We love surprising teachers that make a difference in the lives of their students by shining the spotlight on them and recognizing their greatness. Making sure they know what they do makes a difference in the lives of others and it doesn't go unnoticed. We love surprising them with a gift basket full of goodies from Harvest Bread Co., Coyote Moon Grille, Concrete Image Salon, Clutch Take and Bake Pizza and a beautiful award from All-Star Trophy and Awards.

This week's teacher of the week is Kathy Gilk. We surprised her with this honor while she was teaching in her class this morning.

Here is the letter that was submitted by Ruth Wiechmann:

Kathy is such an amazing wife, mom, teacher, niece and friend . Kathy loves her class of students and wants them to know she truly cares about them. Kathy takes pride in teaching and helping students learn, if a student is struggling she takes the extra time to help them. Kathy always has a smile on her face. Kathy is married to Steven Gilk and they have three sons Isaiah, Jackson and Andrew.

 The Principal Mr. Conrad added she loves kids and has empathy for the kids she teaches. If he would have known about this contest he would have nominated her too. She does way more than just teach English.

Thank you Kathy Gilk for making a difference in these students lives.

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