Gordner named ‘You Make a Difference’ award winner


Allison Gordner, a 2016 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in music education, was named a Castroville (Texas) Area Chamber of Commerce "You Make a Difference" Award winner.

The award is presented annually to a first-year teacher in the Medina Valley Intermediate School District. Gordner is the assistant band director at Medina Valley Middle School in LaCoste, Texas.

Justin Russell, principal at MVMS, said that Gordner possesses an incredible rapport with her students and that she conducts herself "well beyond her years."