I would like to take this time to thank my colleagues for selecting me to represent our campus as the Teacher of the Year. It is an honor to be seen as an example by my colleagues, but ultimately it is a team effort. My achievement would not be possible without the countless hours and efforts that my colleagues put into our children. Their dedication allows me to be flexible in my approach and be able to accomplish more than I ever thought possible. Ultimately it is all about our children at Herrera Elementary and I will continue to work just as hard to give these kids not only the best musical experience, but an education that will influence them for the rest of their lives.