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Vale Elementary School teacher takes on distance learning challenge

Vale Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lynda Gastanaga said her district's shift to distance learning delivered challenges and opportunities. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Necessity can be the mother of invention.

Lynda Gastanaga, Vale School District kindergarten teacher, can relate to that old adage.

Gastanaga, a teacher in the district for 28 years, said when area schools switched from regular classes to distance learning because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, she had to innovate.

First, though, she felt a little overwhelmed with the change. She also had a lot of questions.

“How in the world will we be able to do this? How will it look? How will the parents handle the technology?” said Gastanaga.

Gastanaga said she faced a steeper learning curve then she expected.

“I was nervous due . . .