St. Francis of Assisi School – 2014 Winner
Karen Kreider Short has been in the education field for a quarter century with 14 years as a teacher. In her classroom, she uses puppets, songs and a secret wave to help her first graders learn their lessons. Kreider Short has a colorful, visual classroom with student art projects and academic work hanging from wires above the students’ desks. Her positive, cheerful approach instills confidence in her students.