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Shelbyville alum earns ISTA award

Willandra Macklin-Malone thought nothing of it when Indiana State Teachers Association President Keith Gambill appeared on screen during a Google Hangout meeting on Wednesday.

The 1994 Shelbyville High School graduate, who was attending the virtual meeting in preparation for a teacher parade in Edinburgh, figured Gambill was there to talk about Teacher Appreciation Week, which he did.

Macklin-Malone, who grew up in Shelbyville, knew she had been nominated for the ISTA’s Minority Educator of the Year award, but did not know she was the recipient until Gambill’s appearance.