The Sagebrush PTO invited local author Eugene Gagliano to come visit Sagebrush. Mr. Gagliano is a retired elementary school teacher, children's author, and poet. He has received one of ten Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards and the International Literacy Association's 2004 Wyoming State Literacy Award. He was also named Wyoming's 8th Poet Laureate by Governor Matt Mead in June of 2016.
Mr. Gagliano has written many books which include C is for Cowboy, a Wyoming Alphabet, Little Wyoming, and Four Wheels West, a Wyoming Number Book, all published by Sleeping Bear Press.
Mr. Gagliano uses hats and props to help students understand character development and talks about his "Ten Step Story" method of organizing creative writing thoughts. His presentations are designed to appeal to elementary students and relate to the writing they may be doing in class. The students thoroughly enjoyed his visit and he later complimented them on their behavior and participation.