Life has its share of growing pains, and they seem to get bigger when you get into middle school. One Savannah teacher tries to not only help students learn in class, but also get them through life's problems.
Bonnie Pritcher teaches seventh and eighth grade math at Calvary Baptist Day School. She says she loves being in the classroom, helping children learn.
"The best part of my day is interacting with the students," she said. "Been a long time since I was in middle school, but the situations are pretty much the same. No matter what generation, the things you go through are about the same."
Pritcher says she tries to make the students comfortable and the students say they appreciate how she goes out of her way for them.
Student Maci Moody told us, "Mrs. Pritcher is a great teacher. She makes learning fun, she cares for her students."
"She really makes it easy to understand the problem," said classmate Rachel Butler. "She won't stop trying until everyone gets it. Makes sure no one is left behind."
"If they remember part of what they learned in math, great," said Pritcher. "But the main concern for me is that they know that I care about them as a person and they make a lifelong commitment to Jesus."
Bonnie Pritcher, this week's WTOC Top Teacher.
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