Top Teacher--Fannie Sexton

Fannie Sexton teaches at Windsor Forest Elementary School. Her unique and energetic approach in the classroom is part of what makes her this week's WTOC Top Teacher.

One of the many hands-on projects created by Mrs. Sexton and her students is the "nutty nest," made entirely of edible goods like peanut butter and pretzels..

"I see them retain the information because they're learning in a fun way," says Fannie.

The project is centered around a book about fall, which teaches things from leaves changing to seasons changing.

Mrs. Sexton is always full of energy and it's no secret to her students. But in the midst of all the fun, there is always a lesson. And it's just as fulfilling for the students as it is for the teacher.

"Just watching a child that couldn't even hold a pencil and is now writing their name...a step like that is the best feeling," says Fannie. "There's no better feeling."

Her love for the students is one of the many reason Fannie Sexton is this week's 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: Dmitra Denmark