Teacher went beyond as ‘a voice for her students’

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Beth  Anne Shellenberg believed in public education because she knew it was the  path her students could follow to leave poverty behind. She also served on state  and national committees to advocate for both children and educators, said her  longtime partner, Gracie  Oviedo.

Shellenberg died Sunday from an infection after months of cancer treatment.  She was 55.

When Shellenberg got a degree in education from the University  of Northern Iowa, she was following in her father’s footsteps.

He was the principal at her elementary school, so she knew how he operated — so much so that while teaching in Santa Rosa in the Valley, she told her  principal, “My dad wouldn’t have done anything like that,” said her mother,  Marilyn Shellenberg. She was almost fired for the remark. Read More