Waters Edge Elementary School at The School District of Palm Beach County
Boca Raton, FL
There is no year more influential in a student’s life than Kindergarten, and Jennifer Hammer has provided an unparalleled foundation for academic accomplishment in her ‘Hammerville Castle’ for over two decades. As a teacher for 23 years, 21 of which have been teaching Gifted Kindergarten at Waters Edge Elementary, Mrs. Hammer truly is one of a kind. She puts her heart and soul into teaching her ‘king and queens.’ Mrs. Hammer is an early riser, waking up at 3:00am to prepare for the day ahead. Mrs. Hammer is funny, loving and kind. She treats her students as if they are her own children and has impacted the lives of so many. She encourages students to strive for success and creates a love for learning that carries with them for many years to come. Mrs. Hammer’s dedication to her students goes beyond the classroom. She hosts class parties at the neighborhood clubhouse and even accompanies students for major life events, such as ear piercing! Mrs. Hammer is an avid cruise goer, and Norwegian is her favorite cruise line, having just cruised the NCL Encore over spring break! We know winning this award would mean so much to her. She deserves the world for shaping the worlds of our children!