Collinsville High School
Shawn Geppert is a teacher of teachers-to-be and spends every day inspiring the future educators for our children and of the future. She teaches early childhood education at the Collinsville Area Vocational Center where high school students not only learn about lesson plans and learning styles but they also staff a preschool to bring learning hands on. Like many teachers the pandemic forced Ms. Geppert to adjust how students learn and they were no longer able to hold preschool. To ensure her high school students had the learning environment necessary for future success she partnered with area facilities hosting learning pods to enable her students to still be hands †on with young learners with the added benefit of more caring staff helping those young learners through virtual learning.