With the new school season underway, so is our search for the Grand Junction area's best teachers. Up first, we head to Thunder Mountain Elementary.

Congratulations to Kindergarten teacher Nikki Del Pizzo!

Ms. Del Pizzo had received numerous nominations on our website from parents of her students, fellow Thunder Mountain teachers, and even former students. So, not a very difficult decision to select Nikki Del Pizzo as our September Teacher of the Month.

Big thanks to Village Inn, Student Transportation of America and Carville's Auto Mart for being so supportive of this campaign.

Also, a thumbs up to Colorado Legacy Coffee, Rimrock Wellness, Spin City, Starbucks, Mesa Coffee and Elegant Balloon Creations.