Connie Orton is a kindergarten teacher at John Hancock Charter School and was chosen as the Daily Herald's Educator of the Week.
Orton is the definition of the ideal kindergarten teacher. She is loving, kind, understanding and patient. She loves her students and they love her. She makes learning come alive and provides her students with a strong foundation and a love of learning. Orton comes early every day to help her struggling students one on one and she works closely with parents to help them help their children succeed.
Orton's students get to see chicken eggs hatch, sing songs to help them learn facts, have a "mad scientist" teach them about science, participate in a Columbus Day performance and so much more. Orton is an excellent educator and an inspiration to all who know her.