Every week we team up with Menard's to honor another awesome teacher in the local area with our ‘Teacher of the Week’ award!

Adriane Gordon

Congratulations to Jane Stolen, a teacher at Shellsburg Elementary in Shellsburg! She is this week’s ‘Teacher of the Week!’ Jane was nominated by Adriane Gordon and this is her entry:

"Miss Jane is the 3-year-old ECSE teacher. My son started in her classroom October of 2016. When he was welcomed into her classroom, he was shy, a bit delayed, and had concerns of Autism. Since he’s been under Jane's care, he has blossomed into a fun, social, little boy. He has started reaching goals of some of his “gen ed” peers and there are no longer concerns of possible Autism. Ask any parent in the Vinton-Shellsburg district that has had a child in the 3-year-old program and they will all praise Jane. She recently was named one of the Outstanding Assistive Technology Educator award winners from the GWAEA. As a parent of 3, I can say Jane has by far been the best teacher a parent of a special needs child can ask for. WHEN SOMEONE SAYS IT TAKES A BIG HEART TO SHAPE LITTLE MINDS, THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT JANE STOLEN. She truly has the biggest heart for her littles."

For being an amazing teacher, Jane will be receiving gift cards from Wild Hogs in Walford, Half-Price Books, and Kathy’s Pies!