Kristen Lintz

Position: Kindergarten Teacher

School: Pinellas Park Elementary School

School District: Pinellas County Schools

City, State: Pinellas Park, Florida

About the Nominee: Kristen Lintz was nominated by Margie Gast, the grandparent of a student. Ms. Lintz was Ms. Gast's grandson's kindergarten teacher. She showed that she cared personally about each of her students and was never too busy to interact with their families. She started Ms. Gast's grandson off with a great example of learning and gave him a confident outlook on life.