Marie Zeilenga is a teacher at Mississippi Heights Elementary School in Sauk Rapids. She was nominated to be our Teacher of the Week by Constance Kelly, the parent of one of her previous students. Constance wrote this sweet letter about Marie:

My daughter struggles with severe social anxiety. Marie was so understanding and compassionate while my daughter was in her class last year. She is one of the few people who has been able to calm my daughter down and help her through her anxiety attacks. She went above and beyond every day to make sure my daughter felt safe, understood, welcome, and loved. She will always have a special place in the heart of our family. Every life she touches is blessed.

Congratulations Marie Zeilenga, and thanks for making a difference every day in the life of your students!  Thanks also to our fantastic supporters who help make our teachers feel loved and appreciated: Concrete Image Hair Salon, Coyote Moon Grille, Great Harvest Bread Company and All-Star Trophy & Awards!