Updated: 04/09/2014 5:40 PM
Created: 04/09/2014 4:19 PM KAALtv.com
By: Laura Lee
(ABC 6 News) -- This week’s Excellent Educator is an administrator and teacher from Pacelli Catholic Schools.
"I'm just shocked, and humbled and very appreciative," says Assistant Principal Laura Marreel.
"I love all my students and the staff here," says Marreel.
Mrs. Marreel is also a math teacher at Pacelli Middle School and with how much she is loved -- you'd be surprised this wasn't her first choice for a career.
"I was pretty sure I was going to be the first woman president of the United States, but I realized that wasn't going to happen," chuckles Marreel.
Instead she realized teaching was her calling and being surrounded by students, a blessing.
"They're the highlight of of my day, they know what to say and do to make me happy," she says.
And in return, "just know that i'm always here for them and care about them and so are the rest of the people I work with."