Congratulations to Sheila Hondl, teacher at Small Wonders Preschool for being named Best Teacher by the readers of the Sun Thisweek Lakeville. Preschool Manager Lisa Piller praised Hondl as “kind, patient and authentic,” traits that resonate with students and parents alike. Hondl has been teaching preschoolers at Small Wonders Preschool since 1996. According to Piller, teaching is “second nature to [Hondl], but at the same time she’s always coming with fresh ideas and always doing new and fun things with the kids.”
Hondl expressed gratitude for her fellow teachers, a sentiment shared by Piller who said “the teachers make my job easy. We have a spectacular program and I couldn’t work for a better preschool.” It should come as little surprise then that Small Wonders Preschool was also named Readers’ Choice Best Preschool.
“Being voted best preschool is more the sprinkles on top of an ice cream sundae” Piller explained, “It gives us time to celebrate. But what is real is that [parents] keep bringing their kids back to us. They believe in what we do. They believe in the teachers. Just knowing that we are always full and knowing that parents trust us enough to bring their kids here is enough.”
The Sun Thisweek Lakeville Readers’ Choice winners are selected annually by community members during a six week voting period.