By Carlee Barnett
News Star Reporter
The Stratford High School Student Council organization will be honoring one Stratford teacher each month during the 2020-2021 school year.
The goal of this new recognition is to bring attention to how hard teachers work to make each school year a success for students.
Shatona Gallup is the teacher the student council has chosen to recognize in September. She is the mother of three children and wife to Jason Gallup of Stratford.
Gallup grew up and graduated high school in Stratford. She went on to get a bachelor’s degree in English education and a Master of Education in Secondary School Administration.
Gallup has been teaching for 16 years. She spent one semester teaching at Little Axe Public Schools, and seven years at Sulphur Public Schools. She also spent six years teaching night classes at Murray State College. This is her eighth year teaching at Stratford Public School.
Gallup wears many hats at Stratford Schools, including teaching English 3 and 4, a leadership class for the student council, co-advising the high school student council, and coaching the junior high and high school cheerleading team. She continues to go above and beyond to help each student reach their full potential.