It takes a dedicated and gifted teacher to help students with special needs find the right path to learn and grow.
There's a teacher at Verdi Elementary School who has what it takes to make a difference and this month he is News Four's Excellence in Education Award Winner!
Eric Kessler is a special education teacher trained to help children with Autism.
His colleagues say he has remarkable insight into what different children need to be successful in the classroom and the community.
Kessler also is dedicated to mentoring other teachers on his own time.
Kessler is quick to point out, it's not just one person but a team of teachers, parents and administrators that's needed for success.
Congratulations to Eric Kessler, News Four's Excellence in Education Award Winner.