JACKSON CENTER — After spending her entire 33-year education career in one school district, Regina Hunsucker is retiring from Jackson Center.
Hunsucker has spent her career in a variety of positions, most recently as a second- and third-grade math teacher.
Hunsucker also taught self-contained fourth-grade, self-contained second-grade, and has been a part-time guidance counselor for the district.
“I liked watching my students learn how to persevere through challenging problems and listening to them verbalize their strategies and thought process for solving these challenging problems,” Hunsucker said.
Hunsucker graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree from the University of Dayton, where she majored in elementary education and school counseling.
“I enjoyed helping students grow both academically and socially,” Hunsucker said. “I will miss the interaction I had with students, and I will also miss the daily contact with my colleagues. We spent so much time together that we became like family.”
Despite her retirement, Hunsucker hopes to stay involved in education by substitute teaching when she can. She also plans to take advantage of more free time by travelling and avoiding the Ohio winter in warmer climates.
“I spent my entire career at Jackson Center, and I felt blessed to work with a supportive administration and a great staff,” Hunsucker said. “I have enjoyed being a part of the Jackson Center community.”
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