SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) -WTOC honors a Top Teacher every Wednesday. These are the teachers nominated by students and parents for making a difference in the classroom. We honored over 40 teachers this year. And as we celebrate the end of the school, we invited all of our top teachers together for a celebration luncheon.
There are many wonderful surprises when WTOC goes to the classroom to honor our WTOC Top Teachers and it’s always nice when we bring this year’s Top Teacher’s together at the Georgia Ports for a tour and luncheon to share some laughs and celebrate with their peers.
We took a chance to catch up with some of our previous Top Teacher’s throughout the year at the luncheon.
“When the kids saw the camera, this program makes teaching look cool again,” said Ivory Brown at Effingham Middle School.
“What an honor,” said Heather Moore at Jacob G. Smith Elementary. “Thank you so much. What an honor to being with all of you. I loved hearing all your stories.”
“I loved it,” said Yoko Parker, at Midway Middle School. “The parents loved it.”
“It’s such an honor,” said Anne Bishop at Coastal Middle School. “It’s just wonderful to watch every Wednesday to see the tricks and how you interact with your students.”
“Thank you WTOC,” said Amanda Mitchell at Nevils Middle School. “Because sometimes, these guys sit back and wonder do these guys see it.”
“I was suprised one day when Mike Cihla walked into my classroom and sometimes you just feel like you are in the right place, this was reassuring that you are doing a great job,” said La’Shunda Posey at Rincon Elementary.
“I’m a person that kind of needs that validation,” said Stacey Young. “I need to be told I’m doing a good job. So it was a good reminder for me to tell my students they are doing a good job too. Some of them are probably in the same boat when it comes to confidence.”
Thank you for all being WTOC Top Teachers!