a student teacher's dream to become a certified district 186 special needs teacher

Shelby Green Owuso's dedication to her students and passion for teaching ignites a purpose in everyone around her!

Shelby applied to Golden Apple Accelerators in late December 2021 and was accepted into the Special Education program in 2022 and started rigorous classes in the summer. She is currently student teaching at Franklin Middle School in the Life Skills class for the academic year. Once she completes her program, she has signed a letter of intent to work for District 186 full-time in the 2023-2024 school year.

"I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to work with such amazing students with phenomenal abilities, caring teachers that are willing to go the extra mile, and supportive administration who made sure I had access to all the resources I needed." added Shelby.