Position: Enrichment Teacher
School: Lanett Jr. High School
School District: Lanett City Schools
City, State: Lanett, Alabama
About the Nominee: Kristina Story was nominated by her principal, Donna Bell. Mrs. Story is a LifeChanger because of her dedication to her students at school and in the community. On a daily basis, she makes a difference in the lives of her students. She meets her students where they are academically and challenges them to be high-achievers. Mrs. Story incorporates centers into her classroom, which runs like a well-oiled machine. Students know the expectations, and they strive to meet them. She teaches enrichment to about three-fourths of the students at Lanett Jr. High School. She also teaches a Freshman Academy at Lanett High School. Mrs. Story provides a safe, nurturing environment for her students. She listens to her students to understand them instead of talking "at" them. She understands that her students may forget some of the material she has taught them, but they will never forget how she made them feel. Mrs. Story also serves as the president of her school's Parent Teacher Student Organization (P.T.S.O.). She organizes parents to volunteer in her school for special events. Mrs. Story also organizes Parent Teacher Organization meetings for the district. This year, she was nominated for Lanett Jr. High School's Teacher of the Year by her colleagues. She also serves as the Girls' Varsity Volleyball Team coach. She can often be found at sporting events cheering for her students. Mrs. Story is not only a leader at school, but is also a leader in her church family. She lives her life demonstrating high morals and ethical standards. Mrs. Story has the qualities found in National Board Certified Teachers. She is a LifeChanger in her community!