Being nominated for Special Education Teacher of the Year is an incredible honor and a testament to the dedication, passion, and commitment Ms. Kerkvliet brings to her work every day. Through her innovative teaching strategies, compassionate approach, and relentless advocacy, she creates an inclusive and supportive learning environment where every student can thrive and reach their full potential. It also transforms the lives of individual students and it also inspires others in the education community. May this nomination serve as a reminder of the profound impact she has and the lives she touches each day. Her work is truly deserving of recognition and celebration, and her nomination for Special Education Teacher of the Year is a testament to her outstanding contributions to the field. Congratulations!