher for grades pre-k through 6th. She is married to Jerry Housman who works for the Miami, Okla. Housing Authority. The couple has three grown children, Rachel McGough, Sara Plante and Rebecca Housman. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s in Special Education from Pittsburg State University. She also has a Library Media Specialist certification from Northeaster State University in Tahlequah, Okla. Housman has previously taught in Owasso, Okla., Independence, Mo., Miami, Okla. and Fairland, Okla. She was also a substitute teacher in Baxter Springs for four years. In her spare time, Housman enjoys reading, sewing, knitting and playing piano. She spends most of her spare time with family and friends.
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