Mrs. Engebretson is my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher. She has instilled a love of learning and reading in Hannah. She had her first child this year and never missed a beat once returning from maternity leave. She is the reason my daughter jumps out of bed in the mornings ready for school. During this time of uncertainty, she has held Zoom meetings with her class, FaceTimed with Hannah, written letters and checked in on her. While this might not be how we envisioned our Kindergarten year would turn out, I would not trade my daughter being in Mrs. Engebretson’s care for anything. Educators like Mrs. Engebretson are the reason I know we have a positive future ahead. The lasting impression she leaves on her students is something I will forever be thankful for and cherish. Those are just a few of the reasons Mrs. Engebretson is an outstanding teacher.