We love surprising teachers that make a difference in the lives of their students by shining the spotlight on them and recognizing their greatness. Making sure they know what they do makes a difference in the lives of others and that it doesn't go unnoticed.

The nominated teacher that gets selected receives a gift basket full of gift certificates from Harvest Bread Co., Coyote Moon Grille, Concrete Image Salon, Clutch Take and Bake Pizza and a beautiful trophy from All-Star Trophy and Awards.

This week's teacher of the week is Melissa Johnson , 3rd grade teacher at Rice Elementary School . We surprised her with this honor while she was teaching in her classroom this afternoon. She was so surprised it brought tears to her eyes. When we read the letter to her said "I am very proud of my students." The Principal said "We are very happy to have her here and plan on keeping her as long as she will stay". She is quite an asset to Rice Elementary. Keep shining Melissa!

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Here is the letter that was submitted by : Sarah Anderson & daughter Laura

SHE LOVES ALL HER KIDS FROM YEAR TO YEAR. SHE IS VERY PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE AND HAS NOTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT ANY OF THEM. SHE IS SUPER FRIENDLY AND GIVES A WARM VIBE WHEN AROUND HER.

Thank you Melissa  for making a difference in the lives of these students and the people around you.