BA teacher couples reflect on their time together

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BA teacher couples reflect on their time together

Mr. and Mrs. Mackereth visiting The Grand Canyon with their family.

Mr. and Mrs. Mackereth visiting The Grand Canyon with their family.

Mr. and Mrs. Mackereth visiting The Grand Canyon with their family.

Mr. and Mrs. Mackereth visiting The Grand Canyon with their family.

Hailee McConnell and Kyra Markey

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Imagine working in the same field as your spouse, having almost the same schedule and being able to enjoy days off together.

Some Bellwood-Antis teachers have made that their reality. 

As Valentine’s Day approaches couples everywhere are preparing for the most romantic day of the year, including several couples at Bellwood-Anits. 

A lot of teachers have the same opinions about being a teacher couple. 

In general the feeling is overwhelmingly positive. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hughes with their daughter

If there is any downside about being a teacher couple it is, bringing the emotional baggage home and setting boundaries about talking about work. 

“It’s easy having a spouse with the same job but sometimes you can bring baggage home with you, which is the only downside,” said Mr. Naylor. 

“Once in awhile we have to set boundaries to avoid talking about work,” said Mr. Trexler.  

Mr. and Mrs. McNaul like being able to teach together and have about the same schedule. They like being able to carpool to save gas, and have summers off. 

“I don’t think there are any challenges. Sometimes we struggle with both of us off work on the same day,” said Mrs. McNaul.

They both like being off in the summer together because they get to go places together, and it’s easier to plan vacations. 

Gym teacher, Mr. Hughes and 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Hughes, like having the same work schedule and having the same days off. They like having summers off together, but it can be a hard transition. 

“I love everything about working in the same field. We are easily able to relate to our daily ups and downs,” said Mrs. Hughes. 

Mr. and Mrs. Naylor like having weekends and holidays off together. They like being able to spend time with their kids. They both never planned on marrying another teacher, but now they are blessed with having their spouse in the same field. They love having the summers off because they love being able to spend time with their family. 

Mr. Trexler, who runs the Media Center and Mrs.Trexler, who is a 6th grade teacher. They both have to set boundaries because talking about work is sometimes too much. 

They like being able to relate to each other about work and they like having the same love for education. Another thing they like is traveling with each other in the summer.  

“It really can consume your life if you’re not intention about taking time for family and friends,” said Mrs. Trexler.

Mr. and Mrs. Mackereth are teachers but they work at different schools. Mr. Mackereth works at Bellwood-Antis and Mrs. Mackereth works at Altoona. 

They like being able to solve issues they have at work with each other. They also like being off together on the holidays. They like sharing their days with each other. 

They never really thought marrying a teacher was probable. During the summer they like being able to catch up on work that gets put off during the year.

“It is certainly easier to empathize with each other during difficult days at work , or after those days at home,” said Mr. Mackereth.

Other staff members Tom and Yun like working together. 

“It’s easier to understand each other’s job,” said Tom. They like only using one car so they aren’t putting so much money into gas. They get to laugh together at things they both see. 

“It’s nice to work with someone you trust,” said Tom. Yun said she, “enjoys working around young people and getting to know them.” Most people love working with their spouse, however it does have its challenges.

A positive about being in a teacher couple is relating to each other. Relating to each other is the best part to a lot of couples. 

Imagine working in the same field as your spouse, having almost the same schedule and being able to enjoy days off together.

Mr. and Mrs. Trexler

Some Bellwood-Antis teachers have made that their reality. 

As Valentine’s Day approaches couples everywhere are preparing for the most romantic day of the year, including several couples at Bellwood-Anits. 

A lot of teachers have the same opinions about being a teacher couple. 

In general the feeling is overwhelmingly positive. 

If there is any downside about being a teacher couple it is, bringing the emotional baggage home and setting boundaries about talking about work. 

“It’s easy having a spouse with the same job but sometimes you can bring baggage home with you, which is the only downside,” said Mr. Naylor. 

“Once in awhile we have to set boundaries to avoid talking about work,” said Mr. Trexler.  

Mr. and Mrs. McNaul like being able to teach together and have about the same schedule. They like being able to carpool to save gas, and have summers off. 

“I don’t think there are any challenges. Sometimes we struggle with both of us off work on the same day,” said Mrs. McNaul.

They both like being off in the summer together because they get to go places together, and it’s easier to plan vacations. 

Gym teacher, Mr. Hughes and 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Hughes, like having the same work schedule and having the same days off. They like having summers off together, but it can be a hard transition. 

“I love everything about working in the same field. We are easily able to relate to our daily ups and downs,” said Mrs. Hughes. 

Mr. and Mrs. Naylor and their kids

Mr. and Mrs. Naylor like having weekends and holidays off together. They like being able to spend time with their kids. They both never planned on marrying another teacher, but now they are blessed with having their spouse in the same field. They love having the summers off because they love being able to spend time with their family. 

Mr. Trexler, who runs the Media Center and Mrs. Trexler, who is a 6th grade teacher. They both have to set boundaries because talking about work is sometimes too much. 

They like being able to relate to each other about work and they like having the same love for education. Another thing they like is traveling with each other in the summer.  

“It really can consume your life if you’re not intention about taking time for family and friends,” said Mrs. Trexler.

Mr. and Mrs. Mackereth are teachers but they work at different schools. Mr. Mackereth works at Bellwood-Antis and Mrs. Mackereth works at Altoona. 

They like being able to solve issues they have at work with each other. They also like being off together on the holidays. They like sharing their days with each other. 

They never really thought marrying a teacher was probable. During the summer they like being able to catch up on work that gets put off during the year.

“It is certainly easier to empathize with each other during difficult days at work , or after those days at home,” said Mr. Mackereth.

Other staff members Tom and Yun like working together. 

“It’s easier to understand each other’s job,” said Tom. They like only using one car so they aren’t putting so much money into gas. They get to laugh together at things they both see. 

“It’s nice to work with someone you trust,” said Tom. Yun said she, “enjoys working around young people and getting to know them.” 

Most people love working with their spouse, however it does have its challenges. 

A positive about being in a teacher couple is relating to each other. Relating to each other is the best part to a lot of couples.