Penny Rassler, Capstone teacher who works with gifted and talented students in grades kindergarten through sixth, has been named Camdenton School District Teacher of the Week. Mrs. Rassler is a reflective practitioner who consistently pushes her students as well as herself. She encourages a growth mindset as she provides engaging lessons, which require students to be innovative in their thinking. Mrs. Rassler arranges for students to celebrate their learning and success by inviting family and community members to listen and even participate in student learning presentations. Recently, Mrs. Rassler invited fellow Hawthorn Elementary teachers into her classroom as she hosted instructional rounds in her classroom. Teacher of the Week is sponsored by Smith Law Firm and recognizes teachers for positive contributions made to the Camdenton students and district.