Natalie Mecham is super organized and is always looking ahead at curriculum, she is also never stuck in a rut. She is constantly evolving her teaching strategies. She finds new ideas and innovative ways to help students understand—and she is always willing to share what she finds. She is dedicated to her students at school in addition to her family at home. She thinks of the children in her class as she does her own kids. She has been a leader in implementing the new writing core and has set an example of integration for her colleagues. Natalie’s enthusiasm, hard-work, and dedication make her an outstanding team-member and an incredible teacher. Any teacher is fortunate to work with her and any student is lucky to be in her class.