Mr. Kirsten Copeland was a stand out when he started at Walnut Grove Elementary School in the fall of 2013, and he continues to be a stand out at Marshall Elementary this year. Kirsten has a solid understanding of his second- and third-grade students and their need for structure and compassion. He first builds a community in his classroom with high expectations, and then he focuses on ensuring his students receive outstanding instruction all day in all subject areas. Kirsten runs a well-organized classroom. No stones are left unturned from instructional strategies, to environment, to student engagement, to standards—he attends to it all!!