By Shannon Johnson
Baker Elementary Schools will have a new PE teacher, Hailey Steinbeisser for the 2019-2020 school year. “I’m really excited. It should be a good experience,” expressed Steinbeisser. “It should be fun.”
Steinbesser grew up in Sidney, MT. In high school she had a passion for athletics, participating in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She also was a member of BPA as well as the Leo Club, a volunteer club associated with the Sidney Lion’s Club.
Steinbesser didn’t always know what she wanted to do for a career, but when she took a career test during her senior year that said teaching would be a good career for her, it came to her. She had a love for kids, sports, and being physically active. “I figured I would put it all together and become a PE teacher,” she explained.
After graduating high school in 2015, Steinbeisser began her college career at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT for a year before transferring to Montana State University Billings. “I got a scholarship to do track and field in Billings,” added Steinbeisser.
After graduating in 2019, Steinbeisser had a general idea of where she wanted to work. She had done her student teaching at Broadview Public School, a class B school, and she felt like that was the school size that she wanted to work in. “I knew I wanted to be in a smaller school,” she said. “I wanted to be closer to home but I didn’t want to be in Sidney.”
When she saw a job opening in Baker, knowing that it was a smaller school in the right area, she applied immediately. “I just knew after my interview that I was going to like Baker,” she acknowledged. “I knew it would be a good fit for me.”
Steinbeisser is glad to kick off her career in Baker. “I am very excited and nervous. I have a lot of learning to do but I know that I’m in a good school and a good community where I know if I need help, they will help me. I’m more so excited than I am nervous,” she added with a smile.