Cherie Boyd from Eastern Elementary School in Washington for May 29, 2013.
Cherie has been a teacher for nearly two decades, and 17 of those years have been in the public school system. Currently, she teaches kindergarten at Eastern Elementary.
Cherie says her mother was a teacher, and that inspired her to follow the same career path.
The mother who nominated Cherie wrote that "she has been there for our daughter through a very difficult year of her daddy's comings-and-goings for work and becoming a big sister for the first time! Mrs. Boyd (and her assistant Mrs. Benston) obviously have a heart for children and love their work! We have been no less than amazed at the emotional and intellectual maturity we have observed in our daughter this year! "