Shalyn Gagnon

I would like to nominate Shalyn Gagnon for the Sunshine Award. The past few weeks have proven to be difficult for teachers, parents, and students as many battled the school delays and cancellations. Shalyn Gagnon, a 5th grade teacher at Altoona Intermediate School, took these past few weeks and invited her students to continue to engage while they were away. Requests for “fun in the snow pictures,” tips to avoid “winter,” freshly baked treats for creative snow pictures, and a snow day reading challenge. Her creative spirit and energy kept kids engaged and excited to return to school during a time which could have been much different.
Jamie Gower