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Every week, Chica & the Bald Guy search the Shreveport/Bossier City area (commonly referred to as the SBC) for your favorite teacher. Every single person who chooses the teaching lifestyle does so knowing that they will most likely never get rich for it. The fearless men and women that face a class full (or more) of our kids day in and day out deserve much more than they get - especially now.

Teachers had to find some way to continue teaching our (and their own) kids, and they did it. Without knowing how, they figured it out. That is a bonafide miracle when you consider that a lot of us can't wrap our heads around it enough to help them! Now that classes are being tentatively planned for the near future, and distance learning entering the picture as well - we're asking more from these teachers than ever.  That's why it's more important that ever that we recognize their passion and dedication.

It is in that spirit that we seek to recognize one educator a week who goes above and beyond the call of duty for her students! This week, the exemplary person we are recognizing as The Chica & The Bald Guy Teacher of the Week is Jefferson High School Teacher Alma Rivera!

Alma was nominated by Hannah Wales.  Hannah has witnessed this teacher's amazing style and personality first hand as one of her students, and was obviously impressed.  Here's what she had to say about being part of the "Rivera" teaching experience:

Mrs.Rivera teaches 9th-11th grade, some chemistry and some basic science. She always has a smile on her face and can make any room happier. She is patient and will help you when you need it. Mrs. Rivera just makes everyone’s day, her smile brightens up the room. She has pushed me to be better and work harder and I thank her for that. My favorite thing about her is how she gets down to business but is open for laughing and talking.

Congratulations, Alma Rivera - you are Chica & the Bald Guy's Teacher of the Week. Not only do you have our respect and admiration, you have also been awarded a $50 gift card good at Notini's restaurant!

Nominate the most amazing teacher you know for next week's Teacher of the Week Award!

Teachers of the Week 2020

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