New series of school administrators: Tema Gilion

Gilion theme. Photo submitted.

This is part of a series helping the public learn about Bourbon County’s newest school administrators.

Tema Gilion, is the new principal of West Bourbon Elementary School, Uniontown. She replaces Vance Eden, who is the new superintendent of 235 USD.

West Bourbon Elementary School, Uniontown.

Gilion completed his administrative preparation program at Pittsburg State University.

She has teaching experience in elementary, middle and high school – general education in 1st and 3rd grade, math in 5th grade, Spanish and English as a second language in secondary school and vice principal and teacher in a bilingual private school.

When not teaching, she enjoys travelling, reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

His hometown is Carthage, MO.

Why did you become an educator?

“I was privileged to have amazing teachers in the Carthage school system who inspired me to become a teacher. I have always loved school and learning, so becoming an educator was a very natural path for me. me.

I love seeing students learn and grow academically as well as in character. Inspiring students to become lifelong learners is something I strive for as an educator.

Martha K. Merrill