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Mrs. Walls helps her students complete their bell work during fifth hour on August 31, 2018.

Mrs. Walls helps her students complete their bell work during fifth hour on August 31, 2018.

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Mrs. Walls helps her students complete their bell work during fifth hour on August 31, 2018.

Mackenzie Chavez, Staff

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 Having taught at PKMS for seven years, Mrs. Katy Walls is now teaching at Poteau High School.  She has a lot of expectations for the new year, but seems excited to have made the move.

 

After developing a steady routine as a seventh grade teacher, she is excited for a new  challenge.

 

“I’ve been wanting to move up here for a while,” said Mrs. Walls.  She will be teaching ninth grade English.

 

For many teachers, moving would be difficult for a number of reasons. “The change was easy for me.” Walls says,”because the other teachers here are awesome and wonderfully helpful!”

 

Mrs. Walls favorite part about teaching 9th grade is the literature she will be teaching.  Some of her favorite stories include The Scarlet Ibis, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Outsiders.

 

She also really likes this freshman class, having had them before.  But for Walls, there is more to the story.

 

“I enjoyed my time here as a student, and I’m glad to be back.”

When asked if there was a difference between seventh and ninth graders, Mrs. Walls said that the biggest difference is that “high schoolers don’t use Axe.”

Walls began her teaching career in 2009 at Byng, Oklahoma.  She taught briefly at Fort Smith before moving to the Poteau school district in 2011.  During the school year of 2014-2015 she was the PKMS Teacher of the Year.

 

For more on the teachers at PHS, be sure to follow Pirate Log Staffer Lakota Bohanan’s article series.  

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