Cheri Kutak was nominated by her colleague, Josh Topp.
Ms. Kutak is a positive, enthusiastic teacher who has the admiration and respect of not only her students, but her colleagues as well. She makes it a priority to get to know her students by establishing and building relationships at the beginning of each year. Ms. Kutak believes that science is important and spends hours planning and preparing hands-on, relevant science lessons that students will be interested in.
"If I could go back in time and hand pick a science teacher for myself, I would choose Ms. Kutak every time," Topp said.
Ms. Kutak likes to stay active after school hours by coaching softball at her school and the local high school. She enjoys helping hopeful athletes realize their potential, in and out of the classroom.
"Ms. Kutak's presence as a teacher and leader at our school boosts the morale and atmosphere of our school because she is always looking to help others, seeking solutions to problems, and working with colleagues to improve the education of our students," Topp said.