We are happy to welcome Janice Holstine to our Shadow Project board of directors. Janice has been a special education teacher at Marysville School for three years and uses Shadow in her classroom. At Marysville, she also serves on the Equity Team, a Portland Public Schools effort to encourage “Courageous Conversations” regarding equity for children from racial and ethnic minorities.
Her first job with the school district was as a para-educator at Metropolitan Learning Center,where she worked with a special education student from the time she was in 5th grade until she graduated from high school. Her passion for working with students with learning challenges only grew from there. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Education through the Leadership program at Concordia University.
On why Janice joined the Shadow Project board, she shares “I wanted a way to give back to The Shadow Project because it has done so much for my students and classroom. I am so excited about how this program helps teachers like me to provide resources to nurture and support the growth of students who may have given up.” Thank you Janice, we are so happy to have you!