OHS welcomes Ms. Rannow
Ms. Abigail Rannow is new to OHS this year and works in the special education department. This is her first year of teaching. Ms. Rannow attended and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Ms. Rannow decided to be a teacher because she had some really great teachers in high school. She said, ”They just kinda believed in me and challenged me to be my best.” Having teachers like this inspired her to be like one of them and help others the way they helped her.
Ms. Rannow faced challenges throughout high school and college that made her the person she is today, especially with her career choice. Being a college student during the pandemic was extremely difficult as it was her junior and senior year. She overcame these challenges by just simply taking it day by day. Outside of school and teaching she loves to read and go on walks. These two things bring her lots of joy.
Ms. Rannow is very excited for her first year of teaching at OHS. She is most excited about all of the “firsts” this year. Ms. Rannow said, “The idea of all the firsts, of being a first year teacher is one thing I’m most excited about.” Rannow chose to come to OHS because she really likes the staff and the programs we have.
She has brought a lot more understanding of where kids are coming from, and like, you know, knowing that they need to come in and kind of ease into the day, and things like that.”
— Ms. Churchill
Ms. Joni Churchill is a paraprofessional in Ms. Rannow’s classroom. Ms. Churchill believes having Ms. Rannow as an addition to the Special Education Department will extremely benefit the kids. Ms. Churchill said, “She has brought a lot more understanding of where kids are coming from, and like, you know, knowing that they need to come in and kind of ease into the day, and things like that.” Ms. Rannow understands that she needs to meet the students where they are at. She has successfully become the teacher she has wanted to become, inspiring her own students, helping them to learn and enjoy the change she has been bringing. Ms. Rannow’s classroom is located at G-203.