Allison Ackerman was nominated by Melissa Pagan, the parent of a student.
"I have been a parent in the Island Trees School District for four years. That is how long I have known Mrs. Ackerman. She is the most caring principal that I have ever seen. My children love her," said Pagan.
She brings such a positive energy to the school's atmosphere. Additionally, she is very approachable. Every morning, come rain or shine, she helps to direct student drop-offs. On Halloween, she gets dressed up like a book character and marches with the children. She always has a smile on her face and a friendly demeanor. Despite all the niceties, her school is still run to perfection.