Kathy Metz is a longtime educator at Calvary Baptist Day School in Savannah. She says her journey to the classroom started with her father.
"My father taught fifth grade for 37 years," she said. "He was my teacher. Wanted [teachers] to have an impact that people say, 'I remember her.'"
Metz believes teachers are role models and tries to reach out and help her students in any way she can. "I hope they leave with a love for the Lord and strive to do their best, be productive citizens, always and asset, never a liability."
Student Sarah Shelter told us, "She's a really great person. She's not selfish with her time and stuff and if we have a problem, she will do whatever she can to help."
"I think it's so important they know you care about them," said Metz. "Not just in your classroom. If I have a child participating in something, I will do anything to support them and they know that. Children know if you love them or not. Once you get that across, you've got them."
Kathy Metz, this week's WTOC Top Teacher.
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