Sometimes there’s a rush at the end of the day to get things wrapped up and get out the door, but not in Sherry Nance’s classroom at Midvalley. Nance will drop everything to make sure she is helping students with whatever they need, and if a parent unexpectedly needs a moment five minutes after class time, the fourth-grade team leader will put everything else on hold to help. Coworkers say Nance immediately responds with patience and support. She generously shares ideas, lessons and materials, and she knows her students’ strengths and weaknesses. She starts the day on a positive note with her daily “morning meeting,” and carries that positivity until the last bell rings and beyond. Midvalley Elementary is excited to present Nance as the school’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.