Christie Talbert was nominated by her friend, Paula Little.
"I begin working with Christie as her teacher's assistant in 2014," said Little. "While working with her, I have seen first hand what an amazing teacher she is. She has been teaching for 20 years, and during that time, she has made such a great impact on all her students. She has always made sure her students grow before going to the next grade. The parents of all her students respect her so much, and they see how she truly cares about the well being and learning of their children. Today, along with being a kindergarten teacher, Christie is the director of the Glee Club. She's also a part of other committees within Central Elementary. Aside from being a teacher and director, Christie is an amazing person and friend. Anyone who has met her knows how loving and caring she is."