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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 Plume Academy and Beyond Owner Jennifer Levasseur!

Melinda was nominated by Kelsey Spano.  Kelsey is obviously blown away by her hero's dedication to helping parents just like her continue to earn a living for their family   during everything 2020 has thrown at us.  Here's what she had to say:

Jennifer is the owner of the preschool/daycare center at Plume Academy. I want to recognize her for being the BEST at what she does. She pours her heart and soul into her center and on top of it all hasn’t shut down one day due to the virus and strives to take care of all our babies while the parents who still had to work through all of the chaos. She also opened up another class for those older children that decided to do virtual school so that parents wouldn’t have to worry while at work knowing their kids are still getting the help they need. Her and her staff are amazing and truly care for every single child there. They take care of children from 6 weeks to 5 yrs old. Jennifer goes above and beyond and will give her last for any child. She is a hero and while everyone has been worried about kids going back to school, she has been open and risking her and her staffs health just to make sure our babies are well taken care of and us parent can still work! We love her and thank her so much! She truly deserves to be teacher of the week.

Congratulations,  Jennifer Levasseur - 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!