I would love to nominate Krista Couton, who teaches music at Huntington Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska. Krista works endlessly to find new and exciting ways to engage our students in music. She develops strong relationships with each student in our school and establishes a safe and fun environment to learn. Even the most shy or reluctant learners are comforted by Krista’s kindness and passion for music! A few years ago, Krista raised money to buy our building a class set of ukuleles. Now students in many grades get to learn to play this instrument and have discovered a love for music through this experience. Krista has a strong passion to connect with students through music and to allow students to express themselves through music. My students love going to class with her and it is evident why. Her love for music and her students is inspirational!