Julie Rupprecht

Posted at: 11/07/2012 5:39 PM
By: Laura Lee

 (ABC 6 News) -- This weeks Excellent Educator is a Kindergarten teacher from Stewartville, Mn.

Julie Rupprecht teaches Kindergarten at Bonner Elementary and you can bet her days are never boring.

"I love that every single day is different for me and just like any other job some days are trickier, but there's nothing else I want to do with my life, I just keep coming back for more," says Rupprecht.

Julie and her "school family" believe the classroom should be a home away from home, "we spend more time here, about nine months out of the year here, so this is their (students) home," she says.

And her philosophy is life and learning should be fun.

"It's really about making sure that they have joy in their lives."