Stubblefied to Lead CHS Pathways Program
Cassville High School Alumni, Evan Stubblefield, has returned to the halls of CHS, but this time, he is working as a wildcat staff member. Stubblefield began his new role in November as the instructor of the newly created Pathways program.
Pathways was established at CHS in the spring of 2020 with the purpose to help students reach their post-secondary goals by providing personalized academic support, mentorship and soft skill development.
“Our Pathways program is an important step to meeting students' individual educational goals,” said Dr. Richard Asbill, Superintendent at Cassville R-IV.
“Mr. Stubblefield will be bringing his experience working with youth and his understanding of the Cassville and surrounding communities to help students focus on Pathway options. Students need choices as they complete high school and look at opportunities and careers to come. Our Pathways program can assist students in making those choices and we are proud to have Mr. Stubblefield assisting in those efforts and goals.”
Pathways is an hourly class that is available for freshmen-senior students. Students enrolled in either online or seated coursework qualify for the program; however, their classroom teacher must first refer the student.
In an effort to provide additional support based on individualized student needs, each section of Pathways is limited to 15 students.
After graduating from CHS in 2011, Stubblefield attended college and earned a degree in Youth Ministry from Ozark Christian College.
“I am simply grateful for this role and embrace it with all that it presents: perseverance, hope, and purpose,” said Stubblefield. “Working with students who have to overcome adversity, find aspiration and determine their motivation for their lives is something I believe is essential to one's path of growing up. I am thankful I get to play a small part in that process for these students.”