Maggie Cordova Elementary
Rio Rancho, NM
I would love to nominate my mom. She is not only a teacher but a breast cancer survivor twice in her life. Through all rounds of chemo and multiple surgeries. She showed her strength and bravery by being a teacher assistant to kids of special ed. She showed them that anything is possible if you put your mind to it you can survive anything. My mom is the sunshine on a cloudy day to everyone she meets not only to me but the kids she sees everyday. If anyone deserves appreciation it would be my mom Denise Mainardi or as the kids at school call her Mrs. Mainardi.