I would like to nominate Amy Smith, English teacher at Bellevue West High School. I taught with her in the early 2000's. Never have I worked with a person with more optimism and enthusiasm than Amy. She was instrumental piloting the freshmen teaming program at West. More recently, when Covid hit, and being Type I diabetic, she nonetheless continued to engage and challenge her students. She is long overdue to receive the recognition she so richly deserves.