In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we would like to recognize Connie Loveland. Ms. Loveland is the Lead Teacher at Wolverine Growth and Recovery Center and has taught at the Wolverine Schools in Vassar for over 25 years. Ms. Loveland believes she is more of an asset working in this setting rather than a typical high school. “I always felt like this is where I belonged, encouraging these students to give their best. I really enjoy teaching in a smaller class size because I’m able to really work with students 1 on 1. You can really get to know the students and have better relationships”.  When asked what she likes best about her job, she said, “Seeing students that have never had success in the school setting be successful is the best part. When the students are successful, you see their confidence grow as well as their self-esteem and it is truly rewarding.”