If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a tribe to provide an education. According to one parent, Lorraine Lapadat at Sunrise Elementary is a valued and trusted member of her son’s tribe, the circle of people who care enough to fight for him. The third-grade SALTA teacher is explicit in her expectations and tenacious in her work ethic. She truly instills a love of learning in her students. Several parents said their children have so much fun in Lapadat’s class they don’t realize they are doing school work. Sunrise Elementary is happy to present Lapadat as the school’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.