Making a difference key for Elementary Education grad


SPC Elementary Education graduate Kristen Lintz, a kindergarten teacher at Pinellas Park Elementary School, was nominated for the 2016-2017 National LifeChanger of the Year Award.  Lifechanger nominations are for the first rate K-12 public and private school teachers across the United States who are making a difference in students’ lives.

Kristen graduated from SPC’s College of Education with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-6 with an ESOL endorsement. This is her second year of teaching.

Criteria for the National Award

  • making a difference to your students (Kristen Lintz, National LifeChanger)
  • contributing to an enthusiastic, favorable atmosphere
  • participating in community/leadership events
  • excellent performance
  • fostering a caring atmosphere
  • keeping with high standards

Nominated for her positive influence by a grandmother whose grandson was in her classroom, Kristen seems to encourage students to be confident and enjoy learning.  The national award will announce 15 winners out of the hundreds of nominations the committee receives each year in the Spring 2017.  The five top nominees will be honored at a special national ceremony in Florida.  The National Spirit Award will be an additional prize given to the school of the nominee whose receives the most community support.  Visit the link to see what Kristen’s co-workers and former classmates have to say about her enthusiasm for her kindergarten students.

Congratulations, Kristen, for your dedication and passion for teaching!

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