A lot of parents are finishing up 2020 with a whole new title under their belt they never thought they'd have - Teacher.

Between virtual learning, school cancelations, and just day to day life in 2020, a lot of parents have had to step into an educator role this year. And let me be the first to say, you're doing an amazing job. I know it's stressful at times, but when we get Teacher of The Week nomination letters like this week's it truly shows just how much parents are killing the at-home learning game despite everything 2020 throws at us.

Congratulations to Heidi Ottenhausen from Freeport! Heidi was nominated by her fiancé Marcus and the letter reads -

My fiancé, Heidi Ottenhausen, deserves to be teacher (parent) of the week, because she has gone above and beyond at filling in as our children's teacher during this pandemic. She has completely transformed our dining area into a Virtual and hands-on learning center for Lakari and Maleigha, equipped with a desktop computer, their own cornered desk-area, as well as a makeshift bulletin board to hang all of their completed assignments and current study information. At first, it was little shaky, but with some motivation and added support from me, her mother, sister and friends, she took the reins, jumped on the "Teaching Path" and rode off into the "Instructor's Sunset". She's made me overly proud and amazed with her progress and how much more she's involved and engaged in teaching. She may even have a future career in education. I just want everyone to know how much I love and appreciate her for stepping up to the plate and take a mean swing at being an educator, because they don't get enough credit for all that they do. Even if she doesn't win teacher of the week, at least there will be some degree of acknowledgement as to what an AMAZING job Heidi Lynn Ottenhausen has been doing during this pandemic. I love you baby and keep up the great work! ❤

This letter is an amazing example of just how appreciated parents are this year. To celebrate Heidi she got a delivery of a delicious bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes and a beautiful floral arrangement from Broadway Florist.

Congrats again Heidi!

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