Who’s your star polisher? “Mrs. Lanette Shepherd.”

“Mrs. Doctor Shepherd has done an amazing job teaching me to play the violin,” writes Caleb, a student at Cascade Middle School. “It is amazing that we are able to get the same quality instrumental teaching as we could by taking private lessons (lessons cost money too). Doctor Shepherd is always kind and always does her best to teach us how to play our instruments in the best way she can. I am almost certain that Doctor Shepherd makes learning an instrument easier than taking lessons would.”

When Cascade’s staff and students connect, our stars shine!

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.