STAR teacher kicks in overdrive during shutdown

Tasha Lang, special education teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School, is September’s Hays Post Teacher of the Month.

By CRISTINA JANNEY
Hays Post

When school was forced to go to remote learning this spring, Tasha Lang and her staff at the STAR program at Roosevelt Elementary School went into overdrive.

Karen¬†McCullough, nominated Lang, a low-incidents special education teacher, for September’s Hays Post Teacher of the Month for the help she provided her special needs daughter, Natalie, during the shutdown.¬†

“We saw regression in our daughter after a few days of being home, as she could not cognitively understand why she couldn’t go to school and spend time with the teachers and friends she loves,”¬†McCullough said.

The family reached out to Lang and asked how they could work with her to make remote learning possible for Natalie. Within a day, Natalie’s desk at school arrived at the family’s home with

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