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Susan Jerrell

Susan Jerrell

Founder Time Out For Teachers

Susan Jerrell brings 32 years of teaching experience to Time Out For Teachers. As a high school teacher, Susan taught English 10 and 11, American Studies, journalism, photojournalism, newspaper, yearbook and professional career internship and advised state award winning publications. Susan served as a New Tech Advocate, a building reprentative, a member of the discussion team, a mentor teacher, and was a member of the Indiana High School Press Association. 

A recent retiree, Susan is a graduate of Indiana University’s School of Journalism in addition to a major in English and Secondary Education. She holds a MS in Secondary Education from Indiana University Southeast.

She is excited to put her skills to use in a new way. In addition to building a copywriting business, Susan looks forward to continuing to mentor teachers and providing them a positive, inspiring, motivational community. She is dedicated to giving teachers the support they need to face the daily task of teaching, loving, and inspiring young people.

Susan says of her three decades of teaching experience: “Teaching is the hardest job I’ve ever loved.” She wants you to love it too!

Caitlin Hall

Caitlin Hall

Contributing Writer

Caitlin Hall has 3 years of teaching experience as a high school special education teacher. An alumni of Liberty University’s School of Government, she began her career as a Legislative Aide for Congressman Todd Young.

Realizing a career in government was not her calling, Caitlin completed her education at Indiana Wesleyan University while teaching classes on environment management at Hardy Lake. Caitlin went on to provide case management services for adults with special needs as well as teaching life skills classes for the community. It was there Caitlin realized her true passion of making an impact in her community through teaching.

Today, as an avid self-healing enthusiast, Caitlin is excited to use her skills and knowledge to provide positive outlets for teachers to melt the stress of the day.

TOFT Advisory Board

Kathy Anderkin retired in 2017 after 28 years of teaching 7-8 grade Language Arts. (Insert “God Bless Middle School Teachers” here.) Prior to that she gathered life experience as a chairside dental assistant. She received both her BS and MS from Indiana University Southeast. She was active in her building as team leader, department chair, and association building rep. She worked with the IDOE mentoring and portfolio scoring program and taught a mentoring class for IUS. She currently serves as secretary of the local retired teachers association group and does some substitute teaching. She looks forward to encouraging new teachers through Time Out for Teachers and appreciates the opportunity to contribute.


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