This year’s recipient for the Crystal Apple Award from Spanish Oaks Elementary is Shanna Stirland. Shanna attended Ricks College and graduated from Brigham Young University. Shanna has been teaching fifth grade for the past 12 years. Shanna demonstrates professionalism by having a positive attitude and a great relationship with her students, the parents of her students, as well as the teachers on her collaborative team. She cares about each individual student in her class and is willing to help in any way she can to meet the needs of each one. Shanna has expressed how much she loves it when students realize what they are capable of. Shanna is always willing to go the extra mile to try new ideas and to make learning exciting for her students. When she isn’t helping students at school she likes reading, running and spending time with her husband and 4 kids. Congratulations, Shanna on receiving the Crystal Apple!