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Lisha Kill's Gaffney Win 'Thank a Teacher' Award

Congratulations to Lisha Kill Middle School Spanish teacher Kellie Gaffney, the recipient of the zulily Thank a Teacher Contest award for 2017.

zulily recognizes the collective impact that teachers make in all our lives and received more than 8,000 entries in this year's contest.

Gaffney was nominated by the mother of student Brendan Harnish. Mrs. Harnish wrote: “Ms. Gaffney not only brings Espanol alive, but shows sincere, personal interest in her students-middle schoolers, who are often overwhelmed and unsure of themselves. She encourages their strengths, and never belittles or puts them on the spot. She willingly spends her 'free time' (lunch, study hall, after school) reviewing, repeating, explaining-but most of all, LISTENING, which makes her an unforgettable teacher. Whether high school or college, when they’re stumped, in Spanish or life, you’ll find former students studying, visiting, getting their dose of 'Gaff,' whose heart is in it." 

Ms. Gaffney was presented with her zulily Thank a Teacher Contest award and $500 zulily credit to help outfit her classroom.