Lauren Panek was nominated by an anonymous student.
"Mrs. Panek is a teacher unlike any other. She is someone who entered my life only recently, and has already changed it so much," said her nominator. "I have never had her as a teacher, but I have watched her teach other kids, and the way she handles herself is unreal. She has so much patience, and gives every student she is working with all of her attention. She never makes students feel inferior by not knowing a problem or get frustrated if they don’t know a concept."
"Mrs. Panek's not only a phenomenal teacher, but a fabulous person, as well. She is that person who brightens every room she walks into," said her nominator. "I've had a lot going on in my personal life this year, and Mrs. Panek has been there for me through it all, not even knowing any of what is going on. Without even saying it, she has made it clear that she has my back and that I can trust her with anything. She truly is such a special person, and I owe her so much. Overall, Mrs. Panek is the definition of a LifeChanger, and I will forever be appreciative of her and the mark she has left on me."