Shelley Hays, Tremont Elementary, Upper Arlington.

After years of struggling in school, my child received a gift infourthgrade, Ms. Hays.

For the first time, he is experiencing joy in learning new things. He gets lost in stories. If her students struggle, she investigates academic approaches to support their development.

My child spent most of last year telling feeling "dumb". We have watched his confidence soar under Ms. Hays.

Just three weeks in school my son came home and said "Amiraclehappened. I like to read." Ms. Hays has changed his life forever.

--Parent,TremontElementary