Shayna Van OstrandTravis Drilingas
Champaign Central High SchoolEnglish
Shayna is a 1st year teacher who is working hard to build relationships with her students during distance learning. At the beginning of the year she sent handwritten cards to every student to introduce herself. When she learned that several of her students did not have proper work spaces, she asked people to donate desks for and she personally delivered the desks to the students who needed. them. She is a great reminder of the hope we all felt at the beginning of our teaching journey and she inspires me to return to that place of hope as a veteran teacher.
Nominated by Cessily