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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 back in session, and adding distance learning to the mix - 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 Curtis Elementary Teacher Ashley Alexander!

Ashley was nominated by Lauren Fuller, who has had the pleasure off seeing this incredible educator in action as her teacher partner - watching her balance lessons for her kids and herself at the same time with ease!  Here's what Lauren had to say:

Not only is Ashley an amazing 5th grade math and science teacher, she is also an incredible friend and partner teacher. I have had the privilege of being Ashley’s teacher partner for four years now, and I don’t think I would’ve continued teaching if it weren’t for her. Ashley makes her students feel important and unstoppable. She not only lets them know that she believes in them, but helps them to believe in themselves. At any given moment you could walk into Ashley’s classroom and find her working one on one with a student, conducting experiments to get her students interested, or dressed up in a silly outfit to motivate student learning. Ashley constantly goes above and beyond despite being incredibly busy working on her Master’s degree, sponsoring after school clubs, and being a mother. She is an incredible person and my favorite teacher.

Congratulations, Ashley Alexander - 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!