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Kristal Shanahan 
8th grade ELA teacher 
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. This is my 5th year with Holy Trinity.
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, reading and writing is relevant and that knowledge are skills that we all need in every faucet of our lives including all career paths.
Passions/Interests: Spending time with my children and husband, learning, traveling, 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.