Michael Camac was nominated by his superintendent, Walter Kappeler.
Mr. Camac is a LifeChanger for so many of the students at Maurice River Township School. As a teacher focusing on students with behavioral issues, Mr. Camac is constantly shaping the minds of at-risk youth. Every child that walks through his door is treated with respect and courtesy; he helps them deal with their behaviors as well as figuring out the root cause. His compassion is one of the reasons he's a community favorite.
Mr. Camac works tirelessly to ensure that students are attending school regularly. When students develop habits of truancy, he develops plans with their families to ensure student success. He even provides rides and breakfast for students in need.
His love for children goes far beyond students with behavioral concerns and the school walls. One student in particular entered foster care and had no place to go. Mr. Camac contacted the authorities, qualified for an emergency placement certification, and housed this student for months until a stable home could be found. His entire family welcomed the young child with open arms and to this day, the young student considers Mr. Camac like family.
"While Mr. Camac made a life changing difference for this child in a tangible way, his impact is felt community wide," Kappeler said. "He is without a doubt, a rock for our school."