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The COVID-19 pandemic, staffing issues and Tuesday's school shooting in Texas have all taken a toll on teachers' mental health.

One of Metro Nashville Public Schools’ 2021 Teacher of the Year finalists, Stratton Elementary teacher Kristen Reckelhoff, describes herself as a “perfectionist.”

If the formatting is off-centered on a worksheet, Reckelhoff realigns it before printing it out again, or she makes a new worksheet entirely. She pays attention to everything, from the color arrangement on an assignment to the centering of lines on paper.

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