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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!  Let's not forget that dedication now that Summer Vacation has officially begun!

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 Saline High School Teacher Leslie Mauthe!

Leslie was nominated by former student, Toby Buchan - who has seen Mrs. Mauthe's kindness and dedication first hand.  Here's what he had to say:

...it goes back to 2011, when I had just started my freshman year of high school. I got off the school bus and decided to go four-wheeler riding with my cousin. Needless to say, I fell off the back of the four-wheeler and landed head-first on the concrete. I ended up missing 93 days of school that year and if it wasn't for that teacher going the extra mile and helping me then - I would have failed and been held back.  She didn't have to do that, she chose to. She has a heart of gold and that is why I nominate her.

Congratulations, Leslie Mauthe - 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!