Children often lose interest in books when they're forced to read about subjects they have little interest in. But Boynton Elementary school teacher Suzanne Robertson is creating a new generation of bookworm, by letting her students read whatever they want.
Shannon Carter comes up with some of her best ideas late at night. The Stone Creek Elementary school teacher puts her students in learning clubs and challenges those groups to learn life lessons not found in textbooks.
Stephanie Davis finds teaching moments in everything, even mundane activities. When students walk to their seats, they move to syllables. The Calhoun Elementary first grade teacher commands her classroom.
If Michael Sheets had never become a dad, he might not be teaching today at Snow Hill Elementary. This father of two found a love for teaching only a few years ago. His style leads to learning, sometime without students knowing it.
Students say Debbie Kuttig gets their creative minds moving. She challenges students to learn new words through fill-in-the-blank sentences, and helps them insert themselves in the stories they read about.
When Christa Penson was 9, she taught her 4 year old brother to read. That started her down a path of helping other students, as she worked her way through school. Now, she's the head of her own classroom at North Whitfield Middle School.