The Teacher of the Year is nominated and voted upon by peers. Here are some of the things the faculty and staff had to say about Ms. Lastly:
"I chose Ms. Lastly because of the passion and dedication she puts in her teaching and into each individual student. She shows them how to be kind and respectful and to take pride in their learning. Ms. Lastly strives to make all her students feel important and loved. These qualities reflect in how her students are mindful of others and how much they take in and learn. She instills qualities that will not only excel her students in school, but as they go forward in the real world."
"Ms. Lastly is always looking for ways to keep her students engaged. She makes sure that they do not ever give up and she is always encouraging them to do more. Her expectations are high and her students rise to meet them. She exemplifies what it means to be an amazing teacher!"
"Shelby's passion is teaching! One can see this through the enthusiasm she shares with her students as well as her colleagues. She is constantly finding creative ways to make learning fun for all students in kindergarten. She is definitely a role model to all of us!"