RCFC Member Marty Bachman first talked about the experience of walking Poudre High's halls with Teacher of the Month Krista Brakhage, and seeing the love and respect extended to Krista and Assistant Principal Kori Hixon by every student.  After introductions, Krista gave a brief capsule of her teaching experiences that began in Ovid, Colorado, continued in Japan, to teaching in a drug and alcohol treatment center, and now at Poudre High.  Those varied experiences taught her the value of collaboration and relationships with students, and excels at both.  She has played many roles, including mentoring new arrivals who often have no home support and must learn to trust teachers.  She thanked Rotary for validation of teachers’ efforts.