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 that 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 Missy O'Connell, Kindergarten teacher at Athlos Academy in St Cloud. We surprised her with this honor while she was teaching in her class this morning.

Alli Mae

Here is the letter that was submitted:

Missy was my son's kindergarden teacher (he's in 2nd grade now) and still plays an active roll in his life. She always makes time to say hi to former students and encourage them when they need encouraging. She makes time to chat with me when I need advice to comfort my son. She even helped us with baseball equipment for my kids. She is the best teacher ever.

Lisa Larson

Alli Mae

Thank you Missy for making a difference in the lives of your students and the people around you. You truly make a difference.