Ms. Allen not only teaches her students but cares about them. After 28 years of teaching oodles, hordes and hundreds and hundreds of students, caring for all those kids has got to be exhausting. Yet she somehow remains perky and jocular.
Ms. Allen's youngest nominator states, "Ms. Allen has been the best teacher I have ever had, and her jokes are hilarious."
What we gathered from nominators is that Ms. Allen genuinely cares about her students. And vice versa.