At Crescent Elementary, Casey Draper understands that being a teacher often means reaching beyond the classroom into the community. Draper is a leader in the building when it comes to student success, but she also reaches past that sphere to impact the Crescent community. In November, she organized and ran the school’s food drive. In March, she organized art supply bags to donate to a homeless shelter, and she is always looking for people who might need a hug, some well wishes, or even a little chocolate. Draper is known as Crescent’s “can-do girl,” and it is with great pleasure she has been chosen as Crescent’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.