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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 Herndon Magnet Elementary Counselor Kellie Carlisle!

Kellie was nominated by her co-worker and friend Katie Ouzts. Katie has obviously been impressed with Kellie's tireless dedication, meticulous memory, and that loving aura that only the best educators can muster.  Here's what she had to say about her friend and co-worker:

Kellie is our elementary counselor. I am a first grade teacher and I could not make it through the day without her. She not only knows our kids by name and what's going on in their lives but she knows what's going on with us as teachers then she comes around daily to check on us and to do anything she can to lighten the load we bear during this crazy year. She prays with us and make sure to remind us of the bigger picture that goes beyond the daily paperwork and struggles. I firmly believe Kellie is God sent not just to my sweet school and to the students she serves but to me personally. God uses her almost daily to speak to me, to make me laugh even when I don't want to, and I can think of no one more deserving of this award (even if she technically isn't a classroom teacher), she saves a lot of classroom teachers' butts every day.

Congratulations, Kellie Carlisle - 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