Elizabeth Bray

Bethanie Rush

Bethanie Rush

Special Education Department

About Me


What is your hometown?

McLeansboro, IL

How long have you been teaching?

14 years

What is your favorite subject to teach?

Math

What/Who inspired you to be a teacher?

I would spend my summers with a little boy would was disabled. He had this incredible ability to love everyone unconditionally and to see the beauty in everyone and everything. He never met a stranger and he ALWAYS had a big smile on his face. I also volunteered at the pre-school in the Early Childhood classroom while I was in high school. The teacher in there was a huge inspiration!

What is your favorite quote?

"Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason why it will!"

What do you do when your not teaching?

I spend time with my kids. We love to be outside as much as we can and in the winter we watch a lot of movies and play games inside. In the summer, we are on the boat every weekend or at baseball games. My spare time revolves around my family.