Best of the Bunch Winner 2021

Congratulations to Ms. Katie Hirt on becoming our “Best of the Bunch” winner for 2022! “Best of the Bunch” highlights our best educator or caregiver who goes above and beyond with providing high-quality education, care, and customer service to families.

Ms. Katie is the Lead Pratt Teacher at our Hudsonville AppleTree.


Ms. Katie is patient and kind and gives each child the attention and skills that they specifically need to be successful. If a strategy isn’t working for a child, she will find another one that does. Ms. Katie spends a lot of her free time/break time looking online for strategies, activities and crafts that can be done in addition to the already planned curriculum in the classroom. She also realizes when the kids in either class need to get their wiggles out and will stop what they’re doing, get their wiggles out, and resume the activity when the kids are ready. It’s really evident every day that Ms. Katie genuinely cares about the children in her care and it shows in everything she does! She also has great relationships with parents and families!

Thank you Ms. Katie for all you do for the children and families you serve.

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