Brandee Lee was nominated by Kimberly Krauter, the parent of a student.
"Every day, Brandee shows up to be the best she can be for my daughter. She loves my daughter like her own child and pushes her to be her best," said Krauter. "Paras never get the recognition they deserve, and Brandee is truly one of the best. She isn't afraid to voice her opinions when she feels Mady isn't getting what she needs and deserves. She communicates with me daily by sending videos to show me Mady's progress and things she is doing throughout the day. This means a lot to me, since Mady is non-verbal and can't tell me about her days. I have never heard Brandee complain once about all the extra duties she has, and she always does them with a smile. It is the best feeling in the world to know that you are sending your child to be with someone who sees their potential and challenges them each and every day. Being able to trust that Mady is in the best hands when she isn't with me is a feeling I can't describe. Brandee goes over and beyond her job to make sure Mady is safe and is getting the best education possible. She is amazing!"