CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — This Teacher to Know is in charge of a classroom which is anything but calm, but it’s for all the right reasons.
Katelyn Shamhart teaches 1st graders at Bottenfield Elementary and has been an educator for nine years.
She could talk about her students for hours because of their smiles and hugs. She says they’re what keep her coming back and every day is a treat with them. Shamhart is known for her kind heart and dedication.
She was grateful for the recognition for what teachers do every day but says, for her, it’s not about the recognition. It’s always about what she can do for her students.
Shamhart and her sister both followed in their mother’s footsteps to become teachers. Her students say she’s “awesome!”