Teachers of the Week
- School: Ben Franklin Elementary School
- Teaches: Kindergarten
- Favorite Player: Doug Baldwin
"Emily Morgan is an astonishing Kindergarten teacher. I've had opportunities to observe her class and have been amazed at the level of structure and professionalism with such young students," said Riley Frazier, a parent of a Ben Franklin Elementary School student. "For some students, Kindergarten is their first year in any kind of school environment or experience with an authority figure other than a parent. I was amazed to see my son was learning to read, write, add, subtract, work with computers and use vocabulary words well beyond what I would expect from a Kindergarten student."
- School: Maywood Middle School
- Teaches: Special Education grades 6-8
- Favorite Player: Marshawn Lynch
"Melissa Norman makes a difference in every one of her students' lives. She combines a calm, organized classroom structure with creative, individualized instruction tailored to meet each student's academic and social needs. Her great sense of humor and inclusiveness create a climate of welcome for all in her classroom, which makes learning fun and meaningful," said Betty Teel, a co-worker at Maywood Middle School. "What truly sets Melissa apart as a teacher is the relationship she establishes with her students' families. She goes above and beyond to coordinate and communicate on a daily basis with each family, and this teamwork helps create continual improvements for students."