Kim Tuttle was nominated by her principal, Joseph Burch.
Ms. Tuttle began her teaching career 20 years ago. At the end of her first year, she was named New Teacher of the Year for Charlotte-Mecklenburg. This year she was selected as the CMS Southeast Learning Community Teacher of the Year and was selected as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Teacher of the Year.
Every day is a good day in Ms. Tuttle's classroom. She is always prepared each day, not only with a quality lesson plan, but with a welcoming smile and a nurturing learning environment. Ms. Tuttle does not just teach English. She teaches children. She makes learning exciting and relevant. Ms. Tuttle believes that before she can reach her kids' heads, she must reach their heart. At the end of each class, Ms. Tuttle shares this message to all of her students: "Be blessed, be safe, be wise, make good decisions. I will see you tomorrow."