Title I Teacher
My name is Darla J. Sobotka. I am in my 38th year of teaching. I have taught special education, kindergarten, second grade and third grade. I am currently teaching half time Title I Reading. I graduated from Diagonal High School in 1978. I then attended Northwest Missouri State University where I got my undergraduate and Master's Degrees. I live on a farm west of Mount Ayr with my husband Gary. We own GLS Manufacturing and have two tractor pulling sleds called “The Rock” and “Red Rock”. My husband and I have 4 children, Rachel (Michael) Inloes from Bucyrus, Kansas, Cody (Stephanie) Sobotka from Nevada, IA, Matthew (Caitlin) Sobotka from Huxley, Iowa and Alex Sobotka from College Station, Texas. We have 6 grandchildren, Nathan, Julia, Taylor, Carson, Tatum, Hoyt and one on the way! When not teaching you may see me taking photos for the communities of Mt. Ayr and Diagonal.