Teacher, friend, inspiration, outstanding example. The words have been used to describe Margaret C. Shepardson by many former students whose lives were touched. She is highly regarded and respected by students, teachers and parents. In recognition of her lifetime interest in youth and her long career in teaching, the Board of Education of Poudre School District has named a school for her.
Margaret C. Shepardson began her 40-year teaching career in Livermore in 1923, teaching grades six, seven,and eight. From 1925 through 1939 she taught sixth Grade in Fort Collins. In 1940 she joined the faculty of Lincoln Junior High School as an English teacher, a position she held until she retired in 1963. The beloved teacher died in 1965.
Miss Shepardson's dedication to working with youth extended beyond the school walls and, in addition to other activities, She taught a Sunday School Class and served as Mother Advisor of the Order of Rainbow for Girls. In 1958 she was selected by the Northern District of the Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs to receive an Oscars for Teachers Award for scholastic qualifications, teaching experience, humanitarian attitude and outstanding work and interest in community, state, and national affairs.
A graduate of Fort Collins High School, Miss Shepardson was graduated from Colorado State College of Education (now University of Northern Colorado).
It has been said of Margaret Shepardson that she loved children and books and always worked toward bringing the two of them together. Her students loved and respected her and became better citizens because of her influence.