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Clint Pianalto

Position: Seventh Grade Choir Teacher
School: Hellstern Middle School
School District: Springdale School District
City, State: Springdale, AR

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Todd Arron Loftin Posted 7 months ago

Mr. Pianalto has had a tremendous impact on students. As a teacher he challenges students beyond the glass ceiling. He develops a deep care within students for others through multiple community projects. He inspires students to give of themselves to better the lives of their peers and families. He began Choir Cares and was quickly blessed with donations of over $20,000 which is still being used to provide for the needs of students and families alike. Mr. Pianalto is more than a teacher, he is a man who invests in students, believes in the potential, then creates opportunities for students to succeed beyond what they thought possible- all the while, the ripple affects many more.

Kate Netzel Posted 7 months ago

Mr.P is the most kind hearted teacher that i have ever known. He makes kids feel welcome and always makes sure that everyone is having a great time. I love Mr.P and he will forever be my favorite teacher!!!

Zoe Grace Capps Posted 7 months ago

Mr. Pianalto is my favorite teacher because he is always encouraging me to be better and such a great guy!

Clara Houston Posted 7 months ago

Mr. P is the most caring person I have ever met. He is very confident in everyone of his students. He has the best three rules you could ever have in a class be brave, seek truth, and be kind. I have known him for a very long time and he has totally changed my life in many ways.

Grayson Sanders Posted 7 months ago

As a student of Mr. Pinalto’s, I get the pleasure of seeing him every day in class. He continuously selflessly gives away his time after school to help with drama productions, and many other things that he is not required to do. He is always there for the students that may not have the best home lives and strives to bring out the best in each and every student at our school, whether they be his student or not. He has definitely changed my own life by giving me more confidence in myself, and has done the same for so many others. Mr. Pianalto is most definitely a life changer.

Baylor Cartwright Posted 7 months ago

Mr. Pianalto has made a huge impact on everyone he teaches and our school musical. Without him our choir and musical would not be as good. He is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my entire life, he is helping me working on songs.

Emily Freeman Posted 7 months ago

Mr. Pianalto is a caring, compassionate, and selfless human being! His students never forget the impact he has on them. He has made a huge impact on our school musical, just by being there! Mr. P wants others to be happy with who they are as a person! He works with you until you feel ready to take on the world!

Alisha Carson Posted 8 months ago

As a drama teacher, I look for allies within my school. The first day I met Clint, I asked him if he would want to help me with a musical. He immediately jumped on board, even though I now know he’s the busiest man at our school. Not only did he help me with the musical as the musical director, he also built all of our sets and ran all of the sound for the show. I truly don’t know how he did it while juggling two kids and his own program. But he did. This year, we’ve decided to tackle The Lion King Jr. There is no way I could do this show without him. I can’t thank him enough for helping me build my program. He deserves this award because he truly believes in our students. That is why he works so hard. He believes all students deserve not only a good academic experience, but also a good musical experience. He cares about these students and the students care about him. Ask any student who their favorite teacher is, there answer is always Mr. Pianalto. He is definitely a life changer to every student and coworker he knows.