They are the ones with big hearts shaping little minds.
"She always takes the time to help us understand stuff," says Emme Frounfelter, third grader.
"She's always nice to help us out," says Max Miller.
And whether it's in a room or on Zoom, this year has looked different for many teachers.
"We have had the opportunity to get to know them on a very personal level," says Laurie Schopmeyer, teacher. "Maybe it's just in my DNA because I'm the oldest of four children."
Inspired at an early age, Schopmeyer is a third-grade teacher at St. Benedict's Cathedral School in Evansville.
"It just puts a smile on my face," says Schopmeyer. "This is what I was called to do."
An educator for more than 20 years, she teaches everything from math, to reading, and religion.
"You have to go into the classroom, and you meet that student where they are," says Schopmeyer. m
A superhero in her own way, making her students feel special.
"We sat down over here to have a party for all of us passing I-READ and a bunch of cars came through congratulating love," says Miller.
Teaching lesson beyond the classroom.
"I wanted to be able to engage those students at a young age and get them hooked into hopefully years of lifelong learning," says Schopmeyer.
That's why this week we spotlight all educators, including Mrs. Schopmeyer, whose determination, time, and effort continues to inspire future generations.
"You have to have patience and each day is a new day," says Schopmeyer.