Kathryn Gordon was nominated by parent of a student, Tanisha Dowling.
Ms. Gordon has made a profound difference in the lives of Dowling and her daughter.
"She's heaven sent to my daughter and I," Dowling said. "My child struggles mentally, physically and emotionally. Kathryn is the best at what she does, and goes above and beyond keeping parents in tune with what's going on. She is very good at explaining her concerns, if any, and she will protect her students in every way."