January 3, 2007
Eager first-graders compete for Ryan Rothmeyer's attention during music class at Lansing Elementary School. Rothmeyer has taught at LES for seven years. He is one of only three male teachers at LES out of a staff of 26 classroom teachers and six teachers that specialize in music, art and physical education. A study released in November by the National Education Association shows national statistics are in line with LES, indicating only 9 percent of elementary school teachers nationwide are males.