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Christin Gelso, once a student who walked the halls of Trails Elementary School, was named the school’s Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019. She has been a first grade teacher at Trails for nine years.
Gelso feels called to be a teacher; she knew it would be her future profession from elementary school. Her mother Cindy Johnson is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Trails.
“Everyone knew I wanted to be a teacher just like my Mom,” Gelso said. “I truly did want to be like her when I grew up. She is an amazing teacher, and I continue to learn from her daily.”
Gelso can also list classroom teachers along the way who made the value of the profession evident.