Congrats to Karen Hylkema of North Forest Pines Elementary in Raleigh, the QDR Gold Star Teacher of the month for June!
Karen was nominated by Kristy who shared:
“Mrs. Hylkema was moved to Kindergarten this year from 1st grade where she has always been. My daughter had her 4 years ago. She was definitely given a challenging class this year. Her class is mostly boys all still trying to learn how to behave and act and learn in school. My son Mason is included in this and gives her a hard time quite a bit. She works so hard everyday trying to figure out a way to help each child individually with a way that works for them to do better whether it be behavior, math, or reading. She really deserves this award more than anyone I know for her kindness, helpfulness, and patience!”