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From left, Julie Shaughnessy, K-Den MacCurdy and Lana Kapustik stand in front of the sign at Post Middle School.


Post Middle School Special Education teacher, Julie Shaughnessy, was being recognized as a WSECU Teacher of the Week along with 23 other teachers during the Seattle Mariners game on Aug. 7.

Shaughnessy was nominated for the award by Lana Kapustik, whose nephew K-Den MacCurdy attends Post.  

“Ms. Shaughnessy had a huge impact this past year on K-Den,” said Kapustik. “Before coming to Post, K-Den only attended school for a few hours a day and was behind academically. Ms. Shaughnessy provided K-Den with coping techniques and incentives to help him process feelings and improve academically. In fact, he earned a ‘Hard Worker’ award from the Post PTSA.” 

“I really like attending Post,” said K-Den. “The teachers are great and I have nice friends.”

Shaughnessy said communication played a big role in K-Den’s improvement.

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