For any students who are interested in teaching in the future, an elective you may want to try is Peer Leaders. The peer leader elective is where students help teach students with disabilities. Don’t worry. Adults will be with you along the way to help you teach them. 
If you are currently a peer leader and want to continue, you may be able to work with the students in the young adult program at Schmucker Middle School. If you are interested in participating in either of these electives, you can find application in the counseling center and in the exceptional education office. If you have any questions about either of these electives, you can email Mrs. Shafer at

By Kevin McNulty

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