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Christina (Tina) Lenormand

Position: Kindergarten Teacher
School: Lizana Elementary School
School District: Harrison County School District
City, State: Gulfport, MS

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Christina Lenormand was nominated by Kimberly Ables, a parent of a student.

"Mrs. Lenormand came into our lives in 2020," explains Ables. "I was terrified of what the school may bring as we were in a pandemic. My oldest daughter was in her fourth-grade science class. Mrs. Lenormand has been my daughter's biggest cheerleader from the first day until now (two years later)."

"My daughter, Aubri, was in special education. She had been in special education through our school district since she was three years old," said Ables. "Mrs. Lenormand guided her, taught her, helped her, but most of all, gave her the confidence she lacked. Aubri was evaluated out of special education the year she was in her class. It was largely thanks to Mrs. Lenormand's patience, help, guidance, and love."

"To this day, Mrs. Lenormand is my daughter's favorite teacher who she goes to, and she still checks in on her daily. Once her student, always her student. It's not just my child, but every child in the school. Her level of love and patience for every child in the school is amazing. Now, she is a kindergarten teacher, and those are the luckiest little babies," said Ables.

"She deserves the world for everything she has done, does, and continues to do, each and every single day. To know her is to love her! It's not just the students' lives that she changes, but also the parents' lives," said Ables.