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ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis Public Schools has named a Mann Elementary School teacher the district's kindergarten teacher of the year.

Kimberly Davis was presented the 2013 Gertrude Faust Potthoff Kindergarten Teacher of the Year Award for her approach to teaching. A spokesperson for the district says she focuses on the child's life skills and academics, as well as addressing basic needs such as having warm clothes and enough food.

"Ms. Davis works hard to ensure the needs of her children are met on both an academic and personal level by pursuing relationships with parents and finding out more about each child," said Dr. Nicole L. Conaway, principal at Mann Elementary School. "She consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty, by waiting at school to ensure all children are picked up, and even driving to meet a child at his bus when he accidentally got on the wrong one."

Davis was awarded $1,000 from the Saint Louis Public Schools Foundation, a trophy, plaque, and $500 for education-related materials.