All the staff at Oakenwald Elementary school were pleasantly surprised with a Brewed with Gratitude coffee break this morning for all their hard work. 

"Ms.Green has taught all of my four kids over the past years," says Melodie Michalchuk, the parent who nominated Shannon Green at Oakenwald School. "She is so devoted to teaching, leading her class, always so encouraging to students and is so compassionate to parents."

CHVN brought hot coffee and muffins to the staff room and read aloud the kind words and reason Ms. Green was nominated for Brewed with Gratitude. On hearing the words of encouragement and knowing she was making a difference, Ms. Green had tears in her eyes. 

"She is always putting others before her own needs. She truly is an outstanding teacher, mother and all-around a great and kind soul. She has always been so incredibly kind to my children. She is a role model and a strong leader to our school and community. I’m truly grateful for her."

Michalchuk couldn't say enough nice things about the teacher that had influenced and taught four of her children. The small 'thank you' of muffins and coffee were happily received by the school staff. 

For people wanting to nominate a small group for the next Brewed with Gratitude in two weeks, they can click here.