Frankie Hope has been teaching about food groups and other life lessons for 12 years and most of those years at Wayne County High School.
"I deal with students who are mentally challenged with mild disabilities," said Hope. "I have behavioral disorder and I have learning disabilities, autism and other health impaired."
She teaches her students important skills that will help them get jobs or perhaps even attend college. And she does whatever she can to make sure they learn these skills and remember them.
In fact, she is selling candy to take her students on a two day field trip to the Roosevelt Institute in Warm Springs, Georgia, a trip she has sponsored for 12 years.
"I think the secret of teaching any child is caring," said Hope. "And the students can tell. You can't fake it. And they know that I care."
"She's a wonderful teacher," said student Vernon Dixon. "She's fun to get along with. She's nice. She has a beautiful smile."
And she makes her students smile every day because she lets them know that they can succeed and she is proud of them.
So for providing hope on a daily basis, Frankie Hope is this week's WTOC Top Teacher.