OnPoint Contest - Excellence in Education - Teacher Award
Go there and please vote for Brett Bigham. He is not only my neighbor, but he is my friend.
Recently he received a grant so that he could put on a Prom for his students (Brett teaches Special Education). He not only put in the time while at work, but his days off as well. He made over 300 corsages (with a little help from the school's receptionist and me) so that every single person attending could have one to remember their fun evening.
He strives to provide his students with stability and "normalcy". He treats them as he would any other human on this earth. With dignity and respect, which many of these kids never really get elsewhere (I worked with the population back in Kansas and loved every single second of my four years at CLO...purely because of the individuals and teachers).
The grand prize is pretty spectacular and I can't think of anyone more deserving than Brett.
I am proud of him and am honored to be able to call him my friend.