09/10/12 - 8:31am
Shaya Straw is a five-year veteran of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.
The third-grade teacher grew up with parents and grandparents who taught and were the impetus for her decision to become a teacher.
“I was always the kid hanging around after school helping my mom or playing with the other teacher’s kid,” Straw said.
Straw, whose family is from Arizona, said she and her husband decided to move to the Kani Peninsula after visiting on vacation and loving the area.