Three new faces for the 2011-2012 school year greeted students at Mid-Coast School of Technology.

Kristy Hastings is the new MCST math teacher. Danica Wooster will be teaching students in auto collision technology. A new position at MCST is curriculum, assessment and instruction coordinator and Suzanne Hall has moved into that position, having previously been the MCST School to Career Coordinator at Medomak Valley High School.

Hastings is excited about teaching math and its real world application. She feels that her challenge is to prepare students for the demands in the students’ Career and Technology Education programs. Her previous experiences with CNECT Math and Math in CTE as an Algebra teacher at Georges Valley High School “hooked” Hastings on teaching students at Mid-Coast School of Technology.

Wooster is MCST newest auto collision technology teacher. After graduating from MCST auto collision program and Wyoming Tech Danica worked for Portland Collision. Wooster is looking forward to working with students as they learn the latest techniques in auto collision. “There are so many things I have to learn about teaching students….but you know both my parents are educators and love it and shared that love of teaching with me,” Wooster said in a news release.

As the new curriculum, assessment and instruction coordinator, Hall is looking forward to coordinating the integration of the new English Language Arts and Math Core Curriculum with CTE programs. Hall is very interested in using the Reading and Math Accuplacer Diagnostic scores to help teachers identify students’ strengths in reading and math. Hall said ”helping teachers help students use their academic strengths as well as hands on abilities makes me feel successful”.