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Kristal Shanahan 
8th grade ELA teacher 
4th year at Holy Trinity
Education: Northeastern State University, Psychology BA
Rockhurst University, Master in Education 
Work experience: I was an Educational Assistant in Corrales, New Mexico Public Schools for one year and substitute taught for five years in Olathe and Desoto combined.    
Teaching Philosophy: To instill the love of reading and learning into all students through engagement and differentiation. I feel that learning something about every student is crucial because what they enjoy matters. Being a life-long learner myself, represents an educational journey that I hope students will take in their future endeavors. Lastly, Language Arts is relevant and that knowledge is a skill that we all need in every faucet of our lives including all career paths.
Passions/Interests: Spending time with my children and husband, learning, and reading for fun! 
Favorite Scripture: Be on your guard. Stand firm in faith. Be courageous. Be strong. Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Most assignments are located in Google Classroom
Grades are located in Educonnect
Star Reading is in the Renaissance link on the left side of the school home page.