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Shelly Mangion

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Shelly Mangion is a 3rd grade teacher at Park Road Elementary.  A native of Splendora, Texas, she attended Oklahoma State University. Shelly has been teaching at CPS for 34 years and is a mentor teacher at Park Road. 

Q   What led you to teaching?
A   I’ve always loved helping others learn new things.

Q   Did you have any key mentors or people who influenced your decision to become an educator?
A   My mother always told me that education was the key to success. I think helping others succeed is wonderful.

Q  What would you say most motivates you to teach?
A   Students that are eager to learn.

Q   What are you most excited or passionate about?  
A   Using technology to help students in the classroom.

Q   What do you find most challenging about being a teacher?
A   Getting students to understand how important their education is to their future. 

Q   What's the best thing to happen since you started teaching?
A   When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, my class and coworkers came together to offer me support. I was fortunate
       enough to see our school community in a new light. Everyone was quick to help with anything I needed. I will be forever
       grateful to everyone that helped me with my fight against cancer. 

Q   What might students and parents be surprised to know about you?
A   I drove a motorcycle in college.

Q   What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?
A   I can’t think of anything. I’ve always wanted to teach.

Q   What are three things every teacher should own?
A   An iPad, a sense of humor and a team of coworkers that works well together.

Shelly has been married to Chuck for 28 years. They have a son, Mason, who is 24 years old. She loves to read and enjoys quilting by hand.

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