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Jared Napralla

Position: Kindergarten Teacher
School: Rio Elementary School
School District: Rio Community School District
City, State: Rio, WI

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Jared Napralla was nominated by his colleague, Samantha Marquardt.

Mr. Napralla exemplifies excellence and professionalism while maintaining a complete developmental understanding of his kindergarten students. His literacy and math activites are based on best practices that meet the needs of all learners. Mr. Napralla goes above and beyond for all of his students and builds relationships with his students and their families.

"In every conference I have sat in on with Jared, he treats families with respect and empathy and gives them meaningful information about their children," Marquardt said. "The term 'caring educator' only begins to scratch the surface when describing Jared Napralla."

In addition to teaching, Mr. Napralla is a dedicated leader througout the school district. He's a wrestling coach and sets an excellent example for the young people he coaches. He's also the union president and is always advocating for teachers and students. Mr. Napralla has earned his Master's degree and will be moving into more of a leadership role next year. He is committed to his district and providing the best learning environment possible for his students.

"I have known Jared as a colleague, as a parent of a student in his classroom, and as a friend," Marquardt said. "I learn from him and respect him tremendously as an educator. He sets an excellent example of professionalism for us all. Jared Napralla is an incredible educator and I am lucky to work with him.



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