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12/21/05

Top Teacher--Gail Fann

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You can usually tell how much someone loves their job by how many years they've been there. So that means Gail Fann from Twin City Elementary must adore hers.

Her third grade class is hard at work on English assignments. "This is an important grade," she said.

Important because Fann says these kids are in the in-between stage. "They're more independent than in second or first gradem, yet they still depend on you and I like that part of it."

She also likes teaching this grade in particular. "I have been teaching for 29 years and I've taught third grade for 28 years."

And over the years, she's taught generation after generation, making her job even more rewarding. "It's great," she said. "I like having the children of my former students."

Fann says she couldn't imagine doing anything else, because the third graders keep her going each day, and that's why she gives each day her all.

"I just get so much pleasure helping them to learn and being part of helping them grow, so in the future they can do their own thing," she said. "I just love teaching."

Gail Fann, this week's WTOC Top Teacher.

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Reported by: Dmitra Denmark, ddenmark@wtoc.com

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