Physical Education Teacher, Southmoor Elementary
"Mr. Crippen embodies what it means to be an educator. He has found a way to connect with every single student to not only teach them new skills, but to remember what Fun looks like. He has participated in home visits to get to know students, created themed 'Rockin' Moose' days where students are learning themed dances and becoming characters for the day -- such as pirates or Olympians. Every single student and staff member knows Mr. Crippen as a reliable adult in the building who is constantly thinking of others and helping us each enjoy our day just a little bit more."
-- Evyenia Pappas, Southmoor Elementary