Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy Principal Marylin McKeehen takes time out of her day to participate in a learning activity in the environmental resources room with a class of kindergarteners. Colleagues remark on McKeehen’s hands-on involvement and support of staff, students and families. Here, she helps a student with her braids. Kindergarteners have a special place in McKeehen’s heart after 15 years serving as head principal of Park View Early Childhood Center. (Sun staff photo by Mindy Mateuszczyk)