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.