HATTON, Ala. — Our Valley's Top Teacher has been teaching kindergarten for sixteen years in Lawrence County. She makes sure her kids feel loved and supported and says kindergarten is truly where her heart is.
When you think of someone who just loves what they do, you will think of Mrs. Krissy Wann at Hatton Elementary. She says, "I have a job where I can sing, I can dance, and I can play. There's no better job out there! This is the job for me, this is what I feel like God called me to do. Everything is new and exciting and they just have so much energy! So I feed off of them, they feed off of me."
Parents say Mrs. Wann is bubbly and outgoing and always makes learning fun! And she’s known for caring for each individual child and helping them, with not only their academic needs, but also socially and emotionally. She explains, "I always think of kids like flowers. Like behind me, you know. They all grow at different speeds you know and they all have different needs. So you just have to kind of find what works for them.” She loves watching her kids grow up and after they leave her class she wants them to have a love of learning and the confidence to try new things. “Just to always know that they can do anything that they put their, you know, heart and their mind to."
Mrs. Wann's family at home knows that these students are truly her children. She's always staying extra hours, buying things for her classroom, and thinking about her students even when she's at home. She says, "I tell them we are family when we're at school. And so these are just my additional 17 children, I have two at home, and then I have 17 here."
Mrs. Wann loves watching her kids grow up and after they leave her class she wants them to have a love of learning and the confidence to try new things.