Matt Hartman 6th Grade Teacher Van Allen Elementary School
"Mr. Hartman positivity shines in his classroom, and throughout our school community. Sixth grade teacher Mr. Hartman is one of the most positive people I have ever known. When he walks through the halls, he has a smile and a hello for everyone - from the janitor to the lunch servers, other staff members, and all students. He makes everyone feel as though they are important, and a valued member of our school. Our entire school benefits greatly from Mr. Hartman’s energy, enthusiasm, and positive outlook.
This carries this over into his classroom, as my son has been lucky enough to call Mr. Hartman his 6th grade teacher this year. We have watched our son blossom, gain confidence, and enjoy coming to school. He always has a story about a fun science experiment, or a reading group book that he is excited about, or getting to do math on his desk with a dry erase marker. Mr. Hartman has a special way of getting his students excited about learning. His classroom functions with high levels of engagement, because his students want to learn! He makes learning fun! It is evident how much he cares about all students, and as parents, we couldn’t ask for more for our children than a caring, devoted teacher who truly SHINES."