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Mrs. Diane Hasty is our Teacher Assistant of the Year!

Congratulations to Mrs. Hasty!

Let’s find out a little bit about Mrs. Hasty…

Where are you from? I am originally from Hazelhurst, Georgia but have also lived in Aurora, Colorado and Columbia, SC. We moved to Charlotte my sophomore year of high school and I graduated from West Charlotte High School.

What is your experience working in schools? I taught preschool at Hickory Grove Baptist Church for 6 years and I’ve been at Shiloh 23 years.

What led you to work in education? When we moved to Monroe in 1989 I left Hickory Grove but always talked about either teaching preschool again or finding a TA position in Union County. I just happened to find out about an opening from Mrs. Fritz and have been here ever since. I can’t imagine doing anything else!

Do you have a memory of a favorite teacher? Living in a small town you always had the same teacher that your older siblings had. My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Heath, was the only teacher that never compared me to my older brother and sister. She let me be me!

Do you have a memorable teaching experience? One year we had a little foster child in our room that stole my heart. He was my little shadow, and Mrs. Fritz called him my sidekick. He got excited about everything we did, and everything seemed so new to him. It was exciting to me just watching him get excited. Right after Christmas that year his mom decided she wanted him back and that meant he had to move back to Charlotte. I think about this little boy often and wonder where he is and what has happened to him over the years. I hope I made as much of an impact on his life as he did mine.

What do you do when you are not at Shiloh? When I am not at school I spend time with my family and friends. I also like to go to the beach when I can and my husband and I like to go to car shows.

Is there a motto or expression you live by? My dad always told us, “ Life is all about the choices you make so choose them wisely.”

Congratulations to Mrs. Hasty!

Written by: Scott Spencer, Principal
Posted: Oct 17, 2014 by Mark Greene

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