Position: Kindergarten Teacher
School: Woods Elementary School
School District: Tyler ISD
City, State: Tyler, Texas
About the Nominee: Gina Birdsong is a LifeChanger! Every day, she works with struggling students and gives them confidence through her small group instruction. She even tutors these students over the summer, giving up her own time to make sure her students succeed and feel a sense of accomplishment. Ms. Birdsong will tell you that it is a joy to help students. The most rewarding thing for her is to see a student succeed. She tells her students to always finish what they start and to always think "win/win" in a difficult situation. Ms. Birdsong instills the value of leadership in her students. She gives them the courage to achieve success for themselves and to lead by example.