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03/30/05

Top Teacher--Kemper Todd

Kemper Todd and one of her students. Kemper Todd and one of her students.

Most parents will never forget their children's first day of school. It's scary and exciting all at the same time, and fortunately there are teachers like Kemper Todd who can make this difficult transition a little easier.

Todd makes sure her pre-K students have all the right tools at Memorial Day School. In pre-K, kids get to color, sing, and cut and paste. But most of all they are excited to learn.

"When I come to school, just seeing their faces, they're happy to see you," said Todd. "When you teach them something, you see the smiles on their faces. And they are so excited when they learn, makes you so excited to come to work."

It's a love for teaching that Todd got at an early age. "I come from a long line of educators. My mother is the headmaster here, my father also teaches. I've known it my whole life, I wanted to be a teacher."

Along with teaching, Todd is also the cheerleading coach at Memorial Day. Twelfth grader Heather Boswell told us, "She's really a great coach. She's always there to cheer you up, and give a nice smile on their face."

And putting that smile on these kids' faces is what makes their teacher so special in the classroom.

Student Jordan Cooper said, "She likes helping the class, always teaches us, she's very nice."

"She's fun and I like her very much, added Olivia Campbell.

Kemper Todd, this week's WTOC Top Teacher.

If you'd like to nominate a Top Teacher, you can download an application form here and send it to us at the station: PO Box 8086, Savannah, GA 31412, or fax it to (912) 231-9109.

Reported by: Mike Cihla, mcihla@wtoc.com

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