Lisa Picou.

Lisa Picou

Buckeye Valley Middle School

I knew Mrs. Picou was special when students from other grades and other 5th graders she does not have in class started coming to her voluntarily during lunch for extra math help. She made it so easy and fun to learn that kids were spreading the word to other kids. Not only does she teach through her lunch, she stays after school to work with groups of kids who want or need extra help. A teacher makes all the difference to a child's education and when you find one as special as Mrs. Picou, you want to hold on to her tight and never let her leave. She not only helps any kid in the building who needs her, she has also been a leader on the 5th grade team.

- Nominated by a faculty member at Buckeye Valley Middle School