St. Vincent de Paul, Cape Girardeau
COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATION FORMS:
"Mrs. Beussink is the most kind, loving person. She is fun, energetic, full of life, and loves being a teacher. She loves her students like they are her own children. She teaches the children how to be loving Christian people."
"She is kind, loving, nurturing, and warm hearted, all of the things you want in a teacher who influences your child all day. In addition, she motivates the students to learn in a fun, hands on environment. She has helped my family adjust to a new school. We knew instantly that if all teachers were like her we were at the perfect school."
"The students work hard to make her proud because they love her. My son has never loved school as much as he does this year."
"Kari Beussink is such an asset to today's school system. She lifts the students up in every way. She has that special heart that only a true teacher can have."
"She's smart and teaches all the students the correct way. She never yells. She has fun and lets the class have fun, too. She always keeps the class busy. She has order in the classroom but still lets the class enjoy the day."
"I love how she teaches with a warm, caring, and calm attitude. She gets my child excited to come to school every day."
"She's one of the Heartland's Best because of her open-door policy, her kindness toward our children, and her unwavering patience. I always feel welcome in her classroom. In fact she encourages parents to be part of their child's learning experience."
"She is a generous person who is always doing for others. She inspires her students to do the same. I feel extremely blessed to have her as a teacher for my son."