By Morgan Barksdale, Staff Writer
Mrs. Nicole DeFrances has returned after the delivery of her healthy baby boy Michael. Adding a new member to the family, she expressed that he is a marvelous baby and never fussy. She is excited and enthusiastic about being a new mom. “I have a new outlook on the world. Being a mom opens your eyes,” she said. “I love being with him.” She returned on March 25 and was welcomed back with the excited smiles of students and staff. “Everybody was very welcoming. I couldn’t be happier to be back,” said DeFrances. “I like having her back, she’s more understanding and the communication is better between her and the students,” said seventh grader Kimmy Reisinger. Reisinger, like the rest of the seventh grade class, was excited about her return. Being on leave, Mrs.DeFrances expressed that she was worried about being replaced, but coming back, she says that this was not the case. “Getting back into rhythm is no challenge. Having a baby has definitely made me a better teacher,” Mrs. DeFrances said.