What happens when you take a former music teacher and put her in kindergarten? Magic. In Joani Bell’s kindergarten class at Oak Hollow Elementary, students learn songs about colors, letters, shapes, patriotism, math facts, spelling and letter sounds. Many 5-year-olds leap from lagging to mastering math homework without help, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, reading, writing sight words, counting to 10 in Spanish and French and recognizing rhyming words. In Bell’s class, learning feels like playing, and her kindergarteners love to learn every day. Oak Hollow is proud to select Bell as the 2018 Teacher of the Year.