When Jacinda Meranda rules the world, all students at every school will be supported in every way possible. Their strengths will drive the classroom instruction they receive, and no child will ever participate in an event without a host of teachers, family, and friends cheering for them. As a fifth-grade teacher at Sandy Elementary, Meranda is known for her ability to build strong relationships with the most challenging kids. She knows what makes them tick, and she helps them be responsible for their actions and become emotionally and academically prepared to enter middle school. She’s not yet Madam President, but she does oversee the Student Council, and her Sharks are well on their way to making life — and the world — better for everyone. For all of these reasons, Meranda has been chosen as Sandy Elementary’s 2018 Teacher of the year.