Beloved Ballard High science teacher Megan Vogel passed away Monday following a battle with cancer.
Vogel started teaching in the special-ed science program at Ballard High School in 2001 following two years of teaching at a Montana correctional facility.
Despite originally hoping to work in Yellowstone or as a research scientist, Vogel discovered her passion for teaching when she moved into the general science program at Ballard.
love of science onto her
students through classes and trips to Costa Rica and Peru.
won the Golden Apple Award in 2008, beating out 200 other nominees.
A Facebook memorial page was set up for her
Tuesday for friends, family and students to share memories and photos and already has nearly 400 likes.
Here are some of the messages being left on the page:
was so important to our family because she
got us through high school and helped get my kids launched into the world beyond BHS