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2017 Award of Excellence Recipient

Hastings Public Schools is proud to announce that our 2016 Educator of the Year, Mrs. Charla Brant, has been named a 2017 Award of Excellence Recipient by the Nebraska Department of Education! Mrs. Brant was one of three finalists for the Nebraska Teacher of the Year Award.

Mrs. Brant, a 2nd grade teacher at Longfellow Elementary School, has taught in the Hastings Public Schools for eight years. She has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Fort Hays State University. Charla also received an Early Childhood Endorsement from Hastings College.

Believing, "Every child is a genius in his or her own way. Everyone is wonderful and can excel at something," Charla makes every effort to "create a climate to serve every child in the classroom." Mrs. Brant hopes that, one day, students will look back on their time in her classroom and "feel like they are a great student and wonderful person." She truly believes they are.