South Washington County Schools

District 833 community honors Pullman teacher’s legacy with memorial donation

Angie Callahan's memorial donation to the school

South Washington County Schools community members are honoring the memory of a Pullman Elementary School teacher with a $27,260 donation to help provide funds for students who can’t afford field trips, school supplies or needed clothing items. 

Angie Callahan, a speech teacher at Pullman Elementary and Woodbury mother, passed away in November after a year-long battle with cancer. Callahan served as a speech teacher for 11 years at Pullman Elementary. 

“She was a loving and caring teacher who was a great listener. She had such patience with her students. She always made them feel so comfortable when they were with her,” said Ed Ross, Pullman Elementary Principal. “She used a lot of games to interact with her students and get them to work through their speech needs. The fifth-grade students especially remember the graduation parties she would throw for them when they left the elementary school.” 

Callahan’s family said she was passionate about her work and loved serving her students. After her passing, they decided the best way to honor her was to help support the school she cared so much about and asked the community to donate to a memorial fund, in lieu of flowers. 

“Her family knew that she cared deeply for her students and the staff at Pullman. She would talk constantly about how proud she was to work at Pullman and be able to help out those in need,” said Ross. “The family felt that they wanted to keep her legacy of helping others going by donating this money in her honor.” 

In addition to helping students over the coming years, the community purchased a bench in Callahan’s honor that will be displayed inside the school.