She’s kind, nurturing, and patient. That’s what parents say about Maggie Friss, a kindergarten teacher at Vena Stuart Elementary School in Gallatin, Sumner County.

Peers say she knows what each student needs socially, emotionally, and educationally to succeed. Students love her and appreciate her.

So, we salute Maggie Friss as our News 2 Educator of the Week.

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