The South Shelby Science department would like to show our appreciation to GekkoScience (Teena Dodd and Matt Hercules) for their generous donation of 2 microscopes. Pictured are some of our anatomy and physiology students along with the new microscopes. These microscopes will be utilized across the science classes and better prepare our students for future courses in science. Our goal is to give our students the best education possible to prepare them for their future careers and life. This donation will make that goal easier for them. Teena reached out wanting to give back to academics in our community. They wanted to make this donation in memory of her mother, Mary Ellen Dodd, and their family history of educators.
Quote From Teena Dodd
"My great-grandmother taught at the Walkersville school for years. My grandfather‘s sister, Dora Mae Gilbert, taught at Shelbina for years. Her cousin, Alice Greenwell, was a teacher and speech therapist. My mom, Mary Ellen Dodd, taught at Shelbina for years. Two of her sisters taught in country schools in Shelby County. Her cousin, Dr. Jack Magruder, was a chemistry professor and president of Truman University. I am a retired teacher. My daughter is a teacher. Hanna Snider is a counselor with the school district. Education has been important to us for generations. We know the challenges that teachers face."
Thanks again for the generous donation from all of our students here at South Shelby.